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Summer Programs

What does your child want to explore this summer? 

New Roads School’s Summer Programs offer a range of learning experiences for students entering grades 5 through 12. Camps and classes take place on the New Roads School campus (3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica) from June 18 - July 27. In addition to upper school academic courses and middle school enrichment programs, we are introducing a Musical Theater Camp (ages 12-18) in our state-of-the-art, professional quality Moss Theater (see photo gallery below).

Please see links below for details, schedules and registration information.

We have recently added two ESL Enrichment Courses to our Summer Programs. To learn more and register, contact Rachel Rayos.

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  • Musical Theater Summer Camp

    New Roads School's Musical Theater Summer Camp at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater

    Overview
    New Roads School presents Musical Theater Summer Camp at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. This is an intensive, three-week musical theater training program for students ages 12-18 in a collaborative, supportive, and fun environment. Developed by New Roads’ award-winning theater professionals in collaboration with Impro Theater, the model has been established for actors of all experience levels to grow their skills and demonstrate what they have learned in a spectacular, final revue-type production.

    Beyond learning from New Roads’ superb faculty and other theater professionals, participants will rehearse and perform in New Roads School’s 350 seat, state-of-the art Ann and Jerry Moss Theater - an unparalleled opportunity for young people to work in a professional quality theater facility. Working theater professionals will offer master classes and share insider experience and knowledge of the business.

    What the students gain
    • Improv skills including team-play, collaboration, ensemble building, creative thinking and problem solving
    • Vocal training, including harmonizing, song structure and storytelling
    • Dance training to improve coordination and stage presence
    • Acting training including strong choices, character development, being present and responsive
    • Experience performing in a theatrical revue featuring songs from some of the most classic and beloved musicals
    • Personalized attention to match their skills, and the encouragement and support to step beyond their current level
    • A program that builds confidence and self-esteem, teaches teamwork, and fosters creativity

    How is the camp structured?
    July 2 - 20, M-F 9:30-3:00pm
    Showcase on Friday, July 20 at 7pm

    Schedule
    9:30am-11:30am: Improvisation with Impro! The fun includes physical warm ups, theater games, improvisation basics, and work on scenes and monologues.

    11:30am-12:00pm: Lunch

    12:00-12:30: Vocal warm-ups

    12:30-1:30: Vocals and movement are combined

    1:30-3:00pm: Rehearsal for the showcase in the theater!

    Credentials
    Kristi Schultz, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s acting program, and Brian Frette, who has been a professional performer, teacher, and choreographer for the past 40 years, are at the helm of the final revue-type production. Both are on staff at New Roads and create award-winning musicals as part of the New Roads Performing Arts Department. Last year, their production of New Roads’ “In the Heights” was nominated for five Jerry Herman Awards, the equivalent of Tony Awards for high school musical theater in Los Angeles, winning two awards, including Best Staging and Choreography.

    Simon Wilson will teach voice and will coach the students on their showcase song choices during rehearsals. Simon is also a New Roads teacher and part of our Music Department. He coached the students last year on “In the Heights,” and returns this year to work on “Sweet Charity”.

    Sang He Cho will be the Musical Director for the showcase. She is a graduate of the Colburn School and has a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from New York University. She has taught at Notre Dame Academy, La Cañada High School and now teaches in the New Roads School Music Department. She is an integral part of the annual New Roads School musical extravaganza.

    Instructors from Impro Theater have decades of experience teaching improvisation to students of all levels and abilities. They are currently in residence at The Broad Stage for six months with their completely improvised “Unscripted” shows, including “Jane Austen Unscripted,” “Chekhov Unscripted,” and “The Twilight Zone Unscripted.”

    Master classes will be offered throughout the three weeks by professionals in the field and talent from the Broadway stage.

    Cost
    $1200 per student (limited financial aid available to New Roads students)

    Class sizes are limited and contingent upon enrollment. Full Refunds are available should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full. To ensure a space, please complete your registration and return with your payment by 
    April 20, 2018
     
    Financial assistance for summer programs is limited and available only to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please indicate this on your online registration.

    Registration is now closed. To inquire about enrollment please contact Che'Rae Adams at cadams@newroads.org
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  • Upper School Academics

    For students entering grades 9 to 12

    Dates: June 18 - July 27
    Duration: 6 weeks/1 year of credit (3 weeks/semester credit)
         Semester A: (June 18 - July 6)
         Semester B: (July 9 - July 27)
    Hours: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, daily
    Cost: $1,500 ($750/semester)

    Upper School academic courses are available to students entering grades 9-12. New Roads summer academic courses are college-preparatory classes for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. For all New Roads students registering for an academic course, your registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, Assistant Director of the Upper School.

    Courses being offered this summer:
    Algebra 1
    Algebra 2/Trig
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Geometry
    Pre-calculus
    Spanish 1-4
    US History
    World Civilizations 1 & 2

    Class sizes are limited and contingent upon enrollment. Full Refunds are available should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full. To ensure a space, please complete your registration and return with your payment by April 20, 2018
     
    Financial assistance for summer programs is limited and available only to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please indicate this on your online registration.

    Registration is now closed. To inquire about enrollment please contact Che'Rae Adams at cadams@newroads.org
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  • Middle School Enrichment

    For students entering grades 5 to 8

    Dates: June 18 - July 13
    Duration: 4 weeks, weekly sessions
    Hours: 8:30 am - 10:30 am, daily
    Cost: $250/week

    New Roads Middle School is excited to offer a summer program for additional enrichment in Math and Reading & Writing. This program is designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level.

    Fundamentals in Reading & Writing
    Challenge yourself intellectually and creatively as you use literature and other genres of reading to delve deeply and develop your close reading and critical thinking skills. In this class students will learn the building blocks of a formal essay. Students will be able to focus on up-leveling the various parts of essay writing, mainly the “meat” of the essay, the body paragraphs, including topic sentences, concrete details, and reasoning. Students will enhance the essential skills and knowledge of grammar needed for the development of well-developed paragraphs. Both personal responses and analytical responses will be covered in this summer course. Time will be allotted for each writer to produce and revise writing and also receive valuable feedback from the teacher. Students can sign up on a weekly basis and will enjoy collaborating with one another in Writers’ Workshop as they fine tune their work.

    Math Enrichment
    This program is designed specifically to review past material and preview new concepts to support the transition of students between math classes. Student placement in courses will be based upon the class they completed during the prior school year. Students can sign up on a weekly basis and will receive an individualized program that supports their learning. Studentship skills will also be reviewed.

    The Foundations in Math Course will focus on the following topics:
    • whole numbers and decimals
    • data and graphs
    • patterns and variables
    • number theory and fractions
    • adding and subtracting fractions
    • multiplying and dividing fractions
    • ratios, proportions, and percents
    • tools of geometry
    • probability
    • decimal operations
     
    The Foundations in Algebra Course will focus on the following topics:
    • variables, expressions, and integers
    • fraction and decimal operations
    • ratios and proportions
    • percents
    • solving one, two, and multi-step equations
    • functions
    • linear functions
    • inequalities
    • systems of linear equations and inequalities

    Class sizes are limited and contingent upon enrollment. Full Refunds are available should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full. To ensure a space, please complete your registration and return with your payment by April 20, 2018
     
    Financial assistance for summer programs is limited and available only to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please indicate this on your online registration.

    Registration is now closed. To inquire about enrollment please contact Che'Rae Adams at cadams@newroads.org
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Class sizes are limited and contingent upon enrollment. Full refunds are available should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full.

Financial assistance for summer programs is available to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please email ychecchi@newroads.org.

Registration is now closed. To inquire about enrollment please contact Che'Rae Adams at cadams@newroads.org
About New Roads
New Roads, a K-12 independent school in Santa Monica, CA, was established in 1995 by Dr. Paul F. Cummins, Founder, President and CEO of the Coalition for Engaged Education (formerly the New Visions Foundation), and Dr. David Bryan, who was the first Head of New Roads School, as a model for education in the ethnically, racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse community of greater Los Angeles. New Roads began as a middle school program with 70 students and now serves over 650 students, grades K-12. No less than 40% of our tuition budget is devoted to need-based financial aid every year, enabling us to provide financial assistance to more than 50% of our families, allowing New Roads to enroll students of promise and potential regardless of financial wherewithal.

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New Roads School is a college preparatory K-12 private independent school in Santa Monica, CA, serving over 650 school age children from the greater Los Angeles area. New Roads School provides an inspired educational program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.