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 or who wish to accelerate their math placement by taking Algebra, Geomety, Pre-calculus or Trigonometry, your registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, Dean of Studies. A confirmation will be sent to parents once the course is approved.
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Pre-calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English 1-4
  • Spanish 1-4
  • US History
  • World Civilizations 1 & 2
For students entering grades 9 to 12
Dates: June 19 - July 28
Duration: 6 weeks=1 year of credit (3 weeks=semester credit)
     Semester A: (June 19 - July 7)
     Semester B: (July 10 - July 28)
Hours: 8:30 am-12:30 pm, daily
Cost: $1,450 ($725/semester)


New Roads Middle School is excited to offer a summer program for additional enrichment in Math and Reading and Writing. This program is designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels (5th-6th and 8th-9th). Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level.

Fundamentals in Reading and Writing
Challenge yourself intellectually and creatively as you use literature and other genres of reading to delve deeply to 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 to create well-developed paragraphs. 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 receive valuable feedback from the teacher. Students will enjoy collaborating with their peers in Writer's’ Workshop as they fine tune their work. Students may enroll in Fundamentals in Reading and Writing on a weekly basis.

Math Enrichment
This program is designed to review past material and preview new concepts to support the transition of students between math classes. Student placement will be based upon the class they completed during the prior school year. The program will be individualized to support each student’s learning. Studentship skills will also be reviewed. Students may enroll on a weekly basis.

Foundations in Math (grades 4-8)  will focus on:
• 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 percentages
• tools of geometry
• probability
• decimal operations

Fundamentals in Algebra (grades 6-9) will focus on:
• variables, expressions, and integers
• fraction and decimal operations
• ratios and proportions
• percentages
• solving one, two, and multi-step equations
• functions
• linear functions
• inequalities
• systems of linear equations and inequalities

Middle School Algebra 1

Middle School students who wish to accelerate their math placement may enroll in Middle School Algebra 1 or High School Geometry with the approval of Jennifer Carter, Middle School Assistant Director.

Dates: June 19 - July 14
Duration: 4 weeks, weekly sessions
Hours: 9:00 am -11:30 am, daily
Cost: $250/week

Students interested in a full day may enroll in a Middle School Enrichment Course and a half-day JAG Camp at a discounted rate.

JAG camp is a weekly camp offering the opportunity for boys and girls, entering grades 3 through 8, to develop soccer, volleyball, and basketball skills, make new friends, and have fun. Campers will also participate in local field trips and beach days.

For students entering grades 3 to 8
Dates: June 19 - July 14
Duration: 4 weeks, weekly sessions
Hours:  9:00 am - 3:00pm (full day)
          12:00 - 3:00 pm (half day)
Cost:   $375/week (full day)
          $200/week (half day)

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.

Register online here.

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.

For questions regarding summer programs and registration, please email summer@newroads.org.

About New Roads School

New Roads was established in 1995 as a model for education in the ethnically, racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse community. New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program, from which an authentically diverse student population reflective of Los Angeles develops
  • a personal dedication to learning
  • a respect for independent thinking
  • an expanding curiosity about the world and its people