Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
Summer Academy

Middle School Courses

Summer Academy dates for 2018 will run from June 25 - Aug. 3.
Registration is now open. 


Welcome!
 
At Hamden Hall Country Day School, our hallmark is our family-like environment. Hamden Hall's Middle School Summer Academy courses set the class size small so that teachers can get to know their students in order to nurture and challenge each child with individualized instruction.  Middle School courses are designed for students entering grades 7 and 8.
 
Hamden Hall's Middle School Summer Academy courses can help students get ahead, mitigate summer learning loss, or focus on particular areas of a student weakness.
 
Summer Academy is broken in to two, 3 week sessions. Courses that run for the full six weeks are marked with a **. Click on a course link to be taken to its corresponding course description.  

Click on the Summer Academy Application to register.

 
Have a question? Contact Kim Porto at summeracademy@hamdenhall.org



Session 1 June 25 - July 13     Session 2 July 16 - Aug. 3   
9:00-10:00 Geometry Preview
Pre-Algebra
9:00-10:00 Geometry Preview
Pre-Algebra
10:00-11:00 The Fundamentals of English I 10:00-11:00 The Fundamentals of English I
11:00-12:00 Writing Fundamentals I 11:00-12:00 Writing Fundamentals I 

If interested in Spanish, French, or Latin preview/review courses, please contact Kim Porto at kporto@hamdenhall.org.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I
Tuition: $330
Grades 7-8

This is an English skills review course which covers critical reading and writing skills, using literature from Hamden Hall’s summer reading list. Students will read, discuss and analyze the literature with an accompanying writing component. Grammar and vocabulary will also be reviewed.
Strongly recommended for students new to Hamden Hall.
Suitable for English language learners who have a basic understanding of English.

WRITING FUNDAMENTALS I
Tuition: $330
Grades 7-8

This course will provide intensive practice in critical writing skills needed for analytical and research papers. Constructing the 5 paragraph essay will be emphasized.  Analyzing the question, brainstorming, outlining, writing and editing drafts, and close proofreading are all skills that will be taught. Appropriate footnoting, endnoting and bibliography techniques will also be reviewed.
Suitable for English language learners who have a basic understanding of English.

PRE-ALGEBRA 
Tuition: $330
Grades 7-9 

Students will preview/review number facts, arithmetic operations, operating with whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percents, factoring integers, solving equations by replacement, and graphing the number line. 

GEOMETRY PREVIEW 
Tuition: $330 
Grades 8-12 

Students will become acquainted with the use of definitions, postulates and theorems, particularly as they apply to the “if-then” logic of proofs; points, lines, planes, segments and angles; properties of triangles and other geometric figures; congruency and similarity; right triangles; circles; areas and volumes. 
Strongly recommended as a preparation for Geometry.

SPANISH PREVIEW/REVIEW
Grades 7 and 8
 
This preview/review course is designed to strengthen the student's basic Spanish vocabulary in order to prepare them for Spanish I in the fall.  Spanish vocabulary and grammar will be the focus of this course.

Contact Kim Porto at kporto@hamdenhall.org if interested in this course. 

FRENCH PREVIEW/REVIEW
Grades 7 and 8
 
This preview/review course is designed to strengthen the student's basic French vocabulary in order to prepare them for French I in the fall.  French vocabulary and grammar will be the focus of this course.

Contact Kim Porto at kporto@hamdenhall.org if interested in this course. 

LATIN PREVIEW/REVIEW
Grades 7 and 8

This preview/review course is designmed to strengthen the student's basic Latin vocabulary in order to prepare them for Latin I in the fall. Latin vocabulary and grammar will be the focus of this course.

Contact Kim Porto at kporto@hamdenhall.org if interested in this course.

 

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