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Summer Academy

Middle School Courses

Summer Academy dates for 2023 To Be Announced.

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. Our week-long courses also serve rising ninth graders.

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.
Our classes, each an hour-long, will run from DATES TBA. Click on a course link to be taken to its corresponding course description.  

We will also offer week long art classes, which will run from 9a-noon each day.

Click on the Summer Academy Application to register.

Have a question? Contact Allison Ehrenreich at summeracademy@hamdenhall.org

Time Middle School Level Upper School Level
9a - 10a Fundamentals of English I Fundamentals of English II
10a - 11a Fundamentals of Writing I Fundamentals of Writing II
11a - 12p Pre-Algebra
Geometry Preview

If interested in Spanish, French, or Latin preview/review courses, please contact Allison Ehrenreich at summeracademy@hamdenhall.org.

Tuition: $450
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.

Tuition: $450
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. 
Suitable for English language learners who have a basic understanding of English.

Tuition: $450
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. 

New in 2022: Week Long Enrichment Courses

Drawing and Painting En Plein Air
July 5-8, 9:00-12:00
In this class we will be focusing on drawing on site. Come brush up or build your drawing and painting skills while we work outside to draw and paint what you see. We move around campus to find interesting locations such as the castle on Davis street to create art focusing on things like composition, balance, value, and texture.

School is closed Monday, July 4.

July 11-15, 9:00-12:00
Get a taste of a few of different disciplines within the fashion industry. You will spend time learning the basics of fashion illustration and design, textiles, and jewelry. We will work in several mediums throughout the week and have an environmentally friendly Project Runway Challenge. 
July 18-22, 9:00-12:00
Learn how to create repeat patterns and layered printing techniques. You will create your own designs, carve them into linoleum and learn how to print them to make things like cards, special paper, and fine art.

Page to Stage: Anne of Green Gables 
July 18 - 22, 9:00 - 12:00
Taking advantage of the local Goodspeed Opera House's world premier production of Anne of Green Gables in July, students will read and study the beloved classic novel and attend the brand new show.  Class time will be spent in literary analysis and in composing our own creative adaptations.

Mixed Medium
July 25 - 29, 9:00-12:00
In this class you will be exploring different mediums and how they work together. You will create beautiful pieces of art by overlapping and layering multiple mediums through drawing, painting and printmaking techniques. 

The Graphic Novel
July 25 - 29, 9:00 - 12:00
In this class, students will explore the literary art form of the graphic novel and get a chance to either write and illustrate their own work or transform one of their favorite stories into a graphic novel.  Students will use the software program StoryBoard That and will be able to share their work at the end of the week.

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