Hamden Hall Country Day School

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Summer Academy

Middle School Courses

Summer Academy dates for 2021 will run from June 28 - Aug. 6. Middle School Courses will be through the month of July.

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.
 
Our classes, each an hour-long, will run from July 5 - July 30. Click on a course link to be taken to its corresponding course description.  

We are closed Friday, July 2nd.

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.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I
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.

WRITING FUNDAMENTALS I
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.

PRE-ALGEBRA 
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. 


GEOMETRY PREVIEW 
Tuition: $450 
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.
New in 2021: Middle School Arts Courses

Drawing Studio
July 5-16, 9:00-11:00a
Grades 7-9 
Tuition $450

The students will be learning and improving basic drawing skills and techniques while developing a sense for composition and personal style. They will be working with several different drawing tools such as pencils, charcoals, and pen and ink.  Working from reference photos, along with drawing still life’s, landscapes, and portraits from what’s in front of them will show them the importance of  understanding detail, space, and texture.

 
Mixed Medium Arts
July 19-30, 9:00-11:00a
Grades 7-9
Tuition $450

Students will be exploring how to work with multiple mediums to produce different art pieces. While getting a glimpse at several styles of art, they will develop finished compositions using the elements of art. They will be using many different mediums to collage, print, sculpt, and paint their masterpieces. Exploring what materials can do to produce light, texture, and space will bring excitement and style to their masterpieces.


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 Allison Ehrenreich at summeracademy@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 Allison Ehrenreich at summeracademy@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 Allison Ehrenreich at summeracademy@hamdenhall.org if interested in this course.

 

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