Enrichment Program

June 29-August 1, 2020

Join academically motivated students entering grades 7 through 11 from around the world who enjoy about learning and have fun doing it.

Students take one writing course and two electives and participate in our Best Self Curriculum.

Best Self Curriculum 

The path to leading and inspiring change starts with your own understanding of who you are and who you aspire to be. We strive to assist in the discovery of your passions, talents, and capacity to make a difference through our Best Self Curriculum. Self-discovery and character development is a lifelong process — we will prepare you to embrace that process with open arms!

Emphasis on Writing

Writing is integral and invaluable to your education, and like any skill, it requires hours of practice, knowledge of the fundamental techniques and rules, good instruction, and then more practice. Writing has long been a Signature Program at The Loomis Chaffee School, so we make it a priority in the Summer Program, too.

2020 Course Offerings

* Enrichment Program students choose one writing course and two electives. For an additional $750, students may enroll in a third elective. ($995 for Test Prep courses)

Writing Courses

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  • Creative Writing
  • Moral Argument: How to Craft an Argument
  • Quill Power: The Forensics of Sentences
  • Short Fiction: More "WOW" per Word
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): “From Soup to Nuts”

*Please note that students placed in the ESOL course will complete a writing sample for the teacher on the first day of class in order to confirm placement within the program. If their demonstrated English proficiency is sufficient for our other writing courses, the students will have the option to switch.

Electives by Discipline

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  • Ceramic Sculpture: Hand Building
  • Pottery: Introduction to Wheel Throwing
  • Digital Photography: Transforming Your Pictures

Interdisciplinary Courses

  • Bioengineering: To Mars We Grow!
  • Entrepreneurship: Human-Centered Design
  • Design Time! Introduction to Engineering 


  • Algebra Fundamentals
  • Algebra I: An Introduction
  • Algebra II: An Introduction


  • Chemistry Conundrums Clarified
  • Creative Problem Solving: Introduction to Coding
  • Forensic Science
  • Welcome to Robotics

History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences

  • 20th Century U.S. History
  • Business & Economics: Beware of the Shark Tank
  • Common Good Leadership
  • Growing up as a Gen Z: An Introduction to Psychology
  • Heroes: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Feats
  • Logic: The Science of Reasoning
  • Mythology: Adventures with Gods, Monsters & Heroes
  • Public Speaking: Confidence and Competence
  • Self-Exploration: Introduction to Social Psychology

Test Prep

For more than 25 years, Summit Educational Group has been preparing students to maximize their scores on standardized tests. Whether a student plans to apply to boarding school (SSAT) or selective colleges (SAT), the answer is simple: no other company offers the quality, results, and care found in a Summit program. Summit knows that every school has a unique student body with different needs, and they customize the best program for each school's students and culture.

During the first session, students in both the SSAT and SAT class will take a diagnostic exam. Based on the results of the diagnostic exam, the instructor will be able to tailor the instruction to the needs of the individual students in the class. A follow-up practice test will be given towards the end of the course, allowing the students and instructor to determine areas of improvement and areas that still need further attention. Instructors will provide each student with a progress report at the end of the program, assessing their performance across each test subsection and providing feedback on areas to focus on. By the completion of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of what to expect on test day.

The SSAT Preparation Class will cover general test-taking strategies with a focus on strengthening core skills. Mathematics topics covered will include arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. Verbal topics covered will include synonyms, analogies, and reading comprehension.

The SAT Preparation Class will cover general test-taking strategies with a focus on strengthening core skills. Mathematics topics covered will include problem solving and data analysis, algebra, advanced algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing topics covered will include reading comprehension, grammar, rhetorical analysis, and the essay.

*Both classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the afternoons. In addition, there are two practice exams scheduled on separate Sundays during the program. Dates and times of the practice exams will be announced prior to the students’ arrival on campus.

A Typical Day

  8:30 a.m.
Period 1
  9:55 a.m.
Morning Meeting
  10:45 a.m.
Period 2
  12 p.m.
  1:20 p.m.
Period 3
  2:45 p.m.
Period 4
  4:15 p.m.
Recreational Athletics
  5:30 p.m.
  6 p.m.
Fun with Friends!
  7:30 p.m.
Dorm check-in, study hall, evening activities