Loomis Chaffee Summer Program Online Academy

Summer 2021

For students rising into grades 7–11

The Online Academy is a robust Loomis Chaffee summer learning experience available to you and other academically motivated students from around the world who find joy in the pursuit of learning. We offer enrichment courses, high school courses for credit or acceleration, writing workshops, and standardized test preparation.

Students will enjoy many benefits of our summer experience through distance learning, including a dynamic learning community, small and engaging classes, peers who enjoy academic enrichment, and teachers who love their craft and are devoted inspiring the best in you.

Enrichment Courses

No longer accepting applications

Tuition
$995 (1st Course); $950 (Additional Courses)

Dates
July 5–30
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Classes available at the following times:
Period 1    8:00–9:00 a.m. EDT
Period 2   9:15–10:15 a.m. EDT
Period 3   10:30–11:30 a.m. EDT
Period 4   1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

 

 

Our popular on-campus summer offerings are now available online! Several courses are offered in multiple periods, so choose the time of day that works best for you and explore our rich suite of 4-week offerings. Consider your interests and take as many classes as you'd like!

Best Self Seminar
Students are invited to participate in our Best Self Seminar featuring a presentation entitled “Study Smarter, Not Harder,” which offers invaluable recommendations about how you can improve your study habits by understanding how the brain learns. Each week, students enjoy a live Q&A with the Seminar presenter. View our Best Self Curriculum.

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 Loomis Chaffee, so we make it a priority in the Summer Program, too.

2021 Course Offerings


Writing Workshop

Tuition
One Session: $1,100
Two Sessions: $1,950
Three Sessions: $2,900
*Students may enroll in one course per session.

Dates
Session 1: June 21–July 2 - Enrollment Closed
Session 2: July 5–16 - Enrollment Closed
Session 3: July 19–30 - Enrollment Closed
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Class Times
Morning Sections: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
Evening Sections: 7:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. EDT

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 is  a Signature Program at Loomis Chaffee, so we make it a priority in the Summer Program, too!

Our two-week Writing Workshops are designed to give students the chance to gain, practice, and refine step-by-step processes for how to build effective writing skills for college and beyond. Guided by Loomis Chaffee’s Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching, these courses apply modern teaching methods in order to ensure that students understand, master, and retain these skills. Peer-to-peer activities, group collaborations, and one-on-one conferences with teachers provide a setting to improve one’s writing.

Course Offerings


Geometry

No longer accepting applications

Tuition
Online: $3,700

Dates: June 21–July 30, 2021
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Class Schedule:  9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT

If you maintain a strong pattern of achievement and share our deep appreciation for the abstract beauty of mathematics, this course is for you!

Geometry is an intensive 6-week course that covers all topics taught in a full year of Geometry at Loomis Chaffee (LC). The course prepares students for the LC end-of-year departmental exam. Pending satisfactory performance on the exam, students can earn academic credit (and meet this diploma requirement) thereby accelerating to the next course in their progression in the fall. 

This course maintains an accelerated pace in order to cover a full academic year course load. Therefore, the course is designed for students who have a pattern of high achievement in mathematics, and who are recommended for advancement by the math department at their school. 

*Class meets on Zoom for the six-week duration of the course. Classes will be synchronous experiences, including a blend of live class lessons and small group work, scheduled breaks, and independent work.


Calculus: Topic A

No longer accepting applications

Tuition
Online: $2,250

Dates: June 21–July 9, 2021
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Prerequisite: Precalculus

Class Schedule: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT

If you maintain a strong pattern of achievement and share our deep appreciation for the abstract beauty of mathematics, this course is for you!

Calculus A is designed for talented and committed math students who have the desire to accelerate from Advanced Precalculus to CL Calculus BC. Calculus A is a not a credit-bearing course, rather it positions students to accelerate. Our intensive 3-week course closely follows The Concept Outline set by The College Board and adheres to the standard of the academic year course taught at The Loomis Chaffee School. The core topics covered in this course are Limits (and continuity) and Derivatives. The students learn to find limits and derivatives numerically, graphically, and algebraically. The course also emphasizes usage of those techniques in applied context. This course maintains an accelerated pace in order to cover a full academic year course load. Therefore, the course is designed for students who have a pattern of high achievement in mathematics, and who are recommended for advancement by the math department at their school.

*Classes will be synchronous experiences, including a blend of live class lessons and small group work, scheduled breaks, and independent work.


Calculus: Topic C

No longer accepting applications

Tuition
Online: $2,250

Dates: June 21–July 9, 2021
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Prerequisite: Calculus AB

Class Schedule: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT

If you maintain a strong pattern of achievement and share our deep appreciation for the abstract beauty of mathematics, this course is for you!

This course is designed for talented and committed math students who have completed CL Calculus AB and desire to complete the CL Calculus BC curriculum. This course covers topics in single variable differential and integral calculus typically found in a first-year college Calculus II course. Calculus C is a not a credit-bearing course. This intensive course closely follows The Concept Outline set by The College Board (topics are marked by BC designation). The big ideas covered in this course are Sequences and Series, techniques of integration and application of derivatives and integrals to parametric and polar functions. The course also emphasizes usage of those techniques in applied context.

*Classes will be synchronous experiences, including a blend of live class lessons and small group work, scheduled breaks, and independent work.


Learning Skills and Strategies: Prep for Success

Tuition: $995

Dates
Session 2: July 5–16 - Enrollment Closed
Session 3: July 19–30 - Enrollment Closed
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Class Schedule: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. EDT

 

 

Do you ever wonder if you are studying effectively? Students in this course will become familiar with skills and strategies that are grounded in the latest neuroscientific research about how humans learns. Topics will include: planning and organizing, active reading, note-taking, and reflecting on content; approaches to remembering material; and managing electronic resources. Throughout the course, students will put their knowledge into practice through project-based activities to further position themselves to thrive in school next fall!


SSAT Test Prep

No longer accepting applications

Tuition: $1,050

Dates: July 5–30, 2021
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Class Offerings 
8:00–9:00 a.m. EDT
OR
7:00–8:00 p.m. EDT

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 the SSAT 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.