We are pleased to announce that we will offer both online and on-campus programming in the summer of 2021. Our web pages will be updated to reflect all 2021 offerings and a description of the programs by early December. Inquire today to receive periodic updates along with an alert when the 2021 program website is live.

 

 

Loomis Chaffee Summer Program Online Academy

Summer 2020

For students rising into grades 7–11

Introducing the Online Academy, 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 twenty-eight enrichment courses, high school level mathematics courses for credit or acceleration, two Writing Workshop offerings, and standardized test preparation.

Students will enjoy many benefits of our summer on-campus experience through distance learning, including a dynamic learning community featuring 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

Tuition
$975 (1st Course); $900 (Additional Courses)
*Students may enroll in 1-6 courses.

Dates
July 6–31, 2020
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Classes available at the following times:
Period 1    8:30–9:30 a.m. EDT
Period 2   10:00–11:00 a.m. EDT
Period 3   1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Period 4   2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT
Period 5   7:30–8:30 p.m. EDT
Period 6   9:00–10:00 p.m. EDT

No Longer Accepting Applications.

Our popular on-campus offerings are now available Online. Several courses will be 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 taking Enrichment Courses can also 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 will 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.

Course Offerings


Writing Workshop

Tuition
One Session: $1,050
Two Sessions: $1,900
*Students may enroll in one course per session.

Dates
Session 1: July 6–17, 2020 *Closed
Session 2: July 20–31, 2020 
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Course Sections Available
Session 1 *Closed
Writing I:  Morning and Evening
Writing II: <Not Offered>

Session 2
Writing I:  Morning Only
Writing II: Morning and Evening

Class Times
Morning Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Evening Workshop: 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EDT

No Longer Accepting Applications.

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!

Our 2-week Writing Workshop courses are designed to give students the chance to gain, practice, and refine step-by-step processes for how to build the writing skills that will serve them through 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-one conferences with teachers provide a setting to improve one’s writing, mind, and character in keeping with Loomis Chaffee’s emphasis on the common good and the best self.

Course Offerings

Writing I:  The FUNdamentals
Dream of becoming an author, screenwriter, or journalist? Conquering the intricacies of English writing conventions is the first step toward achieving your goals. Spend a summer mastering the tools that are in the belts of all great writers. Covering grammar, writing, and some of the greatest works, this experience will pave the road toward a lifetime of writing! Celebrated for a stalwart writing curriculum, Loomis Chaffee will prepare you to produce clear, concise, and correct work.

In week one, students will become acquainted with standard English writing conventions, culminating in a check for understanding and usage. In week two, students will apply what they have learned to analyze more complex writing styles, learning some favorite tricks of great writers, and the building block of analytical writing: the thesis statement. 

Writing II: Power & Persuasion
Your words create a universe of possibility. For writers who already have a command of the building blocks of good sentences, this second level Writing Workshop course takes those tools out for a drive, exploring the world around us through narrative, description, and interpretation. Widely known for its innovative Writing Workshop, Loomis Chaffee now offers a summer version of the course that gives students the tools and tips to become more creative, convincing, and thought-provoking. Using outstanding literary readings as both examples of good writing and the launching point for students’ work, this course offers step-by-step instructions for writing with rhythm, revision, and rhetorical sophistication.

In week one, students will apply techniques learned to draft a one to two page narrative. In week two, students will identify these techniques in short literary selections and write an analytical paragraph on one of these readings.


Geometry

Tuition: $3,600

Dates: June 22–July 31, 2020
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Class Schedule:  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
*Classes will be synchronous experiences, but students will not be on Zoom for the entire three and a half hours; there will be a blend of live class lessons and small group work, scheduled breaks, and independent work.

Course Full. No Longer Accepting Applications.

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. 

Expectations for Acceleration
The LCSP is unable to guarantee credit or acceleration at another institution. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student who does not attend The Loomis Chaffee School to notify their school prior to taking the course to ensure approval if the student meets course expectations. At the conclusion of the course, families will receive a written comment from the teacher including the student’s grade average for the course and the student’s score on the final proficiency test to present to his or her school for consideration. 

Loomis Chaffee students must get approval from the Math Department to take the course. Through the approval process, students will receive additional information regarding the expectations for acceleration.


Calculus: Topic A

Tuition: $2,160

Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Prerequisite: Precalculus

Class Schedule: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
*Classes will be synchronous experiences, but students will not be on Zoom for the entire four hours; there will be a blend of live class lessons and small group work, scheduled breaks, and independent work.

Course Full. No Longer Accepting Applications.

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: Topic A is designed for talented and committed math students who have the desire to accelerate from Advanced Precalculus to CL Calculus BC. Calculus: Topic 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. 

Expectations for Acceleration
The LCSP is unable to guarantee credit or acceleration at another institution. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student who does not attend The Loomis Chaffee School to notify their school prior to taking the course to ensure approval if the student meets course expectations. At the conclusion of the course, families will receive a written comment from the teacher including the student’s grade average for the course and the student’s score on the final proficiency test to present to his or her school for consideration. 

Loomis Chaffee students must get approval from the Math Department to take the course. Through the approval process, students will receive additional information regarding the expectations for acceleration.


SSAT/SAT Test Prep

Tuition: $995; $900 with another Online Academy Course

Dates: July 6–31, 2020 
*Classes meet Monday–Friday

Class Offerings 
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
OR
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT (SSAT ONLY)
OR
10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m. EDT (SSAT ONLY)

 

No Longer Accepting Applications.

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.

SSAT
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.

SAT
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.