College Prep

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Find your Voice–Jump Start your College Essay
Dates: June 19-23 or August 14-18, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Rising 11th-12th graders
Cost: $350
This intensive writing workshop is designed to create a space for 11th and 12th graders to begin the creative process of drafting their college essay. The workshop is much more than the college process; as students will work with Derryfield’s experienced Director of College Counseling to find ways to uncover their unique story and draft an essay that truly reflects their values and life experiences. On the final day of the workshop, a college admission officer will join us to provide the college perspective on the personal statement and to read drafts of essays.
Faculty member: Brennan Barnard

Derryfield is offering two different types of SAT/ACT prep classes, to meet the needs of different schedules and learning styles:

Hybrid Class
Dates: July 10-14 or August 7-11 (Verbal, 9:15–11:45 a.m.; Math, 12:15-2:45 p.m.)
Ages: Rising 11th–12th graders
Cost: Half-day $375; Full-day $650 (Note: Students may register for a full day OR a half day of either math or verbal.)
The revised SAT and the ACT are now so close in format that both tests can be covered in a single prep class. Students will learn all the universal strategies and components of both tests followed by individual recommendations. Daily, timed practice will culminate in a projected score for either the PSAT or the next test on the calendar allowing for individual goal setting to carry forward into the fall.
Faculty member: Chris Induni

Straight “A” Academy
Dates: July 31-August 24; Mon/Wed 9-10:30 a.m. or Tue/Thur 9-10:30 a.m.
Ages: Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders (open only to Derryfield students)
Cost: $1450 (reflects a $300 discount for Derryfield students)
Mr. A from Straight “A” Academy, a well-known test prep coach, will offer classes on the Derryfield campus this summer. He will cover all aspects of the SAT/ACT, and students will complete at least three full practice tests. Only 12 seats are available. The price includes follow-up training in September for students who wish to take the September ACT or October SAT as well. Visit Straight "A" Academy's Derryfield-dedicated page at

Physics Exploratorium
Dates: August 7-11, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages: Anyone taking physics for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year
Cost: $225
Combine the genius of Galileo, Newton, and Kepler with modern day technology to explore the hidden mysteries in the world around us and build a new language that defines one’s interaction in the world. Designed for the active learner, this fun, hands-on program is perfect for high school students who are looking to build their understanding in preparation for an upcoming high school Physics course.
Faculty member: Jeff Cousineau

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