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Academic & College Prep Programs

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College Prep & Academic Programs:


Algebra Bootcamp
Faculty Member: Tori Lucas
Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Dates: August 15-19, Monday-Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Derryfield Campus
Cost: $395
Are you a rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grader looking to brush up on your math skills before the start of the school year? This 1-week session will help students strengthen their number operations and algebra skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving, in preparation for middle school math courses.

Jump Start your College Essay
Ages: Rising 11th and 12th graders

Session 1: June 27 - July 1, Monday-Friday VIRTUAL FORMAT
Instructor: Rebecca Kosakowski
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Location: Taught remotely with a blend of live and synchronous learning
Cost: $395

Session II: July 25-29, Monday-Friday, DERRYFIELD CAMPUS
Instructor: Diane Hotten-Somers
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Derryfield Campus
Cost: $395

This intensive writing workshop is designed to create a space for rising 11th and 12th graders to begin the creative process of drafting their college essays. The workshop is much more than the college process; as students will work with Derryfield’s experienced Director of College Counseling and Diane Hotten-Somers of the English Department Faculty to find ways to uncover their unique story and draft an essay that truly reflects their values and life experiences. This class will be run remotely with a mix of live time spent sharing our writing as a group and individual time writing with guidance from the teacher. 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.
This workshop is designed to run with a small cohort of students to ensure personal attention.

SAT/ACT Preparation: In Person, One Week Course
Faculty Member: Chris Induni
Ages: Rising 11th and 12th graders
   June 20 - 24, Monday - Friday
   August 1 - 5, Monday - Friday
9:15–11:45 a.m. 
12:15-2:45 p.m.  
The Derryfield School
Half-day $395;  Full-day $685 
Note: Students may register for verbal session, math session or both.
Derryfield math teacher and experienced ACT/SAT test-prep instructor, Chris Induni, will once again, offer week-long test preparation classes. Classes will include, one-on-one time with the instructor and group work. Students can choose the full-day class or just morning or afternoon if they only want to focus on either math or verbal.* 
*Please note:  Registrants must purchase a textbook not included in the course registration fee. Mr. Induni will contact participants with information.

Additional Academic Summer Opportunity
for Current and Incoming Derryfield Students Only

Summer Reading Help ~ in person workshop
Faculty Member: John Slefinger
Rising 9th & 10th graders
Dates: August 15-19, Monday-Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Derryfield Campus
Cost: $395
In this one-week workshop, using their assigned summer reading as a basis, students will finish their summer reading novel as a group, allowing them to discuss the characters, practice literary analysis, and get a head start on analytical writing. The purpose here is to use the reading students are already doing so as to prepare them for high school expectations and to get more out of their awesome summer books!

The Derryfield School

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