College Prep & Academic Programs
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2021 College Prep & Academic Programs:
Find your Voice: Jump Start your College Essay
Faculty Member: Brennan Barnard
Ages: Rising 11th and 12th graders
Dates: June 7-11 or August 9-13, Monday-Friday
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: The Derryfield School Cost: $375
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 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. This class will be run in person (potential for a virtual option in August if there is interest) with 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 and therefore we will consider offering additional weeks throughout the summer (including a virtual option) if there is interest.
Dates: June 14 - 18, July 12 - 16 and August 9 - 13, Monday - Friday Verbal: 9:15–11:45 a.m. Math: 12:15-2:45 p.m. Location: The Derryfield School Cost: Half-day $375; Full-day $650
Note: Students may register for math, verbal or both Students who do the full day class will get a break from 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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: A minimum number of six registrants is required for this course. The instructor reserves the right to cancel a session or modify session hours due to low enrollment. If a session is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will work to place students in other sessions or refund the entire fee. Also, registrants must purchase a textbook not included in the course registration fee.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.