Program Details

April 21 Update

Due to COVID-19, Summer Link 2020 is canceled. Given the challenges surrounding current school closures and uncertainties surrounding summer school, we have decided to postpone launching Summer Link until 2021.

Due to COVID-19, there were changes to this year’s Summer Program. In these uncertain times, we're not sure what next year will look like, but we can say Summer Program 2020 was a resounding success in the face of adversity, running 14 Virtual Camps + Kits for over 80 students. If you're interested in Summer Program 2021, feel free to check out the posted camp descriptions from last year. We will update with more information in January of 2021.

 

What Will Students Learn?

Academic Classes

Summer Link students take two academic courses that target specific reading and math skills so that students solidify their learning from the previous school year and are prepared for the material they will encounter during the next one. The Humanities course focuses on close reading and writing skills, while the Math and Science class targets skill growth in multiplication, division, and fractions.

Afternoon Seminars

Summer Link seminars provide experiential, interdisciplinary experiences to help students develop leadership and collaboration skills. Seminars take place during the afternoon session and they change each week, giving students an opportunity to develop existing passions and try new things. Seminars will engage in the arts, leadership, athletics, and outdoor education.

Habits of Mind

Summer Link’s program is anchored around Costa and Kallick’s “Habits of Mind,” a collection of behaviors that are indicative of effective and efficient problem solvers. Summer Link aspires to cultivate these habits that cross disciplines to support student learning, both inside and outside the classroom. The six specific habits that anchor all aspects of the program are:

  • Persisting
  • Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
  • Listening and understanding with empathy
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Thinking about thinking (metacognition)
  • Taking responsible risks

Daily Schedule

8:00am

Campus opens; Students arrive

  • Students taking the bus will arrive at 8:20
8:35am

Community gathering

9:00am

Block A: Humanities or Math/Science

10:00am

Block B: Humanities or Math/Science

10:55am

Individual work with teachers; Individual projects and reading for pleasure

11:30am

Lunch

12:00pm

Advisory and activities

12:30pm

Seminar

  • The themes and daily schedule for the seminar vary each week based on the topic
3:30pm

Bus leaves campus; Extended care available until 6:00pm