Why choose Pingry’s Big Blue Summer
Academics Camps?

 

  • A taste of Pingry academics in the summer setting!
  • An opportunity to explore different teaching styles and advance in specific areas of study!
  • Or maybe it's because you believe in The Pingry mission: Our Summer Programs Mission and Motto is centered on who we are all year long.

Check out our Summer 2018 courses for advancement, enrichment, and skill development. Academic programs are held in both morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate your busy schedule and to allow your child to explore a variety of offerings at all age and grade levels.

Course Offerings

+ ELEMENTARY READING - RISING GRADE 2 - RISING GRADE 5

Admiring Authors

We watch in amazement as dancers perform, athletes compete, and chef’s create. When we admire the talent of others, we can name their techniques and then begin to emulate them. Throughout this course we will have an opportunity to study authors’ craft moves and gain a deeper appreciation for their intentional decisions. Together we will study beautifully written mentor books and then students will bring heightened awareness to their independent reading. Each session will include shared conversation about mentor texts, independent reading, vocabulary development, literacy-focused games, trying out craft moves, and admiring the craft moves of their classmates.

Skills embedded throughout our work will include deepening reading comprehension, considering an author’s intent, understanding figurative language, using text evidence to support ideas, literary talk, and storytelling.

Please note: Students may be expected to bring a variety of books to read independently each day.

Date: 6/25 - 6/29
Grade: Rising Grade 2 - Rising Grade 5
Time : 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $495 (Registration Closed)

Questioning Classics

Are Legos the best toy? Are competitive sports valuable in schools? Has the Big, Bad Wolf earned this reputation? What ideas inspired Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star? Is Goldilocks completely innocent? Should schools serve chocolate milk? In order to be critical thinkers, we need to pose questions and seek answers. In this course participants will be invited to reconsider their assumptions about classic stories, songs, ideas, and/or toys for deeper consideration. Together students will generate wonderings, consider different possibilities, look to resources to gather more information, form opinions, and share their thoughts to help others understand their perspectives. Each session will include collaborative brainstorming, independent investigation and research, informal debate, articulating and expanding upon ideas, and literacy-focused games.

Skills embedded throughout our work will include deepening reading comprehension, questioning intent, considering multiple perspectives, using evidence to support ideas, generating informed arguments, and rethinking assumptions.

Date: 7/2 -7/6
Grade: Rising Grade 2 - Rising Grade 5
Time: 10:30-12:30
Cost: $395

+ ELEMENTARY SUMMER COURSES AT THE SHORT HILLS CAMPUS - RISING K - 5TH

Boost

Entering Grades: 2 - 5
Date: June 18 - 22
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Campus: Short Hills
Price: $750

Pingry is proud to once again offer a one-week program for rising second, third, fourth and fifth grade students. Taking place at the newly renovated Short Hills campus this program runs alongside our traditional program and provides an introduction to the The Pingry School experience.

Students will take courses specifically developed for the one-week model, engaging in academic enrichment activities based on the various subject matter including, Math, Language Arts, Reading, Science and Technology. Each day is built with hands-on experiences that sharpen students’ academic skills and promote a love of learning.

The one-week courses are an excellent option for current Pingry students, newly accepted students and students from the surrounding communities.

Students will be leveled by grades and rotate through the different subjects throughout the 3 hours. Movement breaks and snack will be provided.

Creative Problem Solving: Developing Innovative Thinkers for Tomorrow

Entering Grades: 2 - 5
Date: 7/16 - 7/20
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Campus: Short Hills
Price: $750

This hands-on workshop will engage students in Mathematical and Design Thinking. Taking place in the Lower School’s Art Room and Maker Space, participants will be introduced to a variety of real world problem solving activities using math concepts and visual literacy skills as a foundation to foster innovative thinking.

This one-week course is designed for current Pingry students, newly accepted students and students from the surrounding communities. You may take one or both weeks.

Students will be leveled by grades and rotate through the different subjects throughout the 3 hours. Movement breaks and snack will be provided.

Reading like Writers, Writing like Readers

Entering Grades: 1-2
Dates:
6/25-6/29
7/9-7/13
7/16-7/20
7/23-7/27

Entering Grades 3-4
Dates:
6/25-6/29
7/9-7/13

Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Campus: Short Hills
Price: $750 per week

Based upon the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop format, four weeks will be offered where young readers and writers will be able to develop their growing skills for reading and writing, learning about its power and purpose. Each week students will be exposed to a new genre. The reading units will coincide with each writing unit, allowing the student a unique experience to develop informed theories about the characters they meet in their books, while developing their stamina, fluency, and comprehension. Each day, students will participate in reading and writing mini-lessons, have time to read and write independently, engage in one-on-one conferences with teachers to receive individualized instruction, and learn to deepen their reading comprehension and lift the level of their writing through the use of a variety of literacy skills, strategies, tools, and mentors.

Students will be leveled by grades and rotate through the different subjects throughout the 3 hours. Movement breaks and snack will be provided.

Class: Stepping Stones

Entering Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 1
Date: June 18- 22
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Campus: Short Hills
Price: $750

Pingry is excited to open the modern Kindergarten suite to current Pingry students, newly admitted students and students from surrounding schools to our amazing Stepping Stones program.

Our own Pingry teachers will use a variety of instructional methods to build skills and encourage critical thinking. This special program introduces incoming students to kindergarten teachers and specialists at Pingry. We integrate music, dramatic play, math, art, and language arts to help prepare children to enter the full day school setting. Grade 1 students are also welcome and will engage in more challenging versions of the activities.

Students will be grouped by grades and rotate to the different subjects throughout the 3 hours. Movement breaks and snack will be provided.

+ Excursions in a Green World - Rising 6th-12th

Entering Grades: Rising 6th - 12th
Dates:
7/23-7/27
7/30-8/3 (Registration Closed)
Time :
9:00 am - 4:00pm
Price:
One Week: $990
Two Weeks: $1800

This is our second season of Excursions and we are offering a more robust Program of Outdoor Adventures. We will travel off campus and will continue to offer exciting experiences on campus, including designing our own Green Campus, farming with bees and chickens, gardening, art, architecture, and science and ecology.

The Basking Ridge campus includes more than a hundred acres of woodland and farm property. Our entire day will be spent outdoors. In addition to the activities mentioned above, we will visit a neighboring farm, take an art trip to Leonard Buck Garden, visit the Raptor Trust at the Great Swamp and more.

There will be two full day trips each week featuring the best hikes in the region. There will be an emphasis on scientific study of geological sites, including giant megaliths, an ice cave, dramatic waterfalls and much more. No hiking experience required, but some of the hikes will be moderately strenuous.

Staff includes a Pingry Biology and Farming Teacher, Pingry’s Sustainability Coordinator and Art Teacher, a World Class Architect and an experienced Overland Outdoor Leadership instructor.

+ Health and Physical Fitness - Rising 9th-10th

Health 10 - Basic Life Support and First Aid

Entering Grades: Grade 10
Dates: 7/9-7/20 (Mondays-Thursdays only)
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Price: $1,250

The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and First Aid courses are the topics of study for this course. The Basic Life Support course covers how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such a cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction, and how to recognize heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulty in children. It also covers the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. The First Aid course will cover first aid emergencies such as fainting, diabetes and low blood sugar, stroke, seizure, bleeding emergencies, shock, head and spine injuries, burns, bites and stings, temperature-related emergencies, poison emergencies, and bone, joint, and muscle injuries.

Upon successful completion of the course and its requirements, each student will receive certification cards from the American Heart Association for BLS Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver First Aid. Each certification card is valid for 2 years.

The course includes instruction on the anatomy of the lungs, heart and brain, as well as lifestyle habits that decrease risk factors for heart attack and stroke. In addition, there will be discussion about the dangers of texting and driving, alcohol intoxication, and the dangers of drinking games.

Students will also learn about home preparedness kits and how to assemble a kit they can use at home.

Note: This course fills the Health 10 requirement for Pingry students.

Intro to Fitness

Entering Grades: 9 - 10
Date: 6/25-7/6
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Price: $1250

This course is designed to develop students’ basic understanding of the importance of physical fitness and how to incorporate it into their lives, either for athletic participation or general fitness. Each component of physical fitness (muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, nutrition, and recover) will be explained in detail and students will learn various ways to improve their health and wellness by learning how to use the Fitness center equipment (free weights, strength machines, and cardiovascular equipment) safely and with a purpose.

Note: This summer course will meet the graduation requirement Introduction to Physical Fitness for 9th and 10th grade students.

+ INVESTIGATIONS FROM FARM TO TABLE - Rising 3rd-5th

Entering Grades: 3-5
Dates: 7/9-7/13
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price: $750

This course offers students the unique opportunity to grow, cook and eat their own food. In addition, we will study the life cycles of plants and animals, as we do hands-on work caring for Pingry’s growing farm. Activities will include planting seeds, weeding the garden beds, harvesting crops and caring for our flock of chickens. Students will get the chance to learn about cheese and bread making, as well as sample the food they have grown during on-campus picnics. We will even have a guest teacher come one day to teach us about cooking over a campfire!

The Basking Ridge campus includes more than a hundred acres of woodland and farm property. Our entire day will be spent outdoors. In addition to the learning about where food comes from and how to produce it, students will be able to engage with nature and explore the campus. They will write, draw and record observations about their experiences daily. The course may also include a visit to a local farm.

The course will require physical activity for the bulk of the time. Students should be able to hike for at least 30 minutes over gravel and dirt paths, and lift watering cans, wood and small stones. Appropriate attire includes good walking shoes and clothes that can get dirty! Gloves and other necessary equipment will be provided. We will ensure that there is food for each student to sample, regardless of allergies or dietary restrictions.

The course is led by a Pingry Biology and Farming Teacher.

+ MATH CREDIT COURSES - Rising 8th-12th

Class: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

Entering Grades: 9-11
Date: 6/25-8/3
Time: 8:10-12:35
Price $2250

This credit course is designed to develop higher order thinking and problem solving skills that are required to be successful in Advanced Placement Courses and college mathematics. The course focuses on not only solving, but justifying and supporting conclusions with mathematical reasoning. Students will work individually and collaboratively to expand their algebraic fluency, while incorporating technology as a tool for exploration.Topics covered include a continuation of previous learned algebraic functions, an in-depth analysis of trigonometric functions, statistics and probability. Additional topics will be included to prepare students for the rigors of future Advanced Placement Courses.

This course meets the credit requirements for a full second year Algebra class.

Note: For Pingry students, prior administrative approval is required before registration

Class: Algebra

Entering Grades: 8 - 9
Date: 6/25-8/3
Time: 8:10-12:35
Price: $2250

This course is designed to teach the topics in a typical first year algebra course. Topics include solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, as well as equations involving rational and radical expressions. function notation is introduced and various classifications of functions are explored. Topics from coordinate geometry include graphing linear and quadratic functions, graphing inequalities, and applications of the pythagorean theorem, the distance formula, and special right triangles. students learn how to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities, as well as 3-variable and nonlinear systems. In addition, we will explore exponential functions. The course is designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Students learn topics at different paces and they start at the topic that matches their current level of proficiency.

This course meets the credit requirements for a full year Algebra One class.

Note: for Pingry students, prior administrative approval is required before registration.

Pre-calculus

Entering Grades: 10-12
Dates: 6/25-8/3
Time: 8:10-12:35
Price: $2250

Pre-calculus prepares students for college-level mathematics. The course integrates conceptual understanding and real-world application of concepts. A strong emphasis is placed on graphical representation of equations/functions. In the beginning of the course, students will take a deeper approach to concepts previously learned in Algebra 2. The functions studied include algebraic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions.

The latter half of the course will cover analytic geometry, sequences and series, limits, and an introduction to derivatives.

This course meets the credit requirements for a full year Pre-Calculus course.

Note: For Pingry students, prior administrative approval is required before registration.

Geometry

Entering Grades: 8-10
Date: 6/25-8/3
Time: 8:10-12:35
Price: $2250

Geometry is an integrated course in plane and solid geometry which begins with a brief history of geometry and a discussion of logic and methods of proof. The usual theorems of Euclidean geometry are studied, and at appropriate times the natural extensions of solid geometry are made. Students are not required to memorize the proofs of theorems, but are expected to be able to construct good proofs of original problems. Much work is done with “numericals,” and considerable skill in algebra is necessary. We will be using the Geometry software to do exploration, create conjectures, and prove our conjectures either inductively or deductively.

This course meets the credit requirements for a full year Geometry class.

Note: For Pingry students, prior administrative approval is required before registration.

+ Math Preview Courses - Rising 6th-8th

Pre-Algebra Preview

Entering Grades: 6-7
Dates: Session 1 - 6/25-7/6 Time: 10:30-12:40
Price: $990

Dates: Session 2 -7/9-7/20
Time: 8:15-10:15
Price: $990

Welcome to Pre-Algebra Preview! Students will explore many concepts through the use of Smartboard technology, websites, and hands-on manipulatives. Through this discovery-based course, students will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge through fundamental algebraic concepts, numerical operations, geometry, statistics, probability, measurement, and patterns. The course emphasizes the mastery of integers, linear equations, coordinate geometry, and exponents. All topics stress computation, problem-solving, critical thinking, and application. Students are provided with step-by-step procedures that they can utilize in future classes on all concepts taught.

Algebra Preview

Entering Grades: 7-8
Dates: Session 1 - 6/25-7/6 - Registration Closed
Time: 8:15-10:25
Price: $990

Dates: Session 2 - 7/9-7/20
Time: 10:30-12:30
Price: $990

Welcome to Algebra Preview! Students will explore many concepts through the use of Smartboard technology and hands-on manipulatives, such as algebra tiles. Covering the first year of a traditional algebra sequence, this course begins with signed numbers and continues through polynomial operations and graphing and simplifying rational expressions. Word problems and factoring are emphasized. Methods of solving quadratic equations are introduced and exponents and radicals are presented. A prerequisite of pre-algebra is strongly recommended. Students are provided with step-by-step procedures that they can utilize in future classes on all concepts taught.

+ PINGRY ONLINE COURSES

Don’t let travel plans or other commitments prevent your child from participating in our summer enrichment opportunities. Pingry Online in its inaugural summer season offers fun and flexible programs offered through our secure web-based system and taught by Pingry faculty. Participants can access the course content anytime from anywhere and interact with faculty via web conferencing software.

Intro to Web Design

This two week course introduces participants to Wordpress, a popular website creation platform. Wordpress allows users to create sophisticated web pages that include blogging functionality, media integration and user input. Wordpress also supports multiple ways to extend its functionality to customize your website. At the end of the course, participants will have created their own Wordpress site. No coding knowledge is needed.

Course Dates: 7/2 - 7/13 (no online meetings July 4th)
Grades: Rising Grade 4 - Rising Grade 11
Cost: $990

Office Hours/Online Meetings:
Office hours are available each weekday via web conferencing software (except holidays) and by appointment. Faculty will provide frequent feedback to participants the progress of the course project/assignments.

+ PINGRY PARTNER ACADEMICS

Mighty Math Grades 1/2

Session 1: Rising Grade 1 - Rising Grade 2
Dates: July 9- July 13
Time: 8:15-10:15
Cost:$495

Session 2: Rising Grade 1 - Rising Grade 2
Dates: July 16 - July 20
Time: 10:30-12:30
Cost:$495

In Mighty Math Class, students will explore math concepts to avoid Summer Slide, while giving them the chance to develop their mathematical skills. Students will engage in fun-hands on activities to practice key skills such as place value, graphing, measurement, money, and geometry. In addition, students will work on building their fact fluency through fun games like UNO, Trouble, Dominos, Bingo and more! This class is a great way to get you mathematician ready for school in September!

Mighty Math Grades 3/4

Session 1: Rising Grade 3 - Rising Grade 4
Dates: July 9 - July 13
Time: 10:30-12:30
Cost: $495

Session 2: Rising Grade 3 - Rising Grade 4
Dates: July 16-July 20
Time: 8:15-10:15
Cost: $495

Is your child struggling with math, has forgotten some math over the summer, or wants to be challenged more? This course will support and prepare students for math in the fall. Students will practice core concepts such as multiplication, division, fractions, perimeter, area and more through modeling, graphing and solving real-world word problems. This course will provide students with problem-solving strategies to help them grow confidence and a love for math! Additionally, students will participate in games, puzzles, and logic and reasoning challenges to provide fun opportunities for teamwork and success!

READER'S THEATRE

Session 1: Rising Grade 1- Rising Grade 2
Dates: July 30 - August 3
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Cost: $750

Reader’s theater is an integrated approach that combines reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities to further develop fluency. Its goal is to enhance student’s skills and confidence by having them practice reading with a purpose. This one week camp class will allow children the opportunity to work collaboratively in developing scripts, performing in groups, and practice using expression in their voice to illustrate characters in the text. Students will build and increase their fluency, stamina, and comprehension while having fun performing with their peers!

Reader’s Theater will focus on…

  • Understanding literary elements
  • Developing fluency and expression through repeated exposure to a text
  • Increasing reading comprehension
  • Integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening to a story
  • Engaging and motivating students
  • Boosting confidence and improving self-image
  • Making meaning of a story
  • Providing a chance for students to participate in cooperative learning
  • Performing for a purpose

READER'S THEATRE

Session 1: Rising Grade 3 - Rising Grade 5
Dates: July 30 - August 3
Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Cost: $750

Reader’s theater is an integrated approach that combines reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities to further develop fluency. Its goal is to enhance student’s skills and confidence by having them practice reading with a purpose. This one week camp class will allow children the opportunity to work collaboratively in developing scripts, performing in groups, and practice using expression in their voice to illustrate characters in the text. Students will build and increase their fluency, stamina, and comprehension while having fun performing with their peers!

Reader’s Theater will focus on…

  • Understanding literary elements
  • Developing fluency and expression through repeated exposure to a text
  • Increasing reading comprehension
  • Integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening to a story
  • Engaging and motivating students
  • Boosting confidence and improving self-image
  • Making meaning of a story
  • Providing a chance for students to participate in cooperative learning
  • Performing for a purpose

+ Reach - College Essay Workshop - Rising 11th-12th

Pingry Academics - New Course

Entering Grades: 11-12
Dates: Wednesday 8/15 - Friday 8/17
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Price: $450

Course Description:
The REACH Program provides the ultimate jumpstart to college preparation. This three day workshop focusing on college essay writing and the college process provides students with the ability to reach higher with their post-high school academic aspirations. The REACH program is designed as a complement to, not a replacement for, a student’s college counseling system at their current high school.

Target Skills:
Workshopping college essays Developing voice in crafting the personal statement Acquiring greater understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses Beginning the Common Application Gaining comfort and acquiring tools to manage the admission process

+ Spanish Language - Rising K-Rising 9th

Vamos a Jugar 1

Kindergarten to second grade will be exposed to conversational Spanish using the symtalk method. Students will be exposed to culture through songs, games, dance and hands on activities.

Grades: Rising K - Rising 2
Dates: July 16 - July 20
Times: 9:00 - 12:00 Cost: $750

+ Writing - High School - Rising 9th-12th

High School Writing Workshop

Entering Grades: 9-11
Dates: Session 1 - 6/25-7/6 - Registration Closed
Time: 10:30-12:40
Price: $990

Dates: Session 2 - 7/9-7/20
Time: 10:30-12:30
Price: $990

Dates: Session 3 - 7/23-8/3
Time: 8:15-10:15
Price: $990

This two-week intensive writing course targets individual writing needs through a collaborative workshop, geared towards helping students develop their skills in analytical essay writing. Students will engage in all facets of the writing process from idea generation through revision. In order to have a common foundation for discussion, students will read a few short texts, and written responses will revolve around these texts. Throughout the process, students will conference with their peers and their instructor to get individualized feedback on their work. The instructor will address finer elements of language, style, and grammar as needed for the group of students attending the workshop. Students will leave the workshop with a “toolkit” of writing skills that they can use for their future writing endeavors.

Poetry Workshop

Entering Grades: 10-12
Dates: 7/23-8/3
Time: 10:30-12:30
Price: $990

This two-week intensive poetry workshop asks students to engage in the exploration and critical reading of poetry for the purpose of using these "mentor texts" to inform their own writing. The content of the reading will include poetry representing various forms and styles. Students will write a new poem draft each day to be workshopped in the following day's session. Towards the end of the workshop, students will enter a phase of intense revision with the goal of submitting their work to an established literary journal that accepts work from high school writers.

+ WRITING - MIDDLE SCHOOL - Rising 6th-8th

Intro to the Essay

Entering Grades: 6-7
Dates: Session 1- 6/25-7/6
Time: 8:15-10:25
Price: $990

Dates: Session 2 - 7/9-7/20
Time: 8:15-10:15
Price: $990

The analytical essay is at the heart of a student’s English experience from middle school forward. The Middle School Writing Workshop will foster the ability to craft effective essays from the ground up – beginning with the close reading of a piece of literature and culminating in a well-crafted expository argument. Using a workshop approach to the writing process, students will participate in a series of mini-lessons, each with the goal of refining their ability to read deeply and carefully, think critically, and write clearly and effectively. Students will receive and reflect on feedback throughout the course so that they may continually hone their skills; they will work both in group settings and individually to constantly increase their fluency and comfort with the writing process. Students will leave the course with a portfolio of their own polished pieces — and a wealth of materials to guide their future writing.

Creative Writing Workshop

Entering Grades: 6-8
Dates: Session 1- 6/25-7/6 Time: 10:30-12:40
Price:$990

Dates: Session 2- 7/9-7/20
Time: 8:15-10:15
Price: $990

The Creative Writing workshop offers aspiring student writers the opportunity to explore and develop their talent in a safe and stimulating environment. During the workshop, students will learn tools and strategies for developing their writing craft. Areas of focus include developing character, effectively employing figurative language, and playing with diction and rhetoric. This workshop is not genre-specific, so students will be free to write in a genre of choice while focusing on elements of craft. Students will, however, be encouraged to take risks and also write in genres and styles that are unfamiliar to them. This is a writing-intensive workshop, yet students will also be expected to read extensively from an anthology created specifically for writers. Part of our daily discussion will include the deconstruction of model texts that we will use to learn about writing craft. By the end of the workshop, students will have created a mini-portfolio to showcase their work.

Multi-Genre Writing

Entering Grades: 6-8
Dates: 7/9-7/20
Time: 10:30-12:30
Price: $990

It takes a little practice and exposure to find the “write” form-the one we feel most comfortable with and that brings out the best craft. In Multi-Genre Writing, we’ll experiment with science fiction, fantasy, narrative, and descriptive poetry and uIse various writing exercises to piece together products that mix genres. Multi-Genre Writing will give you the opportunity to create fantasy, mystery, and other unexpected combinations.

Creative Nonfiction: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Entering Grades: 6-8
Dates: 7/23-8/3
Time: 8:15-10:15
Price: $990

Creative nonfiction is meant to amuse, as well as inform readers of true stories. From humorous to the deadly serious, nonfiction writers make connections with what’s happening in the world by accounts of history and personal experiences. In this course, we will look at methods of crafting essays and memoirs, along with acclaimed works of Malala Yousafzai, Dan Brown and others alike. Students will produce one close-to-completed work of creative nonfiction that are generated from classroom writing exercises and instruction. They will learn first-hand experience in using storytelling techniques commonly associated with fiction writing, including dialogue, point of view, conflict, character, scene and setting.

Advanced Middle School Essay Workshop

Entering Grades: 7-8
Dates: 7/23-8/3
Time: 10:30-12:30
Price: $990

Reading comprehension, clear self-expression, and increased comfort with the writing process are the major goals of this course. Students will complete longer writing assignments with an emphasis on the convention of expository writing and the five-paragraph essay. Students learn how to establish topics, identify strategies for brainstorming and organization, craft outlines, build sentences, and write well-developed paragraphs. Group activities and feedback are provided regularly. Students will leave the course with a diverse portfolio of descriptive, persuasive, narrative, and expository writing.

+ Summer Math League Prep Rising Grade 3 - Rising Grade 6

Dates: 7/10,7/24,7/31 8/7,8/14,8/21
Times : Tuesdays 1:00pm -3:00 pm
Where : Basking Ridge
Cost: $100 per session (register for the sessions you can attend or all 6!)

We are thrilled to announce a summer program for rising Grades 3-6 who are interested in Math League competition! The program is directed by Verna Lange, Lower School Math Specialist and award-winning Math League veteran who recently coached Pingry to first place at the Spring 2018 Regional. The Math League team enrichment will run on select Tuesday afternoons this summer, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Basking Ridge Campus.

The first hour of the summer program focuses on what Ms. Lange calls "creative problem solving". Participants will focus on learning to constrain their logical thinking in order to solve challenging math problems. Topics include whole number theory, discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry. The second hour of the program is spent on advanced topics, in preparation for the Math League contest series. We will learn the rules and sections of Math League contests, and practice solving sample problems. Topics include advanced arithmetic, whole number theory, discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry.