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Summer Mini Modules

Program Details

PROGRAM DATES
TUITION
BOARDING
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
Session 1
July 8 - July 26, 2024
$3,000
$1,500
Charge per activity
Session 2
July 28 - August 16, 2024
$3,000
$1,500
Charge per activity

Students may register for one course per session. 
Please Note: All courses will require a minimum of four students to run. Families will be informed by May 15 if we are unable to run a particular course. 

Math Courses

Math Enrichment

Grades 7-8
Mini Module Session 1 (July 8 - July 26, 2024)

This course is designed to enhance mathematical understanding and creativity at the middle school level. Throughout the class, students will utilize and strengthen numeracy and reasoning skills to engage in a wide range of mathematical challenges. Possible activities include logic puzzles, writing and solving real-world problems, representing mathematical ideas with models, and research opportunities.

Advanced Algebra Review

Grades 9-12
Mini Module Session 2 (July 28 - August 16, 2024)

This course is designed to strengthen students’ confidence with topics in algebra in order to support their learning in future precalculus courses and beyond. The course includes reinforcement and rediscovery of algebraic skills for future math learning. Skills and topics emphasized include graphing and visual representations, real-world problem solving, manipulation of abstract quantities and variables, and creating connections between mathematical structures and concepts. This course is ideal for students looking to strengthen their skills in algebra 2 before moving on to precalculus courses, as well as students interested in advancing their skills and knowledge base before formally enrolling in algebra 2. Each student will receive individualized guidance and support to reach the next level.

Science Courses

Astronomy

Grades 7-10
Mini Module Session 2 (July 28 - August 16, 2024)

Description coming soon!

English Courses

Writing Poetry

Grades 9-12
Mini Module Session 1 (July 8 - July 26, 2024)

This course is designed to introduce students to poetry, and to provide the foundational skills needed to read, write, and understand poetry, as well as to be active participants in a community of writers. Poetry’s attention to and play with language are what distinguish it from other literary genres. In this class, therefore, students are expected to develop a facility and versatility with use of language to tell their stories in lyric and associative mode. This is also a workshop class, meaning that students will give and receive feedback about their writing. Students will closely read poems every day. They will also develop a vocabulary to discuss poetry. In addition, they will compose five to six poems that will be revised over the mod, collect their creative work into a portfolio, and read and discuss a full book of poetry.

Creative Writing

Grades 9-12
Mini Module Session 2 (July 28 - August 16, 2024)

Each of us has stories to tell, stories about ourselves and others. In this course, we begin by reading published stories as inspiration for writing our own stories, and continue with a sequence of short exercises designed to explore the various facets of short story writing. In the second half of the mod, we move into a formal workshop period, where each student develops a draft of an original story and receives feedback from peers and the teacher.

Visual Art Courses

Drawing: Naturalism & Observation

Grades 9-12
Mini Module Session 1 (July 8 - July 26, 2024)

Grades 7-8
Mini Module Session 2 (July 28 - August 16, 2024)

In this foundational drawing class, students will focus on developing their observational/representational rendering skills (naturalism). The course is structured to train the eye to see and the hand to respond. This is a challenging course designed for both beginning and advanced students. The homework is significant.

Daily Schedule

9:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.  Class

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Open Block

3:00 p.m.  Optional Activity Block

Meet the Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of KB Kinkel

    KB Kinkel 

    English Faculty
    781-642-8635
    Education & Degrees
  • Photo of Sarah Lewites

    Sarah Lewites 

    Mathematics Faculty
    781-398-8303
    Education & Degrees
  • Photo of Eline Rosenthal

    Eline Rosenthal 

    Science Faculty and Residential Faculty
    781-398-8320
    Education & Degrees

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.