summer program is also offered for enrolled primary and
elementary students their siblings, alumni, rising primary
students and children from other Montessori schools.
Each session revolves around a theme. Concepts are
explored through daily science experiments, art projects,
cooking and outdoor activities. An extensive variety of
activities will span the weeks of the program. The daily
routines and work time of the school year will continue and the
children will have the opportunity to receive lessons and
progress through the classroom materials.
summer program features a wide range of flexible scheduling
options to suit each family's unique needs, including:
The choice of number of weeks to attend, from one to eight
Half day program (9
am to 12:30 pm) or full day (9 am to 5:30 pm) options
care beginning at 7:45 am available each day
strive to inspire, challenge and excite students as they explore
their talents, develop new friendships, or simply adjust to a
new classroom. Our camps include something for everybody!
This summer, our Primary budding botantists will enjoy
discovering the symbiotic relationship between plants, animals and the earth.
We will incorporate math, science, and art concepts as we explore seeds, plants
and the animals that depend upon them. Each Friday we will have water play and
cook lunch using foods from both our own garden and other local gardens. At the
end of our eight week program we will have a special field trip for everyone.
Join us for one or all eight weeks! June 16-August 15. There
is no camp the week of June 30th.
Elementary students can participate in one or
all of the following sessions:
Mathlympics with Isaac from July 7 - 11. We will be exploring math concepts ranging
from number patterns and estimation to geometry and the metric system.
Throughout the week students will focus on core concepts and
nomenclature leading up to a fun filled Mathlympic competition on
Microorganisms, and Chimpanzees! with Isaac from July 14 - 18. We will focus on famous
scientists and their contributions to our world. Students will learn
about Louis Pasteur, Isaac Newton and Jane Goodall. To better understand
their contributions and discoveries, we will explore these scientists
through stories, hands on experiments and a field trip to the James
From Garden Plot to Tabletop with Natasha from
July 21 - August 1. We will explore the process of farming and food production. By growing,
harvesting and cooking the food that we grow in our own school gardens
and drawing upon our language, math and science skills to research and
prepare basic recipes, we will be learning important agricultural and
culinary concepts. We
will spend each day from 9 until 12:30 in both our indoor and outdoor
classrooms using ingredients that we harvest from our WEMS vegetable
gardens to create fresh meals and snacks. Students will also have the
opportunity to learn how to cook items that they can recreate at home.
We will explore basic botany lessons such as the parts of the plant,
fruit, flower, and seed dissections. We will also learn about
measurement and how to properly measure liquids and solids in cooking.
Students will create their own recipe books as well as herb jars to take
home. Students will have the opportunity to visit a Farmerís Market and
a working farm to learn about the economics and strategies of food
production. Please send lunch with your child Monday through Thursday.
Students will prepare their own daily snack, and cook and share lunch
on Fridays. Join us for one or both weeks.
First Bytes with
Wray Mills from Augst 4-15. Students will learn about the
history of computing and computer science from Knapier's bones to vacuum
tubes to the modern microprocessor. From Baggage to Hopper to Jobs, they
will review the evolving machines and the people behind them. Students
will be introduced to the building blocks of modern computers: the
binary number system, logic gates, and boolean logic. We will learn
about computer programming, "coding", and explore the basic concepts
while learning different "languages". Finally, they will be able to
apply their knowledge by creating a working device which will require
thinking about design for usage (design of tests), assembly,
programming, and testing. It is recommended that
students attend both weeks. $25 additional materials fee applies.
*Week 1: June 16-20
*Week 2: June 23-27
Week 3: July
4: July 14-18
Week 5: July 21-25
Week 6: July 28-August 1
Week 7: August 4-8
Week 8: August 11-15
in Session Only
Please note: Only the weeks and times that
have adequate enrollment will run.
5% Early Bird Discount for paid registrations
received by April 1.
Students attending all primary or all
elementary weeks receive a 10% discount.