Parent and Alumni Summer Sessions
The Parent and Alumni Summer Sessions are back for an eighth year. These lively discussions and learning opportunities are open to alumni, parents and parents of alumni. Discover classes that your kids loved. Finally take a shortened version of that last class you could not fit into your senior schedule.
All spaces in Great Books are currently filled. If you'd like to be placed on the waitlist, please email email@example.com.
What is the Good Life? Regardless of age, profession or other circumstances, the question applies to us all. But who are we? Predominantly a species of the head? The heart? Playthings of some pre-determined fate? Or free people making significant choices? This year’s reading list includes three full texts and two evenings of multiple short works:
Tuesday, June 11: Plato, Aristotle, Virginia Woolf
Tuesday, June 18: Tolstoy, Death of Ivan Ilych
Tuesday June 25: Shakespeare, The Tempest
No class July 2
Tuesday, July 9: Shaw, Major Barbara
Tuesday, July 16: The Good Life
On five evenings this summer, we will explore these questions.Tuesday evenings, June 11, 18, 25, July 9 and 16 in the Conference Room
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mr. Peter Bachmann
We'll sample several works across the range of Shakespeare's timeless work, examining the genres of history, comedy and tragedy. Exploring Richard II, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, and Hamlet, we'll discuss their ongoing relevance to our social, personal and political lives. We'll also attend a performance of Twelfth Night at the Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival (optional).Monday evenings, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in Room 50
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mr. Rob Hamlyn and Mr. Scott Myers
Adult Beginner/Intermediate Improv Class
Develop the skills of improvisation in a safe and fun environment. Improv encourages necessary life-skills like trust, listening, commitment, collaboration, problem-solving, and risk-taking. In addition, the art of improvisation improves presentation skills, writing and story-telling, a sense of play, and connection to others. Class culminates into a 20 minute performance for friends and family during class time on the final week.Monday evenings, July 22, 29, August 5 and 12 in Miller Theater/Black Box
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Ms. Jennifer Bascom
The deadline for enrollment is June 1, 2019. A reminder that these courses are available to parents, alumni, and parents of alumni (no students currently enrolled at Prep, please). When classes fill, there will be a waiting list. We will give priority to alumni who didn’t take Great Books when they attended Prep.