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SUMMER SCHOOL CONTACT
Mr. Barrett Jamison

Summer School Director
(818) 949-5529
summer@flintridgeprep.org 
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All Prep Summer School participants will get a free PREP BAG.

When you register for your classes and activities, your student will also receive a free Prep bag.

Summer Course Listings 2017

All courses and camps are taught by Flintridge Prep faculty and staff. For more information on registration dates, course credit, and tuition fees, visit our Summer at Prep 2017 homepageTo register your student for Summer at Prep, visit our online registration portal.

Course subjects are noted with the following icons: 
Math
Science
Arts & Design
Sports
English, History & Languages
Leadership & Activities
6 Week Coursesback to top

Geometry (CLASS FULL)

Open registration slots are full. Please note that a limited number of spaces are reserved for incoming Prep students who have passed the corresponding placement exams. Non-Prep students may request to be added to our wait list for this course. For more information, please email summer@flintridgeprep.org.

Equivalent to a full year's course, this course introduces logic in presenting Euclidean plane geometry. Topics include parallel lines, congruence, similarity, logical proofs, areas of polygons and circles, volumes of solids, transformations, arcs and segments in circles. May be taken for review, remediation or acceleration.

Dates:
June 12 - July 20
Time:
8:15 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor:
Mr. Todd Frost and Ms. Beth Pattinelli
Cost:
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Algebra 1

Equivalent to a full year's course, this course stresses the properties of a number field, linear relations, radicals and the quadratic formula. Students receive a balanced emphasis, learning fundamental concepts and basic theory, as well as manipulation of algebraic expressions. May be taken for review, remediation or acceleration.

Dates:
June 12 - July 20
Time:
8:15 am - 12:30 pm 
Instructor:
Ms. Heba Allen and Ms. Heather Clark
Cost:
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Algebra 2 with Trigonometry

Equivalent to a full year's course, this course extends to a more advanced level the material covered in Algebra 1 through ordered field properties, inequalities, rational number systems, complex number systems, radicals, exponents and logarithms, systems of quadratics, trigonometric graphs, matrices and conic sections. The course stresses word problems and algebraic modeling. Graphing calculators are required. May be taken for review or acceleration.

Dates:
June 12 - July 20
Time:
8:15 am - 12:30 pm 
Instructor:
Mr. A.J. Yates
Cost:
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Five-week courses are open to students entering grades 6th through 8th unless otherwise noted.

Active English for Middle School

Designed for students entering 6th or 7th grade, this course fosters success in middle school composition and literature. Through cooperative learning, educational games, focused discussion and instruction, students develop skills in reading comprehension and written expression. Students read one novel and various short stories as an introduction to literature.

Dates: June 12 - July 14
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am or 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Ms. Celeste McMillin
Cost: $700.00

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Digital Video (For Credit)

Note: This course is a four-week course open to students entering grades 9th through 12th.

This class is an introduction to digital video as a creative medium. Students participate in all aspects of video production, including the gathering of ideas, storyboarding, shooting with digital cameras, editing in Final Cut Pro and screening final works. The assignments given in class acquaint students with ideas and movements in contemporary video art, like performance and installation. Thematic assignments like “The Drought” challenge students to visually communicate their view on this recent California phenomenon. This class inspires students to explore sound and moving images as a catalyst for self-expression.

Dates: June 12 - July 7
Time: 8:15 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Cost: $1,000.00

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Improv and Sketch Comedy Writing

Students will learn the basic skills of improvisation such as story-telling, active listening, being in the moment and working as an ensemble. They also will sharpen the tools of character development with physicality, patterns of heightened behavior and vocal choices. Finally, the class will study sketch comedy writing and write sketches based on their character work and an agreed-upon theme. The five weeks culminate into an in-class performance for family and friends. Enrollment is limited.

Dates: June 12 - July 14
Time: 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Bascom
Cost: $700.00

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Introduction to Robotics

In this 5-week course, students with learn the basics of creating their own robot: designing, building and programming it to follow basic instructions. At the end of the course, students will put their knowledge to use and build a final project, a robot that reacts to its environment. Programming in Arduino: Control Flow; Functions; Input and Output. Engineering: Basic circuits; servo control. Design: 3D modeling, construction. A $35 fee is required, which allows students to take their equipment home during and after the course.

Dates: June 12 - July 14
Time: 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Shane Frewen
Cost: $735.00 (includes materials fee)

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Introductory Pre-Algebra

Designed for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, this fast-paced course gives students a head start on pre-algebra. Students review such basics as fractions, integers, decimals and percentages. This course covers basic algebraic symbols and operations, manipulating variables and simple geometry, equation solving and other topics.

Dates: June 12 - July 14
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am or 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. John Romano
Cost: $700.00

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Preparation for High School English

Note: This course is recommended for students entering grades 8th and 9th.

Students learn time management and goal-setting for a college preparatory curriculum. This varied, interactive course uses engaging activities and group exercises to refine fundamental writing skills, test-taking, note-taking, outlining, organization, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Dates: June 12 - July 14
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am or 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Ms. Jacqueline Swaidan
Cost: $700.00

Study Skills for Middle School

Students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade learn time management and goal-setting for a college preparatory curriculum. This varied, interactive course uses engaging activities and group exercises to refine fundamental writing skills, test-taking, note-taking, outlining, organization, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Dates: June 12 - July 14
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am or 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Michael Roffina
Cost: $700.00

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Three-week courses are open to students entering grades 6th through 8th unless otherwise noted.

Preview to Algebra 1

This course is designed to reinforce the pre-Algebra concepts necessary for Algebra I, and to preview some essential Algebra I topics that the students will cover next year. We will delve further into solving linear equations, and will preview solving systems of equations and polynomial expressions. The goal of this course is to introduce students to some of the basic skills they will encounter in Algebra I and beyond!

Section A (CLASS FULL)
To be added to our wait list for this section, please email summer@flintridgeprep.org or call the front office at 818-790-1178.

Dates:
June 12 - June 30
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Instructor:
Ms. Heba Allen
Cost:
$400.00

Section B

Dates:
July 3 - July 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Instructor:
Ms. Heba Allen
Cost:
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Acting Technique and Scene Study

This three-week course focuses on improvisation skills, character development, scene analysis, acting techniques, monologue work, specificity, ensemble and connection in dramatic and comedic scene work. The course culminates into an in-class performance for family and friends.Enrollment is limited.

Dates:June 12 - June 30
Time: 8:15 am am - 10:15 am
Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Bascom
Cost:$400.00

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Discovering French

Designed for students with little to no experience in French, this course aims at developing basic conversation skills in a playful environment. Students interact and learn through songs, skits and games to gain exposure to the language.

Dates:June 12 - June 28*
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Van Arsdall
Cost:$350.00

*Note that this course has an early end date on Wednesday of its final week.

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Drawing and Painting Workshop

This relaxed and enjoyable class explores a variety of painting and drawing materials and subjects. Students learn at their own pace and have the option of working indoors or outdoors. All materials provided.

Dates:June 12 - June 30
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am
Instructor: Ms. Emma Goo
Cost:$400.00

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Etymologies

Explore how two “dead” languages, Latin and ancient Greek, play a dynamic role in the ongoing development of the English language. Equipped with a basic knowledge of Latin and Greek prefixes, bases and suffixes, students explore the evolution of language, studying excerpts from great literature. Through discussions, readings and creative projects, increase your vocabulary and reading comprehension and build a strong foundation for learning languages. No prior knowledge of Greek or Latin is assumed.

Dates:June 12 - June 30
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Mark Baker
Cost:$400.00

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French Through Food

Designed for students with some prior experience in French, this course combines food with speaking, reading and writing to strengthen foundational skills in the language. Students will plan menus, prepare dishes and participate in tastings based on cuisines from France, Switzerland, Morocco and Louisiana. Cost includes materials fee.

Dates:June 12 - June 28*
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Van Arsdall
Cost:$385.00 (includes materials fee)

*Note that this course has an early end date on Wednesday of its final week.

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Introduction to HTML and Web Design

This course outlines the basics of designing with HTML5 and WordPress, as well as the basics of image manipulation in Fireworks or Photoshop. Students pick a topic and design their own website as a practical exploration of the skills they learn in class.

Dates:June 12 - June 30
Time:8:15 am - 10:15 am or 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Joseph Eldridge
Cost:$400.00

2 Week Coursesback to top
Two-week courses are open to students entering grades 6th through 8th unless otherwise noted.

Algebra 1 Review Workshop

This course is designed to review key concepts from Algebra 1. Topics such as isolating variables, equations of lines, solving quadratic equations and simplifying radicals will be covered. This course is targeted for students that have completed Geometry and are entering Algebra 2 in the fall. Some students that have completed Algebra 1 and are entering Geometry in the fall may find the course helpful.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Barrett Jamison
Cost:$300.00

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Beginning Conversational Spanish

Designed for students with little to no experience in Spanish, this non-credit course stresses personal development in Spanish with a fun and basic introduction to thematic vocabulary and grammar. It focuses on conversation, listening, reading and writing. Daily activities will help students become familiar with the expectations and mechanics of the language.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time:8:15 am - 10:15 am
Instructor: Mr. Fabian Bejarano
Cost:$300.00

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Creative Writing for Middle School

This class will serve as an excellent introduction and refresher to young writers of all experience levels. While focusing on the main forms of literature (fiction, poetry, nonfiction/memoir/creative nonfiction) students will gain not only better insight into the form and function of their own creative works but also improved analytical skills as readers as we read examples of great literature from a variety of genres and forms.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time:8:15 am - 10:15 am or 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. C.I. Shelton
Cost:$300.00

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Introduction to Photoshop

This course introduces basic concepts in image editing and manipulation such as masking, color balancing and photo retouching. For the final project, students define and complete a project of their choosing, such as a multi image composition or retouching project.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time:8:15 am - 10:15 am or 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Joseph Eldridge
Cost:$300.00

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Introduction to Speech and Debate

The class will be an introduction to the competitive and fun world of Speech and Debate. We will start by learning impromptu speaking through topic analysis and quick-thinking activities. Students also will learn about other events with introductions to character analysis as well as persuasive speech writing. Students will get a taste of the debate world by discussing current political events and then formulating arguments through their own research.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time:8:15 am - 10:15 am (8th & 9th) or 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (6th & 7th)
Instructor: Ms. Nicole Dalton
Cost:$300.00

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Spanish Review Workshop

This immersion course for students with prior experience in Spanish strengthens fundamental skills in preparation for Spanish 2. Students build fluency in the structures and vocabulary normally presented in the first year of high school Spanish, and develop proficiency in the four areas of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students also preview some of the concepts presented during their second year.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Fabian Bejarano
Cost:$300.00

Conspiracy Theories and Fake News: Internet Research Skills for Historians

Open to students entering grades 6th through 9th.

This class will examine the history of conspiracy theories, hoaxes, propaganda and the recent explosion of fake news to analyze the many ways that misinformation can spread. In addition, the class will develop the critical skills needed to navigate the internet, identify misleading claims, and locate excellent sources. This class will also explore the argumentation and reasoning skills necessary to call attention to deceptive media claims and dissuade those who've come to believe in unfounded hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Josh Perlman
Cost:$300.00

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Success @ Prep

Grade Level Deans help students navigate the academic terrain at Prep. Learn research skills, time management, calendaring, stress management, organization, categorizing and prioritizing work, managing distraction and technology, take a personal study habits inventory, and learn the effective use of resources available to Prep students. A meeting in the fall with the dean of students to follow up on the effective use of these skills is part of the course.

Dates:June 26 - June 30
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Ms. Midge Kimble, Ms. Kathryn Canton, & Mr. Barrett Jamison
Cost:$190.00

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ACT & SAT Verbal Institute

Prep English teacher Patrick Ferry leads the verbal sessions, with attention to both the critical reading and writing skills sections. Flintridge Prep Mathematics teacher Todd Frost offers his insight into the makeup and strategies behind the SAT. Students need not enroll in both sessions. Recommended for students entering grade 10 or higher.

Dates:
July 3 - July 14
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Instructor: Mr. Patrick Ferry 
Cost:
$300.00

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ACT & SAT Mathematics Institute

Flintridge Prep Mathematics teacher Todd Frost offers his insight into the makeup and strategies behind the SAT. Prep English teacher Patrick Ferry leads the verbal sessions, with attention to both the critical reading and writing skills sections. Students need not enroll in both sessions. Recommended for students entering grade 10 or higher.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Instructor: Mr. Todd Frost
Cost:$300.00

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Recommended grade and age levels are noted in course descriptions below.

Afternoon Activities for Middle School Session I (3 Weeks)

This dynamic program provides fun, exciting and creative activities for students entering grades 5-8. Enjoy Prep’s beautiful pool, and express yourself through sports, games, hiking, crafts, movies and general fun! Fee includes a bag and Friday lunches.

Dates:June 12 - June 30
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Sean Beattie
Cost:$410.00

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Afternoon Activities for Middle School Session 2 (2 Weeks)

This dynamic program provides fun, exciting and creative activities for students entering grades 5-8. Enjoy Prep’s beautiful pool, and express yourself through sports, games, hiking, crafts, movies and general fun! Fee includes a bag and Friday lunches.

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ms. Julie Mejia
Cost:$305.00

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Afternoon Activities for Middle School - Both Sessions (5 Weeks)

This dynamic program provides fun, exciting and creative activities for students entering grades 5-8. Enjoy Prep’s beautiful pool, and express yourself through sports, games, hiking, crafts, movies and general fun! Fee includes a t-shirt and Friday lunches.

Dates:June 12 - July 14
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ms. Julie Mejia & Mr. Sean Beattie
Cost:$695.00

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Rebel Soccer Camp (Girls/Boys)

Prep soccer coach Esteban Chavez leads this two-week camp, developing individual skills through a variety of technical work and small, sided games and activities. Campers sharpen their tactics and game awareness over the course of the camp.

Girls/Boys ages 6-11

Dates:July 3 - July 14
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am
Instructor: Mr. Esteban Chavez
Cost:$300.00

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Girls/Boys ages 12-18

Dates:June 19 - June 30
Time: 8:15 am - 10:15 am
Instructor: Mr. Esteban Chavez
Cost:$300.00

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Flintridge Shootout Basketball Camp - Session 1 (All Day)

Prep boys varsity basketball coach Garrett Ohara leads these clinics, emphasizing both offensive and defensive fundamentals. Coach Ohara highlights team concepts, discipline and hard work through exercises, drills and games. Camps are open to boys and girls entering grades 4-9. Each player receives a t-shirt.

Dates:July 10 - July 13
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Garrett Ohara
Cost:$325.00

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Flintridge Shootout Basketball Camp Session 1 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Only)

Prep boys varsity basketball coach Garrett Ohara leads these clinics, emphasizing both offensive and defensive fundamentals. Coach Ohara highlights team concepts, discipline and hard work through exercises, drills and games. Camps are open to boys and girls entering grades 4-9. Each player receives a t-shirt.

Dates:July 10 - July 13
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Garrett Ohara
Cost:$190.00

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Flintridge Shootout Basketball Camp - Session 2 (All Day)

Prep boys varsity basketball coach Garrett Ohara leads these clinics, emphasizing both offensive and defensive fundamentals. Coach Ohara highlights team concepts, discipline and hard work through exercises, drills and games. Camps are open to boys and girls entering grades 4-9. Each player receives a t-shirt.

Dates:July 17 - July 20
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Garrett Ohara
Cost:$325.00

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Flintridge Shootout Basketball Camp Session 2 - (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Only)

Prep boys varsity basketball coach Garrett Ohara leads these clinics, emphasizing both offensive and defensive fundamentals. Coach Ohara highlights team concepts, discipline and hard work through exercises, drills and games. Camps are open to boys and girls entering grades 4-9. Each player receives a t-shirt.

Dates:July 17 - July 20
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Garrett Ohara
Cost:$190.00

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Rebel Volleyball Clinic - Advanced

Advanced Flintridge Prep boys and girls varsity volleyball coach Sean Beattie conducts this clinic, open to girls and boys entering grades 6-12. Through games, drills and exercises, athletes develop offensive and defensive fundamentals, refining both individual skills and teamwork. Each player receives a clinic t-shirt.

Dates:June 5 - June 9
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Sean Beattie
Cost:$190.00

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Rebel Volleyball Clinic - Beginner & Intermediate

Beginner & Intermediate Flintridge Prep boys and girls varsity volleyball coach Sean Beattie conducts this clinic, open to girls and boys entering grades 6-12. Through games, drills and exercises, athletes develop offensive and defensive fundamentals, refining both individual skills and teamwork. Each player receives a clinic t-shirt.

Dates:June 5 - June 9
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Sean Beattie
Cost:$190.00

Flintridge Preparatory School
4543 Crown Avenue La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011
Tel: 818-790-1178
Fax: 818-952-6247
Located near Pasadena and Los Angeles in La Cañada, CA, Flintridge Prep is a private independent, coed day school for grades 7-12.
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