High School

Arts and Crafts

Discovering Art

Students are introduced to a variety of different media and techniques. We explore the invention of culture and how the original arts reflected human intelligence and civilization. We will learn about art and artists from many cultures from prehistory up to the early Middle Ages in Europe. Hands-on experiences in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture will encourage self-expression and develop creative problem-solving skills.

Drawing and Painting Workshop

Artists will develop their artistic skills while having fun discovering their own personal style. Working from still life, photographs, images from art history and/or independent themes and ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques. These include line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading and highlighting. Students will also experiment with a variety of tools, media and techniques.

Fashion Design

If you have a passion for fashion and want to learn how to design and draw beautiful fashion images – this is the class for you! In our class students begin by learning the basics of fashion rendering and illustration, as well as learning fun facts about famous fashion designers and fashion history.

Once students are comfortable with fashion illustration, they design and illustrate their very own fashion lines. Students create original croquis and are guided through a series of design inspirations.

Enrollment runs month to month, encouraging students to progress according to their own unique abilities – students may join at any time. Each student works on their own individual project and can come to different class times throughout the month.

Jewelry Making

Our team of highly trained, experienced, enthusiastic staff love teaching the art of jewelry making to children in a fun, engaging and age appropriate way. We offer Jewelry Making, Art & Immersion classes for children – learn a new skill & increase your creativity!

Our classes focus on teaching children real jewelry making techniques such as beading, wire work, copper etching, enameling, resin, waxed Irish linen, stamping & dapping, bead stringing, crimping, wool felting and much more in a fun way!

Manga (Japanese Comics)

This is your chance to learn not only how to draw Manga characters but to develop and write manga. Learn how to make panels, incorporate text, design your page, create fantastic creatures, and more! Manga is an incredible way for kids who love to draw to find their own path and be cool at the same time. Highly stylized and easy to learn, kids master proportions, line weight, how to use a nib and a brush, and much more, all while using their brains and imagination to create their own fantastic characters and stories.

Portfolio Class

Develop your portfolio for placement in specialized visual arts for high schools and for admission to competitive art, architecture and design colleges. This intensive class will focus on developing observational and design skills in a variety of media in order to produce a varied portfolio that demonstrates technical skill as well as creativity and conceptual skills.  The class is geared toward specific portfolio requirements and includes extensive one-on-one instruction, sketchbook development exercises, and short writing exercises about the art making process.

Chess

Have fun learning the basic principles, tactics, and opening themes of this great game. We provide high quality instruction and professionally run competitions for chess players of all skill levels. The comprehensive course gives each student the precise material they need at every stage of their development.  We offer a wide range of activities for students who wish to learn and have fun.

Using a proven curriculum designed to make chess fun and exciting, our Certified Instructors can help your to develop the skills that will help excel in the future.

Computer Programming

Building iOS Apps

This two-week full day program gives students an introduction to object-oriented programming and teaches functional knowledge of Xcode and Swift (Apple’s developer languages). At the end of this course, students will build their own app. This course is intended for teens ages 14-17.

Design and Build Your Own Games with JavaScript

This intermediate program builds on students’ existing web development knowledge to teach online game development with JavaScript. Students will learn advanced techniques in jQuery and JavaScript while building their own game. Successful completion of our 2-Week Summer Code Camp or prior web development knowledge are prerequisite for this course. This course is intended for teens ages 14-17.

Programming with Python

Students will learn Python basics, and build their own blog using the Flask microframework. This is an intermediate level course. Students should already be comfortable building a static web page with HTML and CSS.

CREATIVE WRITING

Our job is to arouse an appetite for the best, to make children and adults joyfully aware of the explosive, poignant, soothing, analytical and often mystifying qualities of language carefully formulated.

Brilliant stories and poems, articles, ethical dilemmas, animated discussion – all heighten language use and sensibility. All of these are inspirational ways in which the give-and-take of language allows us to express the thinking mind and the beauty-seeking spirit.  Our mission is to help both children and adults unleash their imaginations onto the blank page, and discover the fun that can come from writing!  We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and we want to help them write it!

Journalism

Students will be guided on an in-depth exploration of media literacy and learn how to become critical journalists. Working one-on-one with professional journalists, students take part in every aspect of producing a newspaper – from topic selection, researching and writing, content production, interviewing, on-the-ground reporting, editing, finalizing their work for publication, and distributing the paper. Our students will be trained on the fundamental principles, techniques and craft of journalism through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on production and individual work.

Math

Students will  focus on higher math—including algebra I, geometry, algebra II, trigonometry, and pre-calculus—in preparation for high school exit exams, college placement exams, and standardized college entrance exams such as the SAT and the ACT.

Photography

Dive into an experience that will stick with you for the rest of your life. Join us for an intensive summer camp experience in photography, film-making, acting, animation, screenwriting, and more. For students aged 14-17.

Speed Reading

Many people read at an average rate of 250 words per minute. This means that an average page in a book or document would take you 1-2 minutes to read. Imagine if you could double your rate to 500 words per minute. You could zip through all of this content in half the time. You could then spend the time saved on other tasks, or take a few extra minutes to relax.

Another important advantage of speed reading is that you can better comprehend the overall structure of an argument. This leads to an improved “bigger picture” understanding, which can greatly benefit your work and career.

Test Preparation (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT)

We offer SAT test-preparation courses designed to help students achieve higher SAT scores. Our courses are an invaluable experience for all types of students who wish to do well on the SAT. They build a strategic foundation for test-taking and provide students with critical skills to conquer the SAT.

Our courses are staffed by experienced instructors. Besides SAT preparation, we also offer courses in other standardized tests.

This course will cover test-taking mentality and content review with a fair amount of practice and reflection. The course will spend equal time toward developing skills in critical reading, math, and writing. We will address strategies for improving speed and accuracy and ways to cope with the emotions before, during, and after testing.