SJ Summer Programs Registration

Every summer, courses and programs are offered on campus for both incoming students and students throughout the community.

Contact Ms. Lauren Hill with any questions about Summer Programs at SJ.

Registration is now open! Click here to register.

Summer Studies Courses

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  • What books are required for summer school?

    Students should bring writing utensils, a notebook, and a calculator if taking a math course.

    Please click for a more detailed list of texts.
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  • Campus Cruisin'

    Our very own school counseling department, Mrs. Brenda Hayden and Mr. Steve Favulli, will be running a 2-week college exploratory program. Students will learn about the college process and visit local college campuses! Plans include visits to both public and private universities in Worcester, Boston, Amherst, and Providence. Transportation will be provided by the school.

    This program is open to any girls and boys entering 11th and 12th grades.

    Dates and Times:
    July 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 12 (M,W,F)
    8:30 - 3:00

    **Please note: 3 of the days will be all-day off-campus excursions. On these days, your student will be asked to purchase or bring his/her own lunch. On the other days, the school will provide lunch.
  • Freshman Leadership

    The Freshman Leadership program will introduce the incoming freshmen to Saint John's High School through leadership and service based activities.  This program is recommended for all incoming freshmen to learn about what leadership and service mean to this community.  This is a week long program that meets after the summer pre-secondary Math and English courses offered through Summer Programs.  Lunch will be provided to those who are enrolled in both the Pre-Secondary and the Freshmen Leadership programs. 

    Weeks available are:
    Week 1: 6/24 to 6/28
    Week 2: 7/8 to 7/12
    Week 3: 7/15 to 7/19

    12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    (Lunch is 11:30 to 12:30 for those enrolled in both Pre-Secondary Math/English and Freshmen Leadership)
  • Fundamentals of Computing

    This is an introductory course in computer fundamentals that focuses on the effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of the Microsoft Office Software Suite, the Saint John’s computer network, and learn skills that have practical applications for their courses at Saint John’s. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. This course does not fulfill the graduation requirement for Computer Science at Saint John’s High School and is intended for students with little to no experience using the Microsoft Office Suite.

    The enrollment for this class is limited and on first come-first served basis. This class can be taken with either the English or Math class or be taken alone. 

    Classes: June 24 - July 19
    8:30 - 10:00
  • Pre-Secondary English

    The primary focus of Pre-Secondary English is strengthening basic skills: grammar, sentence structure and composition, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study techniques. This course provides students with the skills that will enable them to meet the challenge of a college preparatory English program with confidence and ability. Most students take this course in conjunction with the Pre-Secondary Math program.

    This program is open and strongly encouraged to any incoming Saint John's 9th grade student.

    There are two different options for taking this course: a 2-week accelerated session or a slower 4-week session.

    2-week options:
    Session 1: June 24 - July 5 (no class July 4 -- if your student will be away on July 5, we do NOT recommend this session)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 19

    4-week option:
    June 24 - July 19 (no class July 4)
  • Pre-Secondary Math

    This Introduction to High School Algebra is designed to reinforce the mathematics covered in the middle school years.  The course will strengthen and broaden the knowledge of basic skills in MathTopics include: multiplying and dividing fractions, ratios and proportions, prime numbers, equations, introduction to variables, factors, and exponents. Most students take this in conjunction with the Pre-Secondary English program.

    This program is open and strongly encouraged to any incoming Saint John's 9th grade student.

    There are two options for taking this program: one of the accelerated 2-week sessions below or a longer 4-week session.

    2-week options:
    Session 1: June 24 - July 5 (no class July 4 -- if your student will be away on July 5, we do NOT recommend this session)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 19

    4-week option:
    June 24 - July 19 (no class July 4)
  • Pre-Secondary Math & English (Full Program)

    The Pre-Secondary Summer Studies Program, for eighth graders entering Saint John's ninth grade in the Fall, is designed to solidify the educational background in English and Mathematics and to acquaint students with the demands of a college preparatory high school curriculum. It is recommended and encouraged to all incoming members of the Class of 2023.

    There are multiple options for enrollment in the Pre-Secondary Programs:
    - Expanded 4-week program of both Math and English: In addition to acclimating students to the demands of a college preparatory high school curriculum, students will engage in further curriculum, lessons on study skills, and a library orientation. 
    2-week program of both Math and English: Session 1 runs from June 24 - July 5 (no class July 4); Session 2 runs from July 8 - July 19.
    - For students placed in Level 1 or Honors, they have the option of taking either Math or English and the fundamentals of computing course. The fundamentals of computing course only has a 4-week option. 


    Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and students are dismissed at 11:30 a.m., with a ten minute break between classes.  Dress code is relaxed.
  • College Essay Writing

    June 25, 26, 27 and July 9, 10, 11
    9am to 10:30am

    Mr. David Wentzell of the Counseling Department will teach the students about college essay writing.  Rising seniors (boys or girls) are encouraged to attend this 6-day program. Common application essay prompts will be reviewed.  Mr. Wentzell will cover the details of the writing process from brainstorming/topic selection, essay style, and the editing process.

  • Laboratory for Engineering, Robotics, and Fabrication

    The Saint John's High School Maker Space has a wide array of the most advanced technological tools for design and fabrication of just about anything a person can envision.  Our tools include eight 3-d printers, two laser cutters, two CNC routers, and much, much more.  
    Students will use computer-aided design (CAD) to create 3-d images of their creations and then select and use the most appropriate tools to make their designs real.  
    The laboratory is designed for people of varied experience levels from beginners to experienced CADers.  

    This program is open to any middle school student: boy or girl.  

    Session 1 (Half-day program): July 1 - July 12 (no class July 4)
    8:30-11:30 AM

    Session 2 (Full-day program): July 15 - July 19
    8:30-4:00

    **Lunch will be provided from 11:30 - 12:30 for the students in session 2, the full-day program.
  • Empow STEM Camp

    This program is not being run by Saint John's High School, but they will be using our space on campus over the summer.

    Please click below to find out more information about this exciting STEM camp!

    (Or you can browse their websites listed below:
    Empow Home Page: http://empow.me
    Empow Camp Page: http://empow.me/camp)
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  • SAT Readiness

    Session 1: July 8 to July 19

    Session 2: July 22 to August 2

    Both sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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  • Baseball Camp

    -        Open to boys entering 7th and 8th grade.
    -        Maximum enrollment of 24 ballplayers.
    -        10am to 12pm from Monday 8/5 through Thursday 8/8 (Friday 8/9 a rain date)
    -        In case of multiple rain days, camp will be held in the school gym (which has indoor batting cage and four indoor pitching mounds)
    -        Camp will focus on the transition to the 90’/60.5’ diamond, with specific instruction for pitchers, catchers, baserunners, and infielders on the running game.
    -        Two varsity coaches and current/former players will assist.
    -        Participants should wear baseball pants and bring indoor and outdoor shoes.  Catchers should bring their own gear.  Helmets and a team BBCOR bat will be available but bringing your own is suggested.

Program Fees

SAT Readiness (Session 1 or Session 2) $425
English / Math (Session 1 or Session 2) $250
Fundamentals of Computing $375
Laboratory for Engineering, Robotics, & Fabrication $255
Full Program (English & Math)
Full Program (Computing & English)
Full Program (Computing & Math)
$495
Freshman Leadership $200
College Essay Writing $250
Baseball Camp $200
Campus Cruisin' $350

Pre-Secondary Summer Studies

The Pre-Secondary Summer Studies Program, for eighth graders entering the ninth grade in the Fall, is designed to solidify the educational background in English and Mathematics and to acquaint students with the demands of a college preparatory high school curriculum. It is recommended and encouraged to all incoming members of the Class of 2023.

There are multiple options for enrollment in the Pre-Secondary Programs:
- Expanded 4-week program of both Math and English: In addition to acclimating students to the demands of a college preparatory high school curriculum, students will engage in further curriculum, lessons on study skills, and a library orientation. 
- 2-week program of both Math and English: Session 1 runs from June 24 - July 5 (no class July 4); Session 2 runs from July 8 - July 19.
- For students placed in Level 1 or Honors, they have the option of taking either Math or English and the fundamentals of computing course. The fundamentals of computing course only has a 4-week option. 


Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and students are dismissed at 11:30 a.m., with a ten minute break between classes.  Dress code is relaxed.