Summer

2021 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Summer Programs

Every summer, Saint John's is proud to offer summer courses and programs for both Saint John's students and students throughout the community.

We have expanded our program offerings by partnering with Notre Dame Academy and Venerini Academy and offering a newly expanded, robust catalog of courses for students of all ages in a variety of interests. 

Whether your student is interested in academics, arts, athletics, college prep or any other topic, we have courses available to meet the interests of everyone! 

Please stay tuned for a registration information and full catalog of offerings coming soon.

Summer Programs at Saint John's will run in-person this year on the Saint John's High School campus in Shrewsbury in a variety of 1-, 2-, and 4- week options. 

For summer programs beginning on 6/21, Saint John's will follow the health and safety guidance from DESE currently in place for in-person learning. We will require all students and all staff to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. When outdoors students are not required to wear masks. Fully vaccinated educators do not have to wear masks outdoors while unvaccinated educators are encouraged to wear masks when outdoors.

For our incoming Saint John's students, please be sure to check out our Pre 9th courses in Math and English.

Should you have any questions relating to Summer Programs at Saint John's, please e-mail our Directors at sjsummer@stjohnshigh.org

Saint John's Students Only

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  • Robotics and Engineering: Developing STEM Skills

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: Robotics and Engineering: Developing STEM Skills

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: Robotics and Engineering: Developing STEM Skills

    AGE GROUP: Current & Incoming St. John’s Middle and High School students through Grade 9.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Students work in small (five students or fewer), guided groups on CAD, Building, modifying, and Programming of robots and machines. Task groups will be led in workshop-style by leading members of our world-class Pioneer Robotics (FTC) team.  For programming, we will use Arduino; for building, we will use Actobotics parts OR an Elegoo Uno R3 car kit or its equivalent.  You will also have direct access and use of our MakerSpace’s laser cutters, 3-D printers, and CNC routers.  The equipment in the Saint John’s MakerSpace is state-of-the-art.   Even if you are experienced in Arduino or have used Actobotics parts or an Elegoo kit, this course will offer many creative challenges.  Our ultimate goal is to build or modify a machine and program it for tele-op and autonomous activity which might include in-house competition.  Other foundational Engineering exercises are included in the curriculum as well. In addition to learning career skills in engineering, participants will have ample time to “get to know” a small crew of highly motivated and successful Saint John’s students.  

    Links for needed equipment to be furnished later this month.  Expected cost of parts is $100 - $125.  

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks, Afternoons from 1:00 - 4:30.    

    COST: $325 (Plus Approx. $100 for Elegoo R3 kit and extra parts.  Financial assistance may be available.)  

    SCHEDULE: June 21--July 2. Weekdays from 1 PM - 4:30 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Dr. Tonelli’s has taught physics and engineering through project based learning for 25 years, and has mentored Saint John's Pioneer Robotics (FTC Team 12589) for the last 4 years. The team has participated in the State Championship tournament all four years, and has made it to the finals twice and won the finals once.  This course’s student instructors include members of the Pioneer Robotics Team team that placed 20th (of 7,000 teams) in the world in 2019.  All of the course’s instructors are members of Pioneer Robotics FTC team 12589.  These team members represent the rising Saint John’s Eighth Grade through Senior classes, and are excellent students, teachers, and role models.  

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
  • SJ Leadership

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Leadership

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Leadership

    AGE GROUP: Current & Incoming Saint John’s students entering grades 7-10

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    In this course, students will develop as Saint John’s leaders. Student participants will think critically about their personal leadership styles and strengths, while also reflecting on the purpose of “leadership” in their lives and in their communities: at home, at school, and in the world.  More specifically, the students will understand how a good leader possesses the 5 spiritual values of the Xaverian brothers (humility, trust, zeal, compassion, and simplicity).  Through small and large group discussions, team building activities, guest speakers, reflections, and service opportunities as Covid restrictions allow, students will grow in harmony with God, themselves, and others as they work on becoming the best version of themselves. 


    COURSE LENGTH: One Week

    COST: $225

    SCHEDULE 

    Session 1: June 21 - June 25. Weekdays from 1 PM - 4 PM .

    Session 2:  June 28--July 2. Weekdays from 1 PM -  4 PM. 

    Session 3:  July 12- July 16: Weekdays from 9 AM -- 12 PM

    Session 4:  July 19--July 23: Weekdays from 9 AM -- 12 PM


    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Mr. Michael Foley grew up surrounded by the legendary leaders of Saint John’s.  A son of a veteran SJ teacher, coach, and leader, Michael has been surrounded by the Pioneer spirit his entire life.  He graduated from SJ in 2007 where he was the president of his senior class and captain of the football team.  He went on to be a 2 year captain of the football team at Assumption College and returned to Saint John’s right after his graduation in 2011. He has served in many roles here at his alma mater, including campus minister,  history teacher, Global Encounter-Haiti leader, and Assistant Varsity Football Coach.   

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
  • SJ Pre 7th - English

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 7th - English

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 7th - English

    AGE GROUP: Saint John’s students entering 7th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The primary focus of Pre-7th English is strengthening basic skills: grammar, sentence structure and composition, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study techniques. We will use a variety of short stories, poetry and other types of writing  in order to explore the different elements of English literature and language.

    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-7th Math program.

    This program is open to and strongly encouraged for any incoming Saint John's 7th grade student.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $250

    SCHEDULE:
    June 21st - July 2nd:  Weekdays from 9 - 10:30 or 10:30-12:00

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    tbd

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    sjsummer@stjohnshigh.org
  • SJ Pre 7th - Math

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 7th - Math

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 7th - Math

    AGE GROUP: Saint John’s students entering 7th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course is designed to reinforce the concepts and skills covered in the 6th grade mathematics curriculum and also to extend their knowledge into various Pre-Algebra topics that they will encounter in 7th grade.  This will give students a true “leg up” for their 7th grade math course. 

    The goal of this course is to solidify the student’s foundation of mathematics prior to starting at Saint John’s as a Grade 7 student in the fall but also give opportunities to extend and challenge their conceptual abilities and skills. The topics chosen for this course are some of the most important to review and to reinforce skills and knowledge prior to entering 7th grade. 

    Topics include: Order of operations, evaluating variable expressions, one-step equations, two step equations, Positive/Negative integer operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), and introduction to exponents rules. Additional topics may include more exponent rules, combining like terms, the distributive property, multi-step equations, and linear inequalities. 

    Note: Most students take this in conjunction with the Pre-7th English program.

    This program is open to and strongly encouraged for any incoming Saint John's 7th-grade student.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $250

    SCHEDULE:
    June 21st - July 2nd:  Weekdays from 9 - 10:30 or 10:30-12:00

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    tbd

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    sjsummer@stjohnshigh.org
  • SJ Pre 7th - Math & English (Full Program)

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 7th - Math & English (Full Program)

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 7th - Math & English (Full Program)

    AGE GROUP: Saint John’s students entering 7th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The Pre-7th Summer Studies Program, for students entering the seventh grade at Saint John's 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 middle and high school curriculum. 

    It is strongly recommended to and encouraged for all incoming members of the SJ Class of 2027.

    In addition to acclimating students to the demands of a college preparatory middle school curriculum, students will engage in further curriculum, lessons on study skills, and a library orientation.  

    Lastly, a focus on community building will be present in this course to help rising SJ 7th graders begin their journey into the SJ Brotherhood.  This will help them enter St. John’s with a greater sense of confidence and comfort due to the relationships created with fellow classmates and staff members.  

    Please see descriptions in "Pre-7th English" and "Pre-7th Math" for an overview of skills and topics covered in this combination course.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $495

    SCHEDULE:
    June 21st - July 2nd:  Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM. 

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    tbd

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    sjsummer@stjohnshigh.org
  • SJ Pre 8th - English

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 8th - English

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 8th - English

    AGE GROUP: Saint John’s students entering 8th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The primary focus of Pre-8th English is strengthening basic skills: grammar, sentence structure and composition, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study techniques. We will use a variety of short stories, poetry and other types of writing  in order to explore the different elements of English literature and language.

    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-8th Math program.

    This program is open to and strongly encouraged for any incoming Saint John's 8th grade student.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $250

    SCHEDULE: June 21st - July 2nd:  Weekdays from 9 - 10:30 or 10:30-12:00

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    My name is Lauren Favulli and I am a Middle School English teacher at the Br. Robert Treanor Middle School Division at Saint John’s High School. I have been teaching English for fourteen years to students in grades 7-12, as well as at the post-secondary level. I received my B.A. in English/Education from Assumption College and earned my M.Ed in Secondary Education from Worcester State University. I am looking forward to working with your child this summer in the English portion of the Pre-8th Grade Math & English program. I am eager to share my passion for writing and literature with your child, while also helping to prepare them for the eight grade.
     
    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    sjsummer@stjohnshigh.org
  • SJ Pre 8th - Math

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 8th - Math

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 8th - Math

    AGE GROUP: Saint John’s students entering 8th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course is designed to reinforce the concepts and skills covered in the 7th grade mathematics curriculum and also to extend knowledge into various Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1 topics that students will encounter in 8th grade.  This will give students a true “leg up” for their 8th grade math course. 

    The goal of this course is to solidify the student’s foundation of mathematics prior to starting his 8th grade math course and also give opportunities to extend and challenge his conceptual abilities and skills. The topics chosen for this course are some of the most important to review and to reinforce skills and knowledge prior to entering 8th grade. 

    Topics include: Order of Operations, Evaluating Algebraic Expressions, Solving Linear  Equations (One & Multi-Spep), Operations with Rational Numbers, and Operations with Exponential Numbers & Expressions. Additional topics may include Graphing & Interpreting Linear Functions, Graphing & Interpreting Linear Inequalities, and Solving Nonlinear Equations (Square Root, Quadratic, etc.) 

    Note: Most students take this in conjunction with the Pre-8th English program.

    This program is open to and strongly encouraged for any incoming Saint John's 8th-grade student.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $250

    SCHEDULE:
    June 21st - July 2nd:  Weekdays from 9 - 10:30 or 10:30-12:00

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    tbd

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    sjsummer@stjohnshigh.org
  • SJ Pre 8th - Math & English (Full Program)

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 8th - Math & English (Full Program)

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 8th - Math & English (Full Program)

    AGE GROUP: Saint John’s students entering 8th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The Pre-8th Summer Studies Program, for students entering the eighth grade at Saint John's 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 middle and high school curriculum. 

    It is recommended to and encouraged for all incoming members of the SJ Class of 2026.

    In addition to acclimating students to the demands of a college preparatory middle school curriculum, students will engage in further curriculum, lessons on study skills, and a library orientation.

    Lastly, a focus on community building will be present in this course to help rising SJ 7th graders begin their journey into the SJ Brotherhood.  This will help them enter St. John’s with a greater sense of confidence and comfort due to the relationships created with fellow classmates and staff members.  

    Please see descriptions in "Pre-8th English" and "Pre-8th Math" for an overview of skills and topics covered in this combination course.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $495

    SCHEDULE: June 21st - July 2nd:  Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM. 

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    tbd

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
     
  • SJ Pre 9th - English

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 9th - English

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 9th - English

    AGE GROUP: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The Pre 9th Summer Studies Program, for eighth graders entering the ninth grade at Saint John's 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 highly recommended and encouraged to all incoming members of the SJ Class of 2025.

    In addition to acclimating students to the demands of a college preparatory high school curriculum, students will engage in  cross-curricular lessons and skills which prepare a student to excel in a wide range of academic subjects.  Students will focus on 'Reading and Writing' college preparatory skills, including developing/discerning point of view, organizing paragraphs, finding and sorting facts, structuring sentences with proper grammar, and building vocabulary.  

    The teachers' ability to scaffold their lessons will be enhanced by their access to SJ upperclassmen who will be serving as classroom teacher aides.  These SJ peer tutors will not only help students academically, but they will also develop social relationships with them as they become members of the St. John's Brotherhood.  

    The four week version of the Pre 9th courses allow teachers to go into greater depth with the different topics covered and at a pace that helps each student to achieve mastery.  Likewise, this added time also allows for the possibility of a greater breadth of topics to be covered, developed, and mastered. 
    2-WEEK PROGRAM

    SESSION ONE (MORNING)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2, 2021
    TIME:  9:00 - 10:30 AM OR 10:30 - 12:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $295

    SESSION TWO (AFTERNOON)

    DATES: July 12 - July 23, 2021
    TIME:  1:00 - 2:30 PM OR 2:30 - 4:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $295


    4-WEEK PROGRAM

    SESSION 1 (MORNING)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2 AND July 12 - July 23
    TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 AM OR 10:30 - 12:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $395

    SESSION 2 (AFTERNOON)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2 AND July 12 - July 23
    TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM OR 2:30 - 4:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $395
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  • SJ Pre 9th - Math

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 9th - Math

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 9th - Math (4 Week)

    AGE GROUP:  Saint John’s students entering 9th grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The Pre 9th Summer Studies Program, for eighth graders entering the ninth grade at Saint John's 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 highly recommended and encouraged to all incoming members of the SJ Class of 2025.

    The Math portion of the SJ Pre-9th program will have a two-fold purpose.  First, teachers will develop, solidify, and advance the students' conceptual understanding and skills of the important Pre-Algebra topics that are essential for success in high school mathematics.  Next, teachers will introduce and develop the students' conceptual understanding and skills of the major Algebra topics that students will learn in 9th grade.  This will give students a "leg up" for their Freshman math class and put them in a much better position for success.  When necessary, teachers will remediate any lessons for students that need it in order for them to achieve mastery.  Likewise, for those students ready for more advanced material, teachers will move them at a challenging pace that allows them to interact with more advanced Algebraic concepts and skills. 

    The teachers' ability to scaffold their lessons will be enhanced by their access to SJ upperclassmen who will be serving as classroom teacher aides.  These SJ peer tutors will not only help students academically, but they will also develop social relationships with them as they become members of the Saint John's Brotherhood.  

    The four week version of the Pre 9th courses allow teachers to go into greater depth with the different topics covered and at a pace that helps each student to achieve mastery.  Likewise, this added time also allows for the possibility of a greater breadth of topics to be covered, developed, and mastered. 

    2-WEEK PROGRAM

    SESSION ONE (MORNING)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2, 2021
    TIME:  9:00 - 10:30 AM OR 10:30 - 12:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $295

    SESSION TWO (AFTERNOON)

    DATES: July 12 - July 23, 2021
    TIME:  1:00 - 2:30 PM OR 2:30 - 4:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $295


    4-WEEK PROGRAM

    SESSION ONE (MORNING)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2 AND July 12 - July 23
    TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 AM OR 10:30 - 12:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $395

    SESSION TWO (AFTERNOON)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2 AND July 12 - July 23
    TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM OR 2:30 - 4:00 PM 
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $395
  • SJ Pre 9th - Math & English (Full Program)

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY:  In House - SJ Only

    COURSE NAME: SJ Pre 9th - Math & English (Full Program)

    PURCHASING CODE: In House/SJ Only: SJ Pre 9th - Math & English (Full Program)

    AGE GROUP:  Saint John’s students entering 9th grade

    The Pre 9th Summer Studies Program, for eighth graders entering the ninth grade at Saint John's 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 SJ Class of 2025.

    In addition to acclimating students to the demands of a college preparatory high school curriculum, students will engage in  cross-curricular lessons and skills which prepare a student to excel in a wide range of academic subjects.  Students will focus on 'Reading and Writing' college preparatory skills, including developing/discerning of point of view, organizing paragraphs, finding and sorting facts, structuring sentences with proper grammar, and building vocabulary.  

    The Math portion of the SJ Pre-9th program will have a two-fold purpose.  First, teachers will develop, solidify, and advance the students' conceptual understanding and skills of the important Pre-Algebra topics that are essential for success in high school mathematics.  Next, teachers will introduce and develop the students' conceptual understanding and skills of the major Algebra topics that students will learn in 9th grade.  This will give students a "leg up" for their Freshman math class and put them in a much better position for success.  When necessary, teachers will remediate any lessons for students that need it in order for them to achieve mastery.  Likewise, for those students ready for more advanced material, teachers will move them at a challenging pace that allows them to interact with more advanced Algebraic concepts and skills. 

    The teachers' ability to scaffold their lessons will be enhanced by their access to SJ upperclassmen who will be serving as classroom teacher aides.  These SJ peer tutors will not only help students academically, but they will also develop social relationships with them as they become members of the St. John's Brotherhood. 


    2-WEEK PROGRAM

    SESSION ONE (MORNING)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2, 2021
    TIME:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1.5 hours for Math & 1.5 hours for English)
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $495

    SESSION TWO (AFTERNOON)

    DATES: July 12 - July 23, 2021
    TIME:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1.5 hours for Math & 1.5 hours for English)
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $495

    4-WEEK PROGRAM

    SESSION 1 (MORNING)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2 AND July 12 - July 23
    TIME:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1.5 hours for Math & 1.5 hours for English)
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $695

    SESSION 2 (AFTERNOON)

    DATES: June 21 - July 2 AND July 12 - July 23
    TIME:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1.5 hours for Math & 1.5 hours for English)
    GRADE LEVEL: Saint John’s students entering 9th grade for 2021-2022 school year
    COST: $695
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Notre Dame Academy Students Only

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  • NDA Pre 7th - Humanities

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: Summer-NDA

    COURSE NAME: 2021-NDA--Pre 9th Summer Program: Humanities

    AGE GROUP: Notre Dame Academy Incoming 7th Graders

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The Pre-7th Humanities course is open to and strongly encouraged for any rising and incoming Notre Dame Academy 7th-grade student. Over the course of the two-week program students will review grammar principles, complete their summer reading assignments, improve their writing skills, and develop their critical thinking and analytical skills. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to begin the rigorous 7th grade instruction at NDA.  (Students must obtain a copy of The Radium Girls: Young Reader’s Edition by Kate Moore before the start of class. Amazon.)

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $295

    SCHEDULE: June 21 - July 2. Weekdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM or 10:30 AM - 12 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Pam Mason - I have been a Latin and Religious Studies teacher at NDA for 4 years, and previously taught at the elementary and junior high level in Catholic schools in the Worcester, Boston, and Manchester NH dioceses. I also currently teach ESOL Level 1 to adult immigrants for Mount Wachusett Community College.  Literacy has always been a special focus of mine in the classroom, particularly when it comes to grammar and vocabulary development.  I look forward to helping you get your NDA journey off to a great start!

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
  • NDA Pre 7th - Math

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: Summer-NDA

    COURSE NAME: 2021-NDA--Pre 7th Summer Program: Math

    AGE GROUP: Notre Dame Academy Incoming 7th Graders

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course is designed to reinforce the mathematics covered in the 6th grade mathematics curriculum but also extend knowledge into Pre-Algebra concepts and topics. The goal of this course is to solidify the student’s foundation of mathematics prior to starting at Notre Dame as a Grade 7 student in the fall but also give opportunities to extend and challenge their conceptual abilities and skills. Through our experience teaching middle school mathematics, the topics chosen for this course are some of the most important to review and reinforce skills and knowledge prior to the fall. The course is open and designed for students entering Pre-Algebra in the fall. 

    Topics include: Working with all operations involving positive whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, order of operations, evaluating variable expressions, one-step equations, two step equations, and introduction to exponents rules if time permits. Most students take this in conjunction with the Pre-7th Humanities program.

    Students taking this course will be required to bring their own device (laptop or tablet) to class each day. 

    This program is open to and strongly encouraged for any incoming Notre Dame 7th-grade student.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $295

    SCHEDULE: June 21 - July 2. Weekdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM or 10:30 AM - 12 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHIES
    Kate Connor has been a math teacher at Notre Dame Academy for 5 years and is also a 1991 graduate of NDA.  She has a BA from St. Michael's College in Winooski Vermont and a Masters from Worcester State University.  She has taught 7th grade Math, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2 from grades 7-11.   She lives in Holden with her husband, 3 kids and 1 cat.

    Denise Shipp has been a Math teacher in area Catholic Schools for 17 years.  A graduate of NDA, she joined the NDA Math Faculty this year, teaching 7th & 8th Grade Math as well as Algebra I for Freshman.  Prior to teaching, she was a software engineer for almost 20 years at Raytheon Corporation.  She has a BA from Assumption University, a BS and MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  She is the ultimate Disney-addict, visiting Walt Disney World as often as possible.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Kate Connor (kconnor@nda-worc.org)
    Denise Shipp (dshipp@nda-word.org)
  • NDA Pre 7th - Math & Humanities (Full Program)

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: Summer-NDA

    COURSE NAME: NDA- Pre 7th- Full Program: Math and Humanities

    AGE GROUP: Notre Dame Academy Incoming 7th Graders

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course is designed to reinforce the mathematics covered in the 6th grade mathematics curriculum but also extend knowledge into Pre-Algebra concepts and topics. The goal of this course is to solidify the student’s foundation of mathematics prior to starting at Notre Dame as a Grade 7 student in the fall but also give opportunities to extend and challenge their conceptual abilities and skills. Through our experience teaching middle school mathematics, the topics chosen for this course are some of the most important to review and reinforce skills and knowledge prior to the fall. The course is open and designed for students entering Pre-Algebra in the fall. 

    Topics include: Working with all operations involving positive whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, order of operations, evaluating variable expressions, one-step equations, two step equations,and introduction to exponents rules if time permits. Most students take this in conjunction with the Pre-7th Humanities program.

    Students taking this course will be required to bring their own device (laptop or tablet) to class each day. 

    This program is open to and strongly encouraged for any incoming Notre Dame 7th-grade student.

    The Pre-7th Humanities course is open to and strongly encouraged for any rising and incoming Notre Dame Academy 7th-grade student. Over the course of the two-week program students will review grammar principles, complete their summer reading assignments, improve their writing skills, and develop their critical thinking and analytical skills. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to begin the rigorous 7th grade instruction at NDA.  (Students must obtain a copy of The Radium Girls: Young Reader’s Edition by Kate Moore before the start of class. Amazon.) 

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST:  $495

    SCHEDULE: June 21 - July 2. Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHIES
    Kate Connor has been a math teacher at Notre Dame Academy for 5 years and is also a 1991 graduate of NDA.  She has a BA from St. Michael's College in Winooski Vermont and a Masters from Worcester State University.  She has taught 7th grade Math, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2 from grades 7-11.   She lives in Holden with her husband, 3 kids and 1 cat.

    Denise Shipp has been a Math teacher in area Catholic Schools for 17 years.  A graduate of NDA, she joined the NDA Math Faculty this year, teaching 7th & 8th Grade Math as well as Algebra I for Freshman.  Prior to teaching, she was a software engineer for almost 20 years at Raytheon Corporation.  She has a BA from Assumption University, a BS and MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  She is the ultimate Disney-addict, visiting Walt Disney World as often as possible.

    Pam Mason  - I have been a Latin and Religious Studies teacher at NDA for 4 years, and previously taught at the elementary and junior high level in Catholic schools in the Worcester, Boston, and Manchester NH dioceses. I also currently teach ESOL Level 1 to adult immigrants for Mount Wachusett Community College.  Literacy has always been a special focus of mine in the classroom, particularly when it comes to grammar and vocabulary development.  I look forward to helping you get your NDA journey off to a great start!

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Kate Connor (kconnor@nda-worc.org)
    Denise Shipp (dshipp@nda-worc.org)
  • NDA Pre 9th - Humanities

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: Summer-NDA

    COURSE NAME: 2021-NDA--Pre 9th Summer Program: Humanities

    AGE GROUP: Notre Dame Academy Rising and Incoming 9th Graders

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The Pre-9th Humanities course is open to and strongly encouraged for any rising and incoming Notre Dame Academy 9th-grade student. Over the course of the two-week program students will review grammar principles, complete their summer reading assignments, improve their writing skills, and develop their critical thinking and analytical skills. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to begin the rigorous 9th grade instruction at NDA.  (Students must obtain a copy of The Radium Girls: Young Reader’s Edition by Kate Moore before the start of class. Amazon.)

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST: $295

    SCHEDULE: June 21 - July 2. Weekdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM or 10:30 AM - 12 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHIES
    Sam Cook teaches social studies at Notre Dame Academy. She has her BA in psychology and an undergraduate certificate in organizational leadership from Thomas Edison State University. In the classroom, she can be found challenging students in their critical thinking skills and telling stories from history. She lives in central MA with her husband and their feisty one-year old pup.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    scook@nda-worc.org
  • NDA Pre 9th - Math

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: Summer-NDA

    COURSE NAME: 2021-NDA--Pre 9th Summer Program: Math--Algebra 1 or 2 for 9th graders

    AGE GROUP: Notre Dame Academy Rising and Incoming Freshman 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course is strongly recommended for Notre Dame students entering Grade 9.  This course will focus on the prerequisites for Algebra I (H) or Algebra II (AH), including but not limited to Integers, Slope, Linear Forms of Equations, Coordinate Plane Graphing, Solving Multi-Step Equations, Exponents, Matrices, and Imaginary Numbers.

    Students taking this course will be required to bring their own device (tablet or laptop) to class daily.

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST:  $295

    SCHEDULE: June 21 - July 2. Weekdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM or 10:30 AM - 12 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHIES
    Kate Connor has been a math teacher at Notre Dame Academy for 5 years and is also a 1991 graduate of NDA.  She has a BA from St. Michael's College in Winooski Vermont and a Masters from Worcester State University.  She has taught 7th grade Math, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2 from grades 7-11.   She lives in Holden with her husband, 3 kids and 1 cat.

    Denise Shipp has been a Math teacher in area Catholic Schools for 17 years.  A graduate of NDA, she joined the NDA Math Faculty this year, teaching 7th & 8th Grade Math as well as Algebra I for Freshman.  Prior to teaching, she was a software engineer for almost 20 years at Raytheon Corporation.  She has a BA from Assumption University, a BS and MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  She is the ultimate Disney-addict, visiting Walt Disney World as often as possible.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Kate Connor (kconnor@nda-worc.org)
    Denise Shipp (dshipp@nda-word.org)
  • NDA Pre 9th - Math & Humanities (Full Program)

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: Summer-NDA

    COURSE NAME: NDA--Pre 9th Full Program: Math and Humanities

    AGE GROUP:  Notre Dame Academy Rising and Incoming Freshman 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course is strongly recommended for Notre Dame students entering Grade 9.  This course will focus on the prerequisites for Algebra I (H) or Algebra II (AH), including but not limited to Integers, Slope, Linear Forms of Equations, Coordinate Plane Graphing, Solving Multi-Step Equations, Exponents, Matrices, and Imaginary Numbers.

    Students taking this course will be required to bring their own device (tablet or laptop) to class daily.

    The Pre-9th Humanities course is open to and strongly encouraged for any rising and incoming Notre Dame Academy 9th-grade student. Over the course of the two-week program students will review grammar principles, complete their summer reading assignments, improve their writing skills, and develop their critical thinking and analytical skills. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to begin the rigorous 9th grade instruction at NDA.  (Students must obtain a copy of The Radium Girls: Young Reader’s Edition by Kate Moore before the start of class. Amazon.)
     
    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks 

    COST:  $495

    SCHEDULE: June 21 - July 2. Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES
    Kate Connor has been a math teacher at Notre Dame Academy for 5 years and is also a 1991 graduate of NDA.  She has a BA from St. Michael's College in Winooski Vermont and a Masters from Worcester State University.  She has taught 7th grade Math, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2 from grades 7-11.   She lives in Holden with her husband, 3 kids and 1 cat.

    Denise Shipp has been a Math teacher in area Catholic Schools for 17 years.  A graduate of NDA, she joined the NDA Math Faculty this year, teaching 7th & 8th Grade Math as well as Algebra I for Freshman.  Prior to teaching, she was a software engineer for almost 20 years at Raytheon Corporation.  She has a BA from Assumption University, a BS and MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  She is the ultimate Disney-addict, visiting Walt Disney World as often as possible.

    Sam Cook teaches social studies at Notre Dame Academy. She has her BA in psychology and an undergraduate certificate in organizational leadership from Thomas Edison State University. In the classroom, she can be found challenging students in their critical thinking skills and telling stories from history. She lives in central MA with her husband and their feisty one-year old pup.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Kate Connor (kconnor@nda-worc.org)
    Denise Shipp (dshipp@nda-worc.org)

Academics

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  • Feeling Lucky? Exploring Probability in Games of Chance

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - Academics

    COURSE NAME: Feeling Lucky? Exploring Probability in Games of Chance

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Academics: Feeling Lucky? Exploring Probability in Games of Chance

    AGE GROUP: High School.  Co-ed, grades 8-12. Algebra 1 is a prerequisite.   

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This two-week enrichment course will provide you with an intuitive and practical introduction to Probability Theory.  Using well-known games involving dice, coins, and playing cards, you will learn to apply Probability Theory in various situations.
     
    The course will explore Combinatorics, Permutations & Combinations, Probabilities of Dependent & Independent Events, Probabilities of Inclusive & Exclusive Events, and Bayes Theorem.
     
    COURSE LENGTH: Two Week Course

    COST & SCHEDULE: 
     
    $150

    July 12--July 23:  Weekdays from 1 PM -- 2:30 PM

    LOCATION: On Saint John’s Campus, with remote access possible

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Mr. Charlie Eppinger joined the Saint John’s faculty in 2007 and has taught high school math since 2001.  Prior to teaching, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame and worked as a Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Finance Manager for Newell Rubbermaid.  He also teaches economics and coaches baseball at St. John’s.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Charlie Eppinger ceppinger@stjohnshigh.org 
  • Latin and Greek for the Healthcare Field

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - Academic

    COURSE NAME: Latin and Greek for the Healthcare Field

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Academic: Latin and Greek for the Healthcare Field

    AGE GROUP: All High School students & recent graduates

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Are you interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field?  Get a jump start on learning medical terminology by exploring the system of Latin and Greek prefixes, root words, and suffixes that make up these very precise (and often long and confusing!) words.  We’ll have fun delving into these terms and becoming more familiar with them so they’re not nearly as intimidating!  This course will take place and utilize the facilities on the Notre Dame Academy campus.

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week

    COST: $175

    SCHEDULE: June 21--June 25 from 1 PM - 4 PM

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    I have been a Latin and Religious Studies teacher at NDA for 4 years, and previously taught in Catholic Schools in the Boston, Worcester, and Manchester NH dioceses.  I am also an ACE certified personal trainer and RYT200hr Yoga Instructor with recent college coursework in Human Biology and Anatomy and Physiology.  I love to help others see the real-world applications of Latin and Greek in our lives today!

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Pam Mason: pmason@nda-worc.org 

Athletics

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  • Basketball Camp

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY:  General - Athletics

    COURSE NAME: SJ Basketball Camp

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Athletics: SJ Basketball Camp

    AGE GROUP: Boys entering grades 6 - 10 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Players will learn the fundamentals of the game from Assistant Varsity Coach Michael Curran and recent Saint John’s players. Through various competitions, skill instruction, and games, each camper will develop as individual and team players in a fun and competitive environment.  

    Basketballs: If campers plan to bring their own basketball, they should make sure to put their name on it. Outdoor basketballs will also be available for campers. 

    Lunch: Students may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch in advance through the SJ Summer Program. Lunch and free time will occur in the air-conditioned cafeteria during the middle of each day. 

    Snack Station: Snacks, waters, and gatorades will be available for cash purchase. 

    What to Bring: All campers should bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Campers are encouraged to bring drawstring bags or backpacks to keep their water, sunscreen, and other personal items together. 


    COURSE LENGTH: One Week    

    COST: $325

    SCHEDULE: 
     July 12 - July 15
    Weekdays from 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday-Thursday (Friday - rain date)


    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY:
    Coach Curran has been an assistant for the Saint John’s Varsity for the past nine years, working under legendary coach Bob Foley, the all-time wins leader in New England high school basketball history. Over those nine years, Coach Curran has been a part of three district championship teams, including one state finalist, and the Pioneers have compiled a 157-44 record. He also spent seven seasons as the Saint John’s Freshman coach where his teams competed against public, private, and prep schools and put together a combined 119-25 record. Prior to Saint John’s, he worked with the Fairfield University basketball team under Coach Tim O’Toole, the current Associate Head Coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He also worked summer basketball camp for Coach Ed Cooley, the current Head Coach of Providence College. In addition, he spent a year on the Millis High School basketball staff. He played his high school basketball at rival Xaverian Brothers High School. An English teacher for the last ten years at Saint John’s, Coach Curran currently teaches freshman, junior, and senior English working with every level of student from college prep to AP.  

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO


  • Intramural Sports

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY:  General - Athletics

    COURSE NAME: Intramural Sports

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Athletics: Intramural Sports

    AGE GROUP: All boys & girls entering grades 5-10 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Do you want to make new friends?  Do you want to get out and get some exercise playing sports that you love and finding new sports to try? Join us on campus for one or for several weeks with a fun and recreational approach to athletics.  “Pickup basketball”, flag football, and many other games will be set up and supervised by our intramural team here on campus.  Prepare yourself for good times and good fun!!  (Note: This course will be held LIVE on the Saint John’s campus.)  

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week    

    COST: $150 per week

    SCHEDULE: 
    Session 1: June 21 - June 25. Weekdays from 10 AM to 12 PM.

    Session 2:  June 28 -July 2. Weekdays from 1 PM to 3 PM.

    Session 3:  July 12 - July 16: Weekdays from 10 AM to 12 PM.

    Session 4:  July 19 -July 23: Weekdays from 10 AM to 12 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    My name is Demetrius Safford class of 2015 here at Saint John’s High School. I currently work at St. John’s as one of the High School Dean of Students. I attend Worcester State University where I major in Sociology. As a graduate of SJ and avid pickup-basketball player, I am thrilled I was called upon to run the summer session intramural program. I cannot wait to meet everyone and honestly just have a blast playing sports and seeing us grow as a program.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
  • Softball Clinic

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - Athletics

    COURSE NAME: Softball Clinic

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Athletics: Softball Clinic

    AGE GROUP: All students ages 6-12

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This clinic will focus on all softball skills: fielding, hitting, base running, etc. Students interested in learning the fundamentals of softball or who would like to hone their skills over the summer are encouraged to participate in this clinic. This clinic will take place and utilize the facilities on the Notre Dame Academy campus

    COURSE LENGTH: Four Weeks

    COST: $80

    SCHEDULE: June 21--July 2 & July 12--July 23, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 7 PM

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Glenn Quirk is currently the coach of the 16U and 18U Wachusett Stars team. He has been coaching softball for 10 years. He also runs the Hittrax analysis at the CRA in Holden and gives private lessons. Glenn will be assisted by seasoned student athletes. 

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Glenn Quirk & Kate Connor: kconnor@nda-worc.org 

    Minimum: 22 students
  • Tennis Camp

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - Athletics

    COURSE NAME: Tennis Camp

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Athletics: Tennis Camp

    AGE GROUP: Boys and Girls entering grades 5th through 10th.


    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This tennis camp is for 5th through 10th graders and will take place on the St. John’s campus utilizing their premier tennis courts facility. We will start each camp with a dynamic warmup that will improve your child’s mobility, flexibility, quickness, and strength. Then I will show your child the proper technique on the forehand, backhand, serve, and volley’s that the professional tennis players are currently using. We will master the technique of each shot through feeding drills. Then, we play fun games and matches where your child can practice the different shots he/she learned in a competitive yet mutually supportive atmosphere. Parents can have three expectations with this camp. First, they can expect that their child will have a great time. I create a positive upbeat atmosphere and organize every drill and game in a way that will keep your child engaged, smiling, and excited. Second, parents can expect that their child’s tennis game will improve. I have spent thousands of hours researching how the top tennis coaches in the world successfully teach junior tennis players. Third, parents can expect that their child will learn the application of life values to tennis. I’ve organized each drill and game to emphasize certain values such as positivity, mutual support, critical thinking, patience, grit, compassion, fearlessness, humbleness, organization, and active listening.  

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week 

    COST: $225

     SCHEDULE: July 19 - July 23 Weekdays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Chris says, “I finished my junior tennis career ranked #1 in New England in the 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s. During this time, I was coached by Francisco Montoya who coached both Serena and Venus Williams. I went to Bates College where I finished a two-time All-American. I received a scholarship to New England Law and I am currently in my third year of law school. I created the Chris Ellis Tennis Academy (www.ChrisEllisTennisAcademy.com) to use tennis as a vehicle to teach tennis players the same values I learned as a Saint John’s student such as unconditional love, positivity, mutual support, critical thinking, patience, grit, compassion, fearlessness, humbleness, organization, and active listening. Check out the many articles and videos I have made about the five essentials of tennis (technique, strategy, mindset, fitness, and nutrition) on the videos and articles section of my website: chrisellistennisacademy.com

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    sjsummer@stjohnshigh.org 
  • Vinyasa Yoga for Teens

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - Athletics

    COURSE NAME:  Family Vinyasa Yoga

    Purchase Code: General/Athletics: Family Vinyasa Yoga

    AGE GROUP: All ages (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Looking for a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together?  Yoga can be a great way to gain strength and flexibility and reduce stress.  Come as a group of 2, 3, 4...or just yourself! Open to any age that would be able to participate in a 1.5 hour class (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). All abilities are welcome - no experience necessary!  

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week

    COST: $40/person (includes both evening classes)

    SCHEDULE:  July 12-16, Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    I have been a Latin and Religious Studies teacher at NDA for 4 years, and previously taught in Catholic Schools in the Boston, Worcester, and Manchester NH dioceses.  I am also an ACE certified personal trainer and RYT200hr Yoga Instructor with YogaAlliance.  I love to help others gain awareness of the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit!

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Pam Mason: pmason@nda-worc.org 


Arts

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  • A Study on Star Wars

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - Arts 

    COURSE NAME: A Study on Star Wars

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Arts: A Study on Star Wars

    AGE GROUP: All students entering grades 9-12

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”
    The world of cinema and pop culture has never been the same since those iconic words graced the silver screen.
    Join us in the rebel alliance to study the cinematic world which George Lucas envisioned...

    The following course includes:
      - Discussing all 11 Star Wars films
      - Analyzing the films visual styles and themes
      - Studying the effects Star Wars has had on Hollywood since 1977

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week 

    COST: $175

    SCHEDULE: July 5 - July 9. Weekdays from 7 PM - 10 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    My name is Tom Zupicich. I graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California. While there, I spent four years studying film and graduated with my degree in Screenwriting. Since then I’ve been working as a videographer and helped work on various local productions in the state of Massachusetts.

    I’m so honored and excited to be teaching this class. My hope is that you will finish this course having not just a greater appreciation for the filmmaking process, but being able to apply this knowledge to better analyze and have a deeper connection with your favorite movies.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
  • Fine Arts Fun

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY:  General - Arts

    COURSE NAME: Fine Arts Fun

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Arts: Fine Arts Fun

    AGE GROUP: All boys & girls entering grades 5-10 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Do you like to draw? Do you like to sing?  Have you ever improvised a scene from a show or told a joke?  Want to develop your creative talents and see how much fun you can have in the process? Join us on campus for one or for several weeks with a fun and recreational approach to the fine arts.  Drawing, singing, theater, improv and music will be introduced and supervised by our talented staff here on campus.   (Note: This course will be held LIVE on the Saint John’s campus.)  

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week    

    COST: $150 per week

    SCHEDULE: 
    Session 1: June 21 - June 25. Weekdays from 1 PM - 3 PM .

    Session 2:  June 28--July 2. Weekdays from 1 PM - 3 PM 

    Session 3:  July 12- July 16: Weekdays from 1 PM - 3 PM

    Session 4:  July 19--July 23: Weekdays from 1 PM - 3 PM


    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
     
    Ms. Christine Petkus

    I teach at Saint John’s Middle School and have a Masters in Music from the New England Conservatory and extensive performing and training experience, both regionally and abroad. A Summer introduction to the fine arts is a great way to hone skills, gain valuable experience and confidence to grow in one’s love of the arts which can be enjoyed throughout life.  

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
  • Harry Potter: From Page to Screen

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY:  General - Arts

    COURSE NAME: Harry Potter: From Page to Screen 

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Arts: Harry Potter: From Page to Screen 

    AGE GROUP: All High School aged students

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Grab your wand and your broom!
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express to learn the magic of filmmaking
    through the cinematic world of Harry Potter!

    This course includes:
      - Discussing all 8 Harry Potter films
      - Examining the pros and cons of adaptation
      - Analyzing the films' visual styles and themes
      - Studying the effects Harry Potter has had on Hollywood

    (This course will be taught entirely online and remotely.)  


    COURSE LENGTH: One Week

    COST: $175

    SCHEDULE: July 12 - July 16. Weekdays from 7 PM - 10 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    My name is Tom Zupicich. I graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California. While there, I spent four years studying film and graduated with my degree in Screenwriting. Since then I’ve been working as a videographer and helped work on various local productions in the state of Massachusetts.

    I’m so honored and excited to be teaching this class. My hope is that you will finish this course having not just a greater appreciation for the filmmaking process, but being able to apply this knowledge to better analyze and have a deeper connection with your favorite movies.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
  • Introduction to Dance

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - Arts

    COURSE NAME: Introduction to Dance

    PURCHASING CODE: General/Arts: Introduction to Dance

    AGE GROUP: All Middle and High School aged boys and girls.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Students will be familiarized with different styles of dance through movement and hands-on experience. They’ll learn about the technique and different approaches to ballet, lyrical, modern, jazz, and musical theatre. This would be a fantastic opportunity for students hoping to be involved in theater or dance in the coming years to learn the fundamentals of this art. No previous experience is necessary.  This program will take place on the Notre Dame Academy campus and will utilize the school’s dance studio and other facilities.

    Students may use their own dance shoes such as jazz shoes or ballet slippers, but are not required.

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week

    COST: $175

    SCHEDULE: June 21--June 25 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Lauren Inman has been dancing since she was two and started assisting classes in high school. In college she was a part of the school's dance team and was a choreographer. She now teaches grades 7-10 dance at NDA.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO


College Prep

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  • College Essay Bootcamp

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - College Prep

    COURSE NAME: College Essay Bootcamp

    PURCHASING CODE: General/College Prep: College Essay Bootcamp

    AGE GROUP: All students entering grades 11-12

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course, intended mainly for rising seniors, will take students through the process of composing engaging, authentic, well-written personal statements. Students will consider how they wish to brand themselves as they move through the process of brainstorming, drafting, and editing. They will read and discuss samples that work, share and workshop their own writing, and receive regular feedback from the instructor. The goal is to end the session with a workable draft that can be used on the Common Application in the fall.

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week (Remote) 

    COST: $250

    SCHEDULE: 

    Session 1: June 21--June 25th:  Weekdays from 6 PM - 9 PM.
                 
    Session 2: July 12--July 16th:  Weekdays from 6 PM - 9 PM.
              

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    I have been teaching literature and writing at the high school level, both here in the States and abroad, for nearly three decades, and I currently teach senior English at Notre Dame Academy. Through my undergraduate studies at Holy Cross and graduate degree at Middlebury College, I became passionate about the power of the written word as both communication and artistic expression. Exploring the writing of others helps us not only to gain knowledge and understanding, but also to become more effective communicators ourselves. A self-proclaimed grammar nerd, I love exploring the intricacies and logic of expression.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO

    David Christie dchristie@stjohnshigh.org or dchristie@nda-worc.org
  • SAT Prep

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - College Prep

    COURSE NAME: SAT Prep

    PURCHASING CODE: General/College Prep: SAT Prep

    AGE GROUP: All students entering grades 10 - 12.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    This course provides students with the tools they need to achieve their highest SAT (or PSAT) scores as well as practice in writing College Application Essays. In addition to overall test strategies, students will be taught the specific Concepts and Skills that are tested in the Math, Reading, & Writing portions of both the PSAT and SAT. Through direct instruction, peer collaboration, and individual work, students will benefit from a variety of effective learning strategies to help them accomplish their college prep goals.  

    COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks

    COST: $450 (Session 1-Remote) or $500 (Session 2-In Person)

    SCHEDULE

    Session 1: Remote 
    June 21--July 2nd. Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM  

    Session 2: In-Person
    July 12 - July 23. Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM  

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Mr. Michael Hughes has been a member of the Saint John’s High School Religious Studies Department since 1998. Mr. James Kelly has been a member of the Leominster High School Mathematic Department since 2003. In 2008, we began offering SAT Prep courses and have continued to do so every year since with great success. Our students have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit-based college scholarships and have secured more college acceptances due to their score increases. 

    For more information, please visit www.KellyandHughesSAT.com or contact us at KellyandHughesSAT@gmail.com.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO

More

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  • Model United Nations Workshop

    SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - More 

    COURSE NAME: Model United Nations Workshop 

    PURCHASING CODE: General/More:  Model United Nations Workshop

    AGE GROUP: All Middle School and High School aged students

    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    The Model United Nations workshop will introduce interested students at the middle and high school level to what the Model United Nations is locally and nationally, fundamentals of parliamentary procedure, how to write background papers, position papers and U.N. resolutions. Students will be engaged in active simulations, moderated and unmoderated caucuses. This workshop will prepare students to attend both local as well as national conferences. The course will feature experienced students as teacher assistants who have participated in local MUN programs at Saint John's Prep in Danvers and B.C. High. Students will frequently break into small groups and compete in simulations on such topics as the ethics of torture, climate change, illegal drug use in the Olympics, genetic engineering, and gender transitioning.

    This program will take place on the Notre Dame Academy campus and utilize their facilities. (Note: Both weeks of the program will have unique activities, so sign up for one week or stay for two in a row!)

    COURSE LENGTH: One Week

    COST: $175

    SCHEDULE  

    Session 1: June 21 - June 25. Weekdays from 1 PM - 4 PM. .

    Session 2:  June 28--July 2. Weekdays from 1 PM -  4 PM. 

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    Carl Wilson is a long term History, English, and Social Studies teacher at both Saint John's High School and Notre Dame Academy and has prepared students to attend national MUN Conferences in New York and at Georgetown University, Harvard University and the University of Chicago. Three rising seniors from the Notre Dame Academy MUN Program, Emma O'Connor (Secretary-General), Olivia Diorio (Treasurer and Chair of the Cabinet), and Jacqueline Letendre, will serve as teacher assistants.

    INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO
    Carl H. Wilson Sr - cwilson@nda-worc.org
  • Mon Bistrot: French Language, Culture, and Cuisine

    SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: General - More

    COURSE NAME: Mon Bistrot: French Language, Culture, and Cuisine 

    PURCHASING CODE: General/More: Mon Bistrot: French Language, Culture, and Cuisine

    AGE GROUP: Middle School and High School

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
    “Prepare French classics with Saint John’s French teacher, Monsieur Lizotte. 3 classic dishes each day!”

    “With sessions both in French and English, students will practice basic safe knife skills & mise en place preparation, while learning about common French methods of cooking. The morning starts with recipe review, with ‘brigades' beginning work on the menu du jour. Each day ends with a shared meal. In order to involve as much participation as possible while respecting Covid protocols, only 8 students may register per session. Participants will take home personalized souvenirs and of course, any leftovers!”

    Example Menus Include:
    A Baguette Challenge. 
    Entrées: Soupe à l’Oignon•Ratatouille•Salade de Chèvre Chaud•Soupe aux Poireaux. 
    Plats Principaux: Boeuf Bourguignon•Coq au Vin•Blanquette de Veau•Sole Meunière.  
    Nos Desserts: Clafoutis•Mousse au Chocolat•Crêpes•Profiteroles & Eclair”

    Note: This course will utilize the Salem Student Commons on Saint John’s Campus, but is open to all students.


    COURSE LENGTH: One Week

    COST: $300

    SCHEDULE: 
    Session 1: June 21--June 24. Mon--Thurs from 9 AM - 2 PM.

    Session 2: June 28--July 2.   Mon--Thurs from 9 AM - 2 PM.

    INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
    A veteran teacher at Saint John’s, and a regular chaperone for the French trips to Paris, Quebec, and Guadeloupe, Mr. Lizotte loves French culture, language, and cuisine wherever it is found.  In a year in which travel opportunities have been restricted, he is excited to bring a touch of France to Central Mass. and create a language immersion experience which doesn’t require a passport. Learn a language, live a culture!  

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