Marlborough Summer School Registration is now open!
Registration for Marlborough Summer School is now open! We are proud to offer a wide variety of enrichment opportunities designed to inspire, challenge, and excite girls and boys to discover new talents and build on existing ones. Offered from June 26 - July 28, the five week program welcomes all students entering grades K through 9 in Fall 2017.
The Marlborough Summer School program emphasizes Art, Smart, and Heart. Art classes will teach students to express themselves through dance, painting, and music. Smart classes will reinforce skills, challenge students' abilities, and take them beyond traditional classroom learning. Heart classes will get students moving to develop their physical selves and improve their overall wellbeing.
Check out the 2017 course catalog on MarlboroughSummerSchool.org. Some classes are designated by grade, others by ability. Dates for classes are included in their descriptions with the earliest classes begin at 8:15 a.m. Before School Care is available beginning at 7:00 a.m. and After School Care ends at 5:00 p.m.
In addition to the Summer School program, we offer a Leadership Week for girls and sports camps.
Leadership Week is for girls entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2017. This special week helps girls to build confidence and experience activities that will help them become leaders. This workshop is has very limited enrollment. For Summer 2017, we will offer two sessions, June 12 - 16 and June 19 - 23, 2017.
Marlborough Summer School will also offer one-week day and evening time sports camps from June 19 - June 23, in addition to classes during its regular summer session. Sports camps include basketball and volleyball.
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English 7 introduces students from a wide representation of elementary schools to Marlborough's expectations. Students write frequently, learning to express themselves, both formally and informally, in expository and creative assignments. Personal experience and literature are springboards for writing assignments, oral presentations, and seminar-like discussions. Readings often include The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and an extended unit on poetry.
This course builds upon the reading and writing skills from English 7. Students are asked to write with increasing precision and sophistication as they explore various literary genres and archetypes, familiarize themselves with poetic devices, and analyze modes of characterization. Major texts often include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, House on Mango Street, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, and Genesis. More intensive grammar and vocabulary exercises support the enhanced demands placed on students' reading and writing.
English I is first and foremost a writing course, designed to prepare students for the type of writing they will do in the Upper School and beyond. The texts in the first semester are organized around the theme of "Finding One's Voice." Students are introduced to traditional components of rhetoric in crafting written and oral arguments. The year is spent practicing vivid and insightful ways to use these skills in literary analysis. Major texts often include The Joy Luck Club, Twelve Angry Men, Persepolis, The Catcher in the Rye, Macbeth, and a variety of short stories and poems.