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Middle School Courses

At a Glance

We're thrilled that you're interested in a summer experience for your Middle School student. Here's a bit of information to keep in mind as you review class options below:

  • The classes on this page are available to non-Westminster and Westminster students.
  • Westminster families should review course offerings on Wildcat Web for additional options and registration details.
  • Non-Westminster families may register online here beginning in April of 2020.
  • All one-week courses are $500.
  • Lunch is available only for students enrolled in both a morning and an afternoon session.
  • And finally, the four-week session simulates the Middle School experience mirroring its assessments, grades, and expectations. Families may select from a four-course/half-day option or a two-course/two-hour option. 

Please note that executive function, offered at no additional cost, is required for all rising sixth grade students enrolled in summer school. It is strongly encouraged for rising seventh grade students.

2019 One-Week Courses

Five Kingdoms in Five Days: The Science of Living Things | June 10-14

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Rising sixth – eighth

In this hands-on, lab-based course, students investigate appearance, reproduction, mobility, and functionality of the five kingdoms in which all living things are divided: monera, protist, fungi, plant, and animal kingdoms.

Let's Take a Trip: Art and Culture in the ATL | May 28-31

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rising sixth – eighth

Students take a cross-disciplinary journey visiting museums around the city. They explore art, architecture, culture, and history. Students also will have the opportunity to collaborate at The Hub, a newly-designed learning space at the High Museum.

Math & Photography: Patterns in Nature | June 3-7

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Rising sixth – eighth

Students use photography to explore Fibonacci spirals and the Golden ratio in their body while learning about irrational numbers. They become familiar with Fibonacci spirals in nature through photography and engaging lessons on phi and golden spirals. Students acquire skills in measurement and operations with irrational numbers and develop an appreciation for number patterns in the world.

Strategies That Work: Get a Jump on School | July 8-12

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Rising sixth and seventh

This course covers strategies for a successful start in Middle School. It is designed to improve planning and organization, active reading, writing basics, note-taking strategies, and study habits.

Woodworking with a Why | June 3-7

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rising sixth – eighth

Using woodworking tools and math, students create a product related to history and based on their interests. Past projects include a re-envisioning of the American flag. This is an introductory course, and no previous woodworking experience is required.

2019 Two-Week Course

Leadership Lab | June 3-14

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Rising sixth – eighth
$700

Part of Westminster’s vision is developing leaders of conscience. This course is open to students who hold a position of leadership and those interested in becoming leaders but have no experience. It builds on Westminster’s fifth grade Leadership 101 curriculum and prepares students to lead in Middle School and beyond.

2019 Four-Week Courses

Half-Day/Four-Class Option | June 3-28

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rising sixth and seventh
$2,520

The day begins with 35 minutes of advisement and executive function. It also includes 45- or 50-minute blocks of math, typing/computer, writing/study skills and reading/study skills. There is a 15-minute break after the first two class sessions.

 

Two-Hour/Two-Class Option | June 3-28

Rising sixth and seventh
$1,800

  • Sixth grade
    • 8:00 – 10:15 a.m.
    • Two course options: executive function, math, and typing/computer skills or executive function, writing/study skills, and reading/study skills
  • Seventh grade
    • 8:00 – 10:15 a.m.: executive function and two math classes or
    • 10:30 – noon: writing, reading, and study skills