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Summer Programs at Moorestown Friends School


Summer Programs at Moorestown Friends School Exceptional Teachers and Outstanding Facilities Moorestown Friends School offers a variety of summer learning opportunities for students in prekindergarten through high school. Summer Programs Master Teachers are MFS faculty and department heads with multiple years of teaching experience. They hold undergraduate and advanced degrees from major American colleges and universities such as Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, New York University, Notre Dame, Haverford, and Wesleyan. Summer Programs are held on the school’s beautiful 48-acre campus in Moorestown, NJ. Students enjoy the use of many of the school’s facilities, including: • Hartman Hall, a newly renovated classroom building that opened in 2012 • Greenleaf Mansion and outdoor play area • Field House Gym, home to MFS varsity athletics during the school year • Computer, Music, Technology, and Science Laboratories • The White Building and Playground, home to Beginnings at MFS: The Moorestown Friends School Early Childhood Program • Woods and Wetland Areas All indoor spaces are air–conditioned.


Summer Scholars MFS Summer Scholars learn and collaborate with peers and master teachers to produce exciting, hands-on, student-centered projects. They have the opportunity to further personal interests by participating in activities related to academics, arts, sports, music, science, and fun!

Mini Scholars Ages: Four- and five-year-olds (must be four by September 30, 2014) Dates: July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25 Times: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $180 per week 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $240 per week Young children are wired to explore and to learn through play and motion. Moorestown Friends School Mini Scholars get to do just that. We invite your four- or five-year-old child to join us this summer for a unique experience of learning, interacting with others, cooperating, communicating, and growing in resilience and resourcefulness. The programs offers small class sizes with a typical 1:6 teacher/student ratio. Choose from one of these exciting programs each week: Program 1: Science Investigations and Mandarin Chinese • Center Exploration and Teacher Activity Time • An Introduction to Mandarin Chinese • Playground Time and Water Play • Hands-on Science Explorations • Morning and Closing Meeting Program 2: Passport Around the World: International Cooking and Dance • Center Exploration and Teacher Activity Time • Cooking Healthy Snacks from Around the World • Playground Time and Water Play • International Dance and Games • Morning and Closing Meeting 2


Junior Scholars Ages: Full-Day: Half-Day: Dates:

Students Entering Grades 1-6 $450 per week 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. $285 per week 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-August 1, August 4-8

Junior Scholars experience the best of both learning and summer fun. Mornings are spent learning and collaborating with peers and teachers on hands-on, studentcentered projects. Afternoon activities include swimming, arts, and athletics. Students in grades 4-6 may opt to take an afternoon mini-course.

GRADES 1-3 DAILY SCHEDULE 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Primary Course 12 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Activity Time Choose weekly from activities run by MFS teachers, sports specialists, and resident artists. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Swimming Enjoy swimming in separate sections designated for experienced or beginner swimmers. 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Action Room Spend time playing and working on individual or collaborative creative projects of your choice.

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GRADES 1-3 COURSE OFFERINGS (Descriptions at summer.mfriends.org): July 7-11: • All Cracked Up: The Mysteries of Plate Tectonics • Dollars and Sense • Tune-in and Tune-out: Mindfulness and Healthy Living July 14-18: • Animal Fables and Trickster Tales • Design Thinking: Hamster Haven • Squirm with a Worm: Worms, Dirt and Composting July 21-25: • Integrating Literature with Engineering • Musical Theater: Peter and the Wolf • What’s for Dinner?: Predators and Prey July 28 - August 1: • Cookienomics • Observing the Habitats Around Us • Take a Seat! The Architecture and Design of Chairs August 4-8: • Legend of the Long: Learning About Chinese Culture • Physics: Marble Roller Coasters • Spilling Ink: Creative Writers’ Club

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GRADES 4-6 DAILY SCHEDULE 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 12 - 12:30 p.m. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Primary Course Lunch Swimming Mini-Course or Free Choice

GRADES 4-6 COURSE OFFERINGS (Descriptions at summer.mfriends.org): July 7-11: • Young Inventors Workshop • Musical Theater (Week 1) July 14-18 • Common Cents: Business for Kids • Musical Theater (Week 2) July 21-25 • Biomechanics: The Science of Sports • Engineering and Technology for Girls • Filmmaking (Week 1) July 28 - August 1 • Chinese Cooking and Culture • Filmmaking (Week 2) August 4-8 • Architecture: Forts, Clubhouses, and Swings • Animation Afternoon Mini-Course Options: July 7-11: Chain Reactions: Rube Goldberg Design July 14-18: Mixed Bag Science July 21-25: The Science Behind Worms July 28 - August 1: LEGO® Robotics August 4-8 Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design All Weeks: Art Exploration with Erick Pérez

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Senior Scholars Ages: Dates: Times:

Students Entering Grades 7-9 July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-August 1, August 4-8 Courses meet Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Senior Scholars choose one area of study and engage in a fun, creative, and academically rich program. They learn through hands-on activities and projects supported by superior technological resources and instruction. Scholars receive reports at the end of the session which can be sent to the child’s school if desired. Chemistry: Kitchen Science and Nutrition (3 weeks, July 7-25) $1450 Students will conduct experiments, participate in nutrition analyses, and prepare seasonal meals in a sustainable manner. They will learn principles of nutrition such as fat versus carbohydrates, vegetarianism, and supplement usage. Students who are interested in careers in biological and chemical sciences will enjoy this course. Singer-Songwriter Workshop (3 weeks, July 7-25) $1450 Each day will consist of vocal technique class and individual voice instruction to hone vocal skills, in addition to song study, lyric-writing sessions, rehearsals, and studio recording. Students will collaborate with scholars in the Video and Audio Production course, documenting their performances in a music video. Video and Audio Production Workshop (3 weeks, July 7-25) $1450 Students engage in the art of music video production from concept to postproduction, including inception, design, storyboarding, pre-production, audio recording, video recording, and editing. In collaboration with the Summer Scholars Singer-Songwriter Workshop, students will produce and direct real music videos. Journalism and Publishing: $1450 Making an Online Magazine (3 weeks, July 7-25) Students will produce a magazine on a topic of their choice, culminating in a published online product. Throughout the course, they will critically evaluate magazines and meet with professionals in the field, sharpening writing skills such as brevity, clarity, voice, and audience; photography skills such as composition, lighting, and editing; and graphic design skills such as typography, color, layout, and interactive digital features. Computer Programming and Digital Art (3 weeks, July 7-25) $1450 Scholars will learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CS6, including filters, layers, masks, and other tools necessary to create graphic designs. Then they will be introduced to programming, first using the Code.org site and AppShed and then moving towards Python, Java, and JavaScript. Students will create final projects as well: webpages and apps created with their original digital artwork. 6


Mock Trial $970 (2 weeks, July 28 - August 8) Scholars will take a case from a series of assumed facts to a jury’s decision. Through research and collaborative work, students will learn about the legal system, the role of the prosecution and defense in trial cases, and how to properly prepare and present oral arguments. The class will culminate in a mock trial simulation with prosecution, defense, and witnesses. Filmmakers Workshop $970 (2 weeks, July 28 - August 8) Students will work as a team to develop a narrative video from beginning to end — from original script development, cinematic design, storyboarding, and pre-production, to video recording, directing, acting, and all facets of post-production. The course will culminate with a premiere party of the group video and accompanying trailers. Science, Robotics, and Engineering Competitions $970 (2 weeks, July 28 - August 8) Students will compete in hands-on events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Each day the events will vary, but all will fall under the main categories of Science Concepts and Knowledge, Processes and Thinking Skills, and Application and Technology. Exploring Three-Dimensional Art – Space (1 week, July 28 - August 1) $485 Students will create three-dimensional art projects that explore concepts of space, from the tiny innermost concepts of space to the vast distances of outer space. Participants will investigate different ideas and then develop both individual pieces and large scale group installations. They will receive a collection of photographs of their work, in addition to the original projects, that can be added to their portfolios. Musical Theater Audition Preparation Workshop $485 (1 week, August 4-8) Student actors and singers will work intensively to develop audition skills and confidence. Each day will include intensive vocal instruction, repertoire coaching, dramatic exercises, and character development. In this master-class setting, students will develop songs and monologues that can be used in future audition situations. The course will culminate in a performance for friends, family, and other Scholars. 7


Academic Transitions Ages: Cost: Dates:

Students Entering Grades 5+ $100 per course August 18-21; August 25-28

Help your child prevent summer learning loss in a relaxed, yet focused environment. Students in Academic Transitions mini courses will refresh and review necessary skills to help them make a smooth transition to the new school year. Classes take place in the newly renovated and air-conditioned Hartman Hall. All sessions are taught by Moorestown Friends School teachers and department heads. Enrollment is limited. August 18-21 Fearless Writing – Grades 5 and 6 Study Skills – Grades 5 and 6 Algebra Refresher – Grades 7 and 8 Study Skills – Grades 7, 8, and 9

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 25-28 Math Drills and Problem Solving Skills – Grade 5 Math Drills and Problem Solving Skills – Grade 6 Academic Writing for High School Students – Grade 9 Algebra 1 Review – Students entering Algebra 2 Academic Computer Skills – All middle schoolers or

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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General Information Registration All registration should be completed online at summer.mfriends.org. Sibling Discount for Summer Scholars We welcome families to join our programs and provide a 5% discount for families enrolling two or more children. This discount does not apply to Courses for Credit or Academic Transitions courses. After You Register After you register, please consider your child to be enrolled unless you receive a call from the Program Director. Official confirmation will be sent via email in June, following receipt of final payment. Deposit and Payment A deposit per course must accompany the registration form. The deposit amount is deducted from the total tuition due. Full payment is due on or before June 1, 2014. Extended Day Program Our extended day program is available in the morning from 7:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. and in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Extended Day takes place in the Action Room where students can engage in individual or collaborative play. The charge is $5 per hour, which must be paid in cash or check upon drop-off or pickup. Parents may also pay in advance each week for the extended day program. Withdrawals, Cancellation, and Refund Policy Full refunds are granted if a program is full or cancelled and a change in course selection cannot be accommodated. Refunds, minus the non-refundable deposit, will be granted for withdrawals submitted before May 1, 2014. Parents must inform the Summer Programs Office in writing if they are withdrawing their child from any program. There are no refunds for absences; there is no provision for make-up classes. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Inclement Weather Programs will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. In case of rain, there is a rainy day plan in place. If a heat advisory is issued, students will be encouraged to drink plenty of water and their time outside will be limited. In addition, the Summer Programs facilities are air-conditioned. For more detailed information, please be sure to visit summer.mfriends.org. 9


Age

Date

Course Title

Price

4&5

July 7-11

Mini Scholars

$180/wk half day $240/wk full day

4&5

July 14-18

Mini Scholars

$180/wk half day $240/wk full day

4&5

July 21-25

Mini Scholars

$180/wk half day $240/wk full day

Grades 1-3

July 7-11

All Cracked Up: The Mysteries of Plate Tectonics Dollars and Sense Tune-in and Tune-out: Mindfulness and Healthy Living

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 1-3

July 14-18

Squirm With a Worm Design Thinking: Hamster Haven Animal Fables and Trickster Tales

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 1-3

July 21-25

Integrating Literature with Engineering Predators and Prey Peter and the Wolf

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 1-3

July 28 Aug. 1

Cookienomics Take a Seat! The Architecture and Design of Chairs Observing the Habitats Around Us

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 1-3

Aug. 4-8

Physics: Marble Roller Coasters Spilling Ink: Creative Writers’ Club Legend of the Long: Learning About Chinese Culture

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 4-6

July 7-11

Young Inventors Workshop Musical Theater (2 weeks) Chain Reactions: Rube Goldberg Design

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 4-6

July 14-18

Common Cents: Business for Kids Musical Theater (2 weeks) Mixed Bag Science

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 4-6

July 21-25

Biomechanics: The Science of Sports Filmmaking (2 weeks) Engineering and Technology for Girls The Science Behind Worms

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 4-6

July 28 Aug. 1

Chinese Cooking and Culture Filmmaking (2 weeks) LEGO® Robotics

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 4-6

Aug. 4-8

Architecture: Forts, Clubhouses, and Swings Animation Photoshop and Graphic Design

$285/wk half day $450/wk full day

Grades 7-9

July 7-25

Chemistry: Kitchen Science and Nutrition (3 weeks) Singer-Songwriter Workshop (3 weeks) Video and Audio Production Workshop (3 weeks) Journalism and Publishing: Creating an Online Magazine (3 weeks) Computer Programming and Digital Art (3 weeks)

$1450 total $1450 total $1450 total $1450 total $1450 total

Grades 7-9

July 28 Aug. 1

Exploring 3 Dimensional Art – Space

$485 total

Grades 7-9

July 28 Aug. 8

Mock Trial (2 weeks) Filmmakers Workshop (2 weeks) Science, Robotics, and Engineering Competitions (2 weeks)

$970 total $970 total $970 total

Grades 7-9

Aug. 4-8

Musical Theater Audition Preparation Workshop

$485 total

Grades 5+

Aug. 18-21, Aug. 25-28

Academic Transitions: see page 8, or visit summer.mfriends.org

$100 - $120 total


Moorestown Friends School 110 E. Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057

summer.mfriends.org MFSscholars@mfriends.org ∙ (609) 235-2056


Summer Programs 2014