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SUMMERTIME PRE-K

– 12 PROGRAMS AT RANNEY SCHOOL

DISCOVER YEAR-ROUND FUN AND LEARNING

INTERACTIVE PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES // ACADEMIC COURSES GIFTED AND TALENTED COURSES // MUSIC CONSERVATORY AND PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FINE ARTS COURSES // DAY CAMP // TRIP CAMP // SPORTS CAMPS

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WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SUMMER STUDY Summertime is a wonderful opportunity for your child to try something new or to pursue an interest in depth with the return of our popular academic courses, talent development classes, athletic sports camps and day and trip camps. I am pleased to again offer exceptional summer programming with new elementary talent development classes, enhanced day camp activities and a new Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program that are sure-to-be favorites. This summer, two-week talent development sessions are extended to match eight weeks of day camp. Students can now choose a six-week course to target a specific academic area, three-week high school level introduction courses for academic study and fine arts or a combination of two-week selections that will now run all eight weeks of programming. It is an exciting year for 2013 Summer Programs at Ranney School as previously offered non-credit six-week high school humanities, math and science courses have been restructured to better fit busy family schedules and will now be offered within a three-week timeframe from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All for-credit six-week high school math classes will continue as 120 hour six-week courses. As an added value, the cost for all materials and lunch will now be included in the tuition for high school three-week introduction courses and six-week for-credit math courses. Six-week elementary reading and mathematics courses have expanded to include a seventh and eighth grade course and all grades have been redesigned as four, five or six-week options to give families greater flexibility. With the expansion to an eight-week elementary program for two-week talent development classes, students in grades 1-8 will now be able to fit into their summer schedules dedicated time for reading, writing and mathematics study over four, five or six weeks and opportunities to pursue the arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related topics and day and sports camps as well. Combining morning classes and afternoon camp makes for a full summer experience of learning and fun-filled days. Talent development visual arts offerings, STEM topics and classes for gifted and talented students are always popular as are the orchestra class in the Ranney School Music Conservatory and drama and theater classes in Ranney School Performing Arts Academy. With our continued expansion for STEM study, a new elementary Ranney School STEM Institute has been designed to advance talent development in areas of science, technology, engineering and math for Pre-K – eighth grade students. Additional Interactive Preschool Adventures for four- and fiveyear-old children also include STEM-focused learning for our youngest students and are sure to be as popular as returning one-week programs. If you are considering Summer Programs at Ranney School for the first time, or returning from previous years, I encourage you to attend one of our admissions and Summer Programs Open Houses on January 24, February 9, March 2 or April 20, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. An application is enclosed, and I encourage you to apply early to ensure program placement. The Summer Programs at Ranney School office is available to answer any of your questions. You can reach us at 732-542-4777 extension 2186; or by fax at 732-544-1629. Please visit www.ranneyschool.org/summerprograms to find our online brochure, application and mandatory health forms for all students and campers. With no price increase for 2013 programming and additional cost-cutting benefits for returning families, there are even more reasons to sign up early for a summer of exceptional learning and fun!

Kathleen Deeken Director of Summer Study


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SUMMER PROGRAMS AT RANNEY SCHOOL

TABLE OF CONTENTS CAMPS Counselor-in-Training Program (age 14) Day Camp (ages 3-13) Trip Camps (ages 10-13) Sports Camps (ages 8-18) SUMMER ACADEMIC COURSES Interactive Preschool Adventures Kindergarten Readiness Course Middle School Courses High School Courses Flexible Four, Five and Six-Week Courses

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TA L E N T D E V E L O P M E N T *These two-week long programs are offered in the areas of:

Fine Arts • Gifted and Talented • Music Conservatory, Performing Arts Academy • STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). •

Summer Programs at Ranney School

Students entering grades 1-3 Students entering grades 4-6 Students entering grades 6-8 Students entering grades 7-9

reserves the right to dismiss a child due to inappropriate behavior that is deemed detrimental to the well-being of other children or the program.

All Music and Performing Arts programs are available to students entering grades 3-8.

Applications are accepted without regard to race, sex, religion, ethnic origin or disabilities.

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WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SUMMER CAMP Welcome to 2013 Summer Camp Programs at Ranney School! Our exceptional camp-accredited summer programs have been a favorite of many families over the years, and we continue to offer an innovative and exciting summer camp program for children ages 3 to 13. Whether it is our popular summer day or sports camps (for children up to age 18 for swimming only) or our rewarding trip camp program, Ranney provides the best summer experience for all campers! Our reputation for providing an outstanding summer program is second to none. Ranney has built its reputation through hundreds and hundreds of satisfied families for more than 30 years. The true sign of a successful camp is the look on our campers’ faces at the end of the day; these smiles brighten each and every day! This year we are excited to offer a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program for 14-year-olds with the flexibility of four to eight weeks of programming. This full-day CIT program will include special camp and trip activities for this age group, as well as CPR training and opportunities to assist staff with specific camp duties. The CIT program will also include an emphasis on developing leadership skills with themed work projects where accountability, collaboration, compassion, respect, responsibility and sportsmanship are behaviors that are discussed and practiced in camp interactions with children, peers and adults. A Leadership Journal will also emphasize organization and time-management skills as essential areas for skill building. Spaces will be limited so I encourage you to sign up early for this sure-to-be-popular program. Our full-day Day Camp is both licensed by the state of NJ and accredited by the American Camp Association. The American Camp Association’s Standards cover all aspects of summer camp operations including staffing, safety, facilities, trips, sport activities, cafeteria and pool operation. Every day, Ranney campers enjoy an assortment of highly engaging supervised activities and learning experiences. At Ranney, children are encouraged to explore a wide range of interests in an environment that is warm, stimulating and challenging. Campers spend the day in assigned groups experiencing physical fitness challenges, specialized programming in science, nature, arts and crafts, sports, music and drama among other fun activities. Each group is organized by age for additional swim and sports instruction, electives and weekly themed activities, including field and carnival days, climbing wall activities, talent shows, capture-the-flag games, sport challenges, professional entertainers and bowling. Campers will have a structured schedule on a regular basis that is designed to provide individualized instruction as well as optimum social interaction and our low staff/camper ratio provides those exceptional learning and fun experiences. I hope you will join the hundreds of summer campers who continue to come to Ranney for the best summer experience of their lives where building friendships and lasting memories is only a fun-filled day away! With no price increase this year for 2013 programming and additional cost-cutting benefits for returning families, there is even more reason to sign up early for a summer of exceptional learning and fun!

Tom Moriau Director of Summer Camp


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Ages 3 – 13 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. June 24 – August 16 Optional two-eight weeks Tom Moriau, Summer Camp Director Mike Ling, Assistant Camp Director Ian McNamara, Assistant Camp Director Anna Lazic, Summer Administrative Assistant

DAILY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: • • • • • • • • • • •

Two swims Sports instruction Science and nature Arts and crafts Music Tennis Computers Story time Game room Drama Electives

EXPANDED PROGRAMMING: • • • • • • • • •

Physical fitness challenges Sciences – trips, rockets and physics Showcase of art electives Music games and songwriting Computers – interactive games and PowerPoint instruction Book clubs and camp yearbook production Scavenger hunts Production of skits and plays Friday theme days – sport challenges

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: • • • • • • • •

Field Day Carnival Day Spectacular talent shows Professional entertainers Bowling Pony Rides and Petting Zoo Color Wars Sport Challenge Days

Each morning at 9:00 a.m., the Ranney School campus is brightened by the excitement and anticipation of hundreds of summer campers. Some campers are in their first summer at Ranney, and others are in their fifth or sixth. All have come to Summer Programs at Ranney School for the best experience of their lives. The great variety of programs offered is sure to provide memories to last a lifetime. Every day, Ranney campers enjoy an endless assortment of supervised activities and learning experiences. In addition to our regularly scheduled camp activities, campers are encouraged to take part in our elective program, giving them an opportunity to choose from an even bigger list of extra activities. Examples include mini-sports clinics, crafts, camp newspaper, science and rocketry, digital photography and dance. Campers spend the day in assigned groups: each group is organized by age and will normally number 15 campers. These groups are supervised at all times by our staff of capable and experienced counselors and specialist instructors. Where possible, we will be happy to accommodate your requests for group assignments, including placing friends or siblings together. Please indicate any such requests on the application form. The camp day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m., and extended day supervision is available upon request. There are also options for combining academic and talent development classes in the morning and day camp in the afternoon. Lunch is provided for campers each day in our air-conditioned Dining Hall. Lunches will include a hot or cold entrée, vegetable, dessert and milk, juice or water. Alternate menus can be provided for children with special dietary needs. Please include a description of any special needs with your registration form or contact our camp office at 732-542-4777, extension 2186.

 COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM (CIT) Age 14 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. June 24 – August 16 Cost: $100 Per Week This year we are excited to offer a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program for 14-year-olds with the flexibility of four to eight weeks of programming. This full-day CIT program will include special camp and trip activities for this age group, as well as CPR training and opportunities to assist staff with specific camp duties. The CIT program will also include an emphasis on developing leadership skills with themed work projects where accountability, collaboration, compassion, respect, responsibility and sportsmanship are behaviors that are discussed and practiced in camp interactions with children, peers and adults. A Leadership Journal will also emphasize organization and time-management skills as essential areas for skill building. Spaces will be limited; if interested, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

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TRIP CAMPS Ages 10 – 13 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. June 24 – August 16 Optional two-eight weeks • • • • • •

Campers must be enrolled in a Trip Camp program to go on any trip. Campers may only participate in those trips that occur during the session in which they are enrolled. Some trips will require parent pick-up at camp after 4:00 p.m. Summer Programs at Ranney School reserves the right to change or cancel any trip. The Trip Camp schedule will be published in early May. Trip Camp may not be combined with any academic programs.

 ONE-TRIP CAMP Ages 10 – 13 Our One-Trip Camp program is open to all 10- to 13-year-old campers. Campers will enjoy all regular camp activities while on campus, plus additional off-campus trip opportunities. One-Trip campers will attend one major trip per week. Trips may include a Yankees game, a Mets game, a Lakewood BlueClaws game and visits to Blackbeard’s Cave, Fun Time America and other fun-filled adventures. Campers will also take weekly off-campus trips to ice skate, roller skate, go to the beach or play miniature golf. An experienced, trained, adult staff member will direct the One-Trip Camp. If you would like your child to participate, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

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 TWO-TRIP CAMP Ages 10 – 13 Our Two-Trip Camp program is open to all 10- to 13-year-old campers. Campers will enjoy all of our regular camp activities while on campus, along with a variety of off-campus trips. The Two-Trip Camp program will include two major off-campus trips each week, along with weekly trips to the beach, bowling alley and miniature golf courses. The schedule may include trips to a Mets game, a Yankees game, Lakewood BlueClaws game, a fishing trip, Six Flags Great Adventure, Keansburg Amusement Park, Blackbeard’s Cave, Water Works and Hurricane Harbor. The Two-Trip Camp program will be supervised by a staff of experienced and trained adults. If interested, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.


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SPORTS CAMPS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF TUITION:

• T-shirt • Lunch • Contest prizes

BASKETBALL // BOYS’ LACROSSE FENCING // GOLF // SOCCER SWIMMING // TENNIS The key to success for any athlete is to have a solid foundation in his or her sport. The goal of our camp is simple: to teach children the fundamentals of their chosen sport. Before young players can progress, they must learn and execute the proper basic skills. As a player becomes more experienced, these skills must be enhanced and practiced daily. The entire foundation of sound play is the quick execution of the fundamentals. Our Sports Camps will be conducted in an atmosphere that is fun, exciting, disciplined and directed toward definite goals. Our staff will use a variety of coaching techniques to motivate and teach such valuable life skills as dedication, responsibility and sportsmanship. All of our camps will include daily drill work, technique, games, contests, lectures and other challenging, fun-filled activities. NOTE: Transportation will be provided for all Sports Camps (with the exception of Swim Camp – see below) if a student is registered for a Ranney camp session as well. Morning transportation will be provided for our Swim Camp if a camper is also enrolled in a Ranney camp session, but parents must pick up their children from Swim Camp. Campers may participate in our extended day program between conclusion of summer camp and start of Swim Camp.

 BASKETBALL Ages 8 – 13 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. July 29 – August 2 Cost: $190 (Add a half-day of Ranney Day Camp for an additional $250)

 BOYS’ LACROSSE Ages 9 – 13 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. June 24 – 28 Cost: $190 (Add a half day of Ranney Day Camp for an additional $250) Director: Joseph Tweed, Ranney School Head Boys’ Lacrosse Coach The goal of our Lacrosse Camp is to teach players the fundamentals of the game while developing and building individual skills and instilling the core values of sportsmanship, respect and fair play. The camp consists of individual drills and team activities. Emphasis will be placed on stick skills, footwork and game situations. Our goal for each camper is to make them stronger, more confident players who will be able to make a positive contribution to their school or club team. Lacrosse equipment is available, if needed.

 FENCING Ages 8 – 13 Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. July 15 – July 19 Cost: $240 (Add a half-day of Ranney Day Camp for an additional $250) Director: Agota Balot, State Champion Coach and Ranney School Head Fencing Coach / Owner of Atlantic Fencing Academy Boys and girls will learn the art of fencing at this sport camp. The goal of the camp is to introduce the three Olympic weapons: foil, epee and saber. Newcomers to the sport will gain valuable instruction and guidance to become better fencers. Advanced fencers will have the chance to refine technique, gain strategic advice and have extended practice time to improve skills. Protective equipment will be provided by the camp. Campers will need sweat/warm-up pants, clean sneakers and a T-shirt. The Fencing Camp will take place at the Atlantic Fencing Academy, One Sheila Drive, Tinton Falls, NJ.

Director: Tyler Schmelz, Ranney School Head Boys’ Basketball Coach Our Basketball Camp will allow students to learn about the fundamentals of basketball and the rules of the game by utilizing basic skills like dribbling, passing, pivoting and ball handling. Campers will improve their skills and gain confidence in their abilities with daily drill work. The week will include drills, passing, shooting, rebounding, 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 contests and other activities to strengthen the players’ skills.

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Ages 8 – 18 Monday – Friday July 8 – July 12 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $240 Limited space available

Director: Brian Bevin’s Golf

Director: Emmett Walling, Ranney School Aquatic Director and Head Swimming Coach

 GOLF Ages 11 – 14 Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. July 22 – July 26 Cost: $425 (Includes lunch) Director: Brian Bevin’s Golf The Ranney Golf Camp will include instruction in all facets of the game of golf, course play, fun and educational activities and professional instruction. Students do not need golf experience, and equipment will be provided, if needed. The camp will include instruction in fundamentals like swing, proper stroke, rules and etiquette, and drills and contests. The Ranney Golf Camp will be held at Twin Brook Golf Center in Tinton Falls, NJ, which provides dedicated short-game area, putting green, practice range and a nine-hole executive golf course.

 SOCCER Ages 8 – 13 Monday – Friday July 15 – July 19 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: $190 (Add a half-day of Ranney Day Camp for an additional $250) Director: New Jersey Wildcats Soccer Club Our Soccer Camp will focus on fundamentals and basic skills including ball control, trapping, foot technique, passing and shooting, basic goal keeping and throw-ins. Players will learn the many terms used in soccer and will be taught the rules of the game. Players will improve their skills through daily drills, games and contests.

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Ages 6 – 10 Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. July 8 – July 12 Cost: $300 (Add a half-day of Ranney Day Camp for an additional $250)

This camp is designed to meet the needs of individuals looking to be serious competitive swimmers. The campers will improve techniques in the four competitive swim strokes, starts and turns. The camp will have limited enrollment to ensure individualized instruction from our fine staff of swim coaches. The camp experience will include drills, lectures and a review of competitive techniques to help build self-confidence as a higher level of competitive proficiency is achieved. The week will conclude with a camp swim meet in the Walling Aquatic Center, our six-lane, 25 meter, heated indoor pool. The pool is equipped with a sunroof and a new Colorado Time System.

 TENNIS Ages 8 – 13 Monday – Friday June 24 – June 28 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: $190 (Add a half-day of Ranney Day Camp for an additional $250) Limited space available Director: Christel Contrera, Ranney School Head Tennis Coach Basic skills and fundamentals will be the focus of our Tennis Camp. Campers will build skills while learning about the USTA (United Sates Training Association) approach to tennis and practicing techniques that include training, serving, forehand and backhand and volley and overhead shots. Campers will build their skill levels through physical conditioning and developing accuracy in a positive learning environment. Throughout the week, campers will transition into singles and doubles strategies and learn drills to improve their skill set and game, as well as their overall knowledge of tennis.


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MONDAY– FRIDAY // JUNE 24 – AUGUST 16 // GRADES K-12

SUMMER ACADEMIC COURSES

SIX-WEEK COURSES  ACT PREPARATION Monday – Friday 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 10–12 Cost: $1,600

The ACT preparation program is designed to meet the needs of sophomore, junior and senior students who wish to improve math and verbal scores. Instruction is given in vocabulary, reading comprehension, problem-solving and test-taking strategies. The skills acquired in this course are solidified through an intensive schedule of practice examinations. Course materials are provided.

 PSAT PREPARATION Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 8–10 Cost: $1,600 This course is designed to meet the needs of eighth, ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in preparing for the PSAT, National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Instruction is given in vocabulary, reading comprehension, problem-solving and test-taking strategies. The skills acquired in this course are solidified through an intensive schedule of practice examinations. Course materials are provided.

 SAT PREPARATION Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 8–12 Cost: $1,600 The SAT preparation program is an intensive class with a proven track record of success. It is designed to meet the needs of sophomore, junior and senior students who wish to improve SAT math and verbal scores. Instruction is given in vocabulary, reading comprehension, problem-solving and test-taking strategies. The skills acquired in this course are solidified through an intensive schedule of practice examinations. Course materials are provided.

 ADVANCED SEMINAR: ALGEBRA I - A COMPLETE COURSE Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 7–12 Cost: $2,500 This course is designed for the exceptional Pre-Algebra student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Focused on a quick pace and significant class participation and homework, this course will challenge participants with a demanding work load and daily quizzes or tests. The Algebra I A Complete Course will satisfy state requirements for a complete year of Algebra I. This six-week four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area high schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Pre-Algebra or Algebra during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed an Algebra I course. Course materials and lunch are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their previous math teacher to enroll in this course. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in geometry in the fall.

 ADVANCED SEMINAR: GEOMETRY - A COMPLETE COURSE Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 8–12 Cost: $2,500 This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra I student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. This rigorous six-week four-hour per day course will satisfy all state requirements for a complete geometry program and will count as a full year of mathematics study in many area schools. This intensive study of geometry will be accompanied by significant class and homework and daily quizzes or tests. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed a Geometry course. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra I during the past school year. Course materials and lunch are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Algebra I teacher to enroll and need a minimum average of 85% at course completion to enroll in Algebra II in the fall.

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 ADVANCED SEMINAR: ALGEBRA II - A COMPLETE COURSE Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $2,500 This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra I or Geometry student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Fast paced and interactive, this course will challenge participants with a demanding work load and daily quizzes or tests. The Algebra II - A Complete Course will satisfy state requirements for a complete year of Algebra II. This six-week four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra I or Geometry during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed an Algebra II course. Course materials and lunch are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Geometry teacher to enroll in this course. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Pre-Calculus in the fall.

 ADVANCED SEMINAR: PRE-CALCULUS - A COMPLETE COURSE Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $2,500 This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra II student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Fast paced and interactive, this course will challenge participants with a demanding work load and daily quizzes or tests. The Pre-Calculus: A Complete Course will satisfy state requirements for a complete year of Pre-Calculus. This six-week four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra II during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed a Pre-Calculus course. Course materials and lunch are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Algebra II teacher to enroll in this course. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in the Advanced Placement Calculus program in the fall.

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THREE-WEEK COURSES  INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250 This science course is designed as an introduction to topics and lab work for students approaching the study of biology in a high school science program. Topics of study include: organic chemistry; biochemistry; classical and molecular genetics; anatomy and physiology. This course also includes research and lab experiments. Course materials and lunch are provided.

 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250 This science course is designed as an introduction to topics and lab work for students approaching the study of chemistry in a high school science program. Topics of study include: gas laws; acid-base reaction; equilibrium; equations and stoichiometry; periodicity and bonding. This course also includes research and lab experiments. Course materials and lunch are provided.


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 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250 This science course is designed as an introduction to topics and lab work for students approaching the study of physics in a high school science program. Topics of study will include: kinematics; dynamics; waves and vibrations; optics and electricity. This course also includes research and lab experiments. Course materials and lunch are provided.

 AN INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250 This seminar will provide opportunities for students to hone foundational skills necessary for high school research and writing with an emphasis on the analysis of document-based resources. Students will learn essay organization, document analysis and the integration of historical research and writing as critical thinking, reading and historical writing skills are taught and practiced. Course materials and lunch are provided.

 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS AND CRITICAL WRITING Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. July 15 – August 2 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250

 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250 Creative Writing is an intensive writing workshop experience combined with a serious examination of literature. Students will explore the short story, the poem, the fractured fairytale, the sitcom and screenplay. Within the context of a given genre, students read and critique selections by a variety of authors, examining the many ways to approach each form of work. Students will write a series of pieces within each particular genre, revising and responding to critiques, as they produce a portfolio of revised and polished pieces of writing. Course materials and lunch are provided.

 INTRODUCTION TO EXPOSITORY WRITING: SAT & COLLEGE PREP Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. July 15 – August 2 For students entering grades 10–12 Cost: $1,250 Expository Writing is an intensive course that emphasizes critical inquiry and research. Instruction and practice is in reading critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, developing research skills, and writing substantive essays through systematic revision while developing a fluent, precise, and versatile prose style. The focus on topics will prepare students for the SAT writing section and first year college composition courses. Course materials and lunch are provided.

This course will serve as an introduction to print and electronic bibliographic resources that are fundamental to research. Conceptual and theoretical issues concerning the use of technology in humanities research will be explored. This course will help students develop and refine their research and analytical skills. Course materials and lunch are provided.

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 INTRODUCTION TO PRE-ALGEBRA Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. July 15 – August 2 For students entering grades 7–9 Cost: $1,250

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 7–9 Cost: $1,250

This course offers a study of Decimals, Integers, Exponents, Factors, Equations, Inequalities, Ratios, Rates, Proportions, Percents, Geometry, Measurement, Patterns and Rules, Graphing in the Coordinate Plane, Displaying and Analyzing Data and Probability. This 60-hour course meets state requirements for make-up credit for Pre-Algebra but will also serve as sound preparation for the future study of Algebra I or SAT testing. Course materials and lunch are provided.

This course is a comprehensive study of Points, Lines and Planes, Reasoning and Proof, Perpendicular and Parallel Lines, Congruent Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Proportion and Similarity, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Polygons and Area, Surface Area and Volume. This 60-hour course meets state requirements for make-up credit for Geometry but will also serve as sound preparation for the future study of Algebra II or SAT testing. Course materials and lunch are provided.

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Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 7–9 Cost: $1,250 This course is a comprehensive study of Real Numbers, Solving Equations, Polynomials, Factoring, Rational Expressions, Functions, Linear Equations, Inequalities, Rational and Irrational Numbers and Quadratic Functions. This 60-hour course meets state requirements for make-up credit for Algebra I but will also serve as sound preparation for the future study of Algebra II or SAT testing. Course materials and lunch are provided.

 INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA II Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250 This course is a comprehensive review of Algebra I, including Inequalities and Proof, Linear Equations and Functions, Products and Factors of Polynomials, Rational Expressions, Irrational and Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations and Functions, Variation and Polynomial Equations. This 60-hour course meets state requirements for make-up credit for Algebra II but will also serve as sound preparation for future mathematics study or SAT testing. Course materials and lunch are provided.

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& PRE-CALCULUS Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 9–12 Cost: $1,250 This course is a comprehensive study of Relations, Functions and Graphs, Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities, Nature of Graphs, Polynomial and Rational Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Trigonometric Identities and Equations, Vectors and Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers, Conics, Exponentials and Logarithmic Functions. This 60-hour course meets state requirements for make-up credit for Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus but will also serve as sound preparation for future mathematics study or SAT testing. Course materials and lunch are provided.


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THREE-WEEK ART COURSES  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Monday – Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 7 – 12 Cost: $920 This course introduces students to photography as an art form. Students will use iPhoto and Adobe Photoshop to manipulate their images and will develop an understanding of photographic techniques and aesthetics. We will begin by asking what makes a strong photograph to discussions of framing, contrast, composition and finally, presentation. Students will develop their photography skills and eye for detail.

 PREPARING THE COLLEGE PORTFOLIO Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 10 – 12 Cost: $920 This class has been designed to introduce students to the basic use of two-dimensional media. Starting from the inception of a composition, students will be guided in various techniques through its organization and completion. Students will be instructed in the creation of the illusion of depth, and texture, while being given the opportunity to draw from observation a variety of subjects including the human form, still life and landscapes. While receiving instruction in sighting, composition and value, students will be given the opportunity to build a valuable portfolio of work, as they continue their visual arts studies. Students will receive a solid grounding in drawing. This seminar will also be of particular interest in the AP Studio Art course. The rigorous instruction and time focused on portfolio depth will be important to students seeking to complete this AP program.

 PRINTMAKING Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 10 – 12 Cost: $920* *Includes supplies This class introduces students to several printmaking methods: Intaglio, Linoleum printing, Collagraphs and Screen-printing. Printmaking allows students to develop an image and make multiple originals and to use new techniques for image making.

 CERAMICS, SCULPTURE AND GLASS Monday – Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. June 24 – July 12 For students entering grades 10 – 12 Cost: $920* *Includes supplies and trip This class explores three-dimensional aesthetic problems with both kiln-fired clay and oil-based clay to create ceramic sculpture. Students are introduced to fused glass and combine glass and clay to produce unique sculptures. Students may combine the Printmaking and Ceramic Sculpture and Glass courses and receive Ranney School credit.

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INTERACTIVE PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES FOR CHILDREN WHO WILL BE 4 AND 5 YEARS OLD AND ENTERING PRE - KINDERGARTEN OR KINDERGARTEN

Ages 4 – 5 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 24 – August 2 Includes snack and lunch

WEEK ONE JUNE 24 – 28 // COST PER WEEK: $300

 AMAZING ANIMAL ARCHITECTS! When it comes to building homes, some animals have very unique ways to provide shelter for their families. Learn all about construction in the natural world by studying big and small birds, spiders, bees, beavers, prairie dogs and other animal builders!

 MARVELOUS MAGNETS! Young scientists will discover the fundamental principles of magnetism – all in the name of fun! Experiments will uncover how magnets work and why they are useful. Students will paint with magnets, go “fishing” for magnetic fish, make a compass and go on a magnetic treasure hunt and much more!

WEEK TWO JULY 1 – 5 (No class on July 4th) // COST PER WEEK: $300

 BUBBLES FESTIVAL! While the art and science of bubbles will shape this course, creating, experimenting and playing with color and light, geometry shapes and surface tension of bubbles will provide the effervescence this course needs to slip into fun and games!

 CREATIVE ADVENTURES: DRAWING AND PAINTING FROM NATURE This course is designed for imaginative thinkers and busy hands with the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor creative activities using crayon, chalk, colored Cray-Pas and paint with opportunities for play, nature walks and constructing three-dimensional creations.

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WEEK THREE JULY 8 – 12 // COST PER WEEK: $300

 AMAZING SPIRIT BEARS! Join us as we get to know the Spirit Bear. This unique bear, found only on the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada will lead the parade with art, literature, math and science activities. A field trip to a Build-a-Bear Workshop® will be an exciting destination, while a Teddy Bear Picnic on campus will be a perfect ending to a honey of a week! A $50 field trip fee will be added to tuition.

 ENGINEERING ADVENTURES: BUILDING AND CREATING What did the three little pigs know about engineering? Students will find out as they experiment with building blocks and discover properties of different materials and the forces that can be applied to them. Children’s literature, art, math and science activities and spatial design challenges, like building three-dimensional letters and testing towers, will provide just the right structure for this dynamic class for boys and girls!

WEEK FOUR JULY 15 – 19 // COST PER WEEK: $300

 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ON PARADE! Create homemade instruments and join in the marching band to hear the rubber band guitar, rhythmic drums, bean tambourine, comb buzzer and more. Listening to and appreciating the cadence of children’s music, drawing to the beat and creating jingle bell paintings will all add to the fun and give our youngest musicians a chance to shine as the leader of the band!

 YOUNG AUTHORS LITERACY SERIES: FUN WITH READING AND LANGUAGE This rich literacy course will bring beloved children’s literature to life in story, song, movement and artistic activities. Through word play, rhyming games and poetry, this course is designed to advance oral language and phonemic awareness experiences – all in the name of fun!

WEEK FIVE JULY 22 – 26 // COST PER WEEK: $300

 THE YOUNG NATURALIST: COLORS, SHAPES, PATTERNS AND SEEDS! Nature walks allow our budding scientists to practice scientific thinking and processes when they observe nature and its patterns. Students classify, predict and experiment, graph and record data in an observational notebook.


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 WONDERFUL WATER! Investigating the scientific properties of water, children use creative thinking and play while experimenting with the principles of predicting, measuring and creating with water. Water will be the principle ingredient in bringing art, crystals, games, music and plants to life!

WEEK SIX JULY 29 – AUGUST 2 // COST PER WEEK: $300

 PRIMARY GEOMETRY: MATHEMATICAL SHAPES IN ART AND SCIENCE Shapes and their properties will lead investigations into critical and creative thinking when drawing, graphing, combining and creating with geometric shapes. Students will discover the math and science behind tangrams and origami art forms, while nature walks will reveal the geometric shapes hiding in nature.

 UNDER THE SEA! The ocean’s treasures will come to life through literature, song and art projects as children explore amazing sea creatures and the shells that some call home. Students will practice math skills while counting, graphing and measuring in this dynamic course. A trip to Jenkinson’s Aquarium completes these hands-on learning experiences. A $50 field trip fee will be added to tuition.

SIX-WEEK KINDERGARTEN READINESS COURSE  KINDERGARTEN READINESS Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Language and Song 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Math and Music June 24 – August 2 For students entering Kindergarten Cost: $1,360 each course This all-inclusive class is designed to provide beginning students with foundational skills upon which they can build for future school success. Experienced primary teachers will teach these developmental courses with an emphasis on fine and gross motor skills, language readiness, and letter and number recognition, as well as basic math concepts and writing skills.

FLEXIBLE FOUR, FIVE AND SIX-WEEK COURSES  ELEMENTARY READING AND WRITING Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 1 – 8 Cost: Four Weeks (June 24 – July 19) $900 Five Weeks (June 24 – July 26) $1,130 Six Weeks (June 24 – August 2) $1,360 This interdisciplinary course focuses on developing and strengthening vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension and writing skills. Reading critically for analysis and comprehension will balance opportunities to tap into student’s creative and imaginative thinking to foster strong discussion and writing techniques. Classes are available in grades 1-8.* Elementary Mathematics may be combined with this reading and writing course for a three-hour schedule. Parents can choose the flexibility of four, five or six-weeks of programming. *Sectioning for reading classes will be determined through the results of preliminary testing conducted during the first two days of class. Elementary Reading and Writing classes are not intended to serve as a replacement for a full year course. If English is not the primary language spoken in the home, please indicate on your registration form.

 ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. June 24 – August 2 For students entering grades 1 – 8 Cost: Four Weeks (June 24 – July 19) $900 Five Weeks (June 24 – July 26) $1,130 Six Weeks (June 24 – August 2) $1,360 This dynamic program centers on developing a strong numerical sense, while practicing computational skills, the application of mathematical operations and the solution of word problems. The use of math journals and manipulatives help to reinforce the concepts covered in class. Students in seventh and eighth grade will utilize Hands on Equations manipulatives to tackle the more abstract concepts for algebraic thinking. *Sectioning for the mathematics classes will be determined through the results of preliminary testing conducted during the first two days of class. Elementary Math classes are not intended to serve as a replacement for a full year course.

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TWO-WEEK TALENT DEVELOPMENT COURSES F O R S T U D E N T S E N T E R I N G G R A D E S 1- 3 A N D G R A D E S

3-8 F O R M U S I C / P E R F O R M I N G A R T S

Ranney School STEM Institute For Students Entering Grades 1-3 Science, technology, engineering and mathematics come alive as students develop understandings about the world and how it works. Our dynamic programs build upon and expand a child’s experiential base of knowledge by emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to learning through curiosity, inquiry, discovery and creative expression.

SESSION I: // GRADES 1 – 3 JUNE 24 – JULY 5 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  IT’S A SMALL WORLD: FLORA, FAUNA & INSECTS This interrelated class has a new design as it delves into the big impact little things have in ecosystems. With opportunities for collaborative games and interactive learning, this class shines a big lens on small organisms and culminates in a field trip to New Jersey’s Insectropolis Museum. A $50 field trip fee will be added to the tuition.

 MATH LAB: REAL WORLD THINKING Students in this hands-on class will learn how math concepts and skills apply to their everyday lives. Learning is oriented to practical activities that highlight mathematical thinking and logical reasoning, while games and iPad learning will ensure that learning math in this class is fun!

 SOUND SCAPES: CREATING MUSIC & STORIES This rhythmic class combines music and literature to inspire creative expression, while fostering confidence in personal interpretations of music and story writing – a winning combination!

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This creative art and literature class will delight with paper dolls and stories of garden fairies and other earthly creatures. Come to a fairy princess picnic dressed for fun in pretty things like fairy wings, paper garland necklaces and a crown of paper flowers; fairy refreshments are sure to be the hit of the party!

 DISCOVERIES IN MATHEMATICAL & SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS FOR GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS Through nature walks, cross-disciplinary learning and lab experiences, students practice deductive and inductive reasoning and problem-solving skills as a basis for mathematical and scientific thinking. Students will integrate learning as they inquire, hypothesize, experiment and record conclusions as a way to gain knowledge and skills. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY INSTRUMENTAL INSIGHTS: ORCHESTRA Orchestra Insights features two levels of string orchestras (intermediate and advanced) for musicians between the 3rd and 8th grades. The focus is on violin, viola and cello. Repertoire is carefully chosen based upon the educational needs of each ensemble. Basic ensemble skills coupled with string pedagogy are stressed in daily rehearsals and sectionals. The daily schedule includes an organized warm-up for musicians to begin their practice followed by a group lesson and repertoire session. Class time is devoted to special topics such as sight reading, rhythmic reading, bowing techniques and additional rehearsal. Participants will have an opportunity to work on new and traditional string ensemble literature, and to perform with faculty in sectionals. A final performance in RSPA Panther Hall will conclude the session. No audition is necessary, but students and parents will be interviewed to determine placement.

 INTERMEDIATE MUSICIAN 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8 Cost: $620 This class focuses on violin, viola and cello for the musician with emerging skills. Class time is devoted to such special topics as sight reading, rhythmic reading, bowing techniques and rehearsals.

 ADVANCED MUSICIAN 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8 Cost: $1,240 This specialized class is for more advanced musicians with a more sophisticated focus on violin, viola and cello. Repertoire is chosen based on the needs of each ensemble. Ensemble skills and string pedagogy are stressed in daily rehearsals and sectionals. Course materials and lunch are provided.


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 DRAMA INSIGHTS: CHARACTER ACTING & SCENE STUDY 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8

 COMMON THREADS: LITERATURE, ART & TEXTILES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

This course is for young theater students who wish to sharpen their drama skills in a non-competitive workshop environment. Students study acting technique, vocal production and spontaneous expression. This session consists of group training followed by scene study and will culminate in a revue-style performance in RSPA Panther Hall.

Our “passport to the world” will highlight the art and textiles found in children’s literature from around the world. Researching the significance of textile colors and patterns will guide reflective journal writing, while art projects will celebrate creativity from around the world. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

SESSION I: // GRADES 1 – 3 JUNE 24 – JULY 5 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450

SESSION II: // GRADES 1 – 3 JULY 8 – JULY 19 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450

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 THE LIVING LAB: INTERACTIVE BIOLOGY

INTERACTIVE ASTRONOMY This engaging science course focuses on discovering how and why things happen in the universe. Experiments, journal writing, research and interactive games, along with iPad learning, will ensure that this class is out of this world with fun!

 SCIENCE LAB: MAGIC MAGNETS Through creative play, interactive activities and experiments, students in this dynamic science class will investigate magnets to discover some fundamental laws of physics and chart research that focuses on the magnetic poles of the Earth. Students will also design an original map complete with positional compass rose and build a working compass that they will put to good use on a campus hike.

 WORLD DRUMMING: RHYTHMS, SONG & DANCE Students will enjoy the creative rhythms, songs and dances that celebrate the drum as the heartbeat of world cultures. While the tones of the notes will guide the drumbeat, the spirit of the drum circle will inspire the rhythmic voices and creative dances that will make this class a community of artists.

 CREATIVE ARTS Students will explore the world of creative arts through a variety of materials while developing and enhancing drawing skills and experimenting with sketching tools. Students will mix color palettes and enjoy the experiences of painting outdoors on our beautiful campus. Fun three-dimensional projects will also be created with wood and clay.

Students will study how living things behave while discovering the processes that ensure life on the planet. This class focuses on scientific investigation and experiments that unlock mysteries like diffusion and osmosis. A $50 field trip fee will be added to the tuition.

 ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING: SOLAR, WATER & WIND No hard hats are required for this hands-on science and engineering class. Students will investigate properties of sun, water and wind, as they complete experiments and use engineering principles to discover good design when it comes to energy – all with creative and collaborative play in mind!

 A PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE: GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Games from around the globe will provide the indoor and outdoor play that is sure to make this class a world of learning and fun. With an emphasis on fine and gross motor skills and social and team building activities, this dynamic learning experience puts these games at the head of the class!

 DRAMA INSIGHTS: CHARACTER ACTING & SCENE STUDY For students entering grades 3-8 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This course is for young theater students who wish to sharpen their drama skills in a non-competitive workshop environment. Students study acting technique, vocal production and spontaneous expression. This session consists of group training followed by scene study and will culminate in a revue-style performance.

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 DISCOVERIES IN MATHEMATICAL & SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS FOR GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS

Through nature walks, cross-disciplinary learning and lab experiences, students practice deductive and inductive reasoning and problem-solving skills as a basis for mathematical and scientific thinking. Students will integrate learning as they inquire, hypothesize, experiment and record conclusions as a way to gain knowledge and skills. Students can continue with new coursework from Session I. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

SESSION II: // GRADES 1 – 3 JULY 8 – JULY 19 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  SCIENCE LAB: PLASTIC BOTTLE SCIENCE Using art, math and science as a backdrop, students will be amazed at what an empty plastic bottle can do or become! This creative thinking class will “pop” with fun when students make unique “bottle cap art,” a water filtration system, cyclone in a bottle and much more!

 DRAWING Students will learn a variety of different drawing techniques, including gesture and contour drawing and drawing from observation. They will also use a variety of materials as they develop a summer sketchbook in this visually stimulating class.

 ADVANCED READING & WRITING FOR YOUNG GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS This class is designed for students with above grade level reading fluency and comprehension skills. Using the Junior Great Books® Series as a backdrop for shared inquiry, students will read, analyze and discuss essential questions relating to themes found in cultural stories. With a focus on honing reading and writing strategies, good readers will develop stronger thinking and writing skills and increased confidence in sharing their ideas in this dynamic class. Students can continue with new coursework from Session I. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

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 WHAT’S THE MATTER: INTERACTIVE CHEMISTRY! This hands-on course focuses on scientific investigation with experiments that reveal the secrets of changing matter. Students will grow their own crystals, learn how to make pennies turn green, experiment with liquids, create crystal ink and magic writing – and much more!

SESSION III: // GRADES 1 – 3 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  DISCOVERING WILDLIFE & THEIR HABITATS In this dynamic science class, students will have opportunities to discover the many habitats of native New Jersey species. Through research and literature, interactive technology, indoor and outdoor games and an off-campus wildlife program, students will better understand the interconnectedness of local species and the diversity of habitats they call home. A $50 field trip fee will be added to the tuition.

 ELEMENTARY ARCHITECTURE: DESIGN & BUILDING PROJECTS This hands-on class is sure to please creative thinkers and budding artists as they study design principles and natural and man-made building materials. Students will record their ideas and two-dimensional drawings in a Creative Thinking and Design Journal, while three-dimensional building projects will bring them to life!

 EXPLORATION THROUGH THE AGES Students in this class will explore the complexity of “discovery.” Opportunities to use technology to research famous explorers and learn compass and map reading skills will set the stage for an on-campus treasure hunt! Reading and writing will be emphasized in this interdisciplinary class. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

 DRAMA INSIGHTS: CHARACTER ACTING & SCENE STUDY For students entering grades 3-8 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This course is for young theater students who wish to sharpen their drama skills in a non-competitive workshop environment. Students study acting technique, vocal production and spontaneous expression. This session consists of group training followed by scene study and will culminate in a revue-style performance.


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SESSION III: // GRADES 1 – 3 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  A PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE: GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Games from around the globe will provide the indoor and outdoor play that is sure to make this class a world of learning and fun. With an emphasis on fine and gross motor skills and social and team building activities, this dynamic learning experience puts these games at the head of the class!

 ADVANCED READING & WRITING FOR YOUNG GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS This class is designed for students with above grade level reading fluency and comprehension skills. Using the Junior Great Books® Series as a backdrop for shared inquiry, students will read, analyze and discuss essential questions relating to themes found in cultural stories. With a focus on honing reading and writing strategies, good readers will develop stronger thinking and writing skills and increased confidence in sharing their ideas in this dynamic class. Students can continue with new coursework from Session II. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

 IPAD LEARNING ADVENTURES Inquisitive students will enjoy the highly engaging opportunities in this technology class. Educational games, research and journal writing, creative drawing programs and writing and illustrating stories will all make this fast-paced class one to remember!

 PHILOSOPHY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN What can Frog & Toad teach us about friendship? This class is designed to encourage children to look at big picture concepts like friendship. Through connecting reading, writing and team building activities, students will be guided to express their ideas in a sharing circle of beloved children’s literature.

 MATH MINDS: PROBLEM SOLVING WITH A TWIST FOR GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS In this engaging, fast-paced class, students will investigate real-world uses for math and work on projects that include architecture, advertising and merchandising. Students will create an algebra book using letters as variables and investigate tessellations as an artistic project. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

SESSION IV: // GRADES 1 – 3 AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 16 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  SCIENCE LAB: MAGIC MAGNETS Through creative play, interactive activities and experiments, students in this dynamic science class will investigate magnets to discover some fundamental laws of physics and chart research that focuses on the magnetic poles of the Earth. Students will also design an original map complete with positional compass rose and build a working compass that they will put to good use on a campus hike.

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SESSION IV: // GRADES 1 – 3 AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 16 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450

This creative art and literature class will delight with paper dolls and stories of garden fairies and other earthly creatures. Come to a fairy princess picnic dressed for fun in pretty things like fairy wings, paper garland necklaces and a crown of paper flowers; fairy refreshments are sure to be the hit of the party!

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 CREATIVE KIDS!

Students in this hands-on class will learn how math concepts and skills apply to their everyday lives. Learning is oriented to practical activities that highlight mathematical thinking and logical reasoning, while games and iPads will ensure that learning math in this class is fun!

This high-energy class is designed for students who enjoy writing and sharing their work. With an emphasis on building a digital portfolio of revised and polished written pieces, students will be encouraged to fully integrate their written work with graphic designs using iPad art applications for publishable works. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

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TWO-WEEK TALENT DEVELOPMENT COURSES F O R S T U D E N T S E N T E R I N G G R A D E S 4- 6 A N D G R A D E S

3-8 F O R M U S I C / P E R F O R M I N G A R T S

Ranney School STEM Institute For Students Entering Grades 4-6 Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive as students develop understandings about the world and how it works. Our dynamic programs build upon and expand a child’s experiential base of knowledge by emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to learning through curiosity, inquiry, discovery and creative expression.

SESSION I: // GRADES 4 – 6 JUNE 24 – JULY 5 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  ROBOTICS: INTRO TO LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT PROGRAMMING Mechanical design and function of robots make this course an exciting one! Hands-on building and discussion allow for critical thinking and collaborative learning. LEGO® MINDSTORMS® will be utilized to build robots during this dynamic and popular course.

 SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATIONS INTO ROCKS & MINERALS In this course, students will follow in the footsteps of a petrologist as they investigate how rocks are formed, identify different rocks and their properties, understand the rock cycle and much more! Students will investigate the differences between rocks and minerals and participate in lab experiments and math and art activities that develop strong observational and critical thinking skills.

 CHESS FOR BEGINNERS Chess is an exceptional way to teach higher-level thinking skills while advancing math, reading and science skills for graph reading, thinking ahead, predicting and divergent problem solving. Chess also affords students measured benefits in focus, academic skills and confidence while playing with peers.

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This class explores three–dimensional aesthetic issues with both kiln-fired clay and oil-based clay to create ceramic sculpture. Students are introduced to fused glass and combine glass and clay to create unique sculptures.

 CREATIVE ARTS Students explore the world of creative arts through a variety of materials. Developing and enhancing drawing skills and experimenting with sketching tools are important elements of this course. Students will mix color palettes and enjoy the experience of painting outdoors on our beautiful campus. Fun, three-dimensional projects will also be created with wood and clay.

 ADVANCED READING & WRITING WORKSHOP FOR GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS These classes are for students who excelled in language arts during their previous school year. Activities include reading excerpts; utilizing the senses, art and music to approach different writing genres; and learning the writer’s tools to craft well-written poetry, short stories and dramas. An emphasis on peer and self-editing and public speaking and presentation techniques will ensure that this dynamic course builds skills. Each two-week session presents new work and projects. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

 STRIKE A BALANCE: ART, MATH & SCIENCE Research and discussion will provide the vehicle of expression for students to examine balances from many angles. Students will experiment with hydroponic plants, research symmetry and symbiotic relationships in nature, practice writing creatively in journals and complete artistic work in clay and glass. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY INSTRUMENTAL INSIGHTS: ORCHESTRA For students entering grades 3-8 No audition is necessary but students and parents will be interviewed to determine placement. See description on page 14.

 INTERMEDIATE MUSICIANS 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8 Cost: $620 This class focuses on violin, viola and cello. Repertoire is chosen based on the needs of each ensemble. Ensemble skills and string pedagogy are stressed in daily rehearsals and sectionals. Class time is devoted to such special topics as sight reading, rhythmic reading, bowing techniques and rehearsals. A final performance in RSPA Panther Hall will conclude this session.


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 ADVANCED MUSICIANS 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8 Cost: $1,240 This specialized class is for more advanced musicians with a more sophisticated focus on violin, viola and cello. Repertoire is chosen based on the needs of each ensemble. Ensemble skills and string pedagogy are stressed in daily rehearsals and sectionals. Class time is devoted to such special topics as sight reading, rhythmic reading, bowing techniques and rehearsals. A final performance in RSPA Panther Hall will conclude this specialized session. Course materials and lunch are provided.

 PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For students entering grades 4-8 Cost: $1,240 This comprehensive approach to the study of theater arts and its integrated components will attract highly creative students with an interest in drama, music, movement and ensemble work. Students will explore drama and theater through characterizations and choreography while expanding their knowledge of acting, singing and ensemble movement in a high-energy environment. This full-day program will culminate with a performance in RSPA Panther Hall. Course materials and lunch are provided.

 DRAMA INSIGHTS: CHARACTER ACTING & SCENE STUDY 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8 Cost: $620 This course is for young theater students who wish to sharpen their drama skills in a non-competitive workshop environment. Students study acting technique, vocal production and spontaneous expression. This session consists of group training followed by scene study and will culminate in a revue-style performance in RSPA Panther Hall.

SESSION I: // GRADES 4 – 6 JUNE 24 – JULY 5 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  DISCOVERING ARCHAEOLOGY Investigate how archaeologists explore clues from the past as a way of understanding people and their cultures from long ago. This hands-on course provides opportunities for research and investigation as students work on projects that bring an archaeologist’s work to life.

 MATH LAB: PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD Students in this hands-on class will learn how math concepts and skills apply to their everyday lives. Learning is oriented to practical activities that highlight mathematical thinking and logical reasoning, while games and iPad learning will ensure that learning math in this class is fun!

 ROCKETS: MECHANICS & FLIGHT! While investigating the principles of flight, students will practice scientific thinking as they build and test rockets, predict their flight patterns and collect, interpret and graph data. Hands-on building encourages critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaborative learning in this dynamic and popular course.

 ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS These classes are for students who excel in math and want to hone their critical reasoning, analysis and observational skills as they decode and solve word problems and identify and apply math concepts people use in their daily lives and careers. Hands-on lessons in using patterns and reasoning skills to locate, identify and draw mathematical patterns are all applications of this course. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

SESSION II: // GRADES 4 – 6 JULY 8 – JULY 19 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  ANCIENT EGYPT: PHARAOHS TO PYRAMIDS In this hands-on course, students will uncover ancient Egyptian civilization as they learn about the fertile Nile Crescent and the society that lived and flourished there. Students will make a clay pot, complete a “tomb painting,” learn to write in hieroglyphs, and learn the Egyptian counting system and how it differed from the decimal system in today’s mathematics. From everyday life to fun and games and from Pharaohs to pyramids, students will discover the fascinating culture of Ancient Egypt!

 DRAWING Students will learn a variety of different drawing techniques, including gesture and contour drawing and drawing from observation. Students will also use a variety of materials and maintain a summer sketchbook in this visually stimulating course.

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 STRIKE A BALANCE: ART, MATH & SCIENCE Research and discussion will provide the vehicles of expression for students to examine balances from many angles. With a focus on literature, math and science connections and art, including a glass project in the kiln, this dynamic course will provide opportunities for students to develop stronger communication and writing skills while having fun in the learning process. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

 ADVANCED READING & WRITING WORKSHOP FOR GIFTED & TALENTED These classes are for students who excelled in language arts during their previous school year. Activities include reading excerpts; utilizing the senses, art and music to approach different writing genres; and learning the writer’s tools to craft well-written poetry, short stories and dramas. An emphasis on peer and self-editing and public speaking and presentation techniques will ensure that this dynamic course builds skills. Students can continue with new coursework from Session I. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

 DRAMA INSIGHTS: CHARACTER ACTING & SCENE STUDY 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8 Cost: $620 This course is for young theater students who wish to sharpen their drama skills in a non-competitive workshop environment. Students study acting technique, vocal production and spontaneous expression. This session consists of group training followed by scene study and will culminate in a revue-style performance.

SESSION II: // GRADES 4 – 6 JULY 8 – JULY 19 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  DECODING ANCIENT NUMBER SYSTEMS: BABYLONIAN, EGYPTIAN, MAYAN AND ROMAN Learn about the mathematics of modern-day number systems by studying those of ancient civilizations: Babylonian, Egyptian, Mayan and Roman. Unlock the secrets of the cuneiform, hieroglyphs and vertical place value system as you delve into the mathematical thinking of ancient cultures. Problem solving, research and creative projects will guide the development of a strong number sense and a dynamic mathematical journal.

 AMAZING ARCHITECTURE: A PASSPORT TO GLOBAL DESIGN This hands-on interdisciplinary approach to design and architecture is sure to interest students with an eye for art and building. Students will learn about iconic structures from around the world and complete a Design Notebook of their work. Students will sketch from real life for inspiration, learn about architectural symbols and experiment with shapes and design while building their own three-dimensional cityscape.

 ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS These classes are for students who excel in math and want to hone their critical reasoning, analysis and observational skills as they decode and solve word problems and identify and apply math concepts people use in their daily lives and careers. Hands-on lessons in using patterns and reasoning skills to locate, identify and draw mathematical patterns are all applications of this course. Students can continue with new coursework from Session I. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

SESSION III: // GRADES 4 – 6 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  ENGINEERING MARVELS: BRIDGES 20

This engineering course exposes students to real-life building challenges as they design and build a cost-effective, structurally sound and environmentally friendly bridge. Researching design principles and testing the strength of each design are important components of this dynamic course.


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 SINGAPORE MATH: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING Students will explore practical applications for problem solving and become better mathematical thinkers as they use visual models and logical thinking to build problem solving skills. Students will also develop more confidence in their ability to connect pictures, words and numbers, organize information logically and solve problems sequentially for improved accuracy and success.

SESSION III: // GRADES 4 – 6 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR GIFTED & TALENTED

This hands-on science course will focus on the processes of scientific investigation, as students explore salt water, life zones in the ocean and classification of marine life. Research, technology and experiments will highlight the characteristics and structure of living things and their marine environments and the processes of life in the Ocean Planet. A $50 field trip fee will be added to the tuition.

These classes are for students who excel in math and want to hone their critical reasoning, analysis and observational skills as they decode and solve word problems and identify and apply math concepts people use in their daily lives and careers. Hands-on lessons in using patterns and reasoning skills to locate, identify and draw mathematical patterns are all applications of this course. Students can continue with new coursework from Session II. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

 ADVANCED READING & WRITING

 DEVELOPING STUDY SKILLS THROUGH

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WORKSHOP FOR GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS These classes are for students who excelled in language arts during their previous school year. Activities include reading excerpts, utilizing the senses, art and music to approach different writing genres, and learning the writer’s tools to craft well-written poetry, short stories and dramas. An emphasis on peer and self-editing and public speaking and presentation techniques will ensure that this dynamic course builds skills. Students can continue with new coursework from Session II. This class is designed for students who exhibit advanced cognitive skills and, if grade applicable, have been identified by national test scores as gifted and talented.

 GRAPHIC ARTS Using our state-of-the-art computer lab, students will be introduced to the basics of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Young artists will learn to draw, design, retouch images, create art and show off their creative talents with the click and drag of a mouse!

READING, WRITING & PUBLIC SPEAKING This course is designed to strengthen reading proficiency, comprehension skills, writing and public speaking confidence, while also developing study strategies, time management and organizational skills for academic success. Students manage a plan book and organize their calendar to schedule and track assessments.

 ENGINEERING MARVELS: SKYSCRAPERS This popular building course allows students to use their individual creativity and ideas to experience it all – from design elements and construction to a finished structure!

 GRAPHIC ARTS Using our state-of-the-art computer lab, students will be introduced to the basics of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Young artists will learn to draw, design, retouch images, create art and show off their creative talents with the click and drag of a mouse!

 DRAMA INSIGHTS: CHARACTER ACTING & SCENE STUDY 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For students entering grades 3-8 Cost: $620 This course is for young theater students who wish to sharpen their drama skills in a non-competitive workshop environment. Students study acting technique, vocal production and spontaneous expression. This session consists of group training followed by scene study and will culminate in a revue-style performance.

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SESSION IV: // GRADES 4 – 6 AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 16 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  DIGITAL MEDIA: CREATING WITH IPADS This workshop covers the skills needed to put together digital slide shows, video montages and short film clips. The course includes lessons in photo and video techniques, video camera/camcorder using iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD to create DVD menus and student-finished projects.

 ROCK THE RUNWAY: T-SHIRT AND ACCESSORY DESIGN This highly creative course is for the young fashionista at heart! With opportunities to build a design notebook, dye and batik fabric and use designing paints, T-shirts will soon become works of art. Kiln-baked clay and glass accessories will complete this fashion plate of a course!

 SCIENCE LAB: ELECTRICAL CURRENTS Students will practice scientific thinking when they question, predict, experiment, observe, record, and interpret investigations in circuitry. In a safe environment, students will learn about positive, negative and neutral charges, identify conductors and insulators and build series and parallel circuits and more in this electrifying course!

SESSION IV: // GRADES 4 – 6 AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 16 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  SCIENCE LAB: SPORTS & PHYSICAL FITNESS In this high-energy course, students will learn basic information about body systems and the heart’s essential role in fitness health. Students will practice physical fitness drills at movement skill stations, while team-building sport fun and fitness activities, including rope challenges, ball skills, Nerf® football, trekking on campus and fun on the climbing wall, will ensure that students have loads of fun!

 LET’S GO FLY A KITE! This fun class will focus on critical thinking and creative designs for building kites. Students will learn principles of design and illustrate their ideas in a Design Notebook. Understanding wind currents and flight patterns will guide kite designs and construction – let’s go fly a kite in this uplifting class! .

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 BEGINNING ORIENTEERING: MAP & COMPASS SKILLS

This skill-oriented course will include drawing, reading and navigating with maps. Students will learn directional points with magnetic north, latitude and longitude, scale, symbols, colors, contours and legends of maps. Locating points by reading a map and using a compass on campus treks will provide the excitement of a treasure hunt!

TWO-WEEK TALENT DEVELOPMENT COURSES F O R S T U D E N T S E N T E R I N G G R A D E S 6 -8

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Ranney School STEM Institute For Students Entering Grades 6-8 Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive as students develop understandings about the world and how it works. Our dynamic programs build upon and expand a child’s experiential base of knowledge by emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to learning through curiosity, inquiry, discovery and creative expression.

SESSION I: // GRADES 6 – 8 JUNE 24 – JULY 5 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  DISCOVERIES IN SCIENCE: LEONARDO DA VINCI Leonardo da Vinci was the consummate global thinker with highly honed analytical and critical and creative thinking abilities. His innovative ideas and masterful work in the arts, mathematics and sciences are considered to this day exceptional contributions. Curious students will look into the many talents of da Vinci through art, math and science activities while discovering some of their own talents in this dynamic interdisciplinary course.

SESSION I: // GRADES 6 – 8 JUNE 24 – JULY 5 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  CSI FORENSIC SCIENCE: DETECTIVE ON THE SCENE Experience the science behind investigative forensic technology as a multisensory exploration of crime scene evidence. Through hands-on experiences, students will need to think critically while using inductive reasoning and deductive logic to investigate clues and solve the mystery. Students develop creative problem solving and analytical thinking skills in this dynamic course!


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 CHESS FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS This more advanced course is for students who have a good understanding of all elements of the game. Chess is an exceptional way to teach higher-level thinking skills while advancing math, reading and science skills for graph reading, thinking ahead, predicting and divergent problem-solving. For children, chess is an ideal way to visualize, analyze and think critically. Also, chess affords students measured benefits in focus, academic skills and confidence while playing with peers.

SESSION II: // GRADES 6 – 8 JULY 8 – JULY 19 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  AMAZING ARCHITECTURE: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE This hands-on interdisciplinary approach to design and architecture is sure to interest students with an eye for art and building. Students will learn about iconic structures from around the world and complete a Design Notebook of their work. Students will learn about scale and proportion and architectural symbols as they illustrate a floor plan and define all components of a structure, while experimenting with shapes and designs.

 ADVANCED ROBOTICS: BATTLEBOTS Children with some experience in LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT programming will enjoy this exciting, fast-paced course as they design, plan, build and battle their robots in the competition ring. Students will become engineers as they create, adapt and modify their robots to gain the winning edge against their opponents. Engineering principles, logical problem-solving, inventiveness and teamwork are all practiced in this exciting course.

SESSION II: // GRADES 6 – 8 JULY 8 – JULY 19 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  INVESTIGATING M.C. ESCHER: PATTERNS AND TESSELLATIONS Students in this fascinating course will investigate the graphic design principles and mathematics behind Mauritas Cornelis Escher’s artwork as they practice keen observational skills when visualizing the geometry and the logic of space. Students will dapple in different art mediums as they create regular and irregular works of art known as tessellations.

SESSION III: // GRADES 6 – 8 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  ENGINEERING MARVELS: ROLLER COASTERS Learn the science behind the thrills of roller coasters and the mathematical calculations that make them safe. Forces of energy and design principles will guide student-thinking, while demonstrated learning will take the shape of design illustrations, experiments and model building. A field trip to Great Adventure to experience the thrill of roller coasters first-hand will round out this exhilarating course! A $75 field trip fee will be added to the tuition.

SESSION III: // GRADES 6 – 8 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450  INVESTIGATIONS IN MARINE SCIENCE This hands-on science course will focus on the processes of scientific investigation, as students explore salt water, life zones in the ocean and classification of marine life. Research, writing lab reports, interactive technology and dissecting experiments will highlight marine environments and the processes of life in the Ocean Planet. A $50 field trip fee will be added to the tuition.

 SINGAPORE MATH: ADVANCED APPLICATIONS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING Students will explore advanced applications for problem solving and become better mathematical thinkers as they use visual models and logical thinking to build problem solving skills. Students will also develop more confidence in their ability to connect pictures, words and numbers, organize information logically and solve problems sequentially for improved accuracy and success.

SESSION IV: // GRADES 6 – 8 AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 16 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450  KIDS INVENTING! In this course, students will learn how to think divergently for creative fluency to come up with their own unique innovative ideas. Opportunities to strengthen critical reasoning and interpersonal communication skills will be balanced with opportunities to design, draw and write about the process of inventing. A field trip to the great inventor Thomas Edison’s home in West Orange will showcase the prolific works of one of our country’s greatest inventing minds. A $50 field trip fee will be added to tuition.

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SESSION IV: // GRADES 6 – 8 AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 16 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $450

 TV NEWSROOM ANCHOR

Students in this fascinating course will investigate the graphic design principles and mathematics behind Mauritas Cornelis Escher’s artwork as they practice keen observational skills when visualizing the geometry and the logic of space. Students will dapple in different art mediums as they create regular and irregular works of art known as tessellations.

Go behind the scene of a mock television newsroom and learn what it takes to be a TV anchor. In this hands-on course, students will experience working both on and off-camera to write and report campus news, sports and the weather. A variety of exercises will enhance students’ public speaking, writing and interpersonal skills and allow them to explore their creativity and personal interests. Students will be introduced to the process of production, including recording, editing and reviewing the finished product – their very own newscast! DVDs of student work will be provided to each student.

SESSION I: // GRADES 7 – 9 JUNE 24 – JULY 5 // 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $620

SESSION III: // GRADES 7 – 9 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $620

 CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING WORKSHOP

 CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING WORKSHOP

 INVESTIGATING M.C. ESCHER: PATTERNS AND TESSELLATIONS

This course is designed to develop strong abstract thinking, writing, and discussion skills. Students engage in analytical, creative, and critical thinking activities while developing research and writing skills that help them craft well-written poetry, stories and essays. Public speaking and presentation skills will ensure that this course builds skills and confidence.

This course is designed to develop strong abstract thinking, writing, and discussion skills. Students engage in analytical, creative, and critical thinking activities while developing research and writing skills that help them craft well-written poetry, stories and essays. Public speaking and presentation skills will ensure that this course builds skills and confidence.

SESSION II: // GRADES 7 – 9 JULY 8 – JULY 19 // 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. COST: $450

SESSION III: // GRADE 9 JULY 22 – AUGUST 2 // 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. COST: $620

 DEVELOPING STUDY SKILLS THROUGH

 HIGH SCHOOL PREP COURSE: READING,

READING, WRITING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING This study skills course is designed for students with immature or weak organizational and study skills who are not making the most of their academic opportunities. This course will strengthen reading proficiency, comprehension skills, writing fluency, and performance and public speaking confidence, while also developing time management, organization skills and calendar strategies for academic success.

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WRITING AND STUDY SKILLS FOUNDATIONS This approach to skill building provides strategies students can use to improve organizational, time management and study skills. Students will identify their learning style and utilize strategies to improve reading comprehension, writing skills and techniques for note taking and annotating text. Students will write a series of pieces, revising and responding to critiques. Study and test-taking methods and calendar, notebook and locker organization will all be aspects of this relevant course.


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235 Hope Road // Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 PHONE: 732.542.4777, EXT. 2186 // FAX: 732.544.1629 www.ranneyschool.org/summerprograms

2013 NEW FAMILY SUMMER ACADEMIC AND CAMPS REGISTRATION Student Name _______________________________________ Date of Birth ___________ Gender: ____ Grade in Fall’13 ______ Address ___________________________________________ Town _______________________ ST______ Zip___________ Home Phone ________________________________________ Email ______________________________________________ Father’s Name ________________________________ Bus. Phone _____________________ Occupation _________________ Mother’s Name ________________________________ Bus. Phone _____________________ Occupation __________________ Father’s Cell ________________________________________ Mother’s Cell ________________________________________ Current School _________________________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact ____________________________ Phone ______________________ Relationship____________________ To Whom Shall Correspondence Be Addressed: _____________________________________________________________________ Transportation Options (check one)  Both Ways/$550  Morning Only /$300  Afternoon Only /$300  Decline (Transportation Questions, Please Call 732-542-4777 Ext.1167) Extended Day Fee $10/Day Parent Pick-Up: 4:00-6:00pm

INTERACTIVE PRE-SCHOOL ADVENTURES

WEEK ONE // JUNE 24 – 28 Circle One

WEEK TWO // JULY 1-5 Circle One

Amazing Animal Architects Amazing Magnets

Bubble Festival Drawing and Painting From Nature

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WEEK FOUR // JULY 15-19 Circle One

WEEK FIVE // JULY 22-26 Circle One

Musical Instruments on Parade Young Authors Literacy Series

Young Naturalist Wonderful Water

Primary Geometry: Shapes in Art & Science

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WEEK THREE // JULY 8-12 Circle One Amazing Spirit Bears $350

Engineering Adventures $300

// JULY 29 - AUG 2 Circle One Under The Sea $350

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235 Hope Road // Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 PHONE: 732.542.4777, EXT. 2186 // FAX: 732.544.1629 www.ranneyschool.org/summerprograms

2013 NEW FAMILY SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION CAMP FEE SCHEDULE DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF COURSE(S) Check the box with the total weeks attending AND circle the weeks your child plans to attend WK 1- JUNE 24 - 28 // WK 2-JULY 1 - 5 // WK 3-JULY 8 - 12 // WK 4-JULY 15 - 19 // WK 5-JULY 22 - 26 WK 6-JULY 29 - AUG 2 // WK 7-AUG 5 - 9 // WK 8-AUG 12 - 16

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Add a half-day of day camp to sports camps (except golf, ages 11-14) for an additional $250.


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235 Hope Road // Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 PHONE: 732.542.4777, EXT. 2186 // FAX: 732.544.1629 www.ranneyschool.org/summerprograms

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Tuition balance is due May 1, 2013 Please be aware that each change made after May 1, 2013 is subject to a $50.00 surcharge There are no make-up days for absences or days missed Summer programs are closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013

Is there any personal information (allergies, behavioral medication, etc.) we should know that would help with your child’s adjustment to camp? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

GROUPING Please group my child with (list up to three children in order of preference). Requests to group your child with another camper should be made by parents of both campers. We will do our best to honor all requests. First Choice _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Second Choice _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Third Choice _____________________________________________________________________________________________

CAMP AND SCHOOL PERMISSION SLIPS Permission is herby granted to Summer Programs at Ranney School to take my child on local trips outside camp and school as part of the regular program.

PICTURES AND VIDEO Parent herby grants permission for photographs and video to be taken during Summer Programs at Ranney School, and the school has a right to utilize photographs in camp and school brochures, display photography or electronic media.

EMERGENCY / EMERGENCY TREATMENT / FERPA I understand that emergencies and/or injuries may occur during sports and competitions, field trips, on and off-campus activities, etc. I give my permission to share medical information as needed with the appropriate personnel. I give my consent for the school nursing staff, administrators, coaches, and athletic trainers to use their own judgment in application of first aid treatment and in securing medical aid and ambulance service as necessary. I authorize health information to be shared between Ranney School Health Services and Ranney School personnel in a confidential “need to know” basis in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

MEDICAL In order for your child to be registered for summer study or camp, all medical forms must be returned prior to the start of the summer programs. Please note that a physical or physician’s signature is not required.

NUT POLICY Summer Programs at Ranney School strives to maintain a nut-free campus and tries to avoid having nut products on campus. Therefore, we ask for parents’ cooperation in not sending any food containing nuts to camp. This includes (but is not limited to): peanut butter sandwiches or crackers; peanut butter cookies; trail mixes; candy containing nuts; and nut snacks. Ranney cannot guarantee that it is 100% nut free, but it is willing to support families with this issue as they learn to manage their child’s needs.


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ACTIVITIES My child has permission to engage in all programmed camp and school activities, except as noted on the medical form.

TUITION REFUND POLICY There are no refunds for absences, withdrawals or emergency closings.

DISMISSAL OF CAMPER The school reserves the right to dismiss any student or camper whose condition, conduct, influence or behavior is deemed unsatisfactory or detrimental to the best interest of the student, fellow students, camper, or fellow campers. In these instances, refunds will be issued at the discretion of the school

TRANSPORTATION Transportation may not be available if registration is tendered after May 31, 2013. Bus routes, length of ride, pick-up and drop off times will not be guaranteed. Air-conditioned busses cannot be guaranteed. Transportation is door-to-door when possible. All changes in transportation must be made in advance in writing with at least one day’s notice. The school reserves the right to terminate transportation for any student or camper based on bus behavior (Transportation Questions 732-542-4777, ext.1167)

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I hereby enroll my child with a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 to be credited against the camp program fee and/or a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 to be credited toward any six-week class. All two- and three-week classes and the interactive pre-school adventures are to be paid in full at the time of registration. The balance of camp and/or school tuition will be due May 1, 2013. All Sports Camps fees are to be paid in full at the time of registration. Day Camp fees include lunch, an afternoon snack, and camp T-shirt and bag. Lunch will be provided for students enrolled in three-week and six-week high school courses that end at 1:00 p.m. Parent’s Signature ____________________________________________

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2013 Summer Programs Brochure