Discounts and special offers
  • Pay in full by midnight, June 26, for $150 off the afternoon activities program with the purchase of an Enrichment or Credit program. (Enter code: SUMMER at checkout)
  • Sibling: $100 off program cost for each additional child in family. Discount is automatic.
  • Returner: $100 subtracted from total cost for any student who attended Summer Day School in 2018. Add "Summer Day School Extra" at bottom of registration page.
For questions or more information, contact:

James Truslow

Director of External Programs

Summer School Office

Phone: 609-490-7520
Fax: 609-944-7983

Office hours:

  • Monday-Friday, June 10-28: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Once Summer School begins, the office will be open during school hours.

Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m.: Drop-off
8:00 a.m.: Period 1
9:10 a.m.: Period 2
10:20 a.m.: Period 3
11:30 a.m: Period 4
12:30 p.m.: Half-day program ends 
(pick up between 12:30-1:00)


12:30-1:15 p.m.: Lunch for full-day students
1:15 p.m.: Period 5 (Honors Credit Program only);
Activity period 1
2:45 p.m.: Activity Period 2
4:00 p.m.: Full day program ends
4:00-5:15 p.m.: Extended day study hall with tutors
All students depart campus by 5:30 p.m.

Courses

Credit Math 

Select one course — Classes meet for six weeks from July 1 through August 9, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Can be combined with Afternoon Activities July 8 - August  2)

ALGEBRA 1 CREDIT

Algebra 1 Credit

This course is FULL for Summer 2019. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, email Jim Truslow at jtruslow@peddie.org. (There are still spaces available in Algebra I Enrichment)

Develops basic skills needed in algebra, including solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, factoring, operations with fractions, systems of linear equations in two variables, rational and irrational numbers, and functions and their graphs. In addition, opportunity is given to apply these skills to varied problem situations.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course that meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Algebra I Credit Syllabus

algebra 2 credit

Algebra 2 Credit

Following a review of the algebra skills learned in Algebra I, this course includes the study of rational, irrational, and complex numbers; quadratic equations, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, binomial expansion, and matrices and determinants.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course that meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Algebra 2 Credit Syllabus

geometry credit

Geometry Credit

This is a course in the axiomatic system of Euclidean Geometry. Provides an effective combination of plane and solid geometry, develops powers in inductive and deductive reasoning, and keeps algebra skills fresh by the inclusion of a study of coordinate geometry.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Geometry Credit Syllabus

calculus ab credit

A course that "brings together ALL the concepts of mathematics a student has learned throughout their schooling...and lays the foundation for a new type of math...allows them to describe and understand the behavior of functions, and as a result, any real-world phenomena that those functions represent."  This is a Survey course in calculus taught by an experienced teacher, covering as many topics as time and students' abilities permit.  Graphing calculator is required.

Calclulus AB Credit Syllabus

precalculus credit

Provides a review and extends the major topics of Algebra II, with a thorough foundation in the concepts of Trigonometry and introduces the Calculus topic of limits. Graphing calculator is encouraged.

Precalculus Credit Syllabus

Honors Credit Math

Select one course — Classes meet for six weeks from July 1 through August 9, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Lunch and one Afternoon Activity included in cost)

Only a few spots still available for Algebra II Honors, Geometry Honors and Precalculus Honors - register today!

Algebra II Honors Credit

This course encompasses all required college preparatory concepts of Algebra II. Moving at a very fast pace, only successful honors level math students should take this intensive and rigorous course. Mathematical concepts are often introduced at a more abstract and theoretical level. Geometric proofs are included throughout the course to improve the student's understanding and logical thought process.

Note: 150 hour credit course meets from 8:00 am to 2:15 pm each day (45 minute break for lunch). Lunch is included in the cost of this course.

Algebra II Honors Credit Syllabus

geometry honors credit

A rigorous exploration of plane and solid geometry, looking at the traditional Euclidean perspective as well as more modern ones involving coordinate geometry and transformations. A primary focus of the course is mathematical reasoning with the aim of aiding students to become confident, independent, critical thinkers and problem solvers, well-equipped for the intellectual challenges of further study in an honors math sequence.

Note: 150 hour credit course meets from 8:00 am to 2:15 pm each day (45 minute break for lunch). Lunch is included in the cost of this course.

Geometry Honors Credit Syllabus

precalculus honors credit

This course encompasses all required college preparatory concepts of Precalculus. Moving at a fast pace, only successful honors level math students should take this intensive and rigorous course. Mathematical concepts are often introduced at a more abstract and theoretical level. Geometric proofs are included throughout the course to improve the student's understanding and logical thought process. Graphing calculator is required.

Note: 150 hour credit course meets from 8:00 am to 2:15 pm each day (45 minute break for lunch). Lunch is included in the cost of this course.

Precalculus Honors Credit Syllabus

Enrichment 

Select two courses — Classes meet for four weeks from July 8 through August 2 from from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Can be combined with Afternoon Activities)

Language Arts

English as a Second Language ESL: Levels 1 and 2

This is a beginning-level reading and writing course in which students read various forms of high-interest writings and develop their writing. 

For all students who would like to improve the basics and gain a greater comfort with the English language.

Integrated language arts 1

This literature-based course teaches grammar, English fundamentals and writing skills. This program is an excellent way for students with strong conversational English to improve their English writing and reading skills.

For students in grades 6 through 8 who want to improve their reading and writing as they move toward high school.

Integrated Language Arts 2

A review of grammar and English fundamentals with emphasis on the proper writing of sentences and organization of the paragraph. Short works of literature are studied as a basis for writing assignments and reading comprehension. This program is an excellent way for students with strong conversational English to improve their English writing and reading skills.

For students typically in grades 8 and 9 who want to move toward an excellent grasp of reading and writing for high school.

integrated language arts 3

Reviews the form of essay writing and develops skills necessary for successful expository writing. Our essay writing program focuses more on the complete essay - thesis statement, supporting paragraphs and conclusion; they are an excellent way to improve a student's English writing and reading skills.

For the strongest middle-school students and young high school students in grades 9 and 10 who love to read and write and want to be the best they can for high school.

Math

Math Problems 1

Develops basic skills and provides a review of the advanced arithmetic skills, including fractions, decimals and percents. In addition, it offers an introduction to both geometry and algebra. Designed for students who have completed grades 5, 6 and 7 looking for a great review before Algebra 1.

Algebra 1 Enrichment

Develops basic skills needed in algebra, including solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, factoring, operations with fractions, systems of linear equations in two variables, rational and irrational numbers, and functions and their graphs. In addition, opportunity is given to apply these skills to varied problem situations.

Algebra 1 Part 2 Enrichment

Begins with inequalities and factoring and covers linear equations in two variables and functions. This course covers material presented in the second year of a two-year Algebra I course. Placement in Algebra 1 Part 1 OR Algebra 1 Part 2 enrichment classes will be determined by a placement test administered in May.

algebra 2 enrichment

Following a review of the algebra skills learned in Algebra I, this course includes the study of rational, irrational, and complex numbers; quadratic equations, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, binomial expansion, and matrices and determinants.

geometry enrichment

Provides an effective combination of plane and solid geometry, develops powers in inductive and deductive reasoning, and keeps algebra skills fresh by the inclusion of a study of coordinate geometry.

precalculus enrichment

This course reviews and extends the major topics of Algebra 2 covering advanced algebra, functions and trigonometry, including logarithms, conic sections and sequences and series. Graphing calculator is encouraged.

calculus enrichment

Survey course in calculus taught by an experienced teacher, covering as many topics as time and students' abilities permit. Graphing calculator is encouraged.

Science

Fundamentals of Science

This course is a survey of general science designed for upper elementary and lower middle school students who are interested in science but not yet ready for our high school biology class. It will include units on physical science, biology, and basic chemistry. This is a textbook course, not a lab course, and is not eligible for credit.

Fundamentals of Science Enrichment

biology intro

This is a textbook course in first-year biology. Topics include cell structure and function, obtaining and utilization of energy sources, genetics and evolution, classification, fundamental life processes, and basic ecological relationships.

chemistry intro

This is a textbook course that provides a survey of the current principles of Chemistry. This course begins with an overview of modern atomic structure ideas to provide a basis for the understanding of the chemical properties of matter as well as the structure of the periodic table of the elements.

NOTE: Not for credit.

Chemistry Intro Syllabus

physics intro

This is a textbook course that provides a survey of topics in classical Physics as well as an introduction to selected topics in modern Physics.

NOTE: Not for credit.

Physics Intro Syllabus

Test Prep

sat prep in english

This course develops the skills necessary to do your best on the SAT and other standardized tests. Includes: working on timing and scoring; learning techniques and strategies to maximize your individual score; learning when to guess and when not to guess; learning from error analysis to gain proficiency in critical thinking. Will include work on reading for the ACT Science tests.

sat prep in math

This course develops the skills necessary to do your best on the SAT and other standardized tests. Includes: working on timing and scoring; learning techniques and strategies to maximize your individual score; learning when to guess and when not to guess; learning from error analysis to gain proficiency in critical thinking. This is a general SAT Math prep and will not cover specific math level work.

ssat prep in english

Applying to an independent high school? This course develops the skills necessary to do your best on the SSAT. Includes: working on timing and scoring; learning techniques and strategies to maximize your individual score; learning from error analysis to gain proficiency in critical thinking.

ssat prep in math

Applying to an independent high school? This course develops the skills necessary to do your best on the SSAT. Includes: working on timing and scoring; learning techniques and strategies to maximize your individual score; learning from error analysis to gain proficiency in critical thinking.

Afternoon Activities

Select up to two activities — program runs from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. — Can be combined with Credit Math or Enrichment (One Afternoon Activity and lunch included in cost of Honors Credit Math)

Multi-sport fun

Activity period(s): 1 and 2

Multi-Sport is offered in our newly air-conditioned fieldhouse.  Staff will organize and direct informal games of basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and other activities to engage campers in active fun.  

Cross-training fitness

Activity period(s): 1 and 2
Geared toward the student with specific fitness goals in mind, Cross-Training Fitness allows athletes to cross-train for their sport of choice. Staff will assist campers in designing individual programs to meet their needs and provide daily coaching support to help them achieve their goals.

Recreational Tennis

Activity period(s): 1 and 2
Light instruction and organized play make Recreational Tennis the perfect activity for students seeking to improve their game, get exercise and even enjoy a rally with a new friend.

Be a better writer

Activity period(s): 1 only

New sections have of this course have been added - spots still available!

Reading short pieces of writing designed to excite and inspire the writer within, students will work on the fundamentals of strong writing. Both fiction and non-fiction writing will be explored in this class.

SAT English prep

Activity period(s): 2 only 

New sections have of this course have been added - spots still available!

This four-week program focuses on preparation for the English portion of the SAT. In addition to practice tests, vocabulary study and exercises in critical thinking, test-taking strategy, timing and study of error analysis will also be reviewed.

Tutored study hall

Activity period(s): 2 only; program also continues through aftercare from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

With tutors available to assist and answer questions, students can complete homework, study and get extra help if needed.