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Summers at Pennington presents:

Summer in the Cloud!

Academic preparation and courses for life—helping Middle School and Upper School students achieve individual excellence and get set for success.


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Summer Academy:
Distance Learning

Virtual programs to maximize your summer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does the thought of summer without camp send you into a tailspin?  Consider our terrific new virtual camps!  Our camps are designed to engage and entertain our campers.  Children will learn something new, have fun, socialize with peers, be active, and have some structure for their summer days.

Enjoy a technology course with our partner program, Black Rocket Productions.


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STEM Programs

Summer specialty and enrichment programs including visual art programs, music, photography, and more!


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Virtual Summer Camps

Last-minute in-person camps

In-person athletic camps are back on with limited space. Click the button below to see what small-group programs are available!

 

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Join us for individualized lessons in music and athletics!

Music Lessons and
Athletic Coaching Program

Virtual model

We have designed our virtual camps based on thoughtful feedback from and discussions with our Pennington teaching faculty about their virtual “best practices.” Our camps will follow the following criteria:

  • Camp days (unless otherwise specified) will offer a mix of 70% asynchronous learning and 30% synchronous instruction, plus multiple opportunities for feedback and coaching from teachers. All programs will include:

    • A variety of activities and projects

    • Up to 15 hours of technical instruction per week

    • Daily tasks/projects to be completed offline

    • Individual coaching/feedback sessions 

    • Group discussions

Camps will begin each morning 9:00 a.m. with a live virtual class (unless otherwise indicated).

Afternoons are designed to be flexible in nature, allowing campers to adapt the program to fit how they work best. They may choose to dive into the asynchronous activities or simply enjoy the afternoon and save the course project for a later time. Given the current situation, we understand the value of disconnecting and downtime, and we have designed our programs with this flexibility in mind.

Campers will experience a virtual program with an individual touch! Pennington’s Summers in the Cloud is the same great summer program, in a new, more convenient format.

Summers at Pennington Blog

(So shouldn’t we teach them?)

Written by:
Gretchen W. Overhiser, B.A., M.S., M.A.T.

As a freshman history teacher, the question that I’m most often asked by anxious parents is “What is the best way to prepare my child for success in high school?”

From my experience as a parent and a teacher, I’ll share a secret: The most important element for student success is the feeling of confidence and happiness that comes from being able to manage schoolwork and relationships. 

Read more about Confidence Stems from Student Skills