Stanbridge Academy is currently hosting its annual summer school program. The six-week program offers a variety of classes each week in a range of disciplines from math to mask making.
“This year Stanbridge has offered many new courses for students including woodworking, the chance to disc jockey, and many different art classes,” said Summer School Co-Director Travis Callan, “…but staples like basketball are always a crowd pleaser.”
One of the most popular classes was a new offering titled Photography in Nature.
“We took pictures of plants, wildlife, and landscapes on our different hikes around the bay area,” said one high school student in the class. “I preferred using my phone to a regular camera, because I got to be more creative in my shots—like making panoramas—and it was really easy to put the photos on my computer and share.”
Maggie DeLoach, who teachers middle elementary during the regular school year, used summer school as an opportunity to share her love of photography and hiking with students in middle elementary through high school.
“Summer School offers students the ability to interact with different grade levels they might not normally see during the school year,” said Travis. “It also gives new students a more casual environment to get to know their classmates before August.”
Most summer school classes are cross-divisional, meaning students from elementary through high school can be enrolled in the same class. Although Stanbridge doesn’t allow outside students to attend its summer school classes, new incoming students are welcome to participate.
“I liked getting to know the school and the other students. There wasn’t as much pressure,” said a new incoming upper elementary student, who took the cartooning class. “I can’t wait for regular school to start!”
Click here for more information about summer school at Stanbridge.