Academic Programs and Courses


Summer at St. Luke's offers a variety of in-person and online academic courses, camps, and workshops for middle and high school students looking to enhance academic abilities in math, science, history, writing, and computer science/engineering. Get a jump on your college essay, brush up on key math skills ahead of the coming school year, or take a deep dive into contemporary Nigerian history.

Choose from the academic offerings below (click for course details):

2021 Summer Programs for Grades 2-12

Academic Writing Workshop

Academic Writing Workshop. One-week course designed to address some of the most common writing challenges 9th- and 10th-grade students encounter. Face the new school year with an arsenal of writing strategies that save time and give you the confidence to write critically and efficiently.
August 9-13, 2021
Rising 9th and 10th graders

Camp LiveGirl@SLS designLab

Camp LiveGirl@SLS designLab. Camp LiveGirl sets a course for girls to become confident, inclusive leaders in a fun, team-based environment. With designLab’s Kimberly Gerardi and hosted on St. Luke’s campus.
Three weeks beginning July 5, 2021.
Rising grades 4-8.

Codebug

Codebug. Learn to design and build websites using core languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Basic web development and more.
Offered virtually (Zoom) during the month of July.
Rising 7th - 12th graders.

College Essay Workshop

College Essay Workshop. Explore essential elements of strong personal and analytical writing, combining meaningful self-reflection and story development and structure. 
June 14-18, 2021 (St. Luke's students only)
August 2-6, 2021 (Open to the public)
Rising high school seniors

Debate Camp

Debate Camp. St. Luke’s Debate Camp focuses on preparing students for competition in speech and debate, building upon prior debate experience ahead of the 2021-22 tournament season.
August 9-13, 2021. 
Grades 9-12.

designLab Camp - Girls Who Code

designLab Camp - Girls Who Code. Students learn how to code through creative projects such as app invention, quizzes and puzzles. Led by designLab’s Kimberly Gerardi.
One week beginning July 19, 2021.
Grades 5-8.

designLab Camp - Live Green

designLab Camp - Live Green. Students will build a wonderful green environment simulated by clean energy sources technologies. Led by designLab’s Kimberly Gerardi.
One week beginning August 2, 2021.
Grades 5-8.

designLab - Robotics and Automated Systems

designLab Camp - Robotics and Automated Systems. Over the course of two weeks, students will engage in project-based learning by modeling the development of a hexapod robot.
Session I - June 21-25 and June 28-July 1, 2021.
Session II - August 9-13 and August 16-20, 2021.
Grades 5-8.

designLab Camp - Woodworking

designLab Camp - Woodworking. Students will tinker with tools and gadgets in order to understand the foundations of basic woodworking. Led by designLab’s Kimberly Gerardi.
One week beginning July 26, 2021.
Grades 5-8.

Executive Function Skills for Middle Schoolers

Executive Function Skills for Middle Schoolers. Enhance your executive function (EF) skills, which are essential in successfully managing your academic and daily life. Learning these skills can help you become a better planner, a more organized student, and a more strategic test taker.
Three days beginning August 17, 2021.
Grades 5-8.

Executive Function Skills for Upper Schoolers

Executive Function Skills for Upper Schoolers. Online, self-paced.  Enhance your executive function (EF) skills, which are essential in successfully managing your academic and daily life. Learning these skills can help you become a better planner, a more organized student, and a more strategic test taker.
Beginning August 18, 2021.
Grades 9-12.

Find Your Voice, Make a Difference

Find Your Voice, Make a Difference. Students in this program will be invited to reflect on questions that matter to every young person: Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it?
Two one-week sessions (one for 6th-7th graders and the other for 8th-9th graders) available beginning August 16, 2021.
Grades 6-9.

Health Mini-Course

CPR. The SLS CPR mini-course will certify students through the American Red Cross in CPR/AED and First Aid.
June 21-24 or June 28-July 1, 2021
Grades 9-12

Health Mini-Course

Drugs & Alcohol. Provides students with critical information about the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs, including over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs.
August 2-6, 2021
Grades 10-11

Health Mini-Course

Human Sexuality. This mini-course focuses on human sexuality, taking a fact-based approach to sharing information that is important for student wellness.
August 2-6, 2021
Grades 10-11

Humanities Seminar: Nigeria

Humanities Seminar: Nigeria. This course will introduce a college-level discussion format and work to improve students’ writing and reading comprehension as they examine the diverse and interwoven narratives that give texture to this vibrant and relevant West African country, one that in addition to being Africa’s most populous, is expected to become a global economic powerhouse in the coming decades.
August 9-12, 2021
For rising St. Luke's 9th-12th graders. 

JumpStart to Math

Jumpstart To Math. Students will extend and refresh their knowledge of key concepts ahead of the new school year.

Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 with Trigonometry (& Honors), Pre-Calculus, and Calculus
One week beginning August 16, 2021.
Grades 9-12.

Algebra 2 - Online
Two-week program beginning August 16, 2021.
Grades 9-12.

Middle School Math Camp

Middle School Math Camp. Solidify your understanding of key math concepts ahead of the new school year. Review basics while applying skills in the context of real-life activities.
One week beginning August 16-20, 2021.
Grades 5-8.

Middle School Online Math Academy

Middle School Online Math Academy. 8-week course. Offers review and enrichment courses for St. Luke’s students rising into 5th-8th grade who would like a little extra practice with their Math 5, Math 6, Pre-Algebra, or Algebra 1 class ahead of the new school year.
Self-paced, with optional weekly Zoom meeting time on Mondays, 9:00am-10:00am, June 28-August 20, 2021.
Grades 5-8.

Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia Storytelling. Combining traditional, nonfiction storytelling with modern-day media platforms –– specifically audio, photo, and video –– students will learn how to create narratives that feel relevant and impactful.
August 9-13, 2021.
Grades 10-12.

Personal Finance

Personal Finance. The Personal Finance summer enrichment course will offer an overview of introductory concepts such as checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and budgeting among other topics. The goal is to demystify the essentials surrounding how money is made, saved, and transacted in the digital age.
August 9-13, 2021. 
Grades 10-12 + Class of 2021.



St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.