Summer at St. Luke's

Academic Programs and Courses

Summer at St. Luke's
offers a variety of academic courses, camps and workshops for middle and high school students looking to enhance academic abilities in math, science, history, writing, study skills, and computer science/engineering. Get a jump on your college essay writing, move ahead in mathematics, or dive deep into local ecology and biology. Located centrally to students from Fairfield and Westchester counties.

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

2020 Summer Programs for Grades 2-12

Academic Writing Workshop

Academic Writing Workshop. Two-week blended experience—combining online and classroom learning—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.

Week 1: Online   To be completed any time between August 1-16 
Week 2: In Classroom August 17-21
For rising 9th and 10th graders.


Web Development I: Zero to Sixty. Learn to design and build websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.
July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31
Rising 5th - 8th graders.

Web Development II: Dive into JavaScript. Strengthen coding knowledge and mastery of JavaScript. Two-week camp running July 20-31. 
Rising 5th-8th graders.

Codebug: Build Your Personal Website. Learn to design and build professional websites developing core languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.
Two-week course: July 6-17
Rising 9th - 12th graders.

College Essay Writing Workshop

College Essay Writing Workshop. Explore essential elements of strong personal and analytical writing, combining meaningful self-reflection and story development and structure. 
June 15-19
Rising St. Luke's 12th graders.

August 10-14
Open to the public. Rising seniors.


designLab: How to Make Anything - explore designLab's fabrication tools while developing creative problem-solving skills. This camp assumes (and prefers) little to no software and/or hardware background. The cost of the camp includes materials so that each student can take home their creations.
August 10-14
Rising 5th-12th graders.

Health Mini-Courses

Health Mini-Courses. Two courses available for St. Luke's Upper School students.
Drugs and Alcohol. This mini-course provides students with critical information about the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs, including over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs. 
June 15-19
Rising St. Luke's 9th-11th graders.

Human Sexuality. Fact-based approach to sharing information important for student wellness.
June 15-19
Rising 10th-11th graders. 

Humanities Seminar: Russia

Humanities Seminar: Russia. This course will introduce a college-level discussion format and work to improve students’ writing and reading comprehension as they examine Vladimir Putin's rise from obscurity to absolute power.

Part I: Online  August 3-7
Part II: In Classroom  August 10-13
For rising St. Luke's 9th-12th graders. 

JumpStart to Algebra 2

JumpStart to Algebra 2For all St. Luke's students rising into Algebra 2 after completing a full course in Geometry. This course will serve as a review of the major concepts from Algebra 1 that students need to be successful in Algebra 2
August 17-21

JumpStart to Algebra 2 with Trigonometry

JumpStart to Algebra 2 with Trigonometry. St. Luke's students rising into Algebra 2 with trigonometry or Algebra 2 with trigonometry honors after completing a full course in Geometry.
August 17-21

JumpStart to Geometry

JumpStart to Geometry. Open to all St. Luke's students who have completed Algebra 1. 
August 17-21 (Two sessions available)

JumpStart to Middle School Math

JumpStart to Middle School Math. Solidify understanding of key math concepts ahead of new school year. A deep dive into fraction, decimal, integer operations, plus basic algebra.
August 17-21
Rising 5th-8th graders.

JumpStart to Trigonometry

JumpStart to TrigonometryOpen to all St. Luke's students rising into Functions, Statistics, & Trigonometry; Precalculus (& Honors); and Calculus. 
August 17-21

Mondays at the MET

Mondays at the META fun, unique opportunity savor a small selection of artwork as history teacher Abby Abbott provides rich context and vibrant detail on a privately curated tour of NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
June 15
Morning session for rising 9th-12th graders (10:00-11:30am).
Afternoon session for adults (1:00-2:30pm).

Reading and Study Skills

Reading and Study Skills. Learning strategies essential to any middle schooler: Improve time management skills, note-taking, reading speed and comprehension, test preparation, and more. 
August 10-14
Rising 6th-8th graders.

Science Camp: Ecology Adventures

Science Camp: Ecology Adventures. For young scientists who love asking questions about the world around them. Lots of outdoor exploration.
Two one-week sessions available: June 22-26, July 6-10. 
Rising 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th graders.

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.