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 speech and debate.

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

2022 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.
One week beginning August 15, 2022.
Rising 9th and 10th graders

August Institute

August Institute for Early Educators. Join St. Luke's for a 5-day intensive workshop designed to give new teachers immediately transferable tools, strategies, activities, and training to run an effective and inclusive classroom—starting on day one.
One week beginning August 8, 2022.
Adults: first- and second-year teachers in grades 5-12

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, one-week sessions beginning July 5, 2022.
Rising grades 5-8

College Essay Workshop

College Essay Workshop. Explore essential elements of strong personal and analytical writing, combining meaningful self-reflection and story development and structure. 
One week beginning June 13, 2022.
Rising St. Luke's high school seniors only

Debate Camp

Debate Camp. St. Luke’s Debate Camp focuses on preparing students for participation and competition in speech and debate.
One week beginning August 8, 2022.
Grades 9-12

designLab Camp - All Fun and Games

designLab Camp - All Fun and Games. Using the tools and materials available in the St. Luke's designLab, campers will use their play-based research to design and build their own outdoor game or adapt an existing game.
One week beginning August 22, 2022.
Grades 5-8

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 18, 2022.
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 Matt Goodman.
One week beginning August 15, 2022.
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.
Two days beginning August 22, 2022 for 5th-6th grades and August 25, 2022 for 7th-8th grades.
Grades 5-8.

Executive Function Skills for Upper Schoolers

Executive Function Skills for Upper Schoolers. Online. 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 23, 2022.
Grades 9-12.

Health Mini-Course

CPR. Open to the public. This CPR mini-course will certify students through the American Red Cross in CPR/AED and First Aid.
June 29-30, 2022 or July 8, 2022.
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.
June 21-24, 2022
Grades 10-11, St. Luke's students only

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.
June 21-24, 2022
Grades 10-11, St. Luke's students only

Humanities Seminar

Putin Versus the World. In this 4-day seminar, students will explore Putin’s rise from Soviet KGB agent to one of the most powerful figures in global politics.
Four days beginning August 18, 2022.
Grades 9-12.

JumpStart to Math

Jumpstart To Math. Students will extend and refresh their knowledge of key concepts ahead of the new school year. Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 with Trigonometry (& Honors), Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.
One week beginning August 22, 2022.
Grades 9-12 (by placement), St. Luke's students only

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 22-26, 2022.
Grades 5-8.

Middle School Online Math Academy

Middle School Online Math Academy. Offers review and enrichment courses for St. Luke’s students rising into 6th-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 27-August 15, 2022.
Grades 6-8.



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