Summer School 2019

JUNE 24–JULY 26, 2019

Middle School

for students entering grades 7–8
The Middle School provides a balanced array of academic and enrichment courses for students, both Hopkins and non-Hopkins, who will enter grades 7–8 in the fall.

Five weeks in length, the summer session runs from June 24 through July 26, and is held on the tranquil 104-acre Hopkins School campus overlooking the city of New Haven.

Three core courses are offered to the Middle School: Math 10 Pre-Algebra in the morning which can be paired with either Expository & Creative Writing or Computer Programming in the afternoon. In addition, Chess and Squash programs are also available. Classes are kept small, typically averaging between 8 and 12 students. The Summer School reserves the right to cancel a class that does not reach the minimum enrollment of four students. The academic day begins at 8 am and ends at 1:15 pm.  We do not have school on the 4th of July.

Registration for the 2019 Summer School is now closed. Updated course offerings for the 2020 Summer School program will be available in January 2020. 

Middle School Courses

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  • Math 10 | Pre-algebra

    Open to students entering grades 7–8. Class meets 9–11 am, June 24 through July 26.
     *This class is now full and no longer accepting applications as of 4/15/19

    The pre-algebra review course is designed to offer students an introduction to elementary algebra, while at the same time broadening their understanding of the inter-relationships among different mathematical disciplines. Three content themes—applied arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry and measurement—are interwoven in this course. An emphasis is given to real world applications and operations. This class caps at ten students.
    Cost: $1,000 (code #130) *This class is now full and no longer accepting applications as of 4/15/19
    If taken in combination with Expository & Creative Writing or Computer Programming: Cost: $1,600. 
  • Expository & Creative Writing

    Open to students entering grades 7–8. Class meets 11:15 am–1:15 pm, June 24 through July 26.
     *This class is now full and no longer accepting applications as of 4/15/19
    This course builds upon fundamental skills and seeks to improve the quality of writing through the composition and revision of essays and other short pieces of written work. Based upon our belief that clear writing comes from clear thinking, the writing course emphasizes various approaches to the logical development of ideas and to methods of organizing ideas. Sentence structure, paragraph coherence, and common writing errors will be examined and discussed. Assignments will cover various types of expository writing, allowing as much latitude for creativity and originality as possible. This class caps at ten students.

    Cost: $1,000 (code #102) *This class is now full and no longer accepting applications as of 4/15/19
    If taken in combination with Pre-algebra: Cost: $1,600.

Squash Program

The Hopkins Squash Camp is a co-educational instruction program which offers students an opportunity to strengthen foundation skills while acquiring the techniques necessary to improve or excel. Our teaching is provided in an atmosphere conducive to both learning and fun.

Participants are grouped according to their age and ability and enrollment is limited to ensure that individual and small group instruction is emphasized. Expert coaching, always a hallmark of Hopkins athletics, focuses on honing existing skills and individual strengths. In addition, concepts and tactics are taught through game or match situations.

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  • Squash: Beginner and Intermediate, Levels I and II

    Open to students entering grades 3–12. Camp meets 8–11 am, June 24 – July 12
    Forbes magazine named squash as the world’s healthiest game for its excellent physical and mental demands, low risk of injury, and lifetime availability. US Squash Level II coach, Brad Czepiel, and his staff of trained coaches and advanced players teach proper stroke mechanics, graceful court movement, and effective match strategy for new and intermediate players. Individual and group coaching, and a variety of on- and off-court activities inspire the budding squash player. A mid-practice video break allows campers a time to refresh for the final hour’s action.
    Equipment: Players are welcome to borrow Hopkins’ racquets, glasses, and shoes.

    Week 1: June 24–28, Cost: $250 (code #307) *This session is full as of 5/24/2019
    Week 2: July 1-3, and 5, Cost: $200 (code #308)
    Week 3: July 8–12, Cost: $250 (code #309)

    Courts open to campers and supervised by coaches 11:00-1:30 for extra play during the second and third weeks only.
  • Play like a Girl: Girls-Only Camp - one week only!

    Open to girls with at least one year of team or tournament experience.
    Camp meets June 24–28 from 11:30am – 1:00pm.
    Because our bodies differ from boys’, our shots, strategies, and movement differ - and thus, how we play and train differs. And for one week, we will develop that game and the techniques, attitudes, and habits that help us be our greatest selves.

    Coaches selected for their extensive experience teaching the women’s game.
    Cost: $295 (code #313)
  • Squash: Advanced, Level III

    Open to experienced junior players. Camp meets 1:30–3:30 pm.
    Squash Level III builds experienced players’ fundamentals to help them get even more power, finesse, and success from their game. Each week focuses on central, critical skills, though other related on- and off-court elements will be addressed. Throughout, the camp makes an asset of Hopkins’ hot courts; the pace is high, and outright winners are very difficult, a combination that acclimatizes players to the long, creative points of advanced junior squash. Camp limited to twelve players.

    We select coaches based on their ability to communicate with and inspire junior players. We have had coaches from Trinity College, Yale College, and the PSA tour. We have found great success with coaches from A-level prep schools and private clubs.

    Tom Pashley: Coach for Sacred Heart, Greenwich. Competed on the PSA world tour for 5 years. Played for England at junior European and World championships. Highest world ranking: 105

    Jenn Pellitier played for Canada throughout her junior career at 2 Pan-American Championships and one World Championships. Played for Trinity College, capturing the National Championship in 2014.

    Whitney Stewart competed in Juniors, High School, and College at National Level Championships; individually ranked in Top 10 in the US and Canada. Played Pro in France and league in South Africa. Coached since age 16.

    We maintain a 3:1 (or better) player:coach ratio, which is extraordinarily low.

    Week 1: Building game points
    Shot placements and sequences; accuracy work
    Drills working on technical constructs of the game
    June 24–28
    Cost: $395 (code #310)

    Week 2: Combining and adjusting strategies
    Setting up points
    Understanding and deploying tactics
    July 1-3, and 5
    Cost: $320 (code #311)

    Week 3: Matchplay
    Implementing tactics across a match
    Assessing and adapting
    July 8–12
    Cost: $395 (code #312)

    All squash camps meet in Hopkins’ six-court Kneisel Squash Center located at the top of the quad and most easily accessed via the 94 Knollwood Drive entrance.

Le Havre Soccer Camp

For a second year, France’s oldest Soccer Establishment, the Le Havre Athletic Club, HAC, offers an exclusive summer training camp for both French and American football players to take place at the Hopkins School in New Haven, CT. HAC, founded in 1872, is the oldest Football Club in France, with the HAC Youth Academy producing some of the greatest players in the world.

The camp will be offered June 17–July 19, with six 1-week camps and three 2-week camps for both girls and boys aged 12–18. Parents may choose which week(s) they want their kids to attend and if they want to package multiple weeks together. This program also can be tailored to entire teams should they wish to train together.