Middle & Upper School Offerings
- For students entering 5th through 12th grades
- Earn school credits over the summer
- Enhance or be introduced to a modern language
- Freshen up your math or public speaking skills
Sports and Fitness (PE-101 and PE-301)
A two- or four-week course designed to allow students entering grades 10-12 to complete one-quarter credit (two weeks) or two-quarter credits (four weeks) of their Physical Education requirement. Successful completion of the four-week course fulfills the entire Upper School Physical Education requirement.
Students will participate in activities that incorporate the principles of weight training and conditioning and their application to everyday living. The course includes basic weight training, heart rate monitoring, and aerobic activities for improving fitness. Students will also engage in lifetime activities such as sand volleyball, tennis, golf, and outdoor recreation to provide the connection between lifetime wellness and fitness so that they can make positive lifestyle decisions. Class will meet daily from 8:30-11:30 AM (on Fridays please plan to stay until 12:00 as you will be off campus on field trips). Daily attendance is required. Grades are based on a point system from the following categories: participation, responsibility/attitude, and written assessments, and students must meet all requirements to receive a transcript grade. Register early, as class sizes are limited to 16.
NEW! Spanish Boot Camp (grades 7-8: ML-201a / grades 9-11: ML-201b)
Have fun with Spanish this summer. If you are a student who wants some extra support in Spanish, to explore culture through cooking, crafts and dance, as well as community connections through field trips, you’ll get to do it all. You may also be able to take a test to move up one level. Come and enjoy this fast-moving, fun Spanish Camp taught by Breck Modern Language instructor Veronica Guevara.
Math Enrichment: Calling All Mathletes (grades 5-6: M-101a)
This two-week course is for the mathematically curious who are entering 5th or 6th grade. Have you ever wondered how they determine your chances of winning the Powerball? When can 2 + 2 = 10? What is a tessellation and where is it found in nature? Come join us for this hands-on math lab to answer these questions and much more. Go beyond the “normal math” to impress your friends and family. This class is led by Breck Middle School math instructor Michelle Bonderer.
Math Enrichment: To Infinity and Beyond (grades 7-8: M-101b)
This two-week course is for the mathematically curious who are entering 7th or 8th grade. Do you really know what infinity is and how to use it correctly? How high can you count; what about in base 2, 3 or hexadecimal? Do you enjoy math puzzles and riddles? Come share in this course to pique your mathematical interest beyond what is taught in the classroom. Get excited about math and using it daily. Breck math instructor Michelle Bonderer leads this class.
Math Skills Refresher (grades 5-7: M-301a)
This two-week course, available for students entering grades 5-8, is designed to strengthen the foundational skills necessary to be successful in future math courses. It is for students who struggle more with the basics of math such as whole number operation, decimal operations, working with fractions, using order of operations, and integers. This course is not designed to take the place of any course but rather to enhance mathematical skills and confidence. A written progress report will be made available for parents and teachers at the conclusion of the two weeks. Led by Breck Middle School math instructor Michelle Bonderer.
Algebra Refresher (grades 8-10: M-301b)
This two-week course, available for students who have completed Algebra I and are entering grades 8-10, is designed to provide a solid grasp of the concepts and procedures learned in the first year of Algebra, which forms the basis for success in the Upper School math program. This course is for students who wish to firm up their algebra skills and understanding. Topics covered include operations with integers, working with expressions, operations with fractions, solving equations, multiplying polynomials, factoring polynomials, graphing linear equations, slope and y-intercepts, solving systems of equations and simplifying radical expressions. This course does not earn Breck School academic credit. A written progress report will be made available for parents and teachers at the conclusion of the two weeks. Led by Breck Middle School math instructor Michelle Bonderer.