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Academic Camps

St. Andrew’s offers a wide range of Academic camps to help keep your kid’s mind sharp over the summer months. Our Gear Up camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers.

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  • ACT Workshop: July 16 & 17

    Are you planning to take the ACT this summer? Prepare yourself at the school with the highest ACT scores in the area. Test prep instructors will lead students through a comprehensive review of the test, including strategies to help on each section. Limit of 20 students. Full tuition of $300 must be paid in advance to secure a spot.

    July Session Dates: Thursday, July 16 & Friday, July 17
    Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Friday, 8:30am - noon 
    Instructor: Montgomery Hinton

    Open to rising 11th and 12th grades
    Tuition: $300
    North Campus, SC3 - McRae Science Center
  • First Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 27 - July 31, 2019 
    Times: 
    • Math - 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 1st
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Judy Menist & Pat Sudduth

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising first grade students each summer:
    • First Grade Gear Up for Math:
        • Give your rising first grader a head start on math skills and concepts. Students will have fun with lots of hands-on activities and games while sprucing up their skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Taught by veteran teachers Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth, this camp is sure to put your student on the right track for first grade math!
    • First Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • This fun and helpful camp is a great way to get your rising first grader ready for first grade reading. Students will get a jump on skills that will be covered during the first months of first grade. Taught by veteran teachers Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth, this camp session is sure to build skills and confidence in your child.
    **Gear Up Campers can complete their week by adding Kinder Camp to their enrollment package! Drop them off in morning carpool, and pick them up in 3pm carpool - we'll get them to and from Gear Ups. The rest of the day they'll be with their friends in regular day camp! Cost: $100 extra if only doing one Gear Up, $50 extra if doing both Gear Ups.

    PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is doing Gear Ups AND Kinder Camp, there will be a Kinder Camp field trip on Friday. You will need to decide if you would like your child to miss or attend the field trip, and let us know in advance. If we do not hear from you, your camper will miss the field trip and will stay for their Gear Up Camp(s).

    For campers who choose to complete their week with Kinder Camp, we also offer Lunch Club for an additional $35 - a freshly prepared bag lunch each day with a sandwich (ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, or sunbutter/jelly), pack of goldfish or cheez-its, juice box, fruit and a sweet. 

    After Camp Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional $60.
  • Second Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 27 - 31
    Times:
    • Math - 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 2nd
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Carla Kelly & Rachel Newman

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising second grade students each summer:
    • Second Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • Get your rising 2nd grader ready for reading with a review/preview week in reading and language. Children’s literature will be our focus as we cover skills in a fun learning environment.
    • Second Grade Gear Up for Math:
      • Get your rising 2nd grader ready for math with a review/preview in math. Using manipulatives and various activities, we will work to solve problems and build understanding of early 2nd grade math concepts.
     
     
  • Third Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 27 - 31
    Times: 
    • Math - 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: 3rd
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Beth Peterson & Carolyn Wilmesherr

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising third grade students each summer:
    • Third Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • Get your rising third grader ready for Language Arts with this fun and exciting gear-up camp. Campers will work on their Language Arts skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
    • Third Grade Gear Up for Math:
      • Get your rising third grader ready for Math with this fun and exciting gear-up camp. Campers will work on their Math skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
     
  • Fourth Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts - VIRTUAL OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

    NEW - Virtual Options are now available!
    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 27 - 31
    Times:
    • Math - In-Person: 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Language Arts - In-Person: 10:00am - 12pm
    • Language Arts - Virtual: 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Math - Virtual: 10am - 12pm
    Where: South Campus OR Online, via Google Classroom and Hangouts Meet
    Eligible Grades: 4th
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Susan Pace and Val Dembny

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising fourth grade students each summer. Each class is available in-person, or virtually, with both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.
    • Fourth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
      • Led by Susan Pace, rising fourth graders will use hands-on materials and activities to refresh skills, develop conceptual understanding, and gain confidence for success in fourth grade Language Arts. We will review summer reading options and will use the writing process to reflect on what we’ve read.
    • Fourth Grade Gear Up for Math:
      • Facilitated by Val Dembny, rising fourth graders will use hands-on materials and activities to refresh skills, develop conceptual understanding, and gain confidence for success in fourth grade math. Problem solving will be a prime focus, but also included will be mental math strategies, model drawing, and number sense.
    Virtual Gear Ups happen opposite their in-person sessions. Each Virtual class will consist of a 30 minute synchronous session for greetings, class meeting, lessons and instruction, followed by an hour of asynchronous time for working on assignments and small group activities. Class will end with another 30 minute synchronous session for feedback and to revisit and reinforce the day's lesson.

  • Fifth Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 27-31
    Times: 
    • Math - 8:00am to 9:30am
    • Language Arts - 9:30am to 11:00am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 5th
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructor: Virginia Buchanan & Hannah King

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising fifth grade students each summer:
    • Fifth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts, taught by Hannah King:
      • Students will review parts of speech, elements of literature, and writing concepts. Rising fifth graders will practice writing expository and narrative pieces with strong topic sentences and descriptive details. This course will give rising fifth graders confidence as they leap into Middle School.
    • Fifth Grade Gear Up for Math, taught by Virginia Buchanan:
      • Rising fifth graders will review key concepts of fractions, decimals, data and geometry.  Expect hands-on activities, math games, collaborative problem solving and a chance to get acquainted with the Middle School. Bring a water bottle and snack.  Notebooks and pencils will be provided!
     
  • Sixth Grade Gear Up Camps: Math & Language Arts

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 27-31
    Times: 
    • Language Arts - 8:00am to 9:30am
    • Math - 9:30am to 11:00am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 6th
    Cost: $185 per Camp**
    Instructors: Virginia Buchanan & Hannah King

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising sixth grade students each summer:
    • Sixth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts, taught by Hannah King:
      • During the week, rising sixth graders will review essential grammar and writing skills. Sixth graders will practice writing expository pieces, a creative piece, and a variety of poems. The parts of speech, capitalization and punctuation, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, contractions, possessives, subject/verb agreement and complements will also be covered.
    • Sixth Grade Gear Up for Math, taught by Virginia Buchanan:
      • Rising sixth graders will review key concepts of fractions, decimals, percent, geometry and algebraic expressions through hands-on activities, math games and collaborative problem solving.  .  Bring a water bottle and snack. Notebooks and pencils will be provided!

     
  • Get a Grip on Grammar

    When: Monday through Friday, July 27-31
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 7th - 8th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Dean Julius

    Basic English grammar including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, phrases, conjugations indirect and direct objects will be covered using the Framing Your Thoughts curriculum from Project READ. This curriculum honors all learning styles and provides lessons built on direct-concept teaching utilizing multi-sensory lessons. Pencil and paper not needed. Students often find it hard to believe that it is time to go home!
  • Middle School Study Skills to Motivate & Maximize Student Learning

    When: Monday through Friday, July 27-31
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 5th-8th
    Cost: $275
    Instructor: Dean Julius

    Learn how to improve the ability to learn, retain and retrieve information. The aim of this course is to help students make more efficient use of study time, make learning easier, retain what is learned, and feel the work and effort involved is worthwhile. We will cover the following areas: learning styles, organizational skills, how to pay attention, active listening skills, note-taking strategies, reading comprehension, active studying (test prep and study strategies), homework, and a parent review session on Friday.
  • Seventh Grade Gear Up for Pre-Algebra

    When: Monday through Friday, July 27-31
    8:00am to 9:30am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 7th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Rob Rennie

    Rising seventh grade students will review the skills and concepts covered in sixth grade math with particular emphasis on pre-algebra skills, vocabulary, math test preparation and test-taking strategies. Common math error prevention and correction will be the focus as students gain self-confidence to “hit the ground running” the very first week of school.

     
  • Gear Up for Algebra I

    Dates: Monday through Friday, July 27 - 31, 2020
    Times: 9:30am-11am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 7th, 8th and 9th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: TBA

    Our Academic Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Gear Up for Algebra I: Rising seventh, eighth and ninth grade students will review the skills and concepts covered in seventh grade math with particular emphasis on pre-algebra skills, vocabulary, math test preparation and test-taking strategies. Common math error prevention and correction will be the focus as students gain self-confidence to hit the ground running the very first week of school.
  • Writing Reminder Workshops

    • Option #1: Monday July 27 - Friday July 31 8:00 - 9:30am 
    • Option #2: Monday July 27 - Friday July 31, 9:30am to 11:00am
    • Option #3: Monday August 3 - Friday August 7, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 7th-12th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Marty Kelly

    Our Middle and Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Writing Reminder Workshops:
    Need a little help dusting off the cobwebs from your writing? Come jump start your writing skills with this refresher workshop, offered in three sessions, on everything from MLA format and formal standard English rules to organizing a paragraph and a five paragraph essay. Let’s sweep those writing dust bunnies away and have our English teachers yelling “Hooray!”

    This class is required for all new St. Andrew’s Students.
  • Algebra Review for Geometry and Above

    When: Monday through Friday, July 27-31, 9:30am to 11:00am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 9th-11th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Trish Martin

    Our Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Algebra Review for High School Math
    This course is a review of the main topics in algebra for students preparing for Geometry or Algebra II, or anyone who needs a brush-up. It will cover a range of topics including equation and inequality solving, graphing, systems of equations, exponents and polynomials, radical expressions, and general problem solving. You’ll gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new year.
  • Effective Study Habits and Skills for Upper School

    When: Monday through Friday, July 27-31, 8:00am to 9:30am
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: 9th-12th
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Hollie Marjanovic

    Our Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who are wanting to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students per teacher. If there is additional interest, we will consider opening a second class. Please contact your child's advisor for more information.

    Effective Study Habits & Skills
    Study habits are general techniques used for organizing one’s self and managing one’s time. Habits reviewed include: organizing a notebook/binder, recording assignments, setting up a personal study area, prioritizing assignments, being aware of one’s learning style, and maintaining a positive attitude. Study skills are specific abilities one has mastered to facilitate learning.
  • College Essay Workshops

    Seniors, spend time working on your college essay alongside your classmates as you help each other in this important phase of the college application process. In addition, a college admissions officer will review your essay and provide you with guidance about how to do your best work. Students should only attend one of the two Essay Workshops offered.

    Faculty: Colin Dunnigan
    Cost: Free
    Sessions: Dates and times TBA
    Location: Upper School
    Grade: Rising twelfth grade students

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001