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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  • First Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grade: rising 1st
    Teachers: Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth
    Tuition: $185 per camp

    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 (32 total cap). 

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.

  • Second Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grade: rising 2nd
    Teachers: Carla Kelly and Rachel Newman
    Tuition: $185 per camp

    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 (32 total cap). 

    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 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.

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • Third Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 3rd
    Teachers: Carolyn Wilmesherr (Math) and Dalton Howard (Language Arts)
    Tuition: $185 per camp

    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. 

    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 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.

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • Fourth Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 4th
    Teachers: Chandler Jade Buggage (Math) and Susan Pace (Language Arts)
    Tuition: $185 per camp

    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. 

    Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising fourth grade students each summer:

    Fourth Grade Gear Up for Math:
    Led by new 4th Grade Teacher Chandler Jade Buggage, 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.

    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 use the writing process to reflect on what we’ve read.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • Fifth Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Language Arts: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 5th
    Teachers: Toby Lowe and Virginia Buchanan (Math) and Hannah King (Language Arts)
    Tuition: $185 per camp

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps especially for rising fifth grade students each summer:

    Fifth Grade Gear Up for Math, taught by Toby Lowe and 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!

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • Sixth Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday. August 2 through Friday. August 6, 2021
    Times: Language Arts: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Math: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 6th
    Teachers: Hannah King (Language Arts) and Val Dembny (Math)
    Tuition: $185 per camp

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps especially 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 Val Dembny:
    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!

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • Get a Grip on Grammar: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 6th – 8th
    Teacher: Dean Julius
    Tuition: $185 

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    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!

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • 7th Grade Gear Up for Pre-Algebra: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday August 2 through Friday August 6, 2021
    Times: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 7th
    Teacher: Rob Rennie
    Tuition: $185 

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • Middle School Study Skills to Motivate and Maximize Learning: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Where: North Campus Learning Center
    Eligible Grades: rising 5th – 8th
    Teachers: Ashley Runnels & Meriwether Truckner
    Tuition: $275

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    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), and homework.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. Please note that there are no other regular day camps or after care scheduled for this week on either campus.
  • Writing Reminder Workshops: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday August 2 through Friday August 6, 2021
    Times: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Where: North Campus 
    Eligible Grades: rising 7th – 12th
    Teacher: Marty Kelly
    Tuition: $185

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.
  • Gear Up for Algebra I: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus 
    Eligible Grades: rising 8th - 9th 
    Teacher: Ibby Joseph
    Tuition: $185

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    Rising 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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.
  • Algebra Review for Geometry and Above: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus 
    Eligible Grades: rising 9th – 11th
    Teacher: Trish Martin
    Tuition: $185

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.
  • Effective Study Habits for Upper School: August 2 – 6, 2021

    Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021
    Times: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Where: North Campus Learning Center
    Eligible Grades: rising 9th – 12th
    Teacher: Hollie Marjanovic, Upper School Learning Coordinator
    Tuition: $185

    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. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    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.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

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North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

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