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Summer Scholars

Inspiring Summertime Curricula

Summer Programs

Each summer BNS offers several week-long programs. Each week is theme-based, providing students an in-depth look at a particular area such as geology, theater, space. The Summer Scholars Program is open to the general K-5 community (in addition to, but not limited to, our year-round students).

These programs are typically for elementary students, but we occasionally offer special programs for middle school students. Summer Scholars instruction runs from 9:00 until 3:00, Monday through Friday, with after-program care is available until 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Participants need to bring a bag lunch and snack. No candy or soda please.

2020 Summer Scholars Programs

Summer Scholars sessions for 2020 are canceled. Hope to see you in 2021!
Be safe and take care.

Download the brochure to get the application form, and additional details about the Summer Scholars Program.


Session I: “Here Comes the Sun”
[K-8]

June 1 – 5

Needing a place to hang out during this “in between” week? We’ll do a multi-age (rising K-8 welcome) week focused on fun warm weather stuff. 


Session II: “Are You Game?"
[Youth/Elementary and Teen/Middle School]

June 8 – 12

Ready, set, let’s play games! Indoor games, outdoor games, board games, imaginary games, word games, number games, games from other places, and games from long ago. Games, Games, Games!


Session III: “You the Artist”
[Youth/Elementary]

June 15 – 19

Join us for a fun-focused exploration of art, art, and more art. Rotate through project centers led by BNS Art teacher, Patti Rowland. Multiple art sessions every day! (Additional $10 supply fee for this session.)


Session IV: “Whodunit?”
[Youth/Elementary]

June 22 – 26

Come be a detective and solve mysteries with us. We’ll dust for fingerprints, play spy games, search for clues, and write our own mysteries. We’ll also enjoy amazing stories—both fiction and nonfiction—with surprise endings!


Session V: “We the People”
[Youth/Elementary]

June 29 – July 3

Not vacationing this week? Come have fun learning about US History and Government through lively stories and discussion. We’ll learn about the 3 branches of government, write our own Constitutions, declare our independence, explore the history and science of fireworks, and make red-white-and-blue decorations!


Session VI: “Olympic Gold”
[Youth/Elementary]

July 6 – 10

Learn all you need to know to fully enjoy the Olympic Games this summer. This week will offer discussion, stories, crafts, guest speakers, and sample sports games. Learn about the events, the athletes, and the countries involved in this global celebration of human determination. Let the games begin!!


Session VII: “Fun and Games!”
[Youth/Elementary and Teen/Middle School]

July 13 – 17

We are offering two games sessions again this year! Ready, set, let’s play games! Indoor games, outdoor games, board games, imaginary games, word games, number games, games from other places, and games from long ago. Games, Games, Games!


Session VIII: “Art Smart”
[Youth/Elementary]

July 20 – 24

Yes, we are offering two art sessions again this year!! Join us for another fun-focused exploration of art, art, and more art. Rotate through project centers led by BNS Art teacher, Patti Rowland. Multiple art sessions every day! (Additional $10 supply fee for this session.)


Session IX: “Booked Up”
[Youth/Elementary]

July 27 – 31

Join us for an all new session topic! Dive deep into reading, engage in meaningful “book club” conversations, write your own books, and more.


The cost is $175 for each session. There is also a $10 art supply fee for "You the Artist" and "Art Smart." Acceptance is on a first-come basis. If the session you are interested in is marked "FULL," please email tjstonebns@gmail.com to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you!

Previous Years

The topics for Summer Programs change every year. In past years, some topics have been Moving West, Art in Action, Acting Out, Occupy Oceans, Amazing Artists, Passport to the Pyramids, Chemistry Cooks, Art Explosion!, Bugs Rule, Poetry Power, Go Green!, Dollars and Sense, and How Perceptive!

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