Approximately 120 rising first through sixth grade students from The Lab School and many area independent and public schools participate in the Lower School Summer Program. A perfect blend of intensive reading instruction and a dynamic approach to improving problem solving skills coupled with summer fun in the arts, athletics, and swimming provide an extraordinary experience.
The theme of Oceans will provide a backdrop to learning new content and deepening critical thinking skills. Many students also take part in extended day activities and in intensive programs honing language and both fine and gross motor skills.
Picture yourself building a scale model of the Globe Theatre from the 1500s in England — complete with its thatched roof, trapdoor and cellarage, and the rush-strewn earthen floor of the Pit. Picture yourself swinging a sword, heeding the warning of a ghost, or pondering the power of love, a “many-splintered thing.” Picture yourself building stage sets and managing lighting as your peers perform scenes from Shakespeare. You will be using your imagination as you bolster your academic skills to solve real construction and performance challenges. You will learn about iambic pentameter, parody, and the witty language of the Bard (Shakespeare) while studying history, culture, and science of the Renaissance and gaining a whole new level of understanding of this artist and his time.
The Lab School’s successful Summer Project is a transformative way to learn; it offers students opportunities to develop 21st century skills such as working collaboratively and taking ownership of their ideas with all the ups and downs that come with bringing them to fruition. Focused on group process and individual skill development, the schedule changes daily, making this camp experience dynamic and unlike a typical day of the school year.