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Summer Study at Riverdale

Mathematics and Writing courses for
students entering grades 7–9

Half-day classes in three- and six-week sessions
June 18–July 27, 2018

Summer Study at Riverdale is fully subscribed for summer 2018. For general information about the program, please contact Georgia Tucker at gtucker@riverdale.edu.

General Information

Who: Middle and Upper School Students entering grades 7–9. Riverdale and non-Riverdale students may enroll in courses.

Where: Upper Learning Building on the River Campus.

When: Courses in three- and six-week sessions in June and July. Students focus on one discipline—mathematics or writing—per session.

Three-week Session I: June 18-July 6
Three-week Session II: July 9-27
Six-week Session: June 18-July 27

Daily Schedule

8:00 am: Campus Opens
8:30 am–12:30 pm: Classes
12:30 pm–1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Campus Closes

Food and Transportation: Healthy snacks will be available during the day, but no meal service will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their lunch. Transportation will be available for an additional charge.

Cost for three-week class: $1,600
Cost for six-week class: $3,000

Learning How to Learn

“Learning how to learn” is a set of skills and understandings that are essential not only for academic success but also for personal and professional growth and well-being beyond schooling.

Leading your own learning involves understanding how to stay focused and on task, knowing how your brain works in terms of making and retrieving memories, and how to study and be involved in the classroom in productive and effective ways. We all have room to improve in these skills.

Instruction at Summer Study at Riverdale will embed lessons on metacognition and learning strategies so students improve on transferable skills that will benefit them far beyond one academic discipline.

Math Courses

Pre-Algebra for Rising 7th and 8th Graders: Course uses hands-on activities to practice pre-algebra skills in new and interesting ways. Focuses include fractions, decimals, ratios and percents, word problems, and simple algebraic expressions. The course will stress building numeracy and problem-solving skills. Work will be tailored to the individual needs of students from each participating grade level.

Session One: June 18-July 6
Session Two: July 9-27
Six Week Session: June 18-July 27

Algebra for Rising 9th Graders: Course bridges the gap between Middle and Upper School math programs, helping ensure students have practice with more abstract thinking and algebraic reasoning that will eventually lead into Algebra 2 and trigonometry. Focuses in the first three-week session include linear functions and systems of equations, and in the second three-week session include quadratic equations and irrational numbers. Both sessions emphasize practice with algebraic word problems.

Session One: June 18-July 6
Session Two: July 9-27
Six Week Session: June 18-July 27

English Courses

Analytical Reading and Writing: Course builds close reading skills using both fiction and nonfiction texts, and builds key analytical writing skills such as thesis statement creation, evidence selection, and incorporating opposing viewpoints into interpretation. Curriculum will focus on shorter, engaging texts and poems with high frequencies of feedback and practice. Students will break down the elements of a strong argument and learn how those skills can be transferred to many different academic disciplines.

Session One: June 18–July 6 • CLOSED
Session Two: July 9–27
Six Week Session: June 18–July 27 • CLOSED

Creative Writing: Course uses a varied series of creative writing prompts to build writing stamina and skills such as imagery, perspective, and tone. Course will include high frequencies of feedback and practice, and students will workshop their writing and select pieces to revise for weekly showcases to celebrate students’ work and progress. Inspirations for our writing will include the Wave Hill Garden next door to campus.

Session One: June 18–July 6 • CLOSED
Session Two: July 9–27 • CLOSED
Six Week Session: June 18–July 27 • CLOSED


Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community



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1 Spaulding Lane
Bronx, NY 10471
LS: (718) 549-7780

Middle/Upper School
5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
MS/US: (718) 549-8810

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