UPPER SCHOOL COURSES

Note

Classes are Monday - Friday on our Maher Avenue Campus (100 Maher Avenue, Greenwich).

9:00am - 10:30am

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  • Fundamentals of Biology

    This course is designed to bolster the knowledge and introduce vocabulary that students will encounter upon entering their biology class in the fall semester. Topics that we will cover include, but are not exclusively limited to:
    1. The chemistry of life including an introduction to organic molecules
    2. Cellular structure and function
    3. Biochemistry of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
    4. An introduction to DNA, RNA and rudimentary genetics
    5. Cell growth and division
    This is a wonderful opportunity to enter Biology and "hit the ground running". Familiarity with the ideas and vocabulary will certainly make the first semester of any biology class more manageable and enjoyable! Additionally, the students will be instructed on how best to approach the organization and review of material that will serve them beyond chemistry and in subsequent science courses.
  • Fundamentals of PreCalculus

    This course is for students who have completed a year-long Algebra II course and would like to reinforce their math skills in preparation for Precalculus. Each topic in Precalculus follows directly from one in Algebra II, so some time in this course will be spent clearing up difficulties that students might have experienced in Algebra II. Additionally, the initial stages of many topics from Precalculus will be tackled, including equations and their graphs; functions, composition, and inverses; polynomial and rational functions; exponents and logarithms; trigonometry; and probability.
  • SAT Math Prep

    This course is dedicated to preparing students for both SAT Math Section and SAT Math Subject tests. Gain the competitive advantage by learning how to quickly apply secret tips and tricks to solve complex problems. We will review the Algebra and Geometry which form the bedrock of SAT. We You'll practice, practice, and practice with actual collegeboard approved questions to get you the real feel of a SAT test. The purpose of this program is to expose you with the art of tackling multiple-choice questions and teach you valuable strategies for zeroing in on the correct answer choices, targeting the especially tricky concepts and tough questions - all designed to help you reach a great score.
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry

    This course is designed to bolster the knowledge and introduce vocabulary that students will encounter upon entering their chemistry class in the fall semester. Topics that we cover include, but are not exclusively limited to, matter, reactions, scientific measurement and its notation, historical discovery and structure of the atom, significance of electrons and chemical bonding, the periodic table and its trends and relevance and an introduction to chemical naming and formulae.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to enter Chemistry and "hit the ground running". Familiarity with the ideas and vocabulary will certainly make the first semester of any chemistry class more manageable and fun! Additionally, the students will be instructed on how best to approach the organization and review of material that will serve them beyond chemistry and in subsequent science courses.
  • Fundamentals of Post 1945 U.S. History

    This course will emphasize the development of historical thinking skills while focusing on the history of the United States after World War II.  Skills such as analyzing primary and secondary sources, making effective comparisons, and developing cause and effect relationships between events which are pertinent to any Upper School history course, including APs.  Students will be encouraged to use sourcing information to make inferences about point of view, historical situation, and intended audience and to use that information in constructing a coherent argument.  We will also review certain historical writing skills such as development of an effective thesis and organizing a historical argument.  Finally, time will be devoted to preparation for specific kinds of questions commonly seen on history exams. 
  • Upper School Writing Workshop

    This course is designed to help Upper School-aged students strengthen their academic writing skills by implementing proven techniques. Basic writing exercises will include learning to write a strong thesis statement, create and organize supporting statements, identify and integrate direct textual references, breakdown into manageable pieces the essay writing process, and how to read a teacher's essay prompt. In class, students will read poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose in an effort to better understand various writing styles, write, re-read, revise not only student writing but also the writing of classmates, and learn to read critical essays and secondary sources as a key to writing more clearly.

9:00am - 12:00pm (2 course fee)

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  • Introduction to Computer Science

    Note: All applications will be "waitlisted" until approved by the Computer Science Dept. Chair. An email notification will be sent upon approval.
     
    Coding is the essential literacy of today's digital age. This Summer Session class will teach you how to problem-solve through code in a structured and methodical manner, providing an excellent launchpad to learn Computer Science essentials and the art of programming in Java.

    Java is one of the most powerful, relevant and commercially useful programming languages in the world, with uses ranging from game development to business apps.  No matter where you are in your coding journey — just starting out or preparing to take AP Computer Science — you’ll hone your Java skills with console applications and programming challenges in this fast-paced and immersive class.

    Starting with core coding constructs, the class will transition seamlessly from data types and variables to conditional logic, loops and functions, and their use in sequencing, selection, branching and iteration. We will then explore key features of efficient algorithmic construction, software engineering and object-oriented design, as well as the manipulation of data stored in files and arrays. 

    Our objective is to develop a broad and robust understanding of Computer Science principles, especially how to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently, using computational thinking through a linear problem-solving approach - a useful skill that translates across the curriculum.

    NB: While the summer class does not fulfill the required semester of Computer Science for freshmen, if a student taking it qualifies for Advanced Placement, the AP class can satisfy that requirement. AP’s are offered to grades 10 through 12.

12:00pm - 3:00pm (2 course fee)

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  • Introduction to Computer Science

    Note: All applications will be "waitlisted" until approved by the Computer Science Dept. Chair. An email notification will be sent upon approval.
     
    Coding is the essential literacy of today's digital age. This Summer Session class will teach you how to problem-solve through code in a structured and methodical manner, providing an excellent launchpad to learn Computer Science essentials and the art of programming in Java.

    Java is one of the most powerful, relevant and commercially useful programming languages in the world, with uses ranging from game development to business apps.  No matter where you are in your coding journey — just starting out or preparing to take AP Computer Science — you’ll hone your Java skills with console applications and programming challenges in this fast-paced and immersive class.

    Starting with core coding constructs, the class will transition seamlessly from data types and variables to conditional logic, loops and functions, and their use in sequencing, selection, branching and iteration. We will then explore key features of efficient algorithmic construction, software engineering and object-oriented design, as well as the manipulation of data stored in files and arrays. 

    Our objective is to develop a broad and robust understanding of Computer Science principles, especially how to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently, using computational thinking through a linear problem-solving approach - a useful skill that translates across the curriculum.

    NB: While the summer class does not fulfill the required semester of Computer Science for freshmen, if a student taking it qualifies for Advanced Placement, the AP class can satisfy that requirement. AP’s are offered to grades 10 through 12.

10:30am - 12:00pm

List of 6 items.

  • Fundamentals of Biology

    This course is designed to bolster the knowledge and introduce vocabulary that students will encounter upon entering their biology class in the fall semester. Topics that we will cover include, but are not exclusively limited to:
    1. The chemistry of life including an introduction to organic molecules
    2. Cellular structure and function
    3. Biochemistry of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
    4. An introduction to DNA, RNA and rudimentary genetics
    5. Cell growth and division
    This is a wonderful opportunity to enter Biology and "hit the ground running". Familiarity with the ideas and vocabulary will certainly make the first semester of any biology class more manageable and enjoyable! Additionally, the students will be instructed on how best to approach the organization and review of material that will serve them beyond chemistry and in subsequent science courses.
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry

    This course is designed to bolster the knowledge and introduce vocabulary that students will encounter upon entering their chemistry class in the fall semester. Topics that we cover include, but are not exclusively limited to, matter, reactions, scientific measurement and its notation, historical discovery and structure of the atom, significance of electrons and chemical bonding, the periodic table and its trends and relevance and an introduction to chemical naming and formulae.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to enter Chemistry and "hit the ground running". Familiarity with the ideas and vocabulary will certainly make the first semester of any chemistry class more manageable and fun! Additionally, the students will be instructed on how best to approach the organization and review of material that will serve them beyond chemistry and in subsequent science courses.
  • Fundamentals of Algebra II

    Algebra II can be a challenging math course for even the brightest budding mathematicians. In Algebra II Prep we will endeavor to give students a head start on many of the most difficult concepts and problem solving methods including (but not limited to) factoring and graphing polynomials, trigonometric functions, finding intercepts, exponential and logarithmic functions, simplifying expressions, and general word problems. Whether you are struggling in math, or love math and want to improve, this is the class for you.
  • Fundamentals of Geometry

    This course is designed for students who are entering the ninth grade this fall and who are taking Geometry. This course will provide students with a solid foundation and exposure to the basic concepts of Geometry, giving them the edge to hit the ground running in the fall. The core of the course will be geometry basics as well as solidifying Algebra I skills that are needed on a regular basis in the study of Geometry.
  • Fundamentals of Physics

    This course will prepare students for their high school physics course by introducing many of the major concepts they will encounter in a full year course. One of the biggest hurdles for first year physics students is the time it takes to break through many of our misconceptions about the physical world. By the time many students have replaced their incorrect notions about topics like gravity, force, and energy, the instructor is two chapters further into the book. By introducing these topics ahead of time, this course will allow students to work through the material presented in their year long course with the advantage of having seen many concepts before.
  • Upper School Writing Workshop

    This course is designed to help Upper School-aged students strengthen their academic writing skills by implementing proven techniques. Basic writing exercises will include learning to write a strong thesis statement, create and organize supporting statements, identify and integrate direct textual references, breakdown into manageable pieces the essay writing process, and how to read a teacher's essay prompt. In class, students will read poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose in an effort to better understand various writing styles, write, re-read, revise not only student writing but also the writing of classmates, and learn to read critical essays and secondary sources as a key to writing more clearly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Brunswick School Summer Session
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
203.625.5861
pwithstandley@brunswickschool.org

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

  • Upper School
    100 Maher Avenue
    Office: 203.625.5856

    Lower School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
    1275 King Street
    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3652

Main Phone: 203.625.5800
Business: 203.242.1220 
Alumni: 203.242.1223