UPPER SCHOOL COURSES

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 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 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.
  • The Short Story / A Microcosm for Reading and Writing

    This course offers students opportunities to read short stories, to present their findings to the class, turn analytical observations into strong essays, and write their own creative pieces. Writers such as Kurt Vonnegut and George Saunders will lay the foundation for this class as we explore a wide range of great stories from around the world. This class is designed to peak students interest in reading and hone existing writing skills.
  • 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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  • Intro to Computer Science: Programming with Java - CLOSED (waitlist available)

    NOTE: This section is now full.  please email mbeattie@brunswickschool.org AND sgupta@brunswickschool.org if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
     
    Java™ technology powers more than 4 billion devices worldwide and it's now more accessible than ever. Experience an interactive, hands-on approach to learning Java, one of the most widely used computer-programming languages today. Tap into your creativity by using this incredibly versatile and powerful programming language.

    This course provides an excellent launching point into the world of computer programming. Introduction to Java provides a perfect foundation for learning additional programming languages such as C++ or Objective C (the language used in developing apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad). The class aims to provide students with a solid introduction and overview of the fundamentals of the Java programming language and class libraries. Basic concepts of computer science and programming are developed and students are encouraged to write code of graduated complexity and to manipulate, explore, and write their own programs, and to have a lot of fun doing it. Topics include algorithmic design, variables, logic, decision-making, loops and control structures. The class transitions smoothly through a carefully selected set of procedural programming fundamentals and conceptual understanding is developed through a problem-solving approach.
     
    This immersive, for-credit class is expressly designed for aspiring first-time programmers and is perfect for problem-solvers looking for a challenge or programmers interested in taking their coding skills to the next level. This class is a mandatory precursor to taking A.P. Computer Science.

10:30am - 12:00pm

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  • 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.
  • Spanish II Prep

    Spanish II Prep is tailor-made for students who are entering upper school and want to shore up their Spanish Skills. The course will cover most of the major grammar concepts and delve into many fascinating cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world. The entirety of the infamous "Summer Spanish Packet" will be covered, as well. If you have struggled in Spanish, or just want to get ahead without traveling abroad, this just might be the course for you.
  • 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.

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

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  • Intro to Computer Science: Programming with Java

    NOTE: All applications for this course will be waitlisted until approved by the computer science department chair.  An email notification will be sent upon approval.

    Java™ technology powers more than 4 billion devices worldwide and it's now more accessible than ever. Experience an interactive, hands-on approach to learning Java, one of the most widely used computer-programming languages today. Tap into your creativity by using this incredibly versatile and powerful programming language.

    This course provides an excellent launching point into the world of computer programming. Introduction to Java provides a perfect foundation for learning additional programming languages such as C++ or Objective C (the language used in developing apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad). The class aims to provide students with a solid introduction and overview of the fundamentals of the Java programming language and class libraries. Basic concepts of computer science and programming are developed and students are encouraged to write code of graduated complexity and to manipulate, explore, and write their own programs, and to have a lot of fun doing it. Topics include algorithmic design, variables, logic, decision-making, loops and control structures. The class transitions smoothly through a carefully selected set of procedural programming fundamentals and conceptual understanding is developed through a problem-solving approach.
     
    This immersive, for-credit class is expressly designed for aspiring first-time programmers and is perfect for problem-solvers looking for a challenge or programmers interested in taking their coding skills to the next level. This class is a mandatory precursor to taking A.P. Computer Science.
 
 

July 10 - August 3 (Mondays through Thursdays)

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

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  • Intro to Computer Science: Programming with Java

    NOTE: All applications for this course will be waitlisted until approved by the computer science department chair.  An email notification will be sent upon approval.

    Java™ technology powers more than 4 billion devices worldwide and it's now more accessible than ever. Experience an interactive, hands-on approach to learning Java, one of the most widely used computer-programming languages today. Tap into your creativity by using this incredibly versatile and powerful programming language.

    This course provides an excellent launching point into the world of computer programming. Introduction to Java provides a perfect foundation for learning additional programming languages such as C++ or Objective C (the language used in developing apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad). The class aims to provide students with a solid introduction and overview of the fundamentals of the Java programming language and class libraries. Basic concepts of computer science and programming are developed and students are encouraged to write code of graduated complexity and to manipulate, explore, and write their own programs, and to have a lot of fun doing it. Topics include algorithmic design, variables, logic, decision-making, loops and control structures. The class transitions smoothly through a carefully selected set of procedural programming fundamentals and conceptual understanding is developed through a problem-solving approach.
     
    This immersive, for-credit class is expressly designed for aspiring first-time programmers and is perfect for problem-solvers looking for a challenge or programmers interested in taking their coding skills to the next level. This class is a mandatory precursor to taking A.P. Computer Science.
 
 
 
 
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

    Pre School
    116 Maple Avenue
  • Lower & Middle Schools
    1252 King Street

    Phone: 203.625.5800
    Alumni: 800.546.9425