COVID-19 Update

The Buckley School’s top priority is the health and safety of our children and staff. As it stands, we will continue with remote summer courses for Summer 2020. These courses will be taught online.

Registration is open to all Buckley & non-Buckley families. If you haven’t already registered please do so ASAP to reserve your spot. If the course(s) is/are cancelled, registered families will be entitled to a full refund.
We are offering:
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing & Reading Skills
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Study Skills Class. Your registration will be refunded.
The Buckley School is offering two invaluable summer classes for students entering or currently in Middle School. These week-long courses provide students with vital tools to assist with the transition into and continuation of Middle School. Check out what’s going on for the summer!

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  • Creative Writing

    "Practice, practice, practice writing. Writing is a craft that requires both talent and acquired skills. You learn by doing, by making mistakes, and then seeing where you went wrong." - Jeffrey A. Carver

    All writing is creative and all writing is persuasive. Whether you enjoy creative expression or are looking to stretch and reenergize your use of language, this course is designed to help you develop your sense of style and voice by examining the use of syntax and diction in your own writing as well as sample texts. We will explore poetry, short stories, and personal narratives as well as specific techniques and tips to help build a personalized Writer's Toolkit. (Enrollment limited to 18 students entering seventh or eighth grade).

    Location: The Buckley School
    Session A (for students entering seventh or eighth grade): June 8 - June 12, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $300 per session
  • Writing and Reading Skills

    "Writing comes more easily if you have something to say." - Asch

    Well developed skills are paramount to success in Middle School. Chief among those are the abilities to read with understanding and write with clarity. This course is intended to help students improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. The students will work on these skills through the use of a summer reading book. Text annotations, analyzing literature, and expression of thought will be emphasized.

    Location: The Buckley School
    Session B (for students entering sixth grade): June 15 - June 19, 2020
    Session C (for students entering seventh or eighth grade): June 15 - June 19, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $300 per session

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Neal Roden, Head of Middle School at (818) 783-1610, ext. 444 or
If you experience technical difficulties with the registration process, please email