Buckley's Upper School Summer School provides the opportunity for students entering grades nine through twelve to enroll in a class that is equivalent to a full year of mathematics, science, or Intersections of Identity. These classes satisfy the school's graduation requirements and allow students to schedule classes with greater flexibility during the school year. Please note that our summer classes are very demanding, given that a school year’s worth of material is covered in only six weeks, or three weeks for Intersections of Identity.
Registration will be open on Friday, January 31, at 3:00 p.m. and will close on April 24. Please click on the “Register Now” links on the Upper School Summer School homepage. If you experience technical difficulties with the registration process, please email email@example.com.
Note: All classes are subject to minimum enrollment requirements.
This course is designed for students who are capable of accelerating their progress in mathematics. Classic Euclidian geometry is studied, as well as introductory logic, coordinate geometry, transformational geometry, and trigonometry. Students may enroll only upon completion of Algebra I Advanced, Algebra I Honors or with the approval of the math department. Students taking this course will need to have a TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator.
Math department chair approval is required.
This course satisfies The Buckley School's geometry requirement.
This course is designed for students who are capable of accelerating their progress in mathematics. The course concentrates on the concepts from algebra and trigonometry, covering complex numbers, polynomial and rational functions, logarithms, conic sections, and polar equations. Students may enroll upon completion of Algebra II Honors. Students taking this course will need to have a TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator.
Math department chair approval is required.
This course satisfies The Buckley School's requirement of one year of mathematics beyond Algebra II.
Dates:June 10 through July 21 Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $2,200
This course traces the development of the atomic theory including our pre-atomic understanding of matter, the initial discovery of atoms, the discovery of atomic structure and its explanation of periodicity, atomic bonding, and an introduction to chemical reactions. Atomic theory is then used to help analyze important societal issues such as water quality, atmospheric pollution, food production, energy sources, and material resources. This course is not intended as a preparatory course for AP Chemistry nor does it prepare the student to take the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry. However, it does fulfill the chemistry requirement for AP Environmental Science.
This course satisfies Buckley graduation requirements.
This course will take an algebraic and conceptual approach to explaining the fundamentals of classical physics. Physics is the branch of science that describes motion, electricity, sound, light, and many other topics. Students will learn about the pursuit of science and scientific data, velocity, acceleration, gravity, Newton’s Laws of Motion, vectors, momentum, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism and more! Students can expect to apply content to laboratory projects. The concepts will then be extended and applied to numerous word problems of varying complexity.
This course satisfies The Buckley School's physics requirement.
Enrollment priority will be given to rising eleventh graders.
Dates: June 10 through July 21 Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $2,200
During this 3-week course, students will examine identity and how it relates to them as well as the values within our school community. Students will engage in authentic conversations related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and contemporary issues impacting society as a whole. This course will help in cultural competency development to compassionately address the increasingly complex challenges of our global society. Students will study the history and practice of diversity and inclusion, examining their own personal identities in order to enable them to communicate openly and honestly with their peers and with the larger Buckley community. The students will develop leadership skills to effectively engage in discourse and education with the community surrounding topics of diversity, identity, and equity.
This course satisfies the Buckley School's Intersections of Identity requirement. Dates: June 10 through June 30 Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $1,100