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, Human Development, 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 6 weeks, 3 weeks for Human Development and Intersections of Identity.
 
Registration
Registration will be open on Thursday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.  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 summersupport@buckley.org.

Note: All classes are subject to minimum enrollment requirements.

Mathematics

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  • Geometry/Geometry Honors

    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.

    Dates: 
    June 18 through July 27
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200
  • Pre-Calculus Honors

    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 18 through July 27
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200

Science

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  • CANCELLED: Biology (Grade 9 Requirement)

    This course focuses on the study of life, including animals, plants, and humans. The students will investigate cells, bio-macromolecules, the structure and functions of plants and animals, and the study of ecology. Students also investigate molecular biology topics such as protein synthesis, biotechnology, and genetics. Freshman biology involves a large laboratory component in order to emphasize the real world applications of scientific reading, writing, and reasoning skills.

    This course satisfies The Buckley School's biology requirement.

    Enrollment priority will be given to rising ninth graders.

    Dates: June 18 through July 27
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200
  • CANCELLED: Chemistry (Grade 10 Requirement)

    This course presents an overview of the structure of atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, chemical equations, stoichiometry, and acid-base chemistry. This course is not intended as a preparatory course for Advanced Placement Chemistry, nor does it prepare the student to take the SAT II Chemistry Subject Test.

    This course satisfies The Buckley School's chemistry requirement.

    Enrollment priority will be given to rising tenth graders.

    Dates: June 18 through July 27
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200
  • Physics/Physics Honors (Grade 11 Requirement)

    In this course, the rules that govern the physical world are explained through the use of practical examples, analogies, hands-on experiences, and mathematical principles. Topics covered include motion, gravitation, momentum, energy, electricity and magnetism, and sound and light. This course is not intended as a preparatory course for Advanced Placement Physics C.

    This course satisfies The Buckley School's physics requirement.

    Enrollment priority will be given to rising eleventh graders.

    Dates: June 18 through July 27
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200

Human Development

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  • Human Development

    During this 3-week course, students will be presented with information on stress, nutrition and fitness, and personal and community health topics. Students engage in classroom discussion during which time they analyze the class information and explore their own values and beliefs. This course will help students clarify their personal opinions, be better prepared to articulate their opinions and provide them with the necessary information to make educated choices about topics relevant to today’s adolescents. This course is ideal for athletes and dancers.

    This course satisfies The Buckley School's human development requirement.

    Dates: June 18 through July 6
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,100
  • Intersections of Identity: Leadership, Diversity, and Equity

    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:  July 9 through July 27
    Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,100

Online Courses Through One Schoolhouse

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  • Online Courses

    Online Summer Course Offerings Through One Schoolhouse
    • 8 weeks – June 11 through August 3
    • Fee $1,525 (Buckley is a consortium school)
    • For more information, please go to oneschoolhouse.org, For Students, Summer 2018.
    • To register, please print and complete the appropriate form (found on this page under the heading "One Schoolhouse Form") and turn it in to Ms. Monroe.
     
    According to One Schoolhouse, “These courses are intensive, for-credit opportunities for ambitious students. Students participating in these eight-week courses should plan to devote 25-30 hours per week to their course. Students receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, students must have the ability to login and complete work for their course daily; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.”
     
    Algebra II
    Online, June 11 through August 3
    This course satisfies the Buckley School's Algebra II requirement. 
     
    Introduction to Computer Science
    Online, June 11 through August 3
    This course satisfies the course prerequisite for AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. 
     
    Pre-Calculus (non-honors)
    Online, June 11 through August 3
    This course satisfies the Buckley School's requirement of one year of mathematics beyond
    Algebra II.
     
    U.S. History
    Online, June 11 through August 3
    This course satisfies the Buckley School's U.S. History requirement. 
     
    World Religions
    Online, June 11 through August 3
    This course satisfies one year of the Buckley School's social sciences requirement.  

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Assistant Head of Upper School Dina Figueroa at (818) 783-1610, ext. 731 or at dfigueroa@buckley.org.

Summer School Dates

The 2018 Upper School Summer School will begin on Monday, June 18, and end on Friday, July 27. All classes meet daily from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the exception of the following:

Human Development
June 18 through July 6, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Intersections of Identity
July 9 through July 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
Summer school will be closed on Wednesday, July 4
 
First semester final exams will be given on Friday, July 6. Second semester final exams will be given on Friday, July 27. Students must be in attendance for final exams to receive credit for summer school. Exams will not be rescheduled.

Fees

Geometry/Geometry Honors    
$2,200
Pre-Calculus Honors                 
$2,200
 
Biology   
$2,200
Chemistry  
$2,200
Physics
$2,200
 
 
Human Development               
$1,100
Intersections of Identity            
$1,100


Financial aid is available for summer school.  Please contact Dale Bartels in our business office at dbartels@buckley.org or extension 723 for more information.