Summer Studies Courses

List of 14 items.

  • 2-Dimensional Studio Art

    Rising Grade 9-12
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    August 13-17
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $405


    This course for high school students will explore various art materials (drawing, painting, collage, and digital media) emphasizing the value of art as a means of communication. Students will be introduced to strategies for articulating concepts through visual means. Experimentation with new materials and techniques will be encouraged. Ultimately, students will come away with a new vocabulary of mixed media techniques and several pieces for their developing portfolios. 

    Contact SSSAS faculty member and 2D visual arts teacher, Mrs. Kate Elkins with your questions at 
    kelkins@sssas.org. This course provides one semester credit toward graduation requirements.

    Please note: This is a one-week full-day course.
  • Algebra I

    Rising Grades 9-12
    8:15–10:15 a.m. (Mon-Fri)
    June 18-July 6 (3 weeks) No Class Wednesday, July 4
    Upper School Campus
    $655

    This course is for students who have completed Algebra I and would like a refresher course before Algebra II, Geometry, or Algebra II/Trig. The class reviews all Algebra I topics. The concentrated nature of the course requires daily homework and perfect attendance. Topics covered include number systems, solving equations and inequalities, graphing, operations with polynomials, rational and irrational expressions and equations, factoring, linear, and quadratic functions. No credit.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org
  • College Essay Writing

    Rising Grade 12
    Mon-Fri
    Session I June 11-15
    (A)1:30-3:30 p.m. or (B)7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Session II June 18-22
    (A)10:00 a.m. to 12Noon or (B)1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Session III August 20-23 No Class Friday August 24
    (A)9:30 a.m. to 12Noon or (B)1:00-3:30 p.m.
    Upper School Campus
    $265 per session

    To get the attention of a college admissions committee, the student essay must be interesting, provocative, and articulate! Led by SSSAS Director of College Counseling Dr. Michael Carter, this one-week course gives students the opportunity to discuss and choose suitable topics for future college application essays that reflect their individuality and their writing skills. Essays prepared in this class can be used in the fall to satisfy the requirement for a personal essay required by many college applications. No academic credit is provided.
    Contact Dr. Carter with your questions at mcarter@sssas.org.
  • Composition Skills I

    Rising Grades 6-8
    8:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
    June 18–July 6 (No class Wednesday July 4)
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $655

    This three-week course reviews the basic skills needed for clear, concise writing, emphasizing grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Development of reading skills is also emphasized. No credit.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org.
  • Composition Skills II

    Rising Grades 9-12
    8:15-10:15a.m. OR 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    June 18–July 6 (3 weeks) No Class Wednesday July 4
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $650

    This session includes enrichment or remedial work in advanced reading and writing techniques with an emphasis on writing the critical essay: devising a thesis, organizing arguments, gathering textual support, and editing. No credit.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org.
  • Composition Skills III

    Rising Grades 9-12
    8:15-10:15 a.m. OR 10:30-12:30 p.m.
    June 18–July 6 (3 weeks) No Class Wednesday July 4
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $650

    This session offers enrichment or remedial work in critical writing, emphasizing effective construction of the critical essay and editing a rough draft. No credit.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org.
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Sexuality

    Rising Grades 12
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - August 13-17
    Upper School Campus
    $435 per session

    This one week summer class satisfies the Health & Sexuality Education requirement for rising 12th graders. Contemporary Issues in Health and Sexuality covers topics ranging from global health to parenting skills. Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness will be practiced daily. We will take two field trips, to Whole Foods for our nutrition lesson and to the Museum of Health and Medicine. Expect a healthy end to summer vacation and transition back into Senior year!
    Contact SSSAS Health Educator Mrs. Laura Bays with questions at lbays@sssas.org.
  • P.E.: Care & Prevention

    Rising Grades 9-12
    9:00-11:00 a.m.
    June 18-22
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $465

    This unique one-week camp is an American Red Cross certification course. It is designed to introduce first-aid techniques in the prevention and care of athletic injuries and illnesses. Emphasis is placed upon skills necessary to manage and prevent common injuries, including acute and chronic overuse injuries. This camp will provide students with a laboratory experience in which skills relative to injury prevention are practiced. This course is great for parents, babysitters, or anyone interested in health issues and/or peace of mind. One semester of P.E. credit. This course fulfills one of the nine SSSAS P.E. credits required for graduation.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2932.
  • P.E.: Structural Kinesiology

    Rising Grades 10-12
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    June 18-22
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $465

    This one-week introductory summer course is for students interested in sports medicine and any other health-related field or concentration. The course provides instruction on muscles, the actions of those muscles, movements of muscles with different sports activities, and the human skeletal system. One semester of P.E. credit. This course fulfills one of the nine SSSAS P.E. credits required for graduation.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2932.
  • Religion: Christian Themes in Films

    New Testament 8 Course #548
    Rising Grades 10-12
    9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - August 13-17
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $435 per session

    This one-week course focuses on recognizing Christian themes that appear in films, such as sin, redemption, repentance, love, and faith. Films range from “Cry, the Beloved Country,” to “The Terminator.” One quarter credit. Each individual session fulfills part of the SSSAS graduation requirement in religion. Students may NOT take both sessions for multiple religion credits. Contact Chaplain Father Sean Cavanaugh with your questions at scavanaugh@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2770.
  • Religion: New Testament Survey

    New Testament Survey Religion Course #562
    Rising Grades 10-12
    8:30 a.m. to 12noon
    June 18-July 6 (No class Wednesday, July 4)
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $675

    This course leads students through a survey of the writings and themes of the New Testament, including a consideration of how these themes are portrayed in music and art. This summer course fulfills the semester requirement that all freshmen and sophomores must complete for SSSAS graduation. It is an intensive course that will meet from 8:30 a.m. until noon, with a mid-morning break. Students and families should be mindful of the intensity of the class hours required. Please note that students must attend all three weeks of this course to obtain academic credit. One semester credit. This course fulfills part of the SSSAS graduation requirement in religion.
    Contact summer studies director Mr. Joe Wenger at jwenger@sssas.org with any questions.


  • Study Skills I

    Rising Grades 6-8
    9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
    August 13-17
    Mon-Fri
    Middle School Campus
    $335

    After a long summer, students’ study habits and skills are often rusty and in need of repair. This one-week course geared toward middle school students may be the perfect solution for refreshing these skills and helping students to gain confidence and enthusiasm for the upcoming school year. This course will cover many of the critical skills necessary for academic achievement: organization, time management, previewing and annotating texts, summarizing and producing different types of reading notes, techniques for taking notes on lectures and class discussions, and studying for and dealing with a variety of test formats. Come join us and get a jump on the new school year!
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org.
  • Study Skills II

    Rising Grades 9-12
    9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m
    August 13-17
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $335

    This one-week course geared toward upper school students may be the perfect solution for refreshing these skills and helping students to gain confidence and enthusiasm for the upcoming school year. This course will cover many of the critical skills necessary for academic achievement: organization, time management, previewing and annotating texts, summarizing and producing different types of reading notes, techniques for taking notes on lectures and class discussions, and studying for and dealing with a variety of test formats. Come join us and get a jump on the new school year!  
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org
  • Summer Spanish Refresher

    Rising Grades 9-12
    Session I: 8:15-10:15am
    Session II: 10:30am-12:30pm
    June 18-July 6 (No class Wednesday July 4)
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $650 per session

    This Spanish refresher course will help you review and master the material and topics to help you be successful in Upper Spanish levels 1, 2 and 3. Emphasis will be on individual attention, speaking, listening and reviewing basic structures. We will also explore the cultural richness of Latin America and Spain! There is no academic credit for this course.  Questions should be directed to SSSAS Faculty Member Mrs. Fay Slattery at fslattery@sssas.org.

New to SummerTimes?

Newcomers to our SummerTimes Programs are eligible for a 10 percent discount! If you are a first-time registrant and new to the SSSAS community, you may receive 10 percent off the cost of the first camp you sign up for this summer.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is an independent, college-preparatory, coed, day, Episcopal Church School that educates students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. The school consists of three, age-appropriate campuses (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) in Alexandria, Virginia. SSSAS welcomes families of all faiths.
LOWER SCHOOL
Grades JK-5
400 Fontaine Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades 6-8
4401 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
UPPER SCHOOL
Grades 9-12
1000 St. Stephen's Road
Alexandria, VA 22304