Week One: July 8–12

Please note, families wishing to do a full day will be able to register at a rate of $750. Students participating for the full day will have programmed lunch and recess time between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
  • Intro to Biology 1: Middle School

    Biology I is a basic introduction to living organisms. We will begin with the most basic unit of life – the cell – and work our way up to tissues, organs and organ systems. Students will examine the differences and similarities between plants and animals (including humans!), and discover the ways evolution shaped life on earth.

    Instructors: Ms. Dilliplane
    Grades: 5–8
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: July 8–12
    Fee: $375

  • Foundations of Reading & Writing: Lower School

    We will use the natural setting of Central Park as inspiration for writing fiction and nonfiction pieces that prepare students for BASIS Independent Manhattan writing units during the academic year. There will be a focus on developing descriptive language and effective storytelling. Students will get to explore different key texts through the perspective of a writer as well as write and share their own works.

    In the afternoon, students will get to examine many different genres to develop foundational literary skills that support the BASIS curriculum. Students will analyze picture books, poems, information articles, and nonfiction texts through discussions and hands on activities focused on reading comprehension.

    Instructor: Ms. Kushner
    Grades: 1–3
    Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (Writing in morning/Reading in afternoon)
    Dates: July 8–12
    Fee: $375 for Half-Day/$750 for Full-Day

Week Two: July 15–19

  • Algebra 1/Algebra 2: Middle School

    This math program will offer instructional differentiation between the rising seventh and eighth graders that will help them build a firm foundation for Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, respectively. More specifically, for Algebra 1, we will practice pre-algebra skills such as integers, coordinate graphing, the order of operations, the distributive property, proportional reasoning, evaluations of algebraic expressions, and solving simple equations. For Algebra 2, we will review algebraic concepts such as solving equations, integers, solving word problems, graphing equations and inequalities, simplifying algebraic expressions, variables/equations with exponents and roots, volume and surface area, factoring algebraic expressions, volume and surface area, and scientific notation.

    Instructor: Mr. Schuman
    Grades: 7 & 8
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: July 15–19
    Fee: $375

  • Intro to Pre-Algebra/Pre-Algebra: Middle School

    We will practice various pre-algebra skills to ensure fifth and sixth graders will have a strong foundational base of mathematics. Topics will include all operations with fractions and decimals, percentage, ratios and proportions, area and perimeter of triangles and rectangles, and area and circumference of circles.

    Instructor: Mr. Gonzalez
    Grades: 5–6
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: July 15–19
    Fee: $375

  • Early Learning Enrichment

    Join Ms. Hendrickson and Mr. Figueroa this summer to explore our school grounds, get to know your classmates, and experience a day in the life of a BASIS Independent Manhattan student. Through the exploration of literature and hands-on craft activities, you will be well–prepared for the start of school!

    Instructor: Mr. Figueroa & Ms. Hendrickson
    Grades: PreK–K
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: July 15–19
    Fee: $375

Week Three: July 22–26

  • Early Learning Enrichment

    Join Ms. Hendrickson and Mr. Figueroa this summer to explore our school grounds, get to know your classmates, and experience a day in the life of a BASIS Independent Manhattan student. Through the exploration of literature and hands-on craft activities, you will be well–prepared for the start of school!

    Instructor: Mr. Figueroa & Ms. Hendrickson
    Grades: PreK–K
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: July 22–26
    Fee: $375

  • Math & Science Enrichment: Lower School

    During the morning math sessions, students will strengthen their understanding of math topics covered in the BASIS Independent Manhattan curriculum. Demonstrations, small and large group discussions, independent practice, and math games and activities will allow students to access essential math concepts in multiple ways. Emphasis will be given on individualizing instruction so that each student is encouraged to improve and challenge themselves as budding mathematicians.

    In the science afternoon sessions, students will explore grade-appropriate science topics through demonstrations, collaborative conversations, and hands-on learning activities. They will deepen their understanding of why the universe functions the way it does as they observe, hypothesize, predict, and experiment.

    Instructor: Ms. Stazzone
    Grades: 1–3
    Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (Math in morning/Science in afternoon)
    Dates: July 22–26
    Fee: $375 for Half-Day/$750 for Full-Day

Week Four: July 29–Aug 2

  • English Enrichment: Middle School

    The Grammar Workshop will help students improve their knowledge and skills. Students will solidify their understanding of the parts of speech, parts of a sentence, and grammar usage/mechanics.

    Students in our Reading & Writing Workshop will engage with interesting literature and grapple with big ideas through writing. Students will study plot structure and analyze character development. Then, they will express their opinions of the author’s characters with structured writing pieces that will build their confidence as scholarly writers.

    Instructor: Ms. Austin
    Grades: 5–8
    Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (Grammar Workshop in morning/Reading & Writing Workshop in afternoon)
    Dates: July 29–Aug 2
    Fee: $375 for Half-Day/$750 for Full-Day

Week Five: Aug 5–9

  • English Enrichment: Middle School

    The Grammar Workshop will help students improve their knowledge and skills. Students will solidify their understanding of the parts of speech, parts of a sentence, and grammar usage/mechanics.

    Students in our Reading & Writing Workshop will engage with interesting literature and grapple with big ideas through writing. Students will study plot structure and analyze character development. Then, they will express their opinions of the author’s characters with structured writing pieces that will build their confidence as scholarly writers.

    Instructor: Ms. Austin
    Grades: 5–8
    Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (Grammar Workshop in morning/Reading & Writing Workshop in afternoon)
    Dates: Aug 5–9
    Fee: $375 for Half-Day/$750 for Full-Day

  • Creative Writing Workshop: Lower School

    Students will explore the rich and exciting world of Creative Writing! We will dive into writing poetry, fractured fairytales, graphic novels, and more. Writing is so much more than just writing boring book reports, so let’s get creative!

    Instructor: Ms. Southard
    Grades: 1–3
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: Aug 5–9
    Fee: $375

  • Introduction to Chinese Culture I: Primary School

    Join Ms. Liu to experience the culture of China–no travel time necessary. China’s long and varied history gives students a chance to see life from another angle. Students wishing to broaden their Mandarin studies can taste traditional dishes, learn the artistic mediums and stories, play traditional games, and explore a wide variety of what Chinese culture has to offer in this 80% target language immersion classroom. This program is specifically for students at the beginner and intermediate levels.

    Activities include: Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese knot making, Chinese shadow puppet show, making tang yuan (sweet rice balls), baozi (steam buns), egg waffle and bubble tea.

    Lessons and Stories include: Introduction to Chinese Phonetic system, 12 Animal race (Chinese zodiac), my garden, where am I?

    Instructor: Ms. Liu
    Grades: K, 1 & 2
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: Aug 5–9
    Fee: $375

  • Introduction to Chinese Culture I: Primary & Middle School

    Join Ms. Liu to experience the culture of China — no travel time necessary. China’s long and varied history gives students a chance to see life from another angle. Students wishing to broaden their Mandarin studies can taste traditional dishes, learn the artistic mediums and stories, play traditional games, and explore a wide variety of what Chinese culture has to offer in this 80% target language immersion classroom. This program is specifically for students at beginner and intermediate levels.

    Activities include: Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese knot making, Chinese shadow puppet show, making tang yuan (sweet rice balls), baozi (steam buns), egg waffle and bubble tea.

    Lessons and Stories include: The Big Green Forest, Bat and Friends, Who Am I, My Five Senses, How Do I Eat This, Things That Fly, and What Are Things Made Of.

    Instructor: Ms. Liu
    Grades: 3–5 & 7
    Time: 12:30–3:00 PM (afternoon half day)
    Dates: Aug 5–9
    Fee: $375

Week Six: Aug 12–16

  • Study Skills & Note Taking: Lower & Middle School

    This seminar is designed to help students learn how to take impactful notes and determine which note-taking style best suits them. By looking at different styles of note taking, this skill will become something to look forward to instead of dread. At the end of this course, students will learn how to use their study time more effectively and develop easy strategies to maximize their time while sustaining a high level of comprehension and organization. These powerful skills will lower the stress and anxiety associated with high-stakes testing, and provide the preparation support students need to succeed in those situations.

    Instructor: Mr. Camba
    Grades: 4–8
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: Aug 12–16
    Fee: $375

  • Introduction to Chinese Culture II: Primary School

    Join Ms. Liu to experience the culture of China — no travel time necessary. China’s long and varied history gives students a chance to see life from another angle. Students wishing to broaden their Mandarin studies can taste traditional dishes, learn the artistic mediums and stories, play traditional games, and explore a wide variety of what Chinese culture has to offer in this full target language immersion classroom. This program is specifically for students who are near or at fluency in Mandarin.

    Activities include: Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese knot making, Chinese shadow puppet show, making tang yuan (sweet rice balls), baozi (steam buns), egg waffle and bubble tea.

    Lessons and Stories include: Introduction to Chinese Phonetic system, 12 animal race (Chinese zodiac), my garden, where am I?

    Instructor: Ms. Liu
    Grades: K, 1 & 2
    Time: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM (morning half day)
    Dates: Aug 5–9
    Fee: $375

  • Introduction to Chinese Culture II: Primary & Middle School

    Description: Join Ms. Liu to experience the culture of China–no travel time necessary. China’s long and varied history gives students a chance to see life from another angle. Students wishing to broaden their Mandarin studies can taste traditional dishes, learn the artistic mediums and stories, play traditional games, and explore a wide variety of what Chinese culture has to offer in this full target language immersion classroom. This program is specifically for students who are near or at fluency in Mandarin.

    Activities include: Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese knot making, Chinese shadow puppet show, making tang yuan (sweet rice balls), baozi (steam buns), egg waffle and bubble tea.

    Lessons and Stories include: The Big Green Forest, Bat and Friends, Who Am I, My Five Senses, How Do I Eat This, Things That Fly, What Are Things Made of, and Journey to the West.

    Instructor: Ms. Liu
    Grades: 3–5 & 7
    Time: 12:30–3:00 PM (afternoon half day)
    Dates: Aug 5–9
    Fee: $375