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PRE-HIGH SCHOOL programs

One-Week Programs for Pre-High School Students

Looking for something engaging this summer?

 

Pre-HS programs are packed with hands-on activities that balance fun with high-level learning material to ignite an interest in STEM. Programs allow kids to explore new topics outside the boundaries of a typical classroom. Programs end at 3:30 pm, with the option to stay until 5 pm, as well as an opportunity to stay overnight – perfect for families seeking flexibility and a mix of summer activities.

 

Whether you are looking to install a passion for science, lay groundwork for high school courses, or provide your kids with a chance to exercise their minds, you’ll find it here this summer!

CHEMISTRY OF COOKING

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Have you ever wondered how combining a few simple ingredients such as eggs, flour, and sugar can transform into a delicious cake through the magic of an oven? Well, it’s not magic, it’s chemistry! Students learn the science behind cooking through hands-on activities in the kitchen. In the process, they learn the parallels between preparing a recipe and bringing up compounds to create a final product! Students will develop knowledge of chemistry and science that can lead them towards a career in chemistry while also developing practical skills in the kitchen. 

Get your oven mitts ready for Chemistry of Cooking!

Session 1: June 24 - 28, 2024 | Wellesley

Session 2: July 22 - 26, 2024 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

MINI MED SCHOOL

Students do tests with a stethoscope in the Emergency Medicine three-week summer medical programs

Hey future doctor, get your stethoscope ready! Mini Med School is now in session. We’ll dive into various areas, focusing on new subject areas every day. What makes up a routine check up? How do you test a patient’s reflexes? After this, we’ll move on to more specific specialties. We’ll go from top to bottom, starting with Neuroscience. We’ll continue through the body, covering orthopedics, oncology, genetic diseases, and more. This fast-paced and hands-on program sold out last summer! Sign up today!

Session 1: June 17 - 21, 2024 | Wellesley

Session 2: July 15 - 19, 2024 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

PET MEDICINE

Our pet med program is a fun and exciting way for students to learn what it takes to be a veterinarian. Students practice conducting annual check-ups and vaccinations of cats and dogs, as well as, how to analyze imaging from X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans.

Students learn through hands on activities and practice skills that are required to diagnose and treat injuries and illness in pets. Students have the opportunity to perform mock surgeries, set bones, and research common afflictions such as rabies, and distemper.

Session 1: June 24 - 28, 2024 | Wellesley

Session 2: July 29 - August 2, 2024 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

UNDER THE SEA

Dive into the terrifying, enchanting, mysterious world under the sea! In this program, students will explore a variety of topics related to all things under the sea. This program is perfect for students with an interest in marine biology as well as oceanography, eco-tourism, and marine-life conservation. Through hands-on activities, students will develop an understanding of the causes of natural disasters, deep-sea creatures, the evolution of submarines, how to grow a coral reef, and more!



July 29 – August 2, 2024 | Wellesley

SCIENCE OF ILLUSION

It’s magic! Or is it? Misdirection, distraction, optical illusions, and more will all be explored in this program! Students will put on magic shows while digging into the science at play. Houdini, David Copperfield – masters of illusion. You can become one, too! Remember, the world is not always as it seems…



August 5 – 9, 2024 | Wellesley

CRIME LAB

Interested in solving who-done-its? Love reading about detectives? Can’t get enough of crime-solvers on TV? Want to try your hand at fingerprinting, analysis of fibers and hairs, and casting models? Crime Lab activities draw from a variety of scientific disciplines and teach lab skills, and shhhh… kids don’t realize how much they’re learning. Perfect for kids who have outgrown kiddie camps, but still want a fast-paced variety of activities.

August 5 - 9, 2024 | Wellesley

JUNIOR SHARK TANK

Do you have ideas to create the next best product on the market? Do you think you have what it takes to convince investors to believe in your product? Learn how you can make your dream a reality with Junior Shark Tank. Students will propose a business plan and create a presentation that they will pitch to a group of “investors”. 

July 15 – 19, 2024 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

Tuition: $599 | Residential: $699

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