Summer School Offerings/Camps

CURRENT STUDENTS & CLASS OF 2023

St. Xavier High School offers a variety of summer school options for incoming St. X freshmen. These courses are designed to assist and prepare incoming freshmen for the academic rigor of St. Xavier High School. This is also a great opportunity for freshmen to meet their future classmates prior to the school year beginning and to acquaint themselves with the surroundings of St. X.

Summer School will begin on Monday, June 3, 2019 for the courses "Intro to Math", "Intro to English", and "Study Skills". Registration will go live online at 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 18 (President’s Day). Summer School is extremely popular and enrollment fills quickly, especially for study skills. Last year over 300 incoming freshmen signed up for the 2-week study skills course. 

SAT / PSAT Summer Session Preparation Course

St. Xavier High School invites members of the classes of 2018 and 2019 to participate in a SAT / PSAT Summer Session Preparation Course held at St. X on June 19, 20, 21, 22 as well as June 26, 27, 28, 29 from 6:00 – 8:15 each night.

St. X faculty member Scott Martin will offer the Math prep class and faculty members Henry Ahrens and Jim Telles will team up to offer the Verbal prep section.

Over this two-week period, each student will receive 9 hours of instruction in Math strategies and 9 hours of instruction in strategies for the 2 Verbal Sections of the SAT / PSAT. Studies have shown that the SAT / PSAT Prep Course is a great prep for the PSAT taken in October as well as the upcoming SAT starting with the Fall offerings.

This class is an ideal opportunity for students to become familiar with the thinking patterns necessary to choose a greater number of correct responses. Additionally, students will benefit from learning to analyze the wording of a question in order to choose the best response. Studies show that then practicing with these test taking strategies yields better results for most students.

This preparation course has a strong track record of enhancing their standardized test scores. The cost for this summer course is $185 and includes all materials.

Space is limited. Click here for more information on how to register for the course.

SUMMER CAMPS

Bravo Basics

Have fun while learning skills that will allow you to be creative on demand!

Improve your ability to:

·  Act

·  Speak Publicly

·  Think creatively

·  Understand and interpret text

·  Succeed in any future arts class

This camp covers improvisation, movement, acting scene work and will culminate with a showcase of student performances. The teachers are Nathan Gabriel and Elizabeth Harris, both of whom work as professional directors and teach acting at St. Xavier and at the college level.

Bravo Basics will have two sessions this summer for rising 7th and 8th graders. The first session runs from June 3 through June 14, and the second session goes from June 17 through June 28. Classes for each session will run from 9 a.m.- 12.p.m.,  Monday – Friday. On the final Friday of each two week session, the class will put on a performance to share what they have learned. Students may choose to take one session or both. Each session costs $275.  Click here to register.  Subject to cancellation.

 

Maker Space Camp

This camp gives students an introduction to the many tools available in St. Xavier’s Makerspace. Discover inspiring ways to imagine, design, invent, tinker and make through hands-on projects and collaborative creations. This two-week camp fosters creativity, builds confidence, and sparks interest in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. We can all be makers- so let’s start making!

 

Camp is available to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls

Two sessions: June 3rd – June 14th and June 17th – June 28th

Two times offered each session – 8-11 or 12-3

Cost - $275 plus a $75 materials fee

There is a cap of 25 students per each session. Click here to register.  St. Xavier reserves the right to cancel the camp if necessary.