New Hampton School’s Summer Programs 2020

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As part of our mission to cultivate lifelong learners who will serve as global citizens, New Hampton School is pleased to offer online educational enrichment opportunities throughout the summer free of charge for both NHS students and non-NHS students alike. While our summer programs vary in length and daily commitment, all programs focus on building learning skills or advancing knowledge in specified subject areas of interest. The programs below are taught by our seasoned faculty and offer students throughout the world an opportunity to benefit from a private school education in a distance learning model during these uncertain times.

Advanced Reading Skills

For readers in the secondary grades to be proficient, they must be strategic as they move from initial understanding to analysis and interpretation of the text. This class is designed for practicing active reading skills and learn strategies to enrich their reading experiences, including, but not limited to, vocabulary enrichment, fluency, and understanding connections between texts, experiences, and knowledge of the world at large. The all-school read One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together will be the primary text students read as the practice these strategies. Students will need to purchase this text. 

Session Dates: Session 1: July 6-17; Session 2: July 20-31


Students will enhance their collaboration and critical thinking skills while learning an introduction to Entrepreneurship. Students will start and incubate a business or non-profit concept to address a current need during the Coronavirus global pandemic. Students who have already begun a business or concept are encouraged to bring it with them to accelerate it during this session. Students will be able to connect with professionals through New Hampton School’s network, who will help guide and consult on concepts.  

Session Dates: July 20-31 

Summer IB Program

At the New Hampton School Summer International Baccalaureate Program, IB Diploma candidates from around the world come together virtually for an opportunity to work on their CAS hours and projects and complete their Extended Essay. This program is open to any IB Diploma candidate entering the final year of their IB Program. Students can anticipate 3-4 hours of work per day that can be spaced out based on their schedule.

A structure and framework will be provided for asynchronous work, with synchronous sessions to discuss research, methodology, and progress, as well as time for the cohort of students to meet and socialize. 

Session Dates: July 6 – 17, 2020, with ongoing weekly meet-ups after the session date.

Summer Writing Program: Reading, Writing, and Citing the News of Today

Sharpen your ability to effectively communicate across all academic disciplines, learning how to engage in research and develop a paper using current news articles as our literature of choice. 

We’ll look closely at MLA formatting guidelines, refreshing our brains as to how to cite our research correctly. We will then tackle a prompt that will use news articles to support our ideas. Formulation of a thesis, research and citation methods, outline creation, drafting, writing, and revising will be covered over these two weeks. 

We will look at how to tackle outlining papers and best approaches for research, outlining, drafting, and writing; multiple methods will be given for students to evaluate what works best for their learning style. 

Session Dates: July 13-24, 2020 


Each Online Summer Program will use New Hampton School’s Learning Management System as its centralized location for all learning materials, submissions, and digital interaction. Synchronous sessions and breakout groups will be facilitated using the Zoom digital meeting platform. Click here to register.

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