Upper school summer classes for teens San Diego California

EDUCATIONAL SKILL BUILDING

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  • Collaboration/Leadership: Activating Leadership Through Play

    Instructor: Zikana Consulting
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-9 students

    This 3-week program provides a fun, engaging way for students to build communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.  Students will engage in a variety of experiential learning activities such as Applied Improv and analog game simulations to practice interpersonal skills in an environment that fosters trust in self and others quickly.  Students will also learn how engaging in play-based activities can develop self-awareness and personal motivation.

    For more information on the course, please go to Ziksana Consulting (www.ziksanaconsulting.com).  

    Dates:  
    Session I (3 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12

    Session II (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 10 am – 12 pm

    Price:  $375/3 Week Course

    IEM: Afternoon Session
    Wednesdays, July 17, July 24, July 21
    12:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Germany and America During the World Wars

    Instructor: Sam Deddeh
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 10-12 students

    In this course, we will study the historical interaction of Germany and the United States during the World Wars. History will be brought to life as we examine pictures, songs, and films, as well as the words of those who lived through these conflicts. Students will engage in critical thinking and thoughtful analysis as they tackle historical questions in small and large-group discussions. For example: Were the Allies too harsh or not harsh enough on Germany after WWI? Is it right to call WWII the “good war?”

    In addition to these important analytical skills, students will have the opportunity to engage with history in a new way. Expect lots of games, competition, and activities, as well as a few field trips. At the end of the course, students will get the chance to test their knowledge by competing in a German and American history amazing race!

    Dates:
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am–12 pm

    Price:  $750/3 Week Course
  • Service-Learning Plunge

    Instructor: Kevin Dunn, Phil Trotter, and Eric Taylor
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    Take the planning of your service work off your plate. Enhance your leadership skills.  Grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Join fellow students on exciting and powerful daily service learning experiences throughout the San Diego and the Border Region. Parker’s fourth annual “summer service-learning plunge” will introduce students to both the needs and assets of places ranging from Linda Vista to the international border with Mexico. Students will explore what makes San Diego unique by assisting non-profit organizations’ efforts to support the region, and by traveling off campus to learn and serve.  We will begin our exploration of community engagement right here in Linda Vista (LV). Students will learn about LV while we team up with institutions such as Empower Charter School, The Bayside Community Center, and University of San Diego’s Changemaker Hub. Students will learn about Central San Diego by assisting places such as the Gary and Mary West Center, The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and St. Vincent De Paul.  Possible environmental stewardship activities with The SD River Park and SD Coastkeeper, outreach to socioeconomically distressed individuals at the San Diego Rescue Mission, and work with The San Diego LGBT Center will also take place during the week. By visiting the National Historical Landmark of Chicano Park and engaging communities such as City Heights and Eastern, San Diego students will learn more about the needs of immigrants and refugees. The group will explore border areas as we learn from Customs and Border Protection, Border Angels and other groups advocating on behalf of both documented and undocumented people while protecting our nation’s borders. This week will help students earn 20 hours of community engagement work, the Upper School requisite.

    (Note: Agencies at which we will serve are subject to change due to the availability of each organization’s leadership.)

    Dates: August 19-21

    Times: 8:30 am–3:30 pm

    Price: $300/Session

CREDIT RECOVERY

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  • English Credit Recovery

    Instructor: Nancy Anderson
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 10-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Recovery Class (Trimester)

    This course is for students who did not earn credit (D+ or below) and seek credit recovery in English. The course material will reflect Francis Parker School’s curriculum and will be based on the needs of each student. Students will be completing the majority of the work in class, but there will be occasional homework in order to satisfy the requirements of the curriculum. The text selections and content will be adjusted based on the literature and writing for the grade level that needs to be recovered.
     
    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the English Department. Enrolling in this course does not replace the student's initial grade, but provides the credit required for college preparation. 
     
    ***For every trimester needing to be recovered, a two-week registration and successful class completion are required to fulfill the requirement of a total of 40-course hours. For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (2 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26

    Times:  9 am–1:30 pm

    Price: $2,000/2 Weeks
  • Science Credit Recovery

    Instructor: Maria Prust
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 10-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Trimester)
    Core Science Classes: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

    This course is for students who did not earn credit (D+ or below) and seek credit recovery in physics, chemistry, and biology. The course material will mirror Francis Parker School’s curriculum and be based on the individual needs of each student. Students will be supported in a more individualized manner, and content will be adjusted to based on the subject and trimester that needs to be recovered.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the Science Department. Enrolling in this course does not replace the student's initial grade, but provides the credit required for college preparation. 

    ***For every trimester needing to be recovered, a two-week registration and successful class completion are required to fulfill the requirement of a total of 40-course hours. For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    (There will be no class on Thursday, July 4. Thus, class time has been extended an extra 30 minutes to accommodate the holiday while also providing students a daily 30-minute lunch break.)

    Dates:  
    (2 Week Course)
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12

    Times:
    9 pm-1:30 pm (Includes a 30-minute lunch break)

    Price: $2,000/2 Weeks
  • Math Credit Recovery

    Instructor: Betsy Lillie
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 10-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Trimester)

    This course is for students who did not earn credit (D+ or below) and seek credit recovery in a single trimester of a math course. The course material will mirror Francis Parker School’s curriculum for the 2018-2019 course and trimester that needs to be recovered.  Students will be individually supported and guided through the material with the goal of achieving the learning targets of that trimester.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the Math Department. Enrolling in this course does not replace the student's initial grade, but provides the credit required for college preparation. 

    ***For every trimester needing to be recovered, a two-week registration and successful class completion are required to fulfill the requirement of a total of 40-course hours. For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (2 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26

    Times:
    9 am-1:30 pm (Includes a 30-minute lunch break)

    Price:
     $2,000/2 Weeks
  • Spanish I Credit Recovery

    Instructors: Carol Radchik
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Recovery Class (Trimester)

    This course is for students who did not earn credit (D+ or below) and seek to recover credit for Spanish I. 

    Each day students will be engaged in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish. Mornings will begin with short grammar drills and direct teacher instruction. Students will then be able to practice the language in small groups via short scenario-based dialogues. Students will engage in games, and they will have culture based enrichment activities in the afternoon. The program will include a field trip to Chicano Park for art exploration as well as a scavenger hunt at Northgate Market for culinary exploration.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the Language Department. Enrolling in this course does not replace the student's initial grade, but provides the credit required for college preparation. 

    ***For every trimester needing to be recovered, a two-week registration and successful class completion are required to fulfill the requirement of a total of 40-course hours. For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website. 

    Dates:  
    Session I
    (2 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5

    Session II
    (2 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19

    Session III
    (2 Week Course)
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am–12 pm

    Price:  $500/2 Week Course

WORLD LANGUAGE

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  • Introduction to Spanish

    Instructors: Claire Satter
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-9 students

    This is a 4-week course intended to give students a head start in Spanish. This course is great for any motivated students who are interested in developing their Spanish language skills. This course is also highly recommended for any incoming 9th-grade students who are new to Parker and do not have previous Spanish instruction.

    This course begins with the very fundamentals of Spanish such as the sounds of letters and the alphabet. By the end of the course, they will be able to express their basic needs in the present tense through spoken and written Spanish. Students will complete some short readings as well. Mornings will begin with short grammar drills and direct teacher instruction. Students will then be able to practice the language in small groups via short scenario-based dialogues. Students will engage in games, and they will have culture based enrichment activities in the afternoon. The program will include a field trip to Chicano Park for art exploration as well as a scavenger hunt at Northgate Market for culinary exploration.

    Required course materials:
     
    Purchase ahead of time and bring on the first day of class:                                                     

    Dates:  
    (4 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am–12 pm

    Price:  $1,000/4 Week Course
  • Spanish I

    Instructors: Carol Radchik
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 7-9 students

    This is a 2-week enrichment course intended to help students excel in Spanish 2. This course is strongly recommended for any student who earned a grade of C or below during any trimester of Spanish 1. The course may also be highly beneficial for students who earned a B, and found that Spanish difficult to study for.  Spanish 1 is a foundation that must be strongly established for students to have a successful and rewarding experience with upper-level Spanish courses.

    Each day students will be engaged in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish. Mornings will begin with short grammar drills and direct teacher instruction. Students will then be able to practice the language in small groups via short scenario-based dialogues. Students will engage in games, and they will have culture based enrichment activities in the afternoon. The program will include a field trip to Chicano Park for art exploration as well as a scavenger hunt at Northgate Market for culinary exploration.

    Dates:  
    Session I
    (2 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5

    Session II
    (2 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19

    Session III
    (2 Week Course)
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am–12 pm

    Price:  $500/2 Week Course
  • Introduction to Mandarin

    Instructor: Jason Leonard
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-9 students

    This 3-week intensive course is a beginning Mandarin Chinese language course designed for students with no Chinese language background. Students will learn the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Chinese language, using the Pinyin system and simplified characters. Students will be able to read, write, say and understand numbers, names, titles, time, personal descriptions, nationalities, sports, food, drinks and basic social interaction expressions. Students will also acquire an appreciation for the cultures of Chinese-speaking countries in-class lessons and activities, and understand the relationship between language and culture.

    This course is designed to support and increase writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in a variety of contexts. These are presented in context and correlate directly with the Francis Parker School curriculum. Students in this course will be allowed a safe space and learning environment for a difficult language while also being supported with material relevant to the Francis Parker School Mandarin curriculum.

    (Attendance in this course does not alter prior or current language placement assessments at Parker.)

    Dates:  
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 10 am-12 pm

    Price: $375/3 Week Course

MATH, SCIENCE, AND BEYOND

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  • Chemistry Advanced

    Instructors: Mr. Denver Guess and Dr. Hima Joshi
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 10-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Full Year)

    This rigorous course is designed for Parker students who have excelled in Physics. Topics include atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, molecular shapes, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, intermolecular forces, phases of matter, acid-base theory, and equilibrium. Students expand their knowledge of the scientific method by designing and carrying out experiments in the laboratory. The depth and rigor of this course are designed to prepare students for AP Chemistry.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the Science Department. 

    Prerequisites include B+ in Physics Advanced, A+ in Physics or B in AP Physics 1.

    ***This course receives one, full-year academic credit and may also be used for credit recovery, as appropriate. For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Required course materials:
    1. Purchase ahead of time and bring on the first day of class: Student lab notebook with 100 spiral bound duplicate pages, Hayden-McNeil publishers; ISBN-13: 978-1930882744, ISBN-10: 1930882742; Available on Amazon.com.
    2. To be purchased on the first day of class from the instructor: WebAssign account (approximately $40.00)
    3. Purchase ahead of time and bring on the first day of class: Course Pack/Reader, which will contain ALL of the materials (handouts, worksheets, slides, lab protocols) that will be used for the course. The link for purchase will be shared with students in an email.
    Dates:  
    (Monday-Thursday, 6 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28*
    July 1 - July 3
    July 8 - July 11
    July 15 - July 18
    July 22 - July 25
    July 29 - August 1

    *Note: Class will meet Friday, June 28 to make up for the Independence Day holiday, which is on a Thursday.

    Times: 8 am-1:30 pm (Includes a 30-minute lunch break)

    Price:  $2,100/6 Week Course
  • Geometry

    Instructors: Carrie Dilmore and Nolan Fossum
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-11 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Full Year)

    This is a traditional Euclidean Geometry course. This 6-week course presents the fundamentals of geometry in an engaging learning environment. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills acquired in the class are essential, not only for understanding the larger world but also for succeeding in other disciplines such as physics, chemistry, computer science, and music. The topics covered include angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, proofs, quadrilaterals, similarity and proportions, right triangles, triangle trigonometry, circles, polygons, three-dimensional solids, and coordinate geometry.  

    Required course materials:

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the Mathematics Department.

    ***This course receives one, full-year academic credit and may also be used for credit recovery, as appropriate. For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (6 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5*
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    *Note: Class will not meet on July 4, however, the class session will take place on Friday, July 5.

    Times: 8 am-12 pm

    Price:  $2,100/6 Week Course
  • The Science Behind Superheroes and Supervillains

    Instructor: DJ Walcott
    Grade Level: For rising 6-12 students

    This enrichment course takes an in-depth look at the science behind a variety of Superheroes (and their darker adversaries) as well as the effects these heroes (and villains) continue to have on several fields of science and popular culture.  Class discussions are shaped by an analysis of Superhero icons historically, as portrayed in comic books (early 1900s, 2000s), television programs (1950s, 1960s), and movies (1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s). Each student is responsible for creating and presenting his or her own Superhero (or Supervillain) who demonstrates science-based powers.  Students gain a better understanding of the distinction between science and science fiction and how these popular culture icons continue to shape and impact modern culture.

    Dates:  
    Session I (3 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12

    Session II (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Price:  $575/3 Week Course
  • Algebraic Reasoning and Arithmetic Mastery

    Instructor: DJ Walcott
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9 students

    This course provides guidance for a successful transition from arithmetic to algebra. Instruction combines mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written exercises and applications to help develop skill sets required to move to higher levels of mathematical understanding. Daily math challenges, mathematical explorations, and competitions using current technology will enhance students’ understanding of concepts. Each student will receive a skills assessment and an individualized study plan based upon a pre-test in order to provide qualitative feedback on his/her knowledge base. The use of an iPad/computer will be used to enrich review and facilitate learning. The curriculum may be modified as the course proceeds to address the most important concepts needed to navigate the arithmetic to algebra transition. 

    (Attendance in this course does not alter prior or current math placement assessments at Parker.)

    Dates:  
    Session I (3 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12

    Session II (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am-12 pm

    Price:  $750/3 Week Course

PERFORMING, VISUAL, AND CULINARY ARTS

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  • Percussion Ensemble

    Instructor: Catherine Barnes
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 7-12 students

    What’s percussion? Anything you can hit! This course is open to any students who can read music and would like to learn to play concert percussion instruments. We will learn technique and fundamentals for marimba, timpani, snare drum, crash cymbals, bass drum, and triangle (yes - there IS a correct way to play the triangle!). Each student will play several different instruments throughout the three weeks. The course will culminate in a percussion ensemble recital. Got rhythm? Come put it to good use!

    Dates:  
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am – 12 pm

    Price: $750/3 Week Course
  • Jazz Band

    Instructor: Jim Witt
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    This three-week course provides an ideal learning environment for music students interested in further developing their skills as a performing member of a jazz band. Students learn to play a variety of jazz styles and idioms, improve their music reading skills and play solos (improvised and written). The entire band performs one or two concerts at the end of both the second and third weeks in J. Crivello Hall.

    Dates:  
    (3 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12

    Times:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Price:  $575/3 Week Course
  • Jazz 88.3/Music Box Summer Jazz Workshop

    Director: Nathan Jarrell 
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students

    The 9th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and Music Box, provides the platform for music students, ages 12-18, to study with some of San Diego’s most gifted professional jazz musicians/teachers in an environment designed to nurture their growth as musicians, both technically and creatively. These are hands-on Workshops where students learn and sharpen performance skills, improvisation, their sense of jazz theory and jazz history, with an emphasis on playing music. Young musicians perform in a professional atmosphere on the Saturdays following the final class at Music Box, San Diego’s premier live music venue. The Workshops are open to beginning through advanced skill levels. All students must be able to sight-read music and have a minimum of one year experience on their instrument of choice. Two one-week practice sessions (Monday-Friday) will be held at the Thiemann Music Center on Parker’s Linda Vista Campus prior to the Saturday performances. This is the ideal venue for students to grow musically as they express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. A daily lunch is provided for all Workshop participants and is included in the tuition fee. (Proper placement will be determined by either an electronically-submitted or in-person audition prior to the start of the Workshops.)

    Dates (Grades 10-12): July 22-27

    Times: 9 am – 3 pm

    Price:  $875/Session
  • Classical Guitar Ensemble I

    Instructor:  Keven Ford
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Full Year)

    This is a 6-week course that focuses on Classical and Pop genres. Students taking this course will learn technique appropriate for their skill level in playing with fingers and a plectrum, reading standard notation, chord recognition and progressions, and music theory. By the end of the program, students will learn and record several songs.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the  CMVA Department.

    ***For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (6 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:
    8 am-12 pm

    Price:  $1,500/6 Week Course
  • Drama/Theatre: Addams Family

    Instructor: Elise Marinkovich and Staff
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    In this four-week, high-energy drama course, students will audition, rehearse and perform a musical, and in the process, broaden their experience in acting, dance, and vocal technique. The course and production will be led by an experienced staff, including a music director and choreographer all under the leadership of MS/US Drama teacher, Elise Marinkovich.  

    The course will culminate with 4 performances – most likely Friday matinee and evening performances, a Saturday matinee and evening performance staged in the Galli-Curci Performing Arts Center.

    Dates:  
    (4 Week Course)
    July 1-July 5
    July 8-July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26

    Times:  9 am–4 pm

    Price:  $2,000/4 Week Course
  • Brand-You Shirt Graphics

    Instructor: Maria Moscato
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students
     
    The tee shirt has been a staple clothing piece since the 1950's when Marlon Brando and rock and roll music made it a fashion statement. Ever since, music, art, Hollywood, and urban culture make their influence on the trends of tee shirts. Here is your chance to create your own tee shirt brand beginning with the creation of your own graphics to the making of the silkscreen and the final print.

    Students will begin with sketches, photographs, and slogans if appropriate. They can draw their image or mix images using computer programs like Photoshop until they get the desired image for their brand. Afterward, the image will be drawn with masking liquid then silkscreen fluid is applied on the screen to make the image permanent. Students will print on tees, and art paper, using the design method typical of silkscreen: “repetition and variation”.

    The final project will be a brand statement for your shirt designs along with sketches for future projects. Marketing tactics in merchandising their brand will also be discussed (mugs, stickers, etc.) so they may expand their creativity and sell on common platforms like Etsy, Ebay and even Amazon.

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    Dates:
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:
    8 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price: $375/3 Week Course
  • Photography I or II

    Instructor: Mark Byrne
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Full Year)

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the CMVA Department.

    “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange

    In its 19th year as a Summer Program offering, this darkroom course provides a thorough introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography. Students create prints and develop a portfolio. Black and white photography is the primer for visual communication: including cinema, television, graphic design and digital photography. By emphasizing the black and white silver gelatin film medium, the basics of graphic visual communication are brought to the fore, including shape, line, tonal values, shadow, and light. Students learn to fill the frame with the elements that best communicate. Fundamentals such as exposure and lighting as well as lenses and perspective are covered. Additionally, photographic history and the basics of modern visual culture are introduced.  The darkroom and digital merge as students enter the realm of photographic hybridity. Some work is done digitally. Students need a 35mm film Single Lens Reflex camera. Some loaner cameras are available.
    • Photography I: The emphasis is on the technical aspects of photography, including camera operation, lighting, darkroom, and studio. (University of California Accredited)
    • Photography II: Students concentrate on strengthening their portfolios and learning the critical aspects of visual culture.  (University of California Accredited)
    *Other photography levels as well as course durations may be available (with permission of the instructor).  Please email mbyrne@francisparker.org or contact the Summer Program office 858/ 569-7900, Ext. 4109 for more information.

    ***For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (6 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 
    8 am–12 pm

    Price:  $1,500/6 Week Course
  • 3-D Art and Design: Wood

    Instructor: Phil Rowland
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Full Year)

    Students discover why woodworking is regarded as a fulfilling, lifelong pursuit. Class members choose from a broad menu of woodworking projects designed to expose them to the safe use of both hand and power tools while exploring traditional joinery techniques. Students personalize their work, not only through the choice of wood and finish but also by selecting further embellishments like carving or painting. No previous woodworking experience required. Returning students and those possessing advanced skills will also be challenged as they are introduced to more sophisticated woodworking techniques and tools.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the CMVA Department.

    ***For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (6 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:  
    8 am–12 pm

    Price:  $1,500/6 Week Course
  • 3-D Art and Design: Clay

    Instructor: Maricarmen Olimon
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Full Year)

    This program is a unique opportunity for students to work as a clay artist in a professional ceramic studio. There will be coil building, slab rolling and wheel throwing and plenty of room for creativity and decoration. Student projects will be tailored to their specific interests and they will be challenged into creating more sophisticated designs.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the CMVA Department.

    ***For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (6 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am–12 pm

    Price:  $1,500/6 Week Course
  • 2-D Art and Design

    Instructor: TBA
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students
    Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
    ***For Credit Class (Full Year)

    This class introduces and positions students to experience a wide range of artistic media, including graphite pencil, colored pencil, ink pen, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Work is done on illustration board and in a sketchbook. Students are taught and guided according to their individual abilities and experience. All art materials are provided by the School.

    Parker students wishing to enroll in this course must receive approval in advance from the CMVA Department.

    ***For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (6 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:  8 am – 12 pm

    Price:  $1,500/6 Week Course

SPORTS AND MOVEMENT

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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Instructor: Maria Moscato
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students
    ***For Credit Class (Trimester)

    Yoga is geared towards the novice to advanced level practitioner interested in developing a deeper understanding and appreciation for their physical body, mental health, and emotional balance. The focus will be on Asana (body postures), Pranayama (breath), and learning simple anatomy to support the students understanding of alignment, injury prevention, kinesiology, and wellness.  
     
    Many teens today face the problem of resilience and focus due to the digital age. During this course, students have the opportunity to surpass the obstacles that may be blocking them from reaching their goals. With techniques from a millenary practice, pranayama (breathing), meditation, mudras, bandhas, and asanas will allow students to learn the true capabilities of their mind as well as relating to who they really are inside.
     
    We use the tools of Kundalini Yoga (Yogi Bhajan method) to help the brain and body which will also give students the secret to studying when the Fall academic year begins.
     
    Come join us and learn to be the best you can be mind, body, and soul!
     
    ***For more information on the requirements for credit classes, please visit the General FAQ section of the Summer at Parker website.

    Dates:  
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:  1 pm-4 pm

    Price:  $575/3 Week Course
  • Strength and Conditioning

    Instructor: TBA
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students
    ***For Credit Class (Trimester)

    This class will provide an opportunity for the development of strength and conditioning for various sports and fitness related activities. Free weights, exercise machines and conditioning activities will be incorporated to promote improvement in strength, endurance, balance, agility, and speed. Proper technique, safety precautions and proper application of the principles of training will be emphasized.

    Dates:  
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Price: $575/3 Week Course
  • Parker Indoor All-Skills Volleyball Camp: Advanced Level (Girls)

    Instructor: Audra Dent and staff
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 9-12 students

    This camp is intended for girls who have vast experience in their fundamental individual skills, including passing, setting, hitting and serving. Athletes who participate in this ADVANCED Level Camp should be experienced in a highly competitive environment. This camp will focus on athlete’s specific positions and working on further developing technique. Additionally, this camp will maximize reps for all positions and allow for volleyball driven conditioning workouts. Many drills in this camp will be competition based and will build on the skills and technique that the girls already possess.

    Dates:  
    (Monday-Thursday)
    July 8 - July 11

    Times:  
    6 pm-8 pm

    Price:  $175/Session
  • Nike Boys Basketball

    Instructor: Nike
    Grade Level: Ages 8-15
    Location: Francis Parker Linda Vista

    For information on this camp, please visit:

    Dates:
    June 24-28
    July 8-12

    Times:
    9 am-3 pm (Monday-Thursday)
    9 am-11:30 am (Friday)
     
  • Nike Girls Volleyball

    Instructor: Nike
    Grade Level: Ages 10-17
    Location: Francis Parker Linda Vista

    For information on this camp, please visit:

    Dates:
    June 17-20
    July 29-August 1

    Times: 9 am-3 pm

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103
 

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900