A Pre-K through Grade 12 Coordinate School Located in Honolulu

Middle School Summer Program for Students Entering Grades 6-8

The Middle School program offers a diverse selection of academic and enrichment courses for students entering in Grades 6-8.


Grades 6-8 Academic & Enrichment Course Offerings

OPEN SPACES – Math Attack - Gr. 6-7

Session 1 & 2, 3 weeks

Ses. 1 Jun 12-Jun 29 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM & 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Ses. 2 Jul 2-Jul 20 – 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM & 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

A math reinforcement class that will focus on strengthening and enriching the student’s grade level math skills. Students will have the opportunity to practice computational skills, develop a deeper understanding of math concepts, and challenge their thinking through collaborative problem solving as they work on applying their math skills to a real-world project.

OPEN SPACES – Stop Motion Mania Gr. 6-8

3 weeks
Ses. 1 Jun 12-Jun 29 – 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Ses. 2 July 2-July 20- 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Ever wonder how movies like Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace and Gromit or Frankenweenie are made? Join us this summer for Stop Motion Mania, where students will learn to script and pre-visualize stories, build characters out of modeling clay and Sculpey, design sets, record and edit video, and do post production work on sound, music and effects. Imagination is the only limit! Enrollment is limited to 16 students.

OPEN SPACES – Art Adventures Gr. 6-8

5 weeks
Jun 12-Jul 13 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM & 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

This hands-on art class will allow students the opportunity to explore a variety of art medium and art styles. Using established artistic styles as a framework, the students' personal expression will be emphasized. Students will work with mediums such as: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture. All supplies included in the cost of the course.

OPEN SPACES – Adventures in Lego Robotics - Gr. 6-8

Session 1 & 2, 3 weeks
Ses. 1 Jun 12-Jun 29 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Ses. 2 Jul 2-Jul 20 – 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM

Lego Robotics Adventurers will have the chance to brainstorm, design, create, and program numerous Lego NXT creations. Students will learn the principles of gear ratios for spin art, investigate sensor-based robotics building a walking, talking (roaring, hissing, or clucking, actually) zoo animal, and challenge each other in the ever-popular Sumo Robotics Challenge. Ready, set, create!

OPEN SPACES – Get in the Mix: Adventures in Mixed Media Art Gr. 6-8 NEW

Session 1 & 2, 3 weeks

Ses. 1 Jun 12-Jun 29 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Ses. 2 Jul 2-Jul 208:00 AM- 9:45 AM 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Using traditional as well as nontraditional materials, students will be encouraged to use their unique talents and interests to explore the application of various artistic genres including drawing and painting, collage and assemblage, as well as photo montage and use of found objects. Students will learn about the elements of art and principles of design, as well as build their observation skills while exploring personal and cultural creative expressions.

Beginning Band - Gr. 6-8

5 weeks

Jun 12-Jul 13 Gr. 6-8 – 8:00 AM-9:45 AM

This course is an introduction to school concert band. Students will learn specific skills needed for note-reading and to play music with others. Students will learn classical and/or popular music. Musical instruments will be chosen by band teacher and selection will be based on the availability of instruments from school.

Theater Camp - Gr.6-8

5 weeks

Jun 12-Jul 13 – 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

This course explores ways to combine creative expression, collaboration and culture as they prepare to produce a final performance. Through activities, movement, and improvisational games, students will learn actors’ tools BVMI (body, voice, mind, imagination), how to create characters by analyzing CROW (character, relationship, objective, whereabouts) in a story and collaborate with peers to tell a story. These will help your child develop positive connections to others, become good observers and learn to trust their instincts and others. Students will have a performance on July 13th during the last 45 minutes of each class.

Middle School 101 - Gr. 6-8

Session 2 ONLY - 3 weeks

Ses. 2 July 2 -July 20 Gr. 6-8 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Gr. 6-8 – 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Students will learn strategies to improve their note taking, calendar and planner organization, time management, test taking, communication, technology, and self-advocacy skills. Students will learn the basics of emotional intelligence and develop tools to build healthy relationships with peers and adults. This course will also help students recognize their individual learning style and how to study efficiently and effectively.

Newsies Creative Writing - Gr. 6-8

5 weeks – Jun 12-Jul 13

Gr. 6-8 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Gr. 6-8 – 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Extra! Extra! Have you ever wanted to become a reporter? In this creative writing project-based learning course students will create a St. Andrew’s School newsletter by exploring local and national news. They will learn about the main sections of a newspaper and our own roving reporters will have the opportunity to create articles on a variety of topics including interviews with summer school students, write movie reviews and travel articles. Students will produce a summer newsletter.

Hawaiian Culture & Arts - Gr. 6-8

5 weeks
Jun 12-Jul 13 – Gr. 6-8 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Students will learn life skills and Hawaiian values through mele (songs), oli (chants) and other explorations in the Hawaiian culture, including the use of ‘Olelo (Hawaiian language) into the curriculum in order to enhance second-language skills and cultural awareness. This five-week course combines dance instruction with creative cultural activities to develop a strengthened sense of Hawai’i.

Kids Who Code - Gr. 6-8

Session 1 & 2, 3 weeks
Ses. 1 Jun 12-Jun 29 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Ses. 2 Jul 2-Jul 20 – 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM

What is computer science? What can you do with it? Through fun activities, students will learn the basics of computer science and programming through individual, group, and online activities. We will be using MIT's Scratch to learn the basics of how to write programs in an easy and fun way.

Elemental Minds Fun With STEM: Creating the Innovators of Tomorrow - Gr.6-8

5 weeks
Jun 12-Jul 13 Gr. 6-8 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

The Elemental Minds Summer STEM program will offer your child the opportunity to design and engineer fun hands-on and minds-on projects while collaborating and problem solving with others. They will test their creations in friendly competitions as they become a community of innovators. Our program will provide experiences in programming, robotics, engineering, science, and math, as well as develop 21st Century Skills, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, perseverance, and leadership.

Kids Martial Arts (Wushu) - Gr. 6-8

5 weeks
Jun 12 - Jul 13 – Gr. 6-8 10:15 AM - 12:00PM

Wushu is a form of contemporary Chinese martial arts that blends elements of performance and martial application. Wushu training emphasizes quickness, explosive power, and natural, relaxed movements. Students will increase self-esteem, flexibility and balance with strength, speed with flawless technique, and discipline with focus on improved fitness. The Instructors have years of experiences and are passionate about Martial Arts.

Marine Biology - S.T.E.A.M. - Climate Change - Gr. 6-8

Session 1 and 2, 3 week courses
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This laboratory course will expose students to the spectrum of Marine Biology. It will explore geological, physical, chemical, biological and engineering concepts as it relates to the marine environment. Several field experiences will take place to the ocean, culminating in a service-learning project that contributes to the appreciation and protection of our natural resources. This class will be in partnership with the Waikiki Aquarium.

Malama 'Aina-S.T.E.A.M - Gr. 6-8

5 weeks
Jun 12 - Jul 13 –8:00 - 9:45 AM & 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

This course will explore the geology, meteorology, and biology the Hawaiian Islands. The course begins with the formation of the Islands and ends with the current day invasion of alien species. Several hiking trips will take place around ‘Oahu, culminating in a service learning project that contributes to the appreciation and protection of our natural resources.

Visual Storytelling - Gr. 6-8

5 week, Limit 15
Jun 12 - Jul 13 – 8:00 - 9:45 AM

An introduction into basic visual storytelling. The class covers the three stages of production, and how to plan and execute the communication of a message to target audiences. Participants use multiple types of production equipment, including HD camcorders, microphones, lighting instruments, and editing software. Distribution and promotion of completed works beyond airing on ‘Ōlelo channels is also emphasized. Participants who complete the course become certified through ‘Ōlelo, granting them access to the production facilities, resources, and equipment they are trained to use. You will develop, film and edit a 30 second PSA or mini documentary. This class will be in partnership with ‘Olelo.

Conversational Beginning Korean - Gr. 6-8

5 weeks
Jun 12 - Jul 13 – 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Annyeonghaseyo! Explore the language and culture of Korea in learning basic Korean for everyday uses (e.g. greeting, self-introduction, shopping, eating out), understanding the lyrics to your favorite K-Pop stars, and being able to understand your favorite Korean drama without subtitles.

Beginning Strings - Gr. 6-8

6 weeks, (Gr. 9-12 ONLY ½ credit)
Jun 12 - Jul 20 – 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

An introduction to playing violin, viola, cello or upright string bass. The main focus of the course is on instrument performance technique, note reading and fundamentals of music theory.