Virtual Programming for Summer 2020
In response to the global pandemic and the rapidly shifting needs of our community, The Hun School has transitioned to a virtual learning and activity model for Summer Programs 2020. There has never been a greater need for engaging, safe, and joyful summer enrichment for our students, wherever they may be. While we will miss seeing all of you in person this summer, we believe this decision is in the best interests of our students and staff. And, making the decision promptly has allowed us to focus on creating an exceptional summer offering. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
We have not closed the door on the hope that some of our July and August sports and day camps will be permitted to run. Please stay tuned!
Online Academic Courses
Middle School, high school, and adult
High school students looking to level up or simply prepare for academic success will find an online course to meet their needs in our summer academic session. Tackle SAT prep, advance a math level, or discover the fun side of Physics in a challenging but joyful online learning environment.
Credit Courses – designed to appear on a student's transcript – run for 8 weeks; while Enrichment Courses – designed to prepare for success – run for 3 weeks.
Summer courses are open to all students, are optimally designed for online learning, and accommodate participation in all time zones.
Credit Courses: June 22 – August 14
Enrichment Session I: June 29 - July 17
Enrichment Session II: July 20 - August 7
Cost: $795 per enrichment courses; $2,120 per credit courses
Hun Adventures Online!
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
Imagine designing your own superhero from a physics point-of-view, learning the art of game design, making a movie, or learning to build your own business … all online. Our brand new summer program blends academic enrichment with the joyful and project-based learning style that is central to The Hun School academic program.
Hun Adventure courses are designed to stimulate the imagination, tickle the funny bone, and engage students holistically. Each course is interdisciplinary in nature and will help students sharpen their 21st Century skills.
One week sessions are offered in three distinct learning tracks: STEAM, Business, and Humanities.
Ages: 9 – 15
Weekly from June 29 – August 7
Cost: $265 per week, per class; $505 for 2 weeks; $745 for 3 weeks
Persuasion: A Course in Ancient Literature
Dr. Seth Holm will be donating the proceeds of this class to the Raider Resilience Fund, in support of current Hun families who have experienced immediate financial hardship related to COVID-19.
Since the beginning of Western culture, the ability to argue persuasively has been revered, celebrated, suspected, and declaimed. This course focuses on the phenomenon of rhetorical persuasion and its checkered reception. With brief samples of theoretical texts as our guide (a touch of Plato, Aristotle), we will explore this theme in some major authors of classical literature (The epic poet, Homer; the Athenian dramatists, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes; the Roman poet Vergil, and perhaps others). These authors reveal a culture much like our own that dually appreciates rhetoric's power and political utility along with its danger and potential abuses. Our readings will invite comparison with many modern issues which we will discuss alongside this ancient material. (All readings will be in English translation--no knowledge of Latin or Greek required!)
Dates: This class will be held virtually, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST, Tuesdays from June 9 - July 14
We are still hoping to offer our traditional New England-style day camp, this summer, where your young student can unplug, be creative, and play all-day. The dates of this camp and permission to conduct it are dependent upon New Jersey State regulations. At this time, Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order prevents non-essential gatherings of any kind.
If permitted to run, Hun campers will enjoy crafts, games, fishing, water adventures, and sing-alongs in small age-specific groups led by fun-loving counselors, many of whom are teachers by trade. Camp is for students ages 5 through 13, and runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn more about Hun Camp.
Cost: $470 per week; $1,750 for five weeks