The Masters School Introduces June Summer Program

The Masters School is introducing its Masters of Summer (MoS) program, which will be available to all students entering grades 5 through 12 in the fall of 2016. The Masters of Summer program, which will take place on The Masters School campus, located on 96 acres in Dobbs Ferry, NY, promises to be a stimulating and fun-filled program offering rich academic courses, recreational athletics, and arts programs that will enhance each child’s summer learning experience. MoS is designed to meet the needs of parents looking for an enriching program with a flexible schedule during the last three weeks of June.

The MoS program will be taught by Masters School faculty, who have designed exciting courses that range from academic and college prep, to the creative arts, athletics, engineering and science, to programs from our Leadership Institute, as well as New York City experiences developed by the School’s CITYterm staff.

“My colleague, John Chiodo, and I are very happy to be rolling out this program, not only to current Masters students, but to all students living in the local tristate area who desire a unique summer experience,” said Karen Brown, Co-Director of Masters’ summer program. We will be offering various programs, such as Engineering and Robotics, which will explore science, technology, engineering and math through the process of designing, programming, testing and competing with Vex™ robots.

Other programs include our Culinary and Nutritional Science course, where students will learn through a hands-on cooking and nutrition class; and our From Pinholes to Pixels course, where students will develop photos taken with their own self-created box camera, as well as contemporary digital cameras.

Those interested in the performing arts will have the opportunity to take one of many Musical Theater workshops that will offer ensemble work and training in acting, scene study, singing and dancing. Songwriting aficionados will have the opportunity to take a songwriting workshop where they can write and perform original songs, as well as experiment with a variety of instruments and integrate technology into their compositions.

“One of our unique offerings will be our New York City Experiences program,” says Brown, who notes that when parents hear about these programs, they want to know if they also can participate! Students will use New York City as a focal point for their summer experience when taking CITYarts 101, a two-week interdisciplinary program in the arts. The program will allow students to visit world-class museums, dance and theater performances, and to take classes taught by New York artists and Masters School faculty. In the CITYnosh course, students will explore diverse neighborhoods in New York City to not only eat, but also to look at food as a business and to learn about the environmental activism that is associated with urban gardening. As a final project, students will create their own meal.

Students will be able to balance their enrichment classes with athletic options that include fencing, tennis, swimming and yoga.

Masters of Summer is a three-week program taking place from June 13 through July 1, 2016. Courses will be for offered in sessions lasting one, two or three weeks – for two, four, six or eight hours per day, depending on the course. This allows students to customize their summer schedules, with the flexibility to attend for a full day or half day. There will be hot lunch options for all participating students.

Those interested in registering for the program can do so online at: http://www.mastersny.org/mastersofsummer.

For more information, contact john.chiodo@mastersny.org  or 914-479-6463; or karen.brown@mastersny.org or 914-479-6412.

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