The Summer Experience
Plan for college admissions.
Enrich your academics.
Crush your exams.
Arcade Game Design
Ms. Christine Dowling, STEM extraordinaire and experienced teacher, leads our Junior-level summer programming this year! In this exciting project-based course, your child will learn about simple machines, Scratch programming, and TinkerCAD, and turn these newfound skills into engaging and fun games! Our young game designers will keep an “inventor’s notebook” to brainstorm and record your their work. Finally, the young designers will build communication skills by presenting and explaining game rules to participants in the final “Arcade” evening* where parents, siblings and friends will get to play all the games! For Grades 3-5 in person.
Instructor: Ms. Christine Dowling, BA
Cost: $699 (includes all materials)
*Final showcase will be in person at 124 S. Highland Ave. on 6/24th
Mathematics in Art
Artists and mathematicians use the similar concepts in their work — including shapes, symmetry, proportion, and measurement! In this class, learn about the golden ratio that influenced Greek architecture, the prevalence of the Fibonacci Sequence in nature, and how optical illusions are constructed with math. Create art using tessellations, fractals, and other mathematical structures. Produce a masterpiece as a true “polymath,” and develop skills that use both sides of the brain!
Perfect for students who are Math-hesitant or for those looking to apply their Math knowledge in new and interesting ways. A great course for those entering high school, this STEAM course will help students develop mathematical ways of thinking about art and creative ways to think about math!
Cost: $899 (includes all materials)
Creative Writing and Publishing
Do you enjoy creative writing and want to strengthen your skills? Are you interested in becoming a published author? In Pittsburgh Prep’s Summer Intensive Creative Writing and Publishing Program, students will foster the habit of writing, learn how to craft compelling characters, use narratorial voice, imagery, and tone to develop a story’s theme, workshop and edit rough drafts into finished stories, and submit stories for publication.
Published author and professional editor, Ms. Sarah Guest, will guide students from idea conception through submission to a literary magazine or anthology for publication. This is an awesome resume builder for college applications. For Grades 9-12 in person.
Instructor: Ms. Sarah Guest
Cost: $949 (includes: group class, structured writing time, and 4 individual 1-on-1 sessions)