Summer Institute + La Salle Academy (grades 5-6)

The La Salle Academy is a series of one-week enrichment courses for motivated students entering the 5th and 6th grades.

These courses are specifically designed for students to explore exciting topics not typically offered at their grade level, and to collaborate with others who share a similar intellectual curiosity. Weeks are filled with project-based assignments, labs and field trips. Courses run from 9 am–3 pm daily with a lunch break from noon–1 pm. Lunch is included!

Please note that these courses are NOT for students interested in traditional grade level reinforcement or grade recovery. Students must be motivated to learn in a project-based, collaborative learning environment in order to have a meaningful experience in the La Salle Academy.

Summer 2018 information will be available January of 2018

Cost Per Week (includes lunch)

Early Bird Special: $325
After April 19, 2017:

View 2017 Courses:

June 12-16, 2017 | 9 am to 3 pm

Young artists will explore a diversity of expression through a range of mediums, playful exercises and fun-filled projects. Beginning and advanced students will get an opportunity to develop skills in watercolor, acrylic painting, stamping, colored pencil and more. With an emphasis on... Read More

June 19-23, 2017 | 9 am to 3 pm

Find your voice; tell a story! In today’s digital world, information is communicated visually. Rather than relying on simple videos, students will explore how to use their voice to tell a meaningful story that infuses their own creativity and personal point of view. Through project-based... Read More

June 26 - 30, 2017 | 9am - 3pm

Join us for a fun week of projects and field trips that will engage students in the world of math. Learn how probability and statistics drive the world of casino gaming. See how math informs the stock market and impacts the global economy. Analyze Steph Curry’s shot chart and explore math in... Read More

July 5-7, 2017 | 9 am to 3 pm

Develop habits for healthy living in this one-week mini course. Help your family make the most of your surroundings by learning to think critically and creatively about the food you eat. Become a top chef and prepare seasonal juices, smoothies, soups, salads and other healthy recipes. Learn... Read More

July 10-14, 2017 | 9 am to 3 pm

San Francisco is one of the world’s great cities, but how did it come to be that way? This course will explore the connections between the San Francisco of today and the city of the Barbary Coast days. Students will research the demographic, social and political origins of specific... Read More

July 17-21, 2017 | 9 am to 3 pm

Scratch is a popular block programming tool created by MIT, used worldwide by hundreds of thousands of students to create games and other programs. This class is recommended for Scratch newbies. It begins with the basics of block programming, moves to creating games and character interactions,... Read More