The School has announced a new program of activities for Charlottesville area families of children aged four to eight. These students and parents are invited to It's Slime Time!, Namaste & Play!, and/or Let's Make a Mess! All events have been designed to give parents and children time together, learn something new, and make new friends.
Forty campers from five area schools took part in the School's annual Camp Corwith this July, a program offered free of charge for boys and girls from the Charlottesville Albemarle community who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a summer camp.
Kate Define '19 is spending the summer as part of the Virginia State Horse Judging Team, an honor to which she was invited following a March 2018 win in the 4-H equine competition horse judging contest.
During a discussion of higher education options with her college counselor, Hannah Trebour '19 looked into the University of Pennsylvania and noticed that the school offered a Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program to high school students in the summer. She applied, and was delighted to accept the offer to participate in the week-long curriculum designed to offer high school juniors and seniors insight into the depth and scope of science and research involved in the veterinary profession.
Sixteen students from China, Georgia, and Kazakhstan took part in the School's annual three-week summer English Language Learners (ELL) camp. The students spent their days attending academic classes in English, art, and computer science as well as participating in a variety of outdoor and evening activities.
Students from eight area high schools took part in the inaugural SPARK! Launchpad experience in early July, a two-week experience that included skill building, design challenges, field trips to local tech companies, and guest speakers.