Academic Post Script: July 31-August 4

Most classes for Upper School students will meet from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., to accommodate Fall sports practices, while classes for younger students are set for 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. 
Get Ready For Second Grade
Rebecca Allen
Grade 2

In "Get Ready for Second Grade", rising second graders will get in gear for the coming school year. Students will have opportunities to freshen up their literacy and math skills through participation in engaging learning centers and interactive reading, writing, and math activities. This camp is designed to give students a glimpse into the second-grade routines and will help to ensure that they are ready to roll in the new school year. Our adventures throughout this week will also take us to a variety of locations on Collegiate’s campus, allowing new students to feel more comfortable in their new school home. Rebecca Allen is an alumna of and second-grade teacher at Louisville Collegiate School.

Get Ready For Third Grade
Jessica Watkins
Grades 3

In "Get Ready for Third Grade", rising third graders will get in gear for the coming school year. Students will have opportunities to freshen up their literacy and math skills through group challenges, games, and problem-solving activities. Our adventures throughout this week will also take us to a variety of locations on Collegiate’s campus, allowing new students to feel more comfortable in their new school home. Mrs. Watkins, the third-grade teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, is excited to help rising third graders make a smooth transition to third grade.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up
Beth Ewen
Grades 4-5
Almost finished with your summer reading and projects? Let our fabulous fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Ewen, help you wrap up your reading assignments! This camp is specifically designed to guide fourth and fifth graders who are eager for support in completing their summer reading assignments. This camp includes independent reading time, support with comprehension and elements of fiction, and access to the computer lab to finish projects.

Middle School Study Strategies
Emily Conn, John Beasley
Grade 6, New Middle School Students

Designed by eighth-grade team leader and science teacher Emily Conn and seventh grade Language Arts teacher John Beasley, this camp will help students prepare for the upcoming middle school adventure. With a combined 28 years of teaching experience, Ms. Conn and Mr. Beasley will use their talents and knowledge to help students discover and practice various techniques for studying, note taking, organizing concepts, and using the block schedule to their advantage.  Time management and organization strategies will be modeled and discussed. Myers-Briggs and other self-inventory assessments will help students grow in their understanding of their individual learning style. Using this information, students will explore how to approach academics to play to their own strengths. Even more exciting, students will also be given the opportunity to organize their lockers with their new school supplies! Students will leave the week armed with strategies for success at the start of the school year!

Algebra A Prep
Molly Prince
Grades 7, 8

Join Middle School math teacher Molly Prince in an Algebra preview week! This camp is specially designed to provide support and boost skills and confidence of 7th and 8th-grade students who are entering Algebra A in the fall. Ms. Prince will review basic skills as well preview some upcoming concepts.

Upper School Study Strategies
Erin Staley
Grade 9, New Upper School Students
9:00-noon, Monday-Wednesday only

Led by Upper School Math teacher Erin Staley, this session is open to all incoming ninth graders and new students to the Upper School. Session activities and materials will focus on developing time management and study and organizational skills to successfully transition students into the Upper School. Additionally, time will be devoted to examining personal character strengths and how to use those to build a meaningful Upper School experience.
Math Enrichment & Exploration II
Jill Beasley
Grades 4-5

This camp is specifically designed for rising fourth and fifth graders who may be new to Collegiate or who are eager to review the skills developed through Collegiate's Everyday Math Program.  Our class will explore concepts through games, interactive note booking and use of algorithms both familiar and new. Fifth-grade math teacher, Jill Beasley, will guide students through a fun week of math and will help new students make a smooth transition to their new school.  

Summer Reading Wrap-Up: Middle School
Sara Franks
Grades 6-8

There is no one better to support our Middle School readers than Middle School Librarian Sara Franks. Middle schoolers can review their summer reading, complete projects, and discuss their learning, all with the support of Ms. Franks. Let her help your middle schooler wrap up their summer reading and start Fall on the right foot.

Algebra I Refresh
Erin Staley
Grades 9-11

Join Upper School math teacher Erin Staley for this Algebra 1 refresher! This camp is specifically designed to provide review and boost skills and confidence of Upper School students who have completed Algebra 1 and are enrolled in Geometry or Honors Algebra 2 for the school year 2017-2018. Miss Staley will review basic skills and concepts tailored to what will be needed to be successful in Geometry and Honors Algebra 2.

College App Lab
Jim McGuire, Sarah Gahan
For Rising Seniors (need not be Collegiate students)

Seniors often report that the fall of their senior year is one of the most stressful times of their high school experience because of the college application process. The process is, in many ways, like adding another writing-intensive class to a student’s already tight academic load. Add in extracurricular involvement and various other activities, and it is easy to understand how students are overwhelmed by it all.

In response to the pressures and demands of the application process, Collegiate is excited to offer APP LAB, a week-long college application workshop for rising seniors. This workshop gives students an opportunity to complete their applications before school begins. At the workshop, Collegiate’s College Counseling team will:
  • Review application admissions strategy;
  • Guide students through the completion of all sections of the Common Application, a universal application used by over 500 colleges and universities;
  • Engage students in brainstorming activities, provide editing and individual feedback, and assist students in the completion of the main Common Application essay by the end of the workshop;
  • Assist students in developing a strategy for completing all of the supplemental writing required by colleges and universities;
  • Provide guidance and advice on school specific applications (non-Common Application schools);
  • Advise students on all steps required to complete an application file at the colleges and universities on their list, i.e. submitting test scores, securing recommendation letters, sending supplemental information, and conducting interviews.
The cost is $450 (Louisville Collegiate students will receive a $100 discount). In an effort to provide a highly individualized experience for each student, we are limiting enrollment in this course, so please sign up early to reserve your spot. We will generate a waiting list of interested students after we reach maximum enrollment and we will pull from that wait-list if the room becomes available.

Clay Gahan
Ariana Shah

Working with Upper School English teacher Clay Gahan and Upper School Math teacher Ariana Shah, this week-long course provides an in-depth review of concepts required for college entrance exams, as well as test strategies and practice. Mr. Gahan will focus on expanding vocabulary, improving reading comprehension, correcting common grammar errors, sentence completion, and drafting and revising a coherent essay. Ms. Shah will review algebra, geometry, number properties, trigonometry and data analysis, percents, exponents, probability, word problems, and more. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction in order to provide a fundamental review for students needing more support and challenging application for students wanting to attain top scores. Book included if registered by July 15th.

*This class is currently at capacity. Please email John Miller at to be added to the waitlist.

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School Information

2427 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
P: 502.479.0340
F: 502.454.8549
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.