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Andover School of Montessori is pleased to offer one week courses that allow students to immerse themselves in STEM or theater-related courses. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on projects while developing new skillsets. A highly qualified professional instructor teaches each group.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations 30 days prior to the first day of a program, ASM will provide a full refund. Alternatively, you may transfer enrollment to any other program at no charge, if space is available. Within 30 days of the program, only transfers are permitted, if space is available.

No refund or reduction in fees is possible for a child who arrives late, leaves early, or attends part of a session.

Behavior Policy

At Andover School of Montessori, we hold the tenets of respect, kindness and integrity in the highest regard, expecting all members of our community to embody these values consistently. These principles are the foundation of a safe and nurturing atmosphere, essential for fostering a supportive environment where every individual is given space to feel safe and thrive. Similarly, we uphold these standards within our camp programs, ensuring that all participants contribute to and benefit from a community where mutual respect and considerate interactions are valued. By prioritizing these behavioral expectations, we create a harmonious setting conducive to learning, growth and overall well-being of our camp members.

Removal from program decisions are made at the discretion of the instructor and the Head of School. If a student is not able to participate in a safe and productive way, or if the teacher feels that the student is not engaging at a level appropriate for the program, the instructor may ask that s/he not return to the program. Refunds will not be provided for students removed from the program due to behavioral issues.

FAQs

Where will the programs be held?
All students should arrive through the main entrance. Theater programs will be held in the American Room and STEMsation, Vex Robotics and Learning Python will be held in the STEM lab.

Do I need to bring lunch and snacks for my child?
Yes, students should bring two snacks, a water bottle, and a lunch that does not require refrigeration. All food must be peanut/treenut free.

What if I need to pick my child up before the class is over?
Please inform the front desk at drop-off if you need to pick up your child early. Students must be signed out by an adult who is listed on the authorized pick up form. If your plans change, please call the front desk at 978-475-2299.

Do you have a nurse on staff?
We do not have a nurse on campus during the summer. Administrators are certified in CPR and First Aid and EPI-Pen training.

STEMsation! – Waitlist available

We are currently accepting registrations for a waitlist. If space becomes available, we will call registrants based on the order in which their registration was received.

  • Grades: 1–4
  • Dates: June 17,18,20,21
  • Time: 8:30–3:30
  • Cost: $400/student
  • Capacity: 12 students

In this exciting STEM program, students will have the opportunity to use their imagination to solve real-world problems. Young learners will dive into the art of designing innovative solutions to everyday challenges. Through the engineering design process, they’ll discover the thrill of designing, creating, and testing prototypes, learning that perseverance through multiple iterations is key to success. This program is a hands-on experience that encourages collaboration. Children will work together, sharing ideas and developing their creative problem solving skills. With a variety of materials at their fingertips, they will bring their ideas to life. Every child will have the opportunity to become an inventor as curiosity takes the lead in each learner’s experience.

Goals for students

  • Develop building skills
  • Develop collaboration skills
  • Build perseverance
  • Use the iterative process to overcome challenges and failures in design
  • Develop curiosity for the problem solving approach to challenges
Register

ASM Players: Theater Program, Jr.

  • Grades: 1–4
  • Dates: June 24–28, 2024
  • Time: 8:30–3:30
  • Cost: $450/student
  • Capacity: 20 students

Our Theatre Summer Program offers students in grades 1–4 an enriching experience in the magical world of theater combined with practical life skills. With a strong focus on costume design and sewing, children will develop fine motor skills and concentration abilities. Expert instructors will guide them in bringing their creative visions to life by designing and constructing their own unique costumes.

In addition to costume design, students will explore acting, improving their confidence, language skills, and self-expression through collaborative rehearsals and line memorization. Through prop design, they will further enhance their problem-solving abilities and unleash their imagination. By crafting props and utilizing innovative solutions, children will transform ordinary objects into exciting elements of storytelling.

The program concludes with a grand performance, allowing students to proudly showcase their handmade costumes and props, celebrating their achievements with family and friends. Enroll your child in this Montessori-inspired journey of self-expression, growth, and the practical life elements necessary for a well-rounded education!

Goals for Students

  • Develop fine motor skills and concentration abilities through costume design and sewing.
  • Cultivate creativity and imagination by designing and constructing their own unique costumes.
  • Improve confidence, language skills, and self-expression through acting and collaborative rehearsals.
  • Enhance problem-solving abilities through prop design and innovative solutions.
  • Learn the value of teamwork and collaboration through group projects and performances.
  • Gain practical life skills such as attention to detail, time management, and organization.
Register

Vex Robotics

  • Grades: 5–8
  • Dates: June 24–28, 2024
  • Time: 8:30–3:30
  • Cost: $500/student
  • Capacity: 12 students

In this exciting robotics program, you will learn how to use Vex Robotics, starting from the design and assembly to the intricacies of programming. As you master the movements of your robot and its interactions with various sensors, you’ll tackle a series of programming real world challenges, each designed to stretch your skills further. Engaging in interactive, hands-on learning, you will program your robot to participate in a variety of games as well. You will work with your peers as you iterate and overcome numerous challenges, enhancing teamwork and building resilience.

Goals for students

  • Develop computational thinking skills
  • Develop programming skills
  • Develop building skills
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop collaboration skills
  • Build perseverance
  • Use the iterative process to overcome challenges and failures in design
Register

Trailblazers Studio: A Theater Workshop

  • Grades: 5–8
  • Dates: July 8–12, 2024
  • Time: 8:30–3:30
  • Cost: $450/student
  • Capacity: 20 students

Our Theatre Summer Program offers students in grades 5–8 an exciting opportunity to delve into the captivating world of theater as they explore the play “Sideways Stories From Wayside School”. With a strong focus on costume design and sewing, students will further develop fine motor skills and concentration. Expert instructors will guide them in bringing their creative visions to life by designing and constructing their own unique costumes.

In addition to costume design, students will explore acting, improving their confidence, language skills, and self-expression through collaborative rehearsals and line memorization. Through prop design, they will further enhance their problem-solving skills and unleash their imagination. By crafting props and utilizing innovative solutions, students will transform ordinary materials into exciting elements of storytelling.

The program concludes with a grand performance, allowing students to proudly showcase their handmade costumes and props, celebrating their achievements with family and friends. Enroll your child in this Montessori-inspired journey of self-expression, growth, and practical life lessons!

Goals for Students

  • Develop fine motor skills and concentration abilities through costume design and sewing.
  • Cultivate creativity and imagination by designing and constructing their own unique costumes.
  • Improve confidence, language skills, and self-expression through acting and collaborative rehearsals.
  • Enhance problem-solving abilities through prop design and innovative solutions.
  • Learn the value of teamwork and collaboration through group projects and performances.
  • Gain practical life skills such as attention to detail, time management, and organization.
Register

Learning Python

  • Grades: 5–8
  • Dates: July 15–19, 2024
  • Time: 8:30–3:30
  • Cost: $500/student
  • Capacity: 12 students

Explore the world of Python programming and discover the magic of software! Join us for a thrilling adventure into the world of coding with Python, one of the world’s most popular programming languages! In this week-long journey, designed specifically for 11 to 13-year-olds, we will unravel the mysteries of computer hardware and software and dive into the exciting world of Python programming. Let your child’s coding journey begin in an environment that’s educational, safe, and packed with fun!

What’s in Store?

  • Fun with Python: Learn Python, one of the most widely used software development languages today. From creating your first line of code to developing fun games, watch your ideas come to life.
  • Tech Tours: Peek inside the computer and understand what makes it tick. Discover how the brain of the computer works and what keeps it running. And learn how software uses hardware to do amazing things!
  • Creative Coding Projects: Build engaging projects that connect coding with creativity. Create animations, solve puzzles, and design your very own computer game.
  • Interactive Learning: No boring lectures! Our hands-on approach ensures learning through doing, with plenty of interactive exercises and collaborative projects.
  • Tech-Savvy Skills: Equip yourself with the skills of the future. Learn problem-solving, logical thinking, and the basics of how technology shapes our world.
  • Fun Breaks: Balance is key! Enjoy fun, tech-themed activities and brain teasers to keep the excitement rolling.

Goals for students

  • Develop computational thinking skills
  • Develop programming skills
  • Develop building skills
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop collaboration skills
  • Build perseverance
  • Use the iterative process to overcome challenges and failures in design
Register

Summer Program Registration

  • Please complete one registration form for each child.
  • Payments should be made via check, payable to ASM.
  • Checks can be hand delivered or mailed. If mailed, please address to:
    Andover School of Montessori, c/o Summer Programs, 400 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
  • Please be sure to review our Cancellation Policy at the top of the page

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    I, the parent or legal guardian of the above named child, will not hold Andover School of Montessori, its agents, servants or employees responsible for any accidents incurred during participation in Andover School of Montessori's Summer Program. If parents or doctor cannot be reached in case of emergency, consent is hereby given that the student receive medical treatment and/or surgical care as recommended by physician or hospital.