We offer an exciting array of summer programs designed for all gifted students. The Enrichment Center provides extracurricular, gifted enrichment programs that challenge high ability learners to think critically, ask and answer difficult questions, solve problems, stretch their minds, have fun, and make new friends!
Part of our mission at The Grayson School is to be a resource in the greater Philadelphia area. The Enrichment Center is a place where gifted students from any school or from a homeschool setting can come together to engage in all kinds of fascinating and challenging topics with intellectual peers who share their interests.
Summer 2018 Enrichment Programs
All sessions are held at The Grayson School: 35 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA. Children may pack a lunch or choose to participate in our lunch program for an additional cost. Before and after car is available from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ($10/day) and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ($10/day).
Young Innovators Program (Grades 4-8)
June 18-22, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Grayson School has worked with Future Design School to create a unique summer experience that enables students to develop the essential innovation skill sets they need to be future-ready.
The Young Innovators Program being offered at Grayson will empower kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. Kids will uncover their own passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Participants will learn repeatable design methods and get hands-on experience building a new business. Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, Young Innovators is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Throughout the program participants develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs. Watch this video to learn more.
Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Dissection! (Grades 4-6)
June 25-29, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Students will study human anatomy, biochemistry and physiology to comprehend how the human body functions on a daily basis. Students will explore the basic biochemical reactions that take place within the human body and identify the catalyst of said reactions. We will cover body systems and cellular functioning as well as the levels of organization of organisms to help the students understand the complex organization of organisms. Students will the n dissect a specimen, identifying organs and other anatomy, as an assessment. Students will explain the function of each body part that they are to identify and how it helps the organism perform daily tasks. Students will need to have a “strong stomach” to be successful in this course, as we will dissect a specimen (frog, pig, worm, etc).
*For non-Grayson students, the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS) I-Excel test is required, and will be offered on May 5 or June 9 at Grayson ($65 fee); if you are unable to attend these dates, you must submit a student portfolio that include a science teacher recommendation, report card & science test scores, and examples of science work. The above-level assessment gives students space to show what they know and are ready to learn next.
Outdoor Architectural Engineering (Grades 4-8)
July 16-20 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for a week of outdoor architectural engineering as the students work together to create a miniature golf course. They will be challenged with measurement, inclines, declines, angles and gravitational pull. The students will work through the entire design and construction process. Working like a practitioner they will engage in authentic practice of design engineering, physics, and leadership. Additionally, each morning, the students can learn a physics-based approach to playing ultimate frisbee. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to address the whole child and engage their intellect and athleticism!
Structural Geometry (Grades 4-6)
August 20-24, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Students will use geometric principles, concepts, and theorems to design a structurally sound and accurate model of an existing building or of their own concept. Students will be responsible for the design process from start to finish, exercising metacognitive skills and utilizing executive functioning to drive the course. Students will create a blueprint, identify the materials needed for the structure, and build the structure according to the measurements detailed in the blueprint. Students will need to understand basic principles such as translation and correlation in order to be successful in this course.
*For non-Grayson students, the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS) I-Excel test is required, and will be offered on May 5 or June 9 at Grayson ($65 fee); if you are unable to attend these dates, you must submit a student portfolio that include a math teacher recommendation, report card & math test scores, and examples of math work. The above-level assessment gives students space to show what they know and are ready to learn next.