2018 WPS Summer Programs (6th – 9th grade)
We welcome students entering 6th – 9th grade to our WPS Summer Programs!
Summer Programs at Willows Preparatory School is a great way to enrich your child’s learning and excite him or her about the upcoming school year. Our challenging weekly sessions encourage creativity, independent thinking, self-confidence, and the quest for personal excellence.
★ Click here to view/print/download the WPS Summer Programs flyer (pdf).
★ Summer School for K-5th grade, please visit www.bcacademy.com.
Summer Programs Session Schedule
Summer Programs Session Description
(Alphabetical order below)
Week 4: 7/9 - 7/13 (PM)
This is a good study class for preparing for next school years math. We will quickly go through each chapter to preview the math content using next years math textbook. We will also review last years math concepts, when needed. This class is intended to give the students a good feeling of confidence in math. The textbook we will use is: Mathematics 7th Grade MYP2. REQUIRED: Students to bring a composition book.
Week 5: 7/16 - 7/20 (PM)
This is a good study class for preparing for next school years math. We will quickly go through each chapter to preview the math content using next years math textbook. We will also review last years math concepts, when needed. This class is intended to give the students a good feeling of confidence in math. The textbook we will use is: Mathematics 8th Grade MYP2. REQUIRED: Students to bring a composition book.
Week 3: 6/25 - 6/29 (AM or PM)
Come explore the Impressionist art movement through the study of art, science of light, and the impact of Japanese culture on Western Europe in the 19th century. This class will be a combination of art history and creation of our own Impressionist artwork with multiple medias throughout the week. No art experience needed! There is a $10 fee for supplies that will be due on the first day of class.
Week 7: 7/30 - 8/3 (AM or PM)
Learn how to make basic ceramic items through slipping, scoring, and molding pottery and miniature sculptures. Prepare to get messy as you experience wonderful ways to express yourself in art! No art experience needed. There is a $20 fee for supplies that will be due on the first day of class.
Week 5: 7/16 - 7/20 (AM or PM)
Spend a week exploring percussion technique and playing in a percussion ensemble! Students will have the chance to play snare drum, bass drum, mallets and various percussion instruments. No percussion experience is necessary. Drumsticks, mallets, and instruments will be provided. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced percussionist, you will find a challenging and fun environment designed to push you to the next level.
Week 2: 6/18 - 6/22 (AM or PM), Week 3: 6/25 - 6/29 (AM or PM)
Students will receive an enriched learning experience focusing on culture, music, food, geography, and more. Students will also learn language specific to travel so that they can more fully appreciate the various facets of the Latin American world when they visit.
Week 1: 6/11 - 6/15 (AM or PM), Week 4: 7/9 - 7/13 (AM or PM), Week 6: 7/23 - 7/27 (AM or PM)
This program will be nonstop sports action! Activities with an emphasis on teamwork, attitude, and healthy competitions. All skill levels and abilities are welcome to compete in teams and are taught the basics of soccer, volleyball, and basketball. But, this high-energy program contains even more! We also include some brief sessions of games like, hula-hut throwdown, Capture the Flag, and maybe even a homerun derby! New team captains are named daily, and throughout the week athletes will work together to bring their team in first place on the Willows Scoreboard!
Week 2: 6/18 - 6/22 (AM only), Week 4: 7/9 - 7/13 (AM only), Week 6: 7/23 - 7/27 (AM only)
An intensive course in reading, writing and essay preparation for the SSAT/ISEE. Students will practice testing strategies, vocabulary, analogies, reading comprehension and essay planning and writing. Students will take practice tests and work through thorough answer explanations in the group. A fun way to prepare with friends for high school entrance exams! Multiple sessions strongly recommended for maximum benefit.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: 30 Days to Acing the Upper Level SSAT by Test Prep Works, LLC @ https://www.amazon.com/Days-Acing-Upper-Level-SSAT/dp/1939090202/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Week 2: 6/18 - 6/22 (PM only), Week 5: 7/16 - 7/20 (AM only)
An intensive course in the writing, reading and essay sections of the PSAT, SAT and ACT. Students will work on developing vocabulary, grammar and usage skills, reading comprehension, close reading strategies, and overall testing strategies. They will also work through practice tests in a group to better understand the testing experience and expectations. A great way to start preparing early for college entrance exams! Multiple sessions strongly recommended for maximum benefit.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: PSAT Prep 2018 by Accepted, Inc. @ https://www.amazon.com/PSAT-Prep-2018-Study-Guide/dp/1635302447/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Week 1: 6/11 - 6/15 (AM or PM), Week 5: 7/16 - 7/20 (AM or PM), Week 7: 7/30 - 8/3 (AM or PM)
In the Willows Pedal Pushers summer programs you will learn how to conduct safety checks, perform bicycle maintenance, practice being self-sufficient on the local trail network and progress your bike handling skills in a small group setting. Students will learn road safety and group riding techniques too. We will be sampling some of the best trails in the local area and there will be plenty of opportunities to implement your new skills during group rides. This program will usually be based at the WPS campus. Thursday will be a pick-up and drop-off at the Marymoor Velodrome. You are sure to have a WHEELIE good time at the WPS Bicycle Program!
Students are required to bring their own functional bike each day. We reserve the right to refuse participation if a bicycle is deemed unsafe. We will ride in all weather, terribly inclement weather will result in the program taking place indoors with a greater focus on maintenance and bicycle care. Students need a sack lunch each day. Being an expert is not a pre-requisite but being able to start and stop a bicycle is required before the program starts.
Summer Programs Details
Summer Programs Fees
- Summer Programs Fee: $250/session (AM or PM)
- Registration Fee: $50, one-time fee, waived for WPS/BCAstudents*
- Additional material and/or text fee may apply.
All Summer Programs fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Summer Programs fees will use an ACH system and will automatically be withdrawn from your designated account. A completed ACH form is due at the time of registration. Changes are based on space availability and will incur a $30 processing fee. (You can download an ACH form from our websites.)
*Note: ‘WPS/BCA students’ are any student currently enrolled at WPS/BCA for the 2017-2018 and/or 2018-2019 school year.
Summer Programs Time
AM session: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PM session: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sessions start promptly. Students are to be dropped off and picked up within 30 minutes of the start/finish times.
WPS (Willows Preparatory School)
12280 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052 (map)
Home lunch is necessary, as there will be no school lunch offered.
- Register online.
- [IMPORTANT] Please complete the necessary ACH form within 3 days and return it back to us (along with a voided check), if you are a non-WPS/BCA family or if you wish to change your bank information for withdrawals..
- Once your child’s registration has been received, the WPS/BCA office will contact you via e-mail to confirm placement within our Summer Programs.
STUDENT REGISTRATIONS CANNOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL ALL DOCUMENTATION IS RECEIVED FROM YOU. A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO YOU, IF SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE.
Further information will be forthcoming. Please continue to check your e-mail for important summer programming information. Please note that WPS reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrollment.
The WPS/BCA Summer School Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
★ Bellevue Children’s Academy (BCA) offers excellent Summer School opportunities for K-5th grade! Please visit www.bcacademy.com for information.
– Main Phone Number: 425-649-0791 with the following extensions:
Ext. 4 for Grades 6, 7, 8 & 9 inquiries
Ext. 1 for Kindergarten, Grade 1 & Bilingual inquiries
Ext. 2 for Grades 2, 3, 4, & 5 inquiries
Ext. 3 for Pre-Kindergarten inquiries