Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence is the perfect place for students entering Grades 1 through 12 to spend their summer learning and growing. Currently in its third week for the 2015 summer session, the program offers classes throughout the morning and afternoon.
Students can expand their horizons through the Great Books Academy, robotics, mock trial, speech, etc. Juniors and seniors are able to prepare for the SAT, while all students entering high school grades can brush up on their technology skills through a Computer Literacy Bootcamp.
The Center for Excellence also offers enrichment through service and leadership training. In Week 1, My Name My Story (MNMS), a social leadership organization founded by Amit Dodani ’15, hosted a leadership and social entrepreneurship camp. The camp presented a unique experience that taught students to be empathetic leaders and to develop a passion to be change-makers in their schools and communities.
Students can also pursue their creative passions through Chaminade. Through Week 5, the Center for Excellence offers also musical theater, dance, cheer, and aerial dance classes. During the first three weeks, Chaminade’s own high school Drama Director, Yvette Bishop taught Musical Theater Intensive to students entering 7th through 12th grades. At the end of the course, students presented Into the Woods on the Marilyn Simon Stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts.
Summer is also a great time for children ages 7 to 14 to join the Center for Excellence’s Sports Camps and explore athletics. From basketball to soccer and field hockey to lacrosse, as well as volleyball, fencing, and more, there is a wide variety of activities. The West Hills campus also hosts Varsity Camps , which gives students the chance to work with Chaminade’s Varsity head coaches, players, and former athletes with college and professional experience.
For more information on the Chaminade Center for Excellence, please visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence.