Summer Enrichment Opportunities

for students rising into 9 - 12th grade

Take advantage of summer to explore or get ahead! PRICES AS NOTED.

LIFEGUARDING COURSE - June 2, 2014 - 9:00am-5:00pm - $400 -GRADES 9-12

A one day intensive course focusing on the skills necessary to obtain the Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. Students must be at least 15 years old and able to complete a 500 yard continuous swim. The course will cover the duties and responsibilities of a Professional Rescuer, as well as require students to successfully perform in-water rescues and first aid procedures. Upon successful completion of course requirements and a final written exam, students will be certified by the Red Cross in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer( all valid for two years). This certification allows students to seek employment at private and public pool facilities.


Do you want to get in shape and stay in shape? This is for you! Spend 90 minutes each day working out with Alex Gheorghe, a member of the CSH field hockey coaching staff and an international coach from Romania who specializes in field hockey, soccer, and physical training.

​Get fit, feel good and have fun​!​ The training sessions will concentrate on developing core strength and cardio vascular fitness. Start strong today.

June 2 - 4:30-6

June 3 - 3:30 - 5

June 4 - 4:30 - 6

June 5 - 4:30 - 6

MUSICAL THEATER - JUNE 9-20 - Mulan Jr. - $1,100 - GRADES 4 - 9

This year's CSH Summer Musical Theater Camp will travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney’s MULAN JR., adapted from the hit Disney film. This story of a strong young woman who defies tradition, disguises herself as a boy and joins the army to spare her father is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. The award-winning score includes favorites like "Reflection" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You." Beginning June 9 and ending with a fully staged production on June 20th, students will have the opportunity to “put on a show” for an invited audience. Students will rehearse each day under the musical direction of Lower School music teacher, Eva Carrasquero, and Upper School theater director, Nancy Maloy.


A something for everyone astronomical journey through astronomy related ctivities including but not limited to…

This offering is multigenerational. Daughters (or sons) can register and come by themselves or register a parent and come along. Observing Saturn, Mars and the Moon at the Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey, RSCJ Observatory; photographing the moon; launching a rocket; exploring the size of the solar system through a scale model “Solar System walk” Magnification/optics lab with a telescope, microscope, pinhole camera and giant walk-through 'camera'. Speed of light vs speed of sound lab. We will examine a real meteorite, and we will discus topics including The Big Bang, Dark Energy, eclipses, solstices and more.


Help change the world for the better! Too easily we focus solely on our own lives, letting the needs of others fall away. Join Sacred Hearts Fighting Hunger to help serve the needs of the hungry in New York City and surrounding areas. Sacred Hearts Fighting Hunger will focus on hunger and poverty in the United States. Students will reflect and be involved in discussions involving poverty and homelessness in the United States. They will learn some of the causes of these issues and discuss possible solutions along with the differences between the working poor and being homeless. Hands on service will include a trip into New York City to deliver food and clothing to the homeless and others in need and spending time touring and volunteering at the Food Bank for Westchester and Part Of The Solution in the Bronx. Participants will earn 25 community service hours to help fulfill their Upper School requirement.

*Participants who will be freshmen in the fall will fulfill their service hours for their ninth grade academic year.


This course is an introductory genetics course with an emphasis on the study of biological diversity. Participants use DNA barcoding to identify the species of origin for several tissue samples and learn how biologists use this information to conduct forensic analyses, surveys of diversity, and taxonomic classification. Course run by the Cold Spring Harbor Lab educators. This experience could lead to a science research project! Inspiration at it's best!

SHADOW PROGRAM - $350 - JUNE 9-13, JUNE 16-20, JUNE 23-27 - GRADES 10 -12

Open to Upper School students who would like to shadow a professional for a week in a field of their interest. Students choose one week. STUDENTS SPEAK TO MRS WILSON ABOUT THE FIELD THEY ARE INTERESTED IN. Transportation to and from the workplace is parents’ responsibility. Lunch is not included.


Here is the opportunity to explore the writer within you. Perhaps there is a story that lies neglected during the hectic school year or an idea or opinion that needs to be expressed. During this hands-on course (that means you will actually write) you will work with whatever ideas you have that are important to you and give them a voice, your voice. If fiction writing is your passion, you will learn the craft of developing plot (twists, turns, and conflict included), creating times and places and breathing life into human (or non-human) characters. If non-fiction is your destiny, a travelogue, perhaps, or an opinion piece on politics or pop culture, you will learn how to convey these ideas and opinions in writing with creativity and with panache so that others will want to read them. The blank page will become your favorite place, instead of your worst nightmare.


In December, 2006, students at a school in Starogladovsk, Chechnya started getting sick. One after another, they were rushed to the hospital. Their faces turned from white to red to yellow, and they went into spasms that lasted for hours at a time, for over two months. The Russian government completely dismissed these reports, claiming these children were faking, trying to cause mass-hysteria. That's when investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya came onto the scene. She discovered that the schoolchildren had, in fact, been poisoned. All her evidence points to the Russian government as the culprit. Investigative journalism is one of the most powerful tools we have for exposing truth. In this summer class, students will learn the skills they need to think like Anna Politkovskaya. Over the course of the week, they will write one in-depth, investigative article on a topic of their choosing. By conducting interviews and analyzing documents, they will investigate important questions that they don't think have yet been adequately answered. Caroline Kitchener graduated from Sacred Heart in 2010 and is now a senior at Princeton University. She has been published by The Atlantic and The Guardian. For the next two years, she will be writing her first book -- a work of nonfiction that follows four Princeton women as they make the transition from college into the real world. The book will be published by Penguin in the fall of 2016.


Do you want to get in shape and stay in shape? This is for you! Spend 90 minutes each day working out with Alex Gheorghe, a member of the CSH field hockey coaching staff and an international coach from Romania who specializes in field hockey, soccer, and physical training.

​Get fit, feel good and have fun​!​ The training sessions will concentrate on developing core strength and cardio vascular fitness. Start strong today.

June 9 - 4:30 - 6

June 10 - 4:30 - 6

June 11 - 3:00 - 4:30

June 12 - 4:30 - 6

June 13 - 4:30 - 6

June 16 - 4:30 - 6

June 17 - 4:30 - 6

June 18 - 3:00 - 4:30

June 19 - 4:30 - 6

June 20 - 4:30 - 6

June 23 - 4:30 - 6

June 24 - 4:30 - 6

June 25 - 3:00 - 4:30

June 26 - 4:30 - 6

June 27 - 4:30 - 6


Known as the “Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock was among the most famous and acclaimed film directors of all-time. Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker, a student of the medium of film and its importance in popular culture, or someone who just loves to escape for a couple of hours while munching popcorn, you will enjoy and learn from the artistry, the storytelling, and, of course, the suspense created through the film genius of one of Hollywood’s greatest auteurs (the director as the “author” of his own film). Course participants will immerse themselves in some of Hitchcock’s finest works, including Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), and Psycho (1960). Discussions will focus, among other things, on the director’s style of meticulous planning, his innovative shots, his ability to fully draw viewers into the story, and his adherence to his own maxim on the value of suspense over shock. You will never watch a movie in the same way again after this pop culture enrichment experience.


It's fun and interactive, incorporating theatre games, vocal and relaxation exercises as well as in class speech writing, and role play. This is a workshop for anyone who would like to feel more confident speaking publicly (morning meeting announcements - film festival hosting ;-) and an opportunity to practice interview techniques, which is handy for college and job interviewing.

Online PSAT Prep - Grades 10-11

Aug 04-15, 2014 - $400

This course is designed to help students develop the necessary skills to achieve their highest potential on standardized tests such as the PSAT. STUDENTS TAKE THIS FROM HOME OR VACATION - ONLINE.

The course will focus on determining a student’s strengths and weaknesses in both verbal and mathematical concepts, as well as, building strategies to maximize points on multiple choice exams. Students will be taking actual math and verbal sections of the PSAT, and receiving feedback from experienced PSAT instructors.

The following skill sets will be improved:

  • Reasoning
  • Educated elimination
  • Understanding common pitfalls

Additionally the necessary basic knowledge of math and verbal concepts will be refreshed and strengthened:


  • Numbers and Operation
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability


  • Vocabulary building
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension

Online Tune Up Your Writing - Grades 9-12

Aug 04-15, 2014 - $400


Get a jump on the school year and build your writing skills and confidence. This course is designed to restart and refresh your knowledge of writing fundamentals and reboot and revitalize your ability to produce well-structured and interesting essays, papers and any other school-related (or life-related) writing.


  • Essential Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Thesis Development
  • Essay Planning and Execution

Students will participate in various writing assignments and receive instructor feedback.