Summer Program at the Academy
June-July 2017
Did you know that Academy students are in school for 11 months out of the year? This extended school calendar is a major feature of our program and helps fight against the reality of summer learning loss that our students would otherwise experience.

Needless to say, June and July have been bustling with activity! 
Camp
The summer began with the boys attending a two-week residential summer camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains alongside the Appalachian Trail. They had a fantastic time fishing, hiking, camping, playing, swimming, reading, and bonding with their brothers. For a lot of our guys, camp is their favorite time of year! 


 
July Program
Students were back at the Academy in July. 5th and 6th graders spent much of their time bolstering their fundamental skills in the major subjects areas of math, reading, and writing. 

New 5th and 6th graders adjusted well to life at the Academy

7th graders enjoyed experiential learning at its finest. With the Port of Baltimore just outside the Academy's doors, they discovered all of the different commodities that come in and out of Baltimore each day. They toured the Port and Inner Harbor by boat, had an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Domino Sugar factory, and heard multiple guest speakers from places like Maryland Environmental Science. Their July session culminated in group projects about different companies and products that use the Port of Baltimore. The boys then presented their projects to representatives of those companies. 







8th graders worked on their research and writing skills. With the help of visits to the Enoch Pratt Free Library, each student researched their individual neighborhoods--the history behind them, what they are known for, and if any famous people ever lived there ( Billie Holiday anyone?). This was great preparation for their upcoming high school admissions applications. 
 
Full 5th Grade Class
We were thrilled to welcome our first full class of 5th graders to the Academy for the July program. They came eager to learn, and we were ready to teach them! Thank you again to everyone who supported us during this exciting time of growth. At 113 boys, this is the largest student body in school history!

Congratulations again to the Class of 2017
We want to brag one more time about the Academy Class of 2017. Our 23 graduating 8th graders received over half a million dollars in high school scholarships and financial assistance. We are so proud of them! These motivated students were accepted into the following high schools:

Archbishop Curley High School
Baltimore City College
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore School for the Arts
Bard Early College School
The Boys' Latin School
Calvert Hall College High School
Church Farm School
Coppin Academy
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Episcopal High School
Friends School of Baltimore
Georgetown Prep School
George School
Gonzaga College High School
The Loomis Chaffee School
Loyola Blakefield
Milton Hershey School
Mt. Saint Joseph High School
Park School
St. Frances Academy
St. Paul's School
Tabor Academy
Westtown School 


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