Summer Online

The Storm King School online enrichment courses are designed for students in grades 6-11. Class time will typically include a mix of synchronistic (group learning & work time) and asynchronistic (individual work time). Live and interactive Zoom meetings/instruction will occur in either the morning or afternoon block, while individual practice or study and one-on-one meetings with faculty will be scheduled individually. Other class activities may include breakout groups, private lessons, and more depending on the class. Students will generally receive no more than 2-3 hours of Zoom instruction per day in order to avoid burnout, and time on-screen will vary by age group or individual. 

For registration, billing, and all other general inquiries please contact
Director of Summer Programs, Benjamin Harnick:
bharnick@sks.org | 845-498-7589

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Math

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

Algebra is the foundational high school mathematics course. It is the connection between the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. Topics include simplifying expressions, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities, and graphing linear and quadratic functions, relations, and equations. Real world applications are presented within the course content.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need:
Good internet connection
Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.)
Make sure your device is charged before class begins

Instructor: Jeanette McMahon

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

Pre-algebra will review basic math fundamentals in order to succeed in the high school math subjects of algebra, geometry, and calculus. Topics featured:

  • Using Decimals
  • Number Theory
  • Rational Numbers and Fractions
  • Basic Operations and Rational Expressions
  • Rations, Proportions, and Percents
  • Integers
  • Exponents, Square Roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Equations from Geometry
  • Graphing
  • Geometry
  • Data, Statistics, and Probability

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need:
Good internet connection
Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.)
Make sure your device is charged before class begins

Instructor: Lindsay Plummer

Lindsay Plummer

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

This course will focus on factoring. Beginning in the rudiments of factoring, prime factorization of integers building to factoring of expressions in polynomial ratios. This course will be specially useful for students who have had algebra 1 and need to understand algebraic expressions more clearly before moving forward. The course could be tailored to meet the needs of the students by considering factoring on a pre-algebra 1 level or a more advanced level considering quadratics and polynomials greater that the 2nd degree. This course will also be useful in preparation for the SAT such that understanding these concepts will increase the speed in which a student can find solutions.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need:
Good internet connection
Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.)
Make sure your device is charged before class begins

Instructor: Joseph Graziosi

Grades 6-11

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

The course will start with a consideration of the mathematics required to be successful in science including the concepts of unit conversions and significant digits before applying them to molar mathematics and the basic formulas used in physics. Using virtual simulations in conjunction with PHET Interactive Simulations at the University of Colorado, students will learn the rudimentary skills required to be successful in STEAM courses, experiment design, data collection, graphing, interpreting data through graphical analysis, and drawing empirical conclusions. Students will hone skills using the PHET Interactive Simulations at the University of Colorado. In addition to the PHET simulations and Physics Aviary, students will need to download the Vernier Graphical Analysis app for their computers.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need:
Good internet connection
Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.)
Make sure your device is charged before class begins

Instructor: Joseph Graziosi

Academic Skills

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

Executive function skill building, social skills training/awareness based on re-entering the “new normal” school environment in the fall. Class will be designed for students with ADD/ADHD and executive function impairments. Will also include note taking, study strategies, reading comprehension and the basics of presentations using PowerPoint type of slides. 

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need:
Good internet connection
Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.)
Make sure your device is charged before class begins

Instructor: David Mendlewski

Grades 9-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

Students will learn strategies and practice skills to successfully complete the SAT test. One week will be math focused, and the other English, with tactics for effective test taking throughout. 

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need:
Good internet connection
Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.)
Make sure your device is charged before class begins

Instructor: Alan Lewis

Art & Music

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

In this course, students will learn of the Hudson Valley painters and take inspiration from the Hudson Valley to do watercolor paintings of the area via video. Classes include instructional time and workshop time to learn about influential artists, techniques, and time “outside” to paint areas of the Hudson Valley.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need: 

  • Good internet connection 
  • Watercolor Paper Pad
  • Watercolor Paintbrushes
  • 2H Pencils
  • Sketchbook

Instructor: Megan Liggett

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

This course shows how to build a body of art that displays a personal theme or statement. We will start with classic skill building techniques like perspective to build backgrounds and drawing the human figure. We will then use these skills to create three finished pieces centered on a theme of the student’s choice. Along the way, we will discuss colleges and what makes a strong portfolio.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What You Will Need: 

  • Good internet connection
  • Drawing tools- Pencils, ruler, eraser, thin tipped marker. Drawing Paper, sketchbook, charcoal, blending stump. We will talk about paint, canvas and other material specific to student needs. For painting- 11″x14″; 8″x10″ canvas boards, three brushes- (brights) small 1/4″, medium,1/2″, Large 1″; Paints- acrylic- Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Zinc or Titanium White, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Mars or Ivory Black, Pthalo Green, Dioxazine Purple. 

Instructor: John Carruthers

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

Combining Art and History to better understand the achievements and connections of civilizations and world cultures. We will gain insights into how people viewed and interpreted the world around them. There is also a hands-on component that will involve creating art work based on historical models, exploring new techniques, and adding personal expression to understand the motivations of the cultures involved.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What you will Need: Autodesk Sketchbook App, PixelArt App (Both free apps)

Instructor: John Carruthers

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

If you have ever heard the sound of a good Bagpipe and wondered, “How do I get started with that?” Or if you already have a working knowledge of the music and the instrument and want to further your skill, this interactive, virtual music course is your chance to learn from one of the top Highland Pipers in the Northeast. 

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What you will need: Practice Chanter & Music: $75-$100

Instructor: Jeremy Freeman

Specialized Courses

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

This class will be a way for students to get up and move during their day. It will focus on strength training to help build a strong foundation for fitness, improve overall mental health and athletic performance. It will be a beginner level.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

What you will need: All equipment will be items found at home: gallon of water, socks, paper plates, etc. The class can either be done live via Zoom or pre-recorded.

Instructor: Sarah Fulton

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

Extra help in the humanities. Tutoring is by the hour and can support any of the humanities English, ESL, or History courses.

Tuition: $35 per hour

Instructor: Sarah Fulton

English as a Second Language

This course is designed for beginners through advanced non-native English speakers of all ages 6th grade to adult. Improve your knowledge of the English language and pronunciation and practice your speaking and vocabulary with real time classes. Course will concentrate on the skills that are important to you. Grammar, reading and writing essentials, as well as presentation topics are addressed.

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

This course is designed for beginners through advanced non-native English speakers. Improve your knowledge of the English language and pronunciation and practice your speaking and vocabulary with real time classes. Course will concentrate on the skills that are important to you. Grammar, reading and writing essentials, as well as presentation topics are addressed.

Tuition: $1,500
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Instructor: Tim Gillett

Grades 6-11 

July 13-24, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

This course is designed for beginners through advanced non-native English speakers. Improve your knowledge of the English language and pronunciation and practice your speaking and vocabulary with real time classes. Course will concentrate on the skills that are important to you. Grammar, reading and writing essentials, as well as presentation topics are addressed.

Tuition: $1,000
Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Instructor: Stacy Graziosi

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