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Summer Programs at Ranney

Ranney School offers enrichment and preparatory courses as part of the Ranney Summer Institute. 

 
RANNEY SUMMER INSTITUTE (RSI)

RSI believes that now, more than ever, programs that keep us connected are important for us all. Below, please view the complete list of courses offered this summer and register today. 

Depending on the course(s) you select, RSI begins at either 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. and runs until either 11 a.m. or 12 p.m.

If you are looking for a full day experience for your child(ren), you can can enroll at Rolling Hills Day Camp, which offers an afternoon option for RSI students. Lunch and transportation to camp mid-day and a return trip to Ranney campus in the afternoon are included in your Rolling Hills tuition. 
 
For questions regarding RSI courses, please contact the director of RSI, Erin Adler, at eadler@ranneyschool.org
 

Course Offerings

List of 30 items.

  • Algebra I: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Pre-Algebra student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Focused on a quick pace. significant class participation and homework, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including quizzes and tests. The Algebra I: A Complete Course will satisfy the Common Core requirements for a complete year of Algebra I. This six-week, four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area high schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Pre-Algebra or Algebra during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed an Algebra I course and need reinforcement of a full course. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their math teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Geometry in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 21 - July 30
    GRADES: 7-12
    $2,700
  • Algebra I: A Prep Class

    This three week two hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Algebra I in the fall. The course will review key concepts for success in Algebra I. Students will analyze proportional relationships, perform real number operations, use radicals and integer exponents, generate expressions, solve equations and graph linear equations. Algebra I Prep is designed for those students who are looking for a jump start to the Algebra I Curriculum while reviewing and practicing essential skills needed for success in Algebra I. Course materials are provided.
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21 – Jul 9
    GRADES: 7-12
    $750
  • Algebra I: A Review Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar will review the main concepts of Algebra I. Some of those concepts include solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, powers and exponents, quadratic equations, polynomials, and factoring. Course materials are provided. This review course is designed for students that completed Algebra I and will be taking Geometry in the fall.
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    Jun 21 – Jul 9
    GRADES: 7-12
    $750
  • Algebra II: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra I or Geometry student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Fast paced and interactive, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including daily quizzes and tests. The Algebra II: A Complete Course will satisfy Common Core requirements for a complete year of Algebra II. This six-week, four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra I or Geometry during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed an Algebra II course and need reinforcement of all core concepts. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Geometry teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Pre-Calculus in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21- July 30
    GRADES: 9-12
    $2,700
  • Algebra II: A Prep Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Algebra II or Honors Algebra II in the fall. The course will review key Algebra I skills needed for success in Algebra II and to preview the fall semester of concepts to be covered in the Algebra II curriculum. Algebra II Prep is recommended for those students who petitioned for Honors Algebra II in the fall. Course materials are provided.
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    Jun 21 - July 9
    GRADES: 9-12
    $750
  • AP Calculus AB: A Prep Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking AP Calculus AB/BC in the fall. It is designed to review key Algebra II and Pre-Calculus skills needed for success in AP Calculus AB. Students will be exposed to limits and derivatives while reviewing core trigonometric functions. AP Calculus AB Prep is recommended for those students enrolled in AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC in the fall. Course materials are provided.

    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 21 - July 9
    GRADES: 11-12
    $750

    *please note that when you go to the FACTS Pay It form to register for this class, the course time listed as 10-12pm is incorrect; 8:00-10:00 AM is the correct time for this class.
  • Chemistry Prep

    This one week, three hour per day course is intended for students who will be enrolled in Honors or College Prep Chemistry in the fall. Basic topics, such as composition of matter, lab skills, and math skills, including conversions and dimensional analysis, will be reviewed. This class is designed for those looking to get a head start on the curriculum while reviewing important skills.

    June 21 to June 25
    9 am to 12 p.m.
    Grade: 10
    $450
  • Chinese Immersion Class

    This is a beginning course which stresses listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the novice ACTFL proficiency level. Students will learn introductory Chinese language and culture in a fun and inspiring environment. Students will be able to participate in daily conversation, write sentences using basic Chinese characters, and enjoy cultural activities based on a variety of topics.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21 - Jul 2
    GRADES: 2-6
    $450
  • Elementary Reading, Writing and Math for 1st-3rd Grades

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on developing and strengthening vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension and writing skills. Reading critically for analysis and comprehension will balance opportunities to tap into students’ creative and imaginative thinking to foster strong discussion and writing techniques. Elementary Mathematics, including use of the Singapore math method, will be combined with this reading and writing course for a three-hour schedule. Parents can choose the flexibility of four, five or six consecutive weeks of programming. *Sectioning for reading classes will be determined through the results of preliminary testing conducted during the first two days of class. The Elementary Reading, Writing and Math classes are not intended to serve as a replacement for a full-year course. If English is not the primary language spoken in the home, please indicate on your registration form.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21- July 30
    GRADES: 1-3 
    4 weeks: $1,800
    5 weeks: $2,250
    6 weeks: $2,700
  • Elementary Reading, Writing and Math for 4th-6th Grades

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on developing and strengthening vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension and writing skills. Reading critically for analysis and comprehension will balance opportunities to tap into students’ creative and imaginative thinking to foster strong discussion and writing techniques. Elementary Mathematics, including the use of the Singapore math method, will be combined with this reading and writing course for a three-hour schedule. Parents can choose the flexibility of four, five or six consecutive weeks of programming. *Sectioning for reading classes will be determined through the results of preliminary testing conducted during the first two days of class. The Elementary Reading, Writing and Math classes are not intended to serve as a replacement for a full-year course. If English is not the primary language spoken in the home, please indicate on your registration form.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21- Jul 30
    GRADES: 4-6
    4 weeks: $1,800
    5 weeks: $2,250
    6 weeks: $2,700
  • ESL Enrichment Course

    This one-week intensive ESL course will provide students with the opportunity to learn strategies and skills that will help improve overall English Language ability. English language will be practiced through interactive lessons focused upon speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course will focus on improving English skills, as well as familiarizing students with American life and culture.

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
    Jul 26 - Jul 30
    GRADES: 1-10
    $450
  • Exploring Organic Chemistry

    This three-week, two hour per day seminar is intended for students who wish to explore the basics of organic chemistry in more detail than in the typical sophomore year chemistry course, and who are looking for preparation for biology courses.  This course will cover the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry, including the relationship between structure, properties, and reactivity of organic compounds.  Students will learn about nomenclature and functional groups, chemical structures (both skeletal formulae and Lewis dot structures), molecular geometry, stereoisomerism, resonance and arrow pushing.  Students should have completed a course in physical science or chemistry that has covered the basics of elements and bonding.
    June 28 to July 16
    10 am to noon
    Grade: 10 - 12
    $1,350
  • French I: A Complete Course for Advancement

    This highly interactive beginner’s French course develops the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills necessary to communicate in a Francophone country.  During the course of this year, the students will learn basic elements necessary to function in a French speaking country using a communicative approach.  They will expand their vocabulary and build upon their linguistic foundation in grammar and structure while developing a cultural sensitivity to the everyday activities of the French-speaking people throughout the world.  Authentic materials, multiple intelligence techniques, cooperative learning approaches, multimedia, and Internet activities will be used to encourage original language production.  The class will be conducted most of the time in French and the students are expected to participate fully in classes’ discussions, readings and oral exercises. An average of 85 or better is required to advance to French II and a 93 or better to advance to French II Honors.

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21- Jul 16
    GRADES: 6-12
    $1,350
  • Geometry: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra I student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. This rigorous six-week, four-hour per day course will satisfy all Common Core requirements for a complete geometry program and will count as a full year of mathematics study in many area schools. This intensive study of geometry will be accompanied by significant class and homework as well as daily quizzes or tests. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed a Geometry course and need reinforcement of a full course. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra I during the past school year. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Algebra I teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Algebra II in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
    This course provides for a hybrid option to students who cannot physically come to campus for either health or geographical reasons. Students who opt to learn remotely will learn remotely for the duration of the course.  

    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21- Jul 30
    GRADES: 9-12
    $2,700
  • Introduction to Engineering

    The Introduction to Engineering course will provide students in grades 6-9 with hands on projects that will get them thinking both scientifically and creatively. Students will work in small groups to create the strongest bridge, the longest range catapult, fastest balloon car, and more while learning the basic science behind them. Students will also be instructed as to the basics of engineering drawing in order to learn how to draw like an engineer to document their projects. All course materials provided.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    July 5 - July 9 
    GRADES: 6-9
    $450
  • Introduction to Italian

    In this weeklong intro course to Italian, students will be able to greet one another politely; count from 1-100; talk about the weather; discuss some of their likes and dislikes; and describe themselves and their family members. Students will also be introduced to Italian culture, Italian food, and the 23 regions of Italy.

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 28 - Jul 2
    GRADES: 4-6
    $450
  • Junior LEGO® Masters: An Introduction to Engineering with LEGO®s

    RSI's youngest students are introduced to engineering through the use of LEGOS! Abstract concepts like balance, force, friction and energy all come to life as students build models, test theories and experiment with their own creations while working collaboratively with their peers to solve problems and inspire them to become lifelong learners.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jul 12 - Jul 16
    GRADES: 1-4
    $450
  • Music Conservatory Instrumental Insights: Orchestra for Advanced Musicians

    Orchestra Insights for Advanced musicians places special focus on violin, viola and cello. Repertoire is carefully chosen based upon the educational needs of each ensemble. Basic ensemble skills coupled with string pedagogy are stressed in daily rehearsals and sectionals. The daily schedule includes an organized warm-up for musicians to begin their practice followed by a group lesson and repertoire session. Class time is devoted to special topics such as sight reading, rhythmic reading, bowing techniques and additional rehearsal. Ensemble skills and string pedagogy are stressed in daily rehearsals and sectionals. Participants will have an opportunity to work on new and traditional string ensemble literature and to perform with faculty in sectionals. A final performance in RSPA Panther Hall will conclude the session. No audition is necessary, but students and parents will be interviewed to determine placement. This specialized class is for more advanced musicians with a more sophisticated focus on violin, viola and cello. Repertoire is chosen based on the needs of each ensemble. Course materials are provided.

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    June 21 - July 2
    Grades: 5-8
    $1,200
  • Music Conservatory: Orchestra Insights for Intermediate Musicians

    Orchestra Insights for Intermediate musicians places special focus on violin, viola and cello for students with emerging skills. Repertoire is carefully chosen based upon the educational needs of each ensemble. Basic ensemble skills coupled with string pedagogy are stressed in daily rehearsals and sectionals. The daily schedule includes an organized warm-up for musicians to begin their practice followed by a group lesson and repertoire session. Class time is devoted to special topics such as sight reading, rhythmic reading, bowing techniques and additional rehearsal. Participants will have an opportunity to work on new and traditional string ensemble literature and to perform with faculty in sectionals. A final performance in RSPA Panther Hall will conclude the session. No audition is necessary, but students and parents will be interviewed to determine placement.
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21 - Jul 2
    GRADES: 3-4
    $1,200
  • Music Conservatory: Ranney Summer Band

    During this two-week course, students will build fundamental skills on their instruments and increase their repertoire. They will focus on concepts that are needed in order to improve tone quality and intonation, increase their range of notes, sharpen their rhythmic literacy, and the ability to blend their sound with other musicians. Students will also work on concepts that are not able to be approached fully in their scheduled classes. Improvisation, music theory, music history, sight-reading will be explored which will give them a strong basis for any musical opportunity they may wish to explore in the future such as individual or group performances and outside auditions. Although this class will focus around the jazz style it will also touch on many diverse styles of music. Instrumentalists learn in a fun and challenging environment which is perfect for students who would like to get ahead in their music studies. Open to woodwind, brass, percussion, and rhythm instrumentalists (piano, bass, and guitar). Prerequisite: One year of experience in band or private lessons necessary.
     
    Prerequisite: One year of experience in band or private lessons necessary.  


    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jul 12 - Jul 23
    Grades: 3 - 8
    $1,200
  • Panther Prep (Kindergarten and First Grade Students)

    This course is intended for rising Kindergarten and First grade students who have been newly accepted to Ranney School for the academic year and/or current students who desire summer enrichment. Designed to prepare students for the rigor of a Ranney education, Panther Prep will provide students with the background knowledge and fundamental skills necessary to find success at Ranney School. Students will build skills in reading, writing and numeracy in a stimulating environment conducive to learning and fun. This program runs for 6 weeks, from 9 am to 11 am, Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to take a minimum of two consecutive weeks.
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. 
    Week 1: June 21 - June 25
    Week 2: June 28- July 2
    Week 3: July 5- July 9
    Week 4: July 12- July 16
    Week 5: July 19- July 23
    Week 6: July 26 - July 30
    Grades: K-1
    $300/week
  • Physics Prep: College Prep

    This one week, three hour per day course is intended for students who will be enrolled in standard Physics in the fall. Core topics, such as lab skills and linear motion, will be covered. Important math skills will also be covered, including graphing and using algebra to solve equations. This class is designed for those looking to get a head start on the curriculum while reviewing important skills needed for success in science courses. 

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 28- July 2 
    GRADE: 9
    $450
  • Physics Prep: Honors

    This one week, three hour per day course is intended for students who will be enrolled in Honors Physics in the fall. Core topics, such as displacement, velocity and acceleration, will be covered. Important math skills will also be covered, including graphing and trigonometry. This class is designed for those looking to get a head start on the curriculum while reviewing important skills needed for success in science courses.

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 21 - June 25
    GRADE: 9
    $450
  • Pre- Algebra: A Prep Class

    This three week, two hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Pre – Algebra in the fall. The course will review key concepts needed for success in Pre – Algebra. Students will practice topics in ratios, decimal and fraction operations, writing, interpreting and using expressions, equations and inequalities, and solving problems involving geometry and measurement. Pre – Algebra Prep is recommended for students who are looking to brush up on their skills in preparation for a successful Pre – Algebra experience. Course materials are provided.
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    Jun 21 -Jul 9
    GRADES: 5-9
    $750
  • Pre-Algebra: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional middle school mathematics student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Focused on a quick pace and significant class participation and homework, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including quizzes and tests. The Pre-Algebra: A Complete Course will satisfy the Common Core requirements for a complete year of Pre-Algebra. This six-week, four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area middle schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Math 7 or Pre-Algebra at Ranney School during the past school year or taken the equivalent of a sixth or seventh grade mathematics course at an area middle school during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed a Pre-Algebra course and need reinforcement of all core concepts. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their math teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Algebra I in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
     
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21 - July 30
    GRADES: 5-9
    $2,700

    Please note: when you go to the Pay It form to register for this class, this course is for grades 5-9, not grades 8-9 as it says on the form
  • Pre-Calculus: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra II student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Fast paced and interactive, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including daily quizzes and tests. The Pre-Calculus: A Complete Course will satisfy state requirements for a complete year of Pre-Calculus. This six-week four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra II during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review of the core concepts for students who have recently completed a Pre-Calculus course. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Algebra II teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Calculus in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21-Jul 30
    GRADES: 9-12
    $2,700
  • Pre-Calculus: A Prep Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus in the fall. The course will review key Algebra II skills needed for success in Pre-Calculus and to preview the fall semester of concepts covered in Pre-Calculus. Pre-Calculus Prep is recommended for those students who petitioned for Honors Pre-Calculus in the fall. Course materials are provided.
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun 21- Jul 9
    GRADES: 9-12
    $750
  • Pre-K Prep: Adventures in Learning

    This dynamic course is designed for imaginative thinkers and busy hands and is intended to put your rising Pre-K student on the path to success. The Pre-K prep course is 5 days a week, 2 hours a day, from 9 am to 11 am. Each week in the six week session will feature a different theme, from learning math and science to art and music, all adventures are expertly tailored to fit the needs of the students enrolled in the class. Students may choose to participate in just one week or in all six weeks of the summer session. It is entirely up to you and the needs of your young learner!
     
     9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Week 1: June 21- June 25
    Week 2: June 28 - July 2
    Week 3: July 5 - July 9
    Week 4: July 12- July 16
    Week 5: July 19- July 23
    Week 6: July 26 - July 30
    GRADE: Pre K
    $300/week
  • PSAT/SAT Prep

    Increase your competitive edge on the standardized tests that will influence your college choices in this intensive course focusing on the SAT verbal and writing sections, as well as the necessary strategies in the math section. Students will work on a multitude of practice tests, and will be provided with extensive explanations, cogent notes on repeating question/problem types and tips to improve performance. This course will also aid students with their preparation for the PSAT test as well. Course materials provided.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jul 12-Jul 30
    GRADES: 9-12
    $1,350
  • Super Cool Science

    Experience unique and hands-on science experiments that are as fun as they are educational! Interactive learning experiences help campers discover answers to scientific questions and stimulate curiosity. Students will explore the wonderful worlds of chemistry, biology and anatomy and physics!
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jul 19 - Jul 23
    GRADES: 4-7
    $450

Registration

NOTE: Please read all class descriptions carefully prior to registering.
Register Here
Ranney Summer Institute Director
Erin Adler
732.542.4777 ext. 5140 

Ranney School Reception: 732.542.4777

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Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777

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