School Life
Summer Programs

Upper School

List of 8 items.

  • Basketball Camp

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades:  K - 4
    Date:
      Monday-Friday, June 1-5
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades:  K - 6
    Date:
      Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Time:  12 pm - 3 pm
    Location: Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $150

    Boys Entering Grades:  5 - 9
    Date:  Monday-Friday, June 8-12
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Girls Entering Grades:  4 - 9 
    Date:  Monday-Friday, June 22-26
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Description
    Player Topics: One-on-one moves, ball handling, feeding the post, shooting techniques, setting and using screens, how to practice, and defensive positioning.

    Special Features: Station work focusing on player fundamentals, individual attention from our top-rated staff, recognition awards, and player evaluations.
    • Workshops with Benjamin varsity coaches and staff
    • One-on-one training with coaches
    • Daily “championship league play”
    • Staff-to-camper ratio of 1:8
    • Tournament awards
    • Fundamental playing strategies
  • Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

    Students Entering Grades:  7 - 10

    Session I:
        Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Session II:    Monday-Friday, June 22-26
    Session III:   NO CIT CAMP JUNE 29 - JULY 3
    Session IV:   Monday-Friday, July 6-10
    Session V:    Monday-Friday, July 13-17

    Time:
      9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $210 per week or $400 for two weeks

    Description
    Don’t watch TV all summer! This leadership based curriculum will allow students to earn community service hours and develop practical life skills. CIT's will become CPR certified, participate in community service projects, engage in team building activities, and work closely with our campers in the Adventure Camp and the Explorer Camp. We want you to play an integral role in the TBS Summer Program as a Counselor-In-Training, working alongside our camp counselors and experienced faculty.  Participation in our CIT Program is required to be eligible for a leadership role in our Adventure Camp, Explorer Camp, or Summer Institute.
  • Driver's Education

    Students Entering Grades:  9-12

    Date Session I:
    Monday, June 8 (A Class)         
    Tuesday, June 9 (B Class)
    Wednesday, June 10 (C Class)
    Thursday, June 11 (D Class)

    Session II:

    Monday, August 3 (A Class)         
    Tuesday, August 4 (B Class)
    Wednesday, August 5 (C Class)
    Thursday, August 6 (D Class)

    Time:
      8 am - noon
    Location: Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $450/week
    *Note:  Benjamin Students pay $250.00 per week with the remaining balance covered by grant funding from the Dori Slosberg Foundation

    Description
    Private, “one-on-one,” on-road time will be set up on an individual basis after completion of the classroom portion and student obtaining a learners permit or a license with a Palm Beach County instructor, with free pickup after school. Pickup from home or other locations can be purchased at a later date. Please call 561-748-4646 with questions. Missed classes can be attended in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, or Vero Beach if needed, or during an upcoming session, as long as A, B, C & D classes are completed. Offered by A Treasure Coast Driving School Inc., students must be 15 to drive...but do not need a permit or driver’s license for the classroom portion. You can get the drug and alcohol class plus take your learners permit at the following website (not included in package price*):  AtreasureCOASTdrivingSCHOOL.com.

    Non-Benjamin Students click below to register:
    http://www.atreasurecoastdrivingschool.com/drivers_ed/view/the-benjamin-school
  • Musical Theatre Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  6-10

    Date: Monday-Friday, July 13-17
    Time:  9 am - 1 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $250

    Description
    The Benjamin School Summer Musical Theatre camp is for students ready to develop or increase skills in all areas of musical theatre. Camp activities include learning music, staging, choreography, and rehearsal terminology. Camp is themed around specific Broadway show styles and feature student collaboration in developing a musical showcase of material that is performed in a Musical Theatre Review for family and friends at the end of camp.

    Classes and sessions include:
    • Classes in acting, choreography and voice
    • Ensemble vocal rehearsals, individual coaching
    • Blocking rehearsals
    • Audition preparation
    Campers should bring the following to camp:
    • 2 contrasting songs: one a ballad and one up beat.  Make sure the songs are for actors your age and that you can relate to the emotions of the song.
    • 1 one-minute monologue from a published play (preferably not a musical).  Choose a monologue from one of the American classics!
  • Soccer Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  1 - 12

    Session I:   
    Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Session II:  
    Monday-Friday, June 22-26

    Time:  9 am - noon
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $150/week

    Description
    This multi-week soccer camp is offered by the Palm Beach Soccer Academy. It is taught by Gary Walker who is licensed and certified by the United States Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In addition to Coach Walker, campers will be led by former professional  soccer players. All participants must wear soccer attire, soccer shoes, and shin guards. Campers should bring a daily snack, sunscreen, water bottle, and a soccer ball.
  • Tennis Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  1 - 12

    Session I:
       
    Monday-Friday, June 1-5
    Session II:  
    Monday-Friday, June 8-12

    Time:  9 am - noon
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $150/week

    Description
    This weeklong tennis clinic is taught by a licensed and certified coach, and experienced staff. Students learn everything from strategy and footwork to nutrition and conditioning. Camp is open to players of all abilities including beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All participants must wear tennis attire, tennis shoes, and have the proper equipment. Campers should bring a daily snack, tennis racquet, and water bottle.
     
    Also offered on a separate court – Tennis Camp for High-Performing Players: Conducted by ex-world ranked ATP player, Marcel Agnolin (1979-1983), four years on the tour in the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe, also playing the interclub circuit in Spain and France, and touring professional at the “Club International de Madrid.”
  • TV and Film Production

    Students Entering Grades:  5 - 9

    Session I: Monday-Friday, June 22-26
    Fee:  $250

    Session II: Monday-Friday, June 29-July 2
    Fee:  $250
    No Camp July 3)

    Both Sessions:  Monday-Friday, June 22 - July 2
    Fee:  $475

    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus

    Description
    Lights, camera, action!  Students in grades 5-9 who attend this camp will get hands-on experience in TV & Film from actual industry professionals!  Led by Mr. Archer and Mr. Crisafi, participants will learn how to shoot video on high-definition cameras, storyboard, write screenplays, and edit using Final Cut Pro software.  They will also produce, direct, star in and edit their own short film using The Benjamin School’s HD video production facility.  Using state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology, campers will learn 21st-century skills while loving every minute of their experience!  Each student will receive a DVD of his/her completed project to keep when the camp is over.  “That’s a wrap!”
  • Volleyball Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  4 - 10

    Date:  
    Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Time:  9 am - noon
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $150

    Description
    Join the Benjamin School’s varsity coaches for a week of volleyball skills and fundamentals. Campers will focus on serving, passing, communicating and building proper technique for newcomers to the game of volleyball.  The campers will learn the very basics of the game and will have fun while doing so.  A new skill will be introduced each day and the last day of camp will allow the campers to put all of their new skills together and compete in a fun and friendly environment!

Classes for Credit

List of 7 items.

  • Overview

    Location:  Upper School Campus

    Fee:
    1 Credit Class $1500
    1/2 Credit Class $750 / $1000

    Description
    Approval Necessary to Earn Course Credit: All students interested in receiving credit for the Academic Classes must have the approval of their school’s guidance counselor. Benjamin Upper School students must first consult with Dr. Amy Taylor, Director of Student Services, regarding receiving credit for summer classes. Dr. Taylor can be reached at 561-472-3441 or amy.taylor@thebenjaminschool.org.
    The following courses satisfy required credits for BenjaminSchool students. All TBS students must receive prior approval from the school to receive credit. Students from other schools must seek approval from their home school in order to receive credit for a course.
  • Intro to Computer Science: 1/2 Credit

    Students Entering Grades:  9-12

    Session I:  Monday-Thursday, June 8 - June 25
    Session II:   Monday-Thursday, July 27 - August 13

    Time:  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $750

    Description
    Introduction to Computer Science is the only computer science course required for graduation. This course will familiarize students with fundamental concepts in computer science, including problem solving, computational reasoning, and algorithms. This course will primarily be taught using Scratch, an interactive drag-and-drop programming language. Using scratch, students will learn to create simple animations while learning problem solving skills and basic programming concepts.
  • Government: 1/2 Credit

    Students Entering Grades:  9-12

    Date:  Monday-Thursday, June 8 - June 25
    Time:  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $750

    Description
    An introduction to the basic principles and institutions of our government that examines theories of government, individual rights, elections, congress, the presidency, and the court system, as well as current events and issues. Students debate, discuss, analyze, research, and write with an eye toward being engaged citizens in a democracy. Note:  Minimum of six students needed for class to run.
  • Human Systems Biology: 1/2 Credit

    Students Entering Grades:  9-12

    Date:  Monday-Thursday, June 8 - June 25
    Time:  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $750

    Description
    This course will aim to introduce students to the human body, with the emphasis on the systems of the body, how they are interrelated, and how those systems are affected by the choices that individuals make. The course will include a program of intense human anatomy and physiology studies. The areas covered will include medical terminology, tissue structure, and the 11 systems of the human body with a focus on the integumentary, nervous, circulatory, digestive, and reproductive systems. Laboratory work will be required, including comparative anatomy dissection (traditional and virtual) labs.

    Prerequisite: Bio 213 or 214 
  • Intro to Music Theory: 1/2 Credit

    Students Entering Grade:  9 - 12 

    Date:  Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 16 (No Class July 3)
    Time:  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $750

    Description
    The Music Theory course is offered to students who are interested to further their musical knowledge, audition for All State Festival or take the AP Music theory course.

    Course Outline:
    It will focus on three basic elements of music: theory, ear training and sight singing.
    • The music theory part will start with the four basic elements of music (pitch, duration, intensity and timbre). We’ll continue studying the major, minor scales and modes. The next chapter will focus on intervals, triads and seven-chords.
    • Ear training (music dictation): is a skill that will help the student write down simple melodies, recognize intervals, triads and scales aurally.
    • Sight-singing: it is essential for any musician to be able to sight sing a melody. We’ll start learning this skill by singing intervals and scales and simple melodies and learn the Kodaly method of solfege.
    • Daily activities: We’ll have daily drills on ear training, and sight singing. Students would have to work on their theory homework and use ear training websites to advance their melody recognition skills.
     
    Prerequisite:  None
  • Physics: 1 Credit

    Students Entering Grade:  12 

    Date:  Monday-Thursday, June 8 - July 16 (No Camp July 4)
    Time:  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $1500

    Description
    Summer physics is a study of the interaction of matter, energy, and the forces of nature. Subjects include measurements, kinematics, energy and power.

    Demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and computer simulations allow exploration, amplification, and reinforcement of the course contents.

    Prerequisite: must be a rising senior entering Finite Math (171) or Pre-Calculus (157).
  • Personal Wellness: 1/2 Credit

    Students Entering Grades:  9-10

    Date:  Monday-Thursday, June 29 - July 16
    Time:  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $750

    Description
    Personal Wellness emphasizes the importance of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to personal wellness. It is a course designed to expose students to a broad range of issues and information relating to the various aspects of personal wellness including physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental wellness. This course integrates personal wellness and fitness in both a classroom and exercise environment. Evolving current topics such as nutrition, disease prevention, anatomy, stress reduction, and exercise testing and prescription are integrated to enable the student to understand the lifelong effects of healthy lifestyle choices. This class will satisfy one semester of Physical Education (1/2 credit). Please contact kathleen.bailey@thebenjaminschool.org for more information.

Summer of Academic Readiness (SOAR)

List of 5 items.

  • Algebra I Prep and Review

    Students Entering Grades:  8-11

    Session I:
       Monday-Friday, June 8-12
    Time:  noon - 1 pm
    Lower/Middle School Campus

    Session II:
       Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Time:  noon - 1 pm
    Lower/Middle School Campus

    Session III:
      Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Time:  11 am - noon
    Upper School Campus

    Session IV:  Monday-Friday, August 10-14
    Time:  11 am - noon
    Upper School Campus

    Session V:   Monday-Friday, August 10-14
    Time:  noon - 1 pm
    Lower School Campus
     
    Fee:  $125/week

    Description
    This course is designed to help students who are entering Algebra I or have completed Algebra I and simply want to strengthen their skills before entering Geometry or Algebra II.
  • Reading for Understanding

    Students Entering Grades:  6-8
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus

    Students Entering Grades:
      9-12
    Location:  Upper School Campus

    Session I:  Monday-Friday, June 8-12
    Session II:  Monday-Friday, June 15-19

    Time:  9 am - 11 am
     
    Fee:  $275/week
    $500/both weeks

    Description
    Students will understand the techniques for analyzing literature, the elements of fiction, how to annotate the reading, vocabulary, and expression. A syllabus will be provided to each student for the two week class. All students are responsible to start the summer reading prior to the beginning of class. If a student can only attend the second week, they are responsible for acquiring a syllabus and completing the first week's reading assignments. Non-Benjamin students should provide their own summer reading list to the teacher prior to the start of class. This class offers a great opportunity to "chip away" at the summer reading requirements for each grade level.
  • Writing by Design

    Students Entering Grades:  6-8
    Location: Lower/Middle School Campus

    Students Entering Grades:
      9-12
    Location:  Upper School Campus

    Session I:   Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Session II:  Monday-Friday, August 10-14 
    Time:  9 am - 11 am
     
    Fee:  $275/week
    $500/two weeks

    Description
    Students are expected to have completed the required reading book for their grade level and may be required to keep a journal. The first week, students will review the text while focusing on writing basics including; vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. Students will also discuss essential pre-writing steps (ideas, brainstorms, outlines and maps), while also establishing what it takes for quality writing. Students will complete a series of small writing assignments for practice and finish the second week with a five paragraph essay regarding the summer reading book.
  • SAT Reading and Writing Prep

    Students Entering Grades:  8 - 12

    Session I:
       Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Session II:   Monday-Friday, August 10-14

    Time:  11:00-12:00
    Location: Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $225 / Both Weeks
    $125/week

    Description
    The SAT Prep course is a two week curriculum designed to help students on the reading and writings sections of the achievement test.  Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension tips, Essay Writing techniques and Test-taking strategies will be discussed and learned to achieve a better score on the exam.  There will be practice in answering the passage-based reading section, sentence completion questions, improving sentences section, identifying sentence errors and writing paragraphs and essays required for the exam.
  • Spanish Prep and Review

    Students Entering Grades:  6-9

    Session I:
      Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Session II:  Monday-Friday, August 10-14

    Time:
     11 am - 12:30 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $125/week

    Description
    The Benjamin Middle School Spanish program is exciting, engaging, and rigorous. Students who regularly practice their vocabulary words and grammatical concepts do well in the program. This class has mulitple levels and is open to Middle and Upper School students.
    • Spanish A - This course will prepare students for the middle school Spanish program. Through interactive lessons, students will be introduced to the vocabulary and grammar needed to be successful in Spanish A, and they will gain a deeper understanding of the middle school Spanish program.
    • Spanish B - This course will hone the skills students learned in Spanish A. Conjugating verbs and creating sentences will be reviewed, as well as new language components that will be introduced in Spanish B. Students will be well-prepared for Spanish B after completing this course.
    • Spanish C - This course will review material from Spanish B and introduce students to important concepts for Spanish C. Through dialogues in Spanish and other presentational activities, students will develop their ability to create and present in Spanish. Equivalent of Upper School Spanish I class.
    • Spanish D - This course will prepare students for Spanish D through reviewing concepts taught in previous years. Additionally, students will develop a tool to use throughout the school year when learning difficult Spanish concepts. Students will leave this course with a better understanding of Spanish D and what will be expected of them. Equivalent of Upper School Spanish II class.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.