Each summer, The Winston School offers a six-week summer program for students who need additional coursework to master the required skills and content of the curriculum. Open to The Winston School students as well as others, the summer school has proven a great way for many to begin their Winston experience or find the time they need to be successful.
The Winston School also hosts an annual summer academy of the arts for high school and advanced middle school students for three weeks every July. Focusing on a play, which last year was “The Little Shop of Horrors,” students have the opportunity to develop creativity in one particular art form – choosing from visual arts, drama, digital arts or music. Students produce a finished product and integrate their work with artists in other media such as a concert, a performance, or a film premiere.
Dan Peragine, an 18-year veteran teacher at the school initiated the summer session in 2007 and patterned that first summer program after the 48 Hour Film Projects with students participating in a two-week Indie Filmmakers Bootcamp to complete a film project from concept to post production. The program is now extended to three weeks and students film a closed-set production to be followed by a live performance.
During the three-week intensive, students:
The Summer Academy is Monday through Friday from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. The tuition is $440 per student plus additional materials or trip fee if applicable. Winston students in the regular morning summer school program are welcome to participate at an additional, reduced cost.