• Technology
Middle School (6–8)

Technology

All classes IN-PERSON

**UPDATE 6.19 - Please contact Summer School director, Tom Carroll, tcarroll@stalbansschool.org if interested in enrolling. Online registration for most June classes has been suspended, though space may still be available.

3D Printing and Design MINI-COURSE

Grades 6–9
3D Printing and Design is a two-week, hands-on enrichment course for students in grades 6-9. During the first week of the course, students will learn the 3D design software, Tinkercard, and create a series of objects using step-by-step instructions.  Objects will include a button, trick die, chess pawn, spork, zipper pull, numbered die, customized stamp, and monogrammed ring.  Additionally, they will learn how to use a Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer and how to setup files to print 3D objects.  In the second week, students will work on hacking and modifying 3D designs of objects for their own use.  Students will have the opportunity to print out some of their designs during the course.  No prerequisite is required. (Also listed in Upper School.) 
June 21 – July 2 
9:00 am–12:00 pm
$610.00

Introduction to Programming (Parrot Drones & Dash Bots)MINI-COURSE

Grades 6–9
Introduction to Programming is a two-week, hands-on enrichment course for students in grades 6-9. For the first week, students will be enrolled in the Accelerated Intro to CS Course on code.org, where they will learn the core computer science and programming concepts of algorithms, loops, and functions with parameters.  In the second week, students will accomplish programming challenges using their newly acquired coding skills to program a variety of robots (Sphero, Dash, and Parrot Drone) using the apps Tynker and Tickle.  No prerequisite is required. (Also listed in Upper School.)
June 21 – July 2 FULL
12:30 pm–3:00 pm
$565.00

Game Design I NEWMINI-COURSE

Grades 6-8
In this course, we don’t play games for the sheer fun of it—though it’s certainly a welcome by-product. Instead, we play games to understand the fundamentals of game design so we can create our own! The card game, the map game, the co-op—students will be taken through the best card and board games to understand the ludology in each. Once the building blocks are set, students will create their own games while avoiding the bugaboo of feature creep. In the end, we’ll compose cards, cut boards, and print 3D pieces to test our designs on each other. No prior experience is necessary. 
July 6 - July 16* less than 3 spots remain
9:00 am–12:00 pm
$565.00
*No class on Monday, July 5

Game Design II NEWMINI-COURSE **Cancelled

Grades 6-8
For those who have completed Game Design I, this successor course takes your physical product to the digital realm. After a crash course in Inkscape and Audacity for sprite and sound creation, we’ll dive into Unity, a premier game engine to build video games for your console, Mac, or PC. You’ll learn the building blocks to finish your Game Design I game and create teams to forge ahead into more complicated genres.  Prerequisite: Game Design I 
July 19 - July 30
9:00 am–12:00 pm
$610.00
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.