Upper School (9–12)


Hidden History in the District of Columbia MINI-COURSE

Grades 7-11
Cancelled for 2023

History Case StudiesNEWMINI-COURSE

Grades 8 - 11
Each week, students will examine a historical case study from the "History of American Democracy" course originally taught at Harvard College. Students will engage in close reading of the case, expository writing, and robust discussion of the case facilitated by the teacher. In the process, students will develop an understanding of the nuance and complexity of historical moments as if they were living at the time. The teacher has been trained by Harvard Business School Professor David Moss through the Case Method Institute to adapt the case for use for secondary school students. As Dr. Moss describes the case method, students will learn “history in the present tense.” Select one or more sessions.

Cherokee Case - Democracy, sovereignty, and the struggle over Cherokee removal
June 20 - June 23

Reconstruction A Case - The crisis of 1877
July 3 - July 7

Humanities Skills DevelopmentSTA Student ExclusiveMINI-COURSE

Grades 9 - 10
The Humanities Skills course is a 2-week summer course to help support students in humanities reading and writing skills as they transition into their freshman or sophomore year. This course will provide a preview of the Modern World History content and students will receive targeted support on the following skills: reading comprehension for both secondary and primary sources, writing identifications, and developing analytical writing skills. This class is exclusively for rising 9 & 10th graders at St. Albans.
June 20 - June 30
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, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.