Upper School (9–12)



Art History Boot Camp!NEWMINI-COURSE

Grades 9-12
Planning on taking an advanced course in art history, but want to get a head start on your learning before the school year gets busy?  Love art and just want to explore the museums of Washington, D.C. in an informal, engaging way?  This is the course for you!  Art History Boot Camp will develop your visual analysis skills and guide you through the major periods of visual history by combining a daily museum visit with experiential activities in the classroom. Learn about art history, cultural studies, art conservation, and art appreciation while experiencing a broad range of art and monuments in the nation’s capital.
June 22 - July 2
9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Hidden History in the District of Columbia NEWMINI-COURSE

Grades 7–11
This week-long course is designed to appeal to middle and early high-school aged students with an interest in history.  Each day we will visit out-of-the-way historical sites in the DC area and learn about their historical and/or cultural significance.  We will utilize these historical sites as jumping off points for authentic instruction about the history of our nation.  Travel will be provided and lunch will take place either at STA or at the sites. (Also listed for Middle School)
Daily Schedule:
8:00am meet
8:15am departure
12:00pm lunch (return to STA)
12:30-1:00pm Introduction of next day's site(s)
1:00pm dismissal
June 22 - June 26
8:00am - 1:00pm

The Civil War: In-Person   NEWMINI-COURSE

Grades 6–9
This one-week course will take students on five days of field trips to for in-person experiential learning about the Civil War and Reconstruction period. The deadliest war in U.S. history and its unresolved questions continue to influence our lives today. Each day this camp will head to Civil War sites approximately one hour drives from St. Albans. On the way, we will listen to historical lectures to prepare for the visit. Site visits can include the visitor center, an orientation film, guided tours (including one on horseback), ranger talks, and a driving tour. Sites include Bull Run (Manassas), Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg (Pennsylvania). Students will pack cold lunches. *Two days will need students to arrive earlier to campus for distant sites (Also open to the Middle School.)
July 27 - July 31
Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
$725 *includes admissions and tour costs
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.