• Technology
Upper School (9–12)


All classes IN-PERSON & All technology/computers provided

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 Middle School.) 
June 20 - June 30
9:00 am–12:00 pm
*No class: Monday, June 19

Artificial Intelligence Primer led by Stanford/M.I.T. grads NEWMINI-COURSE

(formerly titled A.I. Pioneers) 
Grades 6-9
AI Pioneers is an interdisciplinary, project-based artificial intelligence enrichment program designed and led by Stanford, MIT, and top university graduates. We emphasize ethical responsibility, career paths in artificial intelligence, and interdisciplinary applications! In the program, emerging engineers will learn how to create projects for social good with Python programming language. Through hands-on coding, students will learn how computers can use data to solve complex problems like natural language processing and computer vision. Our students will explore the ways they can meaningfully use AI to predict heart disease, create social robots, assist with disaster relief, and navigate autonomous vehicles. In the second half of the program students will engage in an applied AI project, applying the programming skills they learned in the first half.
Session 1
June 20 - June 30
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
*No class Monday, June 19
Session 2
July 17 - July 28
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Digital Podcasting and Storytelling MINI-COURSE

Grades 7-12
Have you ever wondered how those NPR radio stories, or your favorite podcasts, are made? In this course, students will serve as radio host, writer, or producer and make their own original programming, learning to use the same tools and techniques as the professionals. Brainstorm, write a script, record audio, and work as a team to tell a story through the podcast medium. Workshop with other students on the final day before publishing your very own podcast!
Course Objectives: To introduce students to the tools of digital storytelling, both the hardware and software, through an exercise in journalism. To help students develop their expository writing skills. To encourage creative and collaborative work through digital media. 
July 3 – July 14
10:00am - 12:00pm
No class Tues. July 4
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.