Overview & Schedule

The Upper School Program offers a range of for-credit semester and yearlong courses. Classes are taught by Brentwood faculty and other area teachers.

Courses offered through Brentwood's summer program are an extension of our rigorous, college preparatory program. Each summer, Brentwood School offers semester and year courses for credit that fulfill Brentwood School's graduation requirements. Some students choose to take summer classes to allow more freedom in their schedules during the school year. If you are not a Brentwood student, you are welcome to enroll in our summer courses, but check with your registrar for prior approval of credit transfer. All of our for-credit courses are UC-approved.

June 20- 24: Service Learning Camp

Upper School Service Learning Camp

*earn 30 "Benefacta" hours

Grades 9-108:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily$500

June 27 - July 1: Photojournalism (non-credit) with Danny Moloshok

8:00am - 2:30 pm daily

The photojournalism class will cover the basics of photography:

  • Understanding settings of a camera including using a camera in manual mode with flash
  • Understanding how to select strong images from a shoot
  • How to adjust to different lighting situations
  • Journalistic integrity of images
  • How technology is affecting the photojournalism world
  • Exploring different sources of light and how they affect a photograph

In addition, more time will be spent on covering events with a news eye and will emphasize workflow techniques used in the professional journalism world. This class should appeal to all high school newspaper or yearbook students.

About the instructor: Danny Moloshok is a freelance photographer creating content for newspapers, magazines, and the online world. He has extensive experience photographing major professional sports, high profile Hollywood events, portraits, and news. He regularly photographs for wire services such as Associated Press and Reuters. You can view some of his work at www.molophoto.com. Danny is a Brentwood School Alumnus who started by photographing for the yearbook and Flyer. He enjoys being back on campus and is excited to teach eager students.

July 5 - 8: Video Editing (Adobe Premiere CC)

July 5-8

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Released in 2015, Adobe Premiere CC set a new industry standard in editing software for independent filmmakers and video production professionals. This course is a hands-on introduction to this powerful software, designed to help both novice and experienced editors take their edits to the next level. This class covers the entire post-production process from start to finish, focusing on the various techniques and approaches used to execute different formats and genres of film and video, including highlight videos, trailers, short films and web videos. Students will learn how to create a compelling story from uncut footage, and how to use different visual and audio elements like titles, graphics and sound effects to create a polished and professional final product. No editing experience is required for this camp.

*Note: this camp only focuses on the editing process and does not include the use of cameras or other recording equipment

Instructor: Adam Preskill, Brentwood School Film Teacher and Documentary Filmmaker

June 27 - August 5: Six Week Credit Courses

Tuition: $1975 plus textbook fees

Instructor: Rachel Gosine-Smith

June 27-August 5
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 10-12


Instructor: TBA

June 27-August 5
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 10-12

Instructor: Amy Page

June 27-August 5
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 10-12

U.S. History

Instructors: Michael Aragon and TBA

June 27 -August 5

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 11-12

June 27 - August 5: Three Week Credit Courses

Tuition: $975 plus textbook fees

Creative Writing (Canceled)
Instructor: Lesley Gouger

July 11 -July 29
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 9-12

Music Theory

Instructor: J.K. Hilbert

June 27-July 15
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 9-12

Song Writing 1
Instructor: Jonah Blumstein

July 11-July 29
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 9-12

Stained Glass Design

Instructor: Mike Knight

June 24-July 15
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Note start date of Friday, June 24

Grades 10-12

July 11- July 29: Rising Ninth Grade Transition (Canceled)

Rising 9th Grade Transition (Canceled)Grade 9
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily


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