Overview & Schedule

Our Middle School academic and enrichment offereings are designed for students entering Grades 6 through 8.

All of our summer programs are adapted to reflect the COVID-19 safety protocols given by the Los Angele County Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Check back for additional courses to be added during the month of May.

Model United Nations (MUN)

June 28 - July 9, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily
Tuition: $900
Grades 6-8

Are you looking to participate in the exciting world of Model United Nations (MUN) next year? Or, are you wondering what Model UN is? MUN is an amazing extracurricular activity that will teach you about the world, develop new interpersonal skills and connect you with amazing people from all walks of life. You will learn to research, speak publicly, think critically, and develop leadership skills. MUN is a simulation of United Nations procedures, and students in the two-week course will learn to role-play as UN delegates and engage in negotiations, discussions and lively debates, the cornerstones of UN activity. 

This year, the Brentwood Middle School Model United Nations Delegation was victorious at conferences at Michigan State University, USC, and Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Along the way, they learned about current events, international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. Along with knowledge of the world we live in, students develop skills in public speaking, persuasion, research and critical thinking.

Instructor: Robert Adanto, Brentwood Middle School Public Speaking & Debate

Eagles Launchpad (Middle School Skills Prep, formerly named the Middle School Academic Institute)

July 12 - 23, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily
Tuition: $1000
Grades 6-8

Taught by our fabulous Brentwood Middle School teachers and guided by Brentwood School's Core Values, this two-week program lays the foundation for middle school students to develop academic and interpersonal skills to ease the transition into and continuation of Middle School. The program will help students learn study skills and course-specific strategies in English and math. In English class, students can expect to improve reading comprehension; develop critical thinking skills; learn how to annotate, organize, and take notes; and brush up on grammar and linguistic skills appropriate for each grade level. Math classes offer instruction in 6th Grade math, pre-algebra, and algebra, and focus on seeing problems from different angles, reasoning and justifying methods, and attending to precision. To round out the Eagles Launchpad experience, all students will have an option of varying electives.  


Code. Create. EnJoy.

July 26-30, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily
Tuition: $500
Grades 6-8

This fun beginner programming course utilizes a curriculum from UC Berkeley called The Beauty and Joy of Computing. The programming part of the course uses Snap!, a web-based, easy-to-learn block-based programming language similar to but more advanced than Scratch. Students learn to create games, beautiful images, and realize that the code itself can be beautiful. Having fun is an explicit goal! I like the phrase “hard fun,” because fun doesn’t always mean easy. Students participate in a “lab-centric” approach where much of the learning occurs through guided programming challenges that invite students to explore and play. The FUN-damentals learned will lead students to an understanding of a functional approach to programming; the big ideas of computational thinking practices and the powerful ideas of recursion and advanced functions. I hope you join me to experience the beauty and joy of computing. (Adapted from BJC course description.) 

Instructor: Bob Kahn, Brentwood School Educational Technology Specialist for the Middle School

Design with Purpose: *Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership*

June 21-25, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuition: $500
Grades 6-8

The Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership prepares community members to engage with real world challenges and explore solutions within and beyond the classroom. Summer at Brentwood offers an ideal opportunity for students to dive into an area of interest and make a difference.

Brentwood School is teaming up with GoBabyGo! and with local hospitals, to customize battery-powered ride-on cars for children with limited mobility. Building collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills, Middle Schoolers will study engineering and work together to design, build, and tailor vehicles for the specific needs of each child. At the end of the week, the children will receive their customized cars and zip around in new and exciting ways!