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 Angeles County Department of Health.

Course Offerings

Summer Musical Showcase

June 21-24
Grades 6-8

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuition: $400

Do you love musicals? In this workshop, you will learn songs, choreography, and scenes from three popular American musicals and perform them in a culminating show. Open to anyone who loves dance, singing, acting, and stage craft. 

Instructors: Nora Francis, Brentwood Middle School Dance & Bob Kundrat Brentwood Middle School Public Speaking and Theater

Design with Purpose: *Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership*

June 21-24
Grades 6-8

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuition: $400

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!

Blast from the Past with Dance

June 27 - July 1
Grades 6-8

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

Come jump into the past as we explore dance from different decades, we will focus on the '50s '60s, and '80s. The Brentwood Middle School dance teacher, Mrs. Francis, is so excited to spend the week dancing and putting together a spectacular show. Hope to see you there!

 

Instructors: Nora Francis, Brentwood Middle School Dance

Model United Nations (MUN)

1st session: June 21-July 1, 2022
2nd session: July 5-15, 2022
Grades 6-8

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

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. 

In its first 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, and this year they have exceeded expectations, winning awards at Horace Mann, The Ursuline School, and Boston University Academy. 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, MUN students develop skills in public speaking, persuasion, research, negotiation, and critical thinking. 

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

 

Eagles Launchpad (Open ONLY to students entering Brentwood Middle School in Fall 2022)

July 11-22
Grades 6-8

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 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.  

 

Middle School Service Learning Program

July 11-15
Grades 6-8

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

This program exposes students to various populations in the Los Angeles area. The work is all very hands-on and active and will whet students' appetites and inspire them to serve the greater community for the rest of their lives. The camp takes place each day from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Students will participate in a variety of on- and off-campus service activities. They will meet daily at Brentwood School to work with off-campus organizations and will walk a short distance to the West Los Angeles VA Heroes Garden. Students should bring a sack lunch daily.

Instructor: Dr. Susie Lyons, Director of Middle School Service Learning and Veteran Education, Brentwood School

Summer Music Workshop

July 25-29
Grades 6-8

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

Ideal for any student with an interest in developing their instrument playing skills, music writing abilities, and overall musicianship in a fun and focused week-long intensive.

Are you a musician who wants to gain more confidence and control of your instrument? This class is designed to propel musicians toward increased proficiency. Students will delve into the intricacies of various genres while honing their ability to play as a group. In addition to acquiring skills on an instrument, all participants will also get the opportunity to write and arrange original songs. This course provides the ideal push toward being a proficient player or singer in any music ensemble.

 

Instructors: Jonah Blumstein Brentwood Middle School Music & Gregg Barnes Brentwood Middle School Music 

Robotics (2 Week Course)

July 25 - August 5, 2022
Grades 6-8

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


Students design, build and test robots in a collaborative environment using cutting-edge engineering systems. The two-week course ends with a competition in which the robots accomplish goals set forth at the beginning of the course.

Students will learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360, the latest industrial grade technology available for 3-D computer-aided design. They will learn about gear ratios and how to power robotic systems for speed and for torque. They will learn about friction and scrub forces, and how to minimize these forces with proper design.

In addition to constructing the robot and learning how to use many different tools, students will also get an opportunity to see how the robot is programmed and learn about the Android programming language. Students will learn how to translate real-life mathematical problems and operations into object-oriented programming and see their algorithms come to life in the form of their robot.

This course is perfect for those who want to learn about robotic systems, programming, and computer-aided design. Beginners are welcome!

Instructor: Ronit Kumar, Brentwood Middle School Science Department & Robotics Coach