Lower & Middle Division Summer Learning

Each summer, we ask for your help in maintaining our students’ reading and math skills to ease their transition to the new academic challenges of the fall semester.

We have designed a program that offers consistency across grade levels, optional work to meet differentiated needs in literacy and math, and an all-School sensibility that includes themes we will review when we reconvene. The summer learning program includes:

  • Accountability charts and guidelines for daily reading practice
  • Review of math facts and concepts
  • “The Big Read,” which this summer focuses on the books of Jacqueline Woodson
  • Spanish practice (rising grades 5-8)
  • Optional DreamBox and Lexia extensions (rising grades K-6)

You will find more information about each of these components in the following pages, including resources to help you identify the right books for your child’s reading level and online resources to support learning in math, literacy, language, and more. Similar to previous years, students in the lower division will receive math workbooks and be required to log their daily reading. Students in the middle division will keep a daily reading log, practice Spanish, and sustain their math competency with the help of Khan Academy platform.

Thank you for your partnership in supporting the summer learning component of your child’s education. We look forward to starting the 2022-2023 school year with our students feeling prepared and excited about what new learning awaits. Please contact Kate Bitter, dean of lower division, or Anthony Schipper, dean of middle division, with your ‌questions.

Mrs. Molly K. Bozzo
Head of the Lower and Middle Divisions

Summer Learning Activities by Grade Level

Join Us in Our All-School Summer “Big Read”

In continuing a Carmel Campus tradition, all PK-8 students and their families are invited to read and learn together through a dynamic engagement with literature. When we return to campus in August, our learning community will engage in a range of campus-wide activities associated with these books in ways that support our School’s mission and core values. 

This summer’s “Big Read” will focus on the works of Jacqueline Woodson, an award-winning author best known for her National Award-Winning memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming.

Math Activities

We have designed a math study plan each grade level to help your child sustain and expand their math skills.

Stevenson will facilitate the Online Summer Math learning through Khan Academy to allow a more cohesive and structured format for students to complete the assignments and faculty to assess the work. Students will be able to work on their assignments and retry problems as needed. Videos are provided for additional support.

At the end of the summer, faculty will be able to determine how much time was spent on each topic and how well the students have mastered the concepts.

Spanish Activities

Stevenson Spanish teachers ask new and returning students to complete assignments over the summer in order to sustain their language skills for the coming year.

New students will be asked to use courses setup through DuoLingo. Returning students will be given a list of Spanish language books for summer reading.