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Taft School Summer Camp

Address: 110 Woodbury Rd, Watertown, CT 06795, USA
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Description Taft School Summer Camp

  • Location: Watertown, Connecticut, USA
  • Students age: 13-18 years
  • Dates: July 1 to August 4 (5 weeks).

Taft School offers effective and comfortable summer academic programs for schoolchildren from around the world aged 13 to 18 years. This is an excellent opportunity to improve academic and linguistic knowledge, to bring them in line with international standards, to adapt to a new cultural, linguistic and educational environment. In addition, summer courses are also a pleasant, interesting pastime, a huge number of leisure activities and excursions, new friends from all over the world!

Taft School was founded more than one hundred years ago. Until now, the main principles of work laid down by its founder Horatius Taft have been observed here: the comprehensive development of each individual, the recognition of its identity and uniqueness, hard work and self-effort.

After completing the chosen course, the student's parents receive a full report from the teachers with a list of his successes and achievements, as well as recommendations for further education and development.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Taft School Summer Camp

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
27.06.2020 -31.07.2020
12-15
from 10 800 $ / 5 weeks

Summer academic courses

  • Age of students: 13-15 years
  • Dates: from July 1 to August 4 (5 weeks).

Summer academic program is an ideal choice for single-minded, stubborn foreign students planning to study at prestigious schools, colleges and universities in the US and the world. A five-week educational course will help to deepen and update knowledge on the main subjects of the school curriculum, to bring them in line with international standards, to significantly improve the level of English. Students become more stubborn, more confident in their abilities, quickly overcome the language and emotional barrier.

Each student chooses for himself 2 priority and 2 optional subjects: among the most popular one can mention algebra, literature, scientific courses and writing classes.

An approximate schedule for a weekday is as follows:

  • 7: 30-7: 45 - breakfast
  • 08: 00-9: 30 - the first lesson
  • 9: 30-10: 00 - general meeting, break and rest
  • 10: 00-11: 30 - the second lesson
  • 11: 30-12: 15 - lunch
  • 12: 30-13: 10 - the third lesson
  • 13: 13-13: 55 - the fourth lesson
  • 15: 15-16: 30 - sports and training, active recreation
  • 17: 00-18: 00 - dinner
  • 18: 00-19: 30 - free time, entertainment on campus
  • 13: 30-21: 30 - general evening event
  • 22: 15-22: 30 - return to the residence, bedtime and retirement.
29.06.2020 -31.07.2020
12-18
from 10 800 $ / 5 weeks
  • Age of students: 13-18 years
  • Dates: from July 1 to August 4 (5 weeks).

The academic course helps to improve academic and linguistic knowledge, to prepare for the passing of the SAT and SSAT profile exams required for admission to American schools, colleges and universities.

At school, special emphasis is placed on the humanities - high school students aged 16-18 can choose for themselves a variety of disciplines in this field. Each student is identified with 2 top-priority subjects and 2 electives. Every day students receive homework (about 2 hours daily) and subjects for personal research.

List of subjects available for studying:

  • English: + English literature, writing skills, journalism
  • Modern history of the United States, current news, the US government
  • Natural sciences: chemistry, physics, biology, ecology
  • Art: fine, ceramics and art sculpture, photography, acting
  • Preparation for SAT or SSAT exams
  • Mathematics and exact sciences: algebra, geometry, the beginning of analysis
  • Foreign languages: English, Spanish, French
  • Academic skills: reading, preparation for exams, effective teaching and distribution of own time, public speaking and oratory.

Accommodation, housing and food

All students of the summer program live in comfortable residences on campus. Teachers, educators and a senior mentor  are constantly together with them in the building - they monitor the cleanliness, discipline, order and fully guarantee the safety of children around the clock. Most of the rooms are double rooms, all of them are equipped with necessary furniture and appliances. Meals are organized on a full  board basis, three meals a day are provided.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Acting skills, algebra, American history, biology, chemistry, Conversational English, Digital photography, English as a Foreign Language, Environmental science, French, international relationships, journalism, Latin language, law, literature, maths, organic farming, Photo art, physics, Preparing for SAT, psychology, public speaking, Spanish, Studio art, time management,  Creative writing

Events Taft School Summer Camp

In their free time, many students devote time to sports - for this, on campus there are all conditions, coaches and infrastructure, equipped playgrounds:

  • Dancing
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Squash
  • Touch Rugby
  • Tennis (large and table tennis)
  • Basketball
  • General fitness
  • Frisbee.

Constantly held friendly games and matches, sports and relay races. In addition, in each shift a big Festival of Art is held, where every schoolboy will be able to show his unique talents and abilities. Students go to the best museums, visit amusement parks (for example, a huge Amusement Park), watch movies and give time to shopping. Of the excursions worth noting the weekend in Boston or New York, as well as a visit to the campus of Yale University - one of the best universities in the world, part of the elite, the legendary Ivy League.

Equipment Taft School Summer Camp

The school's total area covers more than 220 acres - it has everything that children can need for studying, recreation and self-development. The library of the school has more than 56,000 books (as well as methodological and manuals, electronic sources), and the total area of ​​the special Science Center with numerous laboratories reaches 45,000 square feet. On the campus there are two own theaters and two large hockey fields, as well as an 18-hole golf course with professional coverage.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Seasonal courses are held on campus From July 1 to August 14 and designed for students from 13 to 18 years. The course price already includes:

  • Tuition on the selected course
  • Accommodation and meals - full board (for the summer comprehensive program)
  • Leisure and entertainment program, evening activities and excursions (3 half-day and at least 1 for the whole day )
  • Transfers.

It is paid additionally:

  • Consular fees (paid at the Embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Additional English lessons, individual lessons (optional)
  • All educational guides, books and materials
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 USD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 75 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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