Academics

Summer Academics

Registration is now open for the Summer 2019 Summer Studies! The academic programs are co-educational and open to students entering grades 6-12.

Course Listings

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  • Advanced Life Management Skills

    Dates: June 17 through June 28
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday
    Cost: $800
    Credit: 1/2

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    This course will teach Upper School students how to make healthy decisions and how to take personal responsibility in the decision-making process. The focus will be on the crucial issues facing today's teenagers: substance abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. An introduction to physical fitness through weight training will be included in this course. Students will be required to maintain a journal that can be used as a personal reference.
  • Advanced Life Management Skills (Online)

    Dates: June 17 - July 12
    Cost: $800
    Credit: 1/2

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    The online course will meet the graduation requirement for Malvern Prep Upper School students. If selected by the student, this course can take the place of the Advanced Health Class offered to 10th grade students. Health concerns have changed over the last 5-10 years because of technology and education in physical, social, and emotional health. This health class will do more than just provide the student with information. It will educate and influence thinking and decision-making, helping students to consider the consequences of their actions for themselves and others. Students will learn that "good health habits" can prevent illness, stress, and disease. Students will also learn that what you do physically, mentally, and emotionally to yourself and others can improve the way you look, perform in school and in sports, interact with others, and the way you feel about yourself.

    The class is four weeks or 28 days. Participation will be explained after enrollment. Using an online model, the class will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the four-week course. Class weeks begin on Monday of each week and end on Sunday at midnight.
  • Algebra Readiness

    Dates: June 17 through July 3
    • June 17-28: 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (MTWT), 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (F)
    • July 1-3: 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    Cost: $800
    Credit: None

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    This course is designed to prepare incoming 9th grade students for what is expected in Freshman Algebra. The course will cover the first two to three chapters of Malvern's Algebra 1 textbook. There will be a review of basic skills, such as fractions, decimals, percentages, operations, and formulas for area, perimeter, and volume. Study skills essential for math, as well as note-taking, are reviewed.
  • Grammar and Composition

    Dates: June 17 through July 3
    • June 17-28: 8:15 - 10:45 a.m. (MTWT), 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. (F)
    • July 1-3: 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.
    Cost: $800
    Credit: None

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    This course is designed to prepare incoming 9th grade students for what is expected in Freshman English. A complete review of the major parts of speech and types of sentences will be the main area of work. Also, each student will begin vocabulary skills, write several compositions, and cover part of his/her summer reading assignment.
  • High School Practice Test Preparation - Math Skills

    Dates: July 8-12, 15-19
    • July 8-12, 15-19: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    Cost: $400
    Credit: None

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    Practice test and strategies are given and reviewed for high school entrance examinations used by Malvern Prep and other local schools for scholarship selection and academic placement. Instructors emphasize methods and skills to enable each student to maximize his or her scores and to focus on specific question types used in the Math section.
  • High School Practice Test Preparation - Verbal Skills

    Dates: July 8-12, 15-19
    • July 8-12, 15-19: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    Cost: $400
    Credit: None

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    Practice tests and strategies are given and reviewed for high school entrance examinations used by Malvern Prep and other local schools for scholarship selection and academic placement. Instructors emphasize methods and skills to enable each student to maximize his or her scores and to focus on specific question types used in the Verbal section.
  • Honors Algebra II

    Dates: June 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8-12
    • Mon./Tue./Wed./Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Fridays: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • July 1-3: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: $1,600
    Credit: 1

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    Honors Algebra II provides students with a thorough and comprehensive review of Algebra I and stresses the memorization of key concepts, mental math, and drilling essential processes. Additionally, graphing calculator skills will be developed to prepare students for their entry into a Pre-Calculus course.
  • Honors Geometry

    Dates: June 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8-12
    • Mon./Tue./Wed./Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Fridays: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • July 1-3: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: $1,600
    Credit: 1

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    This course uses the logical structure and language of Geometry to aid the process of transforming students into independent and sophisticated thinkers. Students will be exposed to a fair amount of abstract and critical reasoning. Utilizing not only deductive reasoning but also inductive reasoning, students will learn postulates and theorems and apply them to write basic proofs while also solving algebraic and numerical problems.
  • Honors Pre-Calculus

    Dates: June 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8-12
    • Mon./Tue./Wed./Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Fridays: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • July 1-3: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: $1,600
    Credit: 1

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    The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to be successful in a college-level calculus course. The course covers linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, logistic, and trigonometric functions and equations and their real-world applications. Students will strengthen their problem-solving skills by developing mathematical models and interpreting their solutions in context.
  • Junior Theology: Issues in Social Justice

    Dates: June 17-28
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $800
    Credit: 1/2 credit

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    As social beings created in God's image, we all have inherent worth and we are called to live in community and safeguard the dignity of all human beings. In this class we will learn about the Church's social teachings and our responsibilities as Christians; we will look at a wide range of topics such as poverty, child soldiers, racial discrimination, whether the Church supports workers' unions, and how we as Christians are called to act towards the climate and our environment.

    In analyzing the main principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which include (among others) the right to life of every human being, the dignity of work and the rights of workers, the call to participate in the family and community, we will better understand how we can live out Jesus' and the Church's teachings in our world today.
  • Private Tutoring for Middle School Math

    Dates: June 17 through August 23
    Time: Individually scheduled by the instructor
    Cost Per Hour: $80

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    Students will practice and apply important concepts and skills from the Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 curriculum. Primary goals include reinforcement of prior learning, skill-building, and deeper understanding through practice and real-world application.

    Users will register for one session at a time. Once registered, Mr. Gary Duda will reach out to you to schedule a time. If he determines you will need to meet again, please fill out this form again.
  • Private Tutoring for Physics

    Dates: June 17 through August 23
    Time: Individually scheduled by the instructor
    Cost Per Hour: $80
    Credit: None

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    Students will practice and review fundamental concepts in Physics as well as practice problem-solving techniques and strategies. Laboratory exercises and demonstrations will also be available to students.

    Please register for one session at a time. Once registered, reach out to Mr. Mike Koenig to schedule a time. If he determines you will need to meet again, please fill out this form again.
  • Public Speaking & Communication

    Date: June 26 - July 2
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $800
    Credit: 1/2

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    Using TED talks, movie & media clips, articles, and Carmine Gallo's book Talk Like TED as models, this course will provide helpful strategies to master the art and science of public speaking. This course is NCAA approved and does fulfill one of Malvern's semester credits as an English elective.
  • SAT Prep - Math

    Dates: June 17 to July 3
    • June 17-28: 8:15 - 10:45 a.m. (MTWT), 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. (Fri.)
    • July 1-3: 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.
    Cost: $800
    Credit: None

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    An intensive review of all arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric skills covered on the SAT Reasoning format and questions, as well as strategic skills that are necessary for the student to attain his maximum score. Students will take many sample tests.
  • SAT Prep - Verbal

    Dates: June 17 to July 3
    • June 17-28: 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (MTWT), 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (Fri.)
    • July 1-3: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    Cost: $800
    Credit: None

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    An intensive course that focuses on all types of questions in the new SAT Reasoning format, including the non-optional Essay. Students will take many sample tests and write and review several essays.
  • Senior Theology: Catholic Gentleman in the 21st Century

    Dates: June 17-28
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $800
    Credit: 1/2 credit

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    This course will introduce students to the life and thought of St. Augustine through the reading of the classic work of literature, Confessions. Written in the 4th century AD, Augustine's autobiography tells the conversion story from his youth until becoming a bishop. This course hopes to help students use the Confessions as a vehicle to reflect on and understand their own lives in relation to God and others.

    In addition to our exploration of St. Augustine's life and thought, this course will explore the connection between faith and reason, and ask questions such as, "Are faith and reason compatible?" Do Christians need to 'check their brains at the door' if they want to believe in the tenets of the faith? The course will delve into Christian apologetics and ask profound questions deep in the hearts of every human being, such as: How do we know if God actually exists? How can religion be reconciled with science? If there are so many religions that make contradictory claims, doesn't it just make sense that none of them would be true?

    This course will force students to question their underlying presumptions of faith or agnosticism. Why would anyone be Christian? Why do we need the Church, which is full of sinful human beings? Why can't we just have our own connection with God? These questions and many more will be investigated during this course, and students will have the opportunity to debate and pursue topics that interest them.
  • Spanish I

    Dates: June 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8-12
    • Mon./Tue./Wed./Thurs.: 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Fridays: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • July 1-3: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $1,600
    Credit: 1

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    Spanish I is a student's introduction to the Spanish language and culture. This course aims to develop the four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in order to achieve a basic level of proficiency.
  • Spanish II

    Dates: June 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8-12
    • Mon./Tue./Wed./Thurs.: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Fridays: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    • July 1-3: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Cost: $1,600
    Credit: 1

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    Students will continue to develop verb conjugations, vocabulary, listening, speaking, and understanding of the language. Furthermore, students will continue to study the Spanish culture, make presentations in the targeted language, and practice writing skills by producing small summaries of readings.
  • Spanish III

    Dates: June 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8-12
    • Mon./Tue./Wed./Thurs.: 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Fridays: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • July 1-3: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $1,600
    Credit: 1

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    Students continue to develop their communicative competence by interacting orally and in writing with other Spanish speakers. Furthermore, students will understand oral and written messages in Spanish, and they will make oral and written presentations in a variety of topics in the targeted language.
  • Spanish IV

    Dates: June 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8-12
    • Mon./Tue./Wed./Thurs.: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Fridays: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    • July 1-3: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Cost: $1,600
    Credit: 1

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    Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will be further developed through readings that discuss the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. The use of technology will be used to further develop these skills. Spanish is the primary language spoken in the class. A review of all major tenses and grammar points will be covered to prepare those students who are considering an AP course or higher level college courses.

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General Information

Class sizes are limited, so enroll early to guarantee your spot. All classes meet Monday through Friday, but times will vary. Please review the course description to ensure you are aware of the dates/times for class meetings. Textbooks are an additional expense. Information regarding textbooks will be provided as we get closer to June.

Transcripts are available and can be mailed to your school upon request.

The Dress Code is casual but neat. Dress shorts are permitted, shirts must have a collar. T-shirts, tank tops, etc. are not permitted.

A course may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. A decision will be made by June 1 if a course will be canceled.

Fees
Course fees (excluding textbooks) are listed in the course description. The full amount must be paid at registration. Registration forms can be accessed by clicking on the course name and then clicking "Register Today".

Absences
Absences for all Summer Studies courses must be reported to Chrissy Leonard at 484-595-1156 by 7:30 a.m.

Fourth of July
There will be NO CLASSES on July 4 or 5.

Honors Course Policy
Honor students need a B average or higher to continue in the Honors sequence. A student in Academic level courses may move into one of the Honors sequences if he has an average A in his present course, teacher recommendations, and the permission of the Academy Leader.
Malvern Preparatory School is an Augustinian School, Catholic and Independent for boys in grades 6 through 12, located in the Greater Philadelphia suburb of Malvern, Pa. We are committed to the Augustinian values of VeritasUnitas, and Caritas, meaning Truth, Unity, and Love.