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Fall 2024 - Spring 2025
Tuesday Middle & High School 

Day School Classes

 

Red Maples, Middle School, Grades 6-8

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 to April 22, 2025, 9am to 2pm

Non-Refundable Tuition: $900 or 4 monthly payments of $225 per student, per semester

$50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee Per Student OR $90 Family Fee for 2 or more students

$100 Non-Refundable Supply Fee per student, per semester

$250 Non-Refundable Deposit Per Student, Per Semester Upon Registration (goes towards semester fees and tuition)

WRITING - Instructor: Ms. Dawn and Ms. Jen: Using the Brave Writer curricula “Growing

Brave Writers” and “Faltering Ownership (now Building Confidence)”, students will learn the art

of using their personal voice to write confidently while exploring both creative writing and

non-fiction writing techniques. We will be working on grammar skills and literature devices

through interactive instruction with our two educators, in-class writing prompts, and varying

homework assignments. Students may complete activities such as keeping a diary as an

historical figure, learning the art of writing poetry, and examining headlines for bias, all while

building a rich vocabulary and confidence in their written expression.

FINE ART - Instructor: Ms. Sarah: This middle school fine art course will focus on building

art skills and techniques. Students will learn about visual elements such as color and line, and

work on drawing from observation.  We will look to examples of artists for inspiration. There will

be sketchbook work for them to do at home to reinforce what they are learning during class. 

DIGITAL LITERACY - Instructor: Ms. Jen: The internet is an integral part of our lives and

will be for our kids, as well.  In this course, students will build the skills and dispositions they

need to become safe and savvy internet users.   

 

Topics may include: 

  • Finding balance in a digital world 

  • Evaluating reliable sources 

  • Understanding online searches 

  • Privacy and security online 

  • Being a sensible consumer 

  • Analyzing how words communicate bias 

  • Advertising on the internet 

  • De-escalating digital drama 

  • Finding credible news 

  • Spotting fake photos 

  • Composing emails and text messages 

THEATRE (Middle and High) - Instructor: Ms. Dawn: Join us for an in-depth exploration of the wonderful world of theatre! Our Fall Semester will focus on learning the technical aspects of theatre ranging from set design to costume design to lighting design. Students will learn the duties of a Stage Manager and Prop Master, and how integral the backstage crew is to running the show and helping those on stage. Students will also have the opportunity to do a Q&A with multiple Broadway wardrobe professionals about their time on Broadway and the various productions they worked on, and how costumes help convey the plot of the show and enrich the story being told. 

 

Our Spring Semester will focus on learning various acting techniques, how to breakdown a script and find the meaning behind the dialogue, how to make clear character choices, and find the arc of the character. We will start each class with a physical and vocal warm-up and students will learn how to use their voices and movements to enhance their characters and their performances. Students will have the opportunity to do a Q&A with a Broadway performer and a Film and Television performer about their time on Broadway and in front of the camera. The semester will culminate in a performance of a One Act Play for family and friends. Homework assignments for both semesters will be offered and are mandatory for those using this class for a Fine Art credit. 

There will be two 30 minute snack/lunch/recess breaks during the day. (PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE A NUT FREE FACILITY!)

 

Red Oaks, High School, Grades 9 and up

August 27, 2024 to April 22, 2025, 9am to 2pm

Non-Refundable Tuition: $1200 or 4 monthly payments of $300 per student, per semester

Plus a $50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee OR $90 Family Fee for 2 or more students 

$150 Non-Refundable Supply Fee per student, per semester

$150 Non-Refundable Lab Fee per student, per semester

$50 Non-Refundable Theatre Supply Fee per student, per semester

$250 Non-Refundable Deposit Per Student, Per Semester Upon Registration (goes towards semester fees and tuition)

**HOMEWORK IS REQUIRED IN ALL HIGH SCHOOL COURSES. ASSIGNMENTS AND CURRICULUM WILL BE PROVIDED BY INSPIRING MINDS DAY SCHOOL.**

FINE ART - Instructor: Ms. Sarah: This high school course combines art appreciation with

learning art skills and techniques.  Students will learn about visual elements such as color

and line, practice drawing from observation, and also be exposed to a variety of artists. We

will take a look at historical artists as well as contemporary, and I will also cover some

designers and illustrators.  The homework will help students dive deeper into their learning

through sketchbook practice and research projects about specific artists or art movements.

The homework assignments are mandatory if using this course for a Fine Art

credit.

 

WORLD MYTHOLOGY - Instructor: Ms. Dawn and Ms. Jen: A survey of worldwide

mythology across the ages.  Using interactive script-stories and mythology literature, we

will cover a sample of myths from cultures around the world.  Major topics include

identifying mythology, qualities of a hero, epic poems, storytelling patterns, and ancient

cultures and daily life. Students will read important myths such as “Gilgamesh” and “King

Arthur”, as well as lesser-known stories from Asia, Africa, Norse cultures, Russia, South

America, and more. Students will have homework to prepare for in-class discussions and

activities. The writing assignments are mandatory for those using this toward an

English credit.

 

BOOK CLUB - Instructor: Ms. Dawn: We will explore the world of literature using the Brave Writer recommended high school book lists, their Big Juicy Discussion Questions which help the students voice their opinions and perspectives about the works we are reading, and their Tea Time Poetry practice which will introduce students to the joy of poetry.  Students will be exposed to a variety of literary works which may include “The Hunger Games”, “The Lightning Thief”, “Brown Girl Dreaming”, “Romeo and Juliet (graphic novel)”, and “Hidden Figures”. Students must read the chapters at home so that in class we can dive into the meaning, character choices, plot movement, and everyday connections the literary works inspire. We will cover a diverse spectrum of authors, content, creativity, classics, and contemporary literature choices. There is mandatory homework of reading or listening to all literature selections.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE LAB AND PROBLEM SETS - Instructor: Ms. Jen: This course is an add-on to the high school Physical Science class.  Class time will be spent doing labs, writing lab reports, and working on problem sets related to the current topic in Physical Science.

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THEATRE (Middle and High) - Instructor: Ms. Dawn: Join us for an in-depth exploration of the wonderful world of theatre! Our Fall Semester will focus on learning the technical aspects of theatre ranging from set design to costume design to lighting design. Students will learn the duties of a Stage Manager and Prop Master, and how integral the backstage crew is to running the show and helping those on stage. Students will also have the opportunity to do a Q&A with multiple Broadway wardrobe professionals about their time on Broadway and the various productions they worked on, and how costumes help convey the plot of the show and enrich the story being told. 

 

Our Spring Semester will focus on learning various acting techniques, how to breakdown a script and find the meaning behind the dialogue, how to make clear character choices, and find the arc of the character. We will start each class with a physical and vocal warm-up and students will learn how to use their voices and movements to enhance their characters and their performances. Students will have the opportunity to do a Q&A with a Broadway performer and a Film and Television performer about their time on Broadway and in front of the camera. The semester will culminate in a performance of a One Act Play for family and friends. Homework assignments for both semesters will be offered and are mandatory for those using this class for a Fine Art credit. 

There will be a two 30 minute snack/lunch/recess periods during the day. (PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE A NUT FREE FACILITY!) 

Teen Students
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