EAGLE HILL SCHOOL'S SUMMER PROGRAM
The Summer Programs at Eagle Hill School are educational extensions of the philosophy and strategies for learning that are employed in our regular program. Learning is multi-sensory, students are grouped according to skills rather than grade level, and there is a specific focus on finding innovative methods to encourage learning.
Eagle hill school's Summer Academic Program
FROM 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
The Summer Academic Program at Eagle Hill School, Greenwich is an educational extension of the philosophy and strategies for learning that are employed in our regular program. Learning is multi-sensory, students are grouped according to skills rather than grade level, and there is a specific focus on finding innovative methods to encourage learning.
The program is designed for children experiencing academic difficulty. Open to boys and girls ages 5-14, the Summer Academic Program immerses children in a total language environment specifically tailored to meet his or her needs in a small class environment.
The heart of the Summer Academic Program is an intense schedule of academic instruction based on diagnosed needs. Each student will receive a language arts tutorial each day, as well as three additional classes in related subject areas.
The staff of the Summer Academic Program will consist primarily of members of the Eagle Hill School-Greenwich faculty.
Four academic classes, including a combination of the following, will be offered each day:
- Reading Tutorial
- Study Skills
There is a lunch break every day. Children will need to bring their own lunch. Water and juice are provided.
At the end of the program, students are provided with a certificate that outlines the specific learning strategies they will take with them throughout their future studies. Conferences and written reports provide parents with mode detailed information.
FOR OUR YOUNGEST STUDENTS
FOUNDATIONS OPTION: Ages 5+
The Foundations Option in the Summer Academic Program will be offered if there is sufficient interest from our prospective parents. This option is designed to help students entering kindergarten and first grade develop and solidify early learning skills they need to be successful in the classroom. Teachers are able to tailor instruction to the developmental levels and interests of the students in their class, increasing enthusiasm and a motivation to learn.
Multisensory, hands-on experiences help students gain an understanding of academic concepts and social responsibility.
Teachers provide individualized instruction to help students:
- Develop core academic skills including reading, math, writing, oral literature, and oral language.
- Foster social and emotional growth as well as character development.
- Develop an understanding of school behaviors and self-regulation.
- Strengthen communication skills using guided play
- Develop cooperation, planning, and problem solving skills.
EAGLE HILL SCHOOL'S SUMMER AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
FROM 1 TO 3:30 P.M.The Summer Afternoon Activities Program immerses young boys and girls in a fun and energetic midday program where group work, social skills, and fair play will be emphasized and reinforced. Students will be encouraged to take risks and actively participate in a variety of group activities while fostering positive relationships with both staff and peers.
The staff of the Summer Afternoon Activities Program will consist primarily of members of the Eagle Hill School faculty and staff.
There is a snack break every day, plus activities that include indoor and outdoor games, field trips, weekly beach outings, arts & crafts, cooking, Legos and other board games, imaginary play, computers, and music. Problem-solving and social skills will be interwoven into all activities.
SUMMER AFTERNOON SOCIAL LANGUAGE GROUP
OVERVIEW: The main objective of the Social Language Group is to provide students with explicit instruction in social and emotional language concepts, while facilitating their social thinking and associated social skills development. The program will be run by a dynamic team that has extensive experience running social pragmatic language groups at Eagle Hill School. Overarching goals for the groups will encompass the following concepts:
- Social Problem Solving
- Perspective Taking
- Self Regulation
- Executive Function Skills
- Conversation Skills
- Identification of Emotions (feelings)
GROUP STRUCTURE: While social problem solving and communication skills are emphasized throughout the day for our Summer Students, there are some students who benefit from more direct instruction to understand and utilize social language. Groups are designed to be small in size, creating individualized goals based on a student's specific needs. Discussion and social interaction activities are carefully structured so that students learn how to use pragmatic language successfully, and to recognize the skills and expectations necessary to be a positive member of a group, and to initiate and sustain peer relationships.
Students must be registered in the morning Academic Program to be eligible for this new offering to our summer programming. Please note if your child is registered in the Afternoon Activities Program, there will be an additional fee.
MEET OUR SUMMER STAFF
Deane Flood, Summer Academic Program Co-Director
Mr. Flood has been teaching at Eagle Hill for 18 years, and has worked in the Summer Program for 15 of those years. He holds a Masters of Professional Studies in Special Education and Elementary Education. He loves to teach, and is a self-proclaimed math and history geek. He loves collecting “artifacts” and antiques that he can use in his classroom and show to his students, so that they might also develop a love of history.
Outside of the classroom, Mr. Flood loves spending time with his family and friends, watching baseball, listening to music, and riding his motorcycle as much as he can!
Kaitlin Garris, Summer Academic Program Co-Director
Mrs. Garris has been working at Eagle Hill for the past six years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Master of Arts in Teaching for General Education with an Advanced Certificate in Special Education. At Eagle Hill, she teaches reading, writing, and math. She loves working at a school that provides individualized instruction that allows students to succeed as learners!
When she’s not teaching, Mrs. Garris enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Emma Lipman, Summer Academic Program Advisor
Ms. Lipman has been teaching for five years and has her Masters of Professional Studies in Elementary and Special Education. As a teacher, Ms. Lipman loves to share her passion of science and for protecting the Earth with her students. Ms. Lipman is looking forward to getting to know all of her new summer advisees.
If she's not in her classroom, Ms. Lipman is probably reading, playing with her dogs, and enjoying the outdoors.
Brian Dayton, Summer Afternoon Activities Program Director
Mr. Dayton has worked at Eagle Hill for 16 years. He holds a Masters in Education Leadership and a Masters in School Counseling. Prior to serving as Co-Director of the Admissions and Placement Office, he taught a wide range of middle school subjects, including math, science, and history.
When he's not at Eagle Hill, Mr. Dayton enjoys chasing after his two young children and playing golf with friends on the weekend!
Joe Baynes, Summer Afternoon Activities Assistant Director, Summer Academic Program Advisor
Mr. Baynes has been teaching at Eagle Hill for six years. He has his Bachelors in Special Education and Elementary Education, his Masters in Childhood Special Education, and is currently working towards a Masters in Educational Leadership.
In his free time, Mr. Baynes enjoys traveling, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.