Students from Massachusetts and 19 states across the U.S and from as far away as Gambia, Bolivia, Ireland, Canada, Israel, Egypt and Morocco met at Landmark for a summer of learning and fun. The positive experience enjoyed by the students was mirrored by the dedication and enthusiasm of the faculty and staff who had the pleasure of working with them throughout the summer.
At the high school campus, 58 students spent four weeks engaged in an academic program that included a daily one-to-one tutorial as well as classes in math, language arts, study skills and reading literature. After school, students chose sessions in Visual Arts, Audio/Visual Production and Digital Photography, Health and Fitness Training, Marine Science and Sea Kayaking.
The Elementary Middle School hosted 69 happy and, according to one teacher, “quite exuberant” boys and girls in grades 2-7. The five-week program of morning academic classes included a tutorial as well as Language Arts and the Structure of Language and Literature.
Two afternoon programs provided hands on learning opportunities. In the Sun, Sand and Speed program, Co2 cars evolved from blocks of wood according to each student’s individual design, culminating in a car race testing the aerodynamics of each car. The Explorations Program included snorkeling and coastal explorations, and the high and low elements Ropes Course that fostered confidence and teamwork.
A number of students who initially came for the Summer Program will return to Landmark as full time students in September, including one student from Israel whose father said that once his daughter had experienced Landmark, “there was clearly no place better for her this fall.”