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Welcome to Summer Programs 2018 at Community School of Naples!

Whether new to Community School or a lifer, students will love CSN Summer Programs’ fun, interesting, and constructive classes.  One may take innovative, interactive courses to pursue academic interests or to fine-tune one’s understanding of the material presented during the previous year.  Each course is limited to no more than twelve students, so everyone will have plenty of individualized time with expert instructors during each two-week session.  Whether mastering math strategies or composing strong college essays, Summer Programs students make outstanding use of their summer time. 

With a variety of academic courses offered this year, students can create day-long schedules that make the most of their time on campus.  Don’t miss out!


  • Session I- June 4 - Jun 15, 2018
  • Session II- June 18 - June 29, 2018
  • Session III- July 9 - July 20, 2018

Summer Programs Tuition

  Attendee Type 


  CSN-Student Attendee - Academic Programs   $400, $425* (per session)
  Non-CSN Student Attendee - Academic Programs   $475, $525* (per session)

*30-hour course

All students enrolled to attend CSN in the 2018-2019 academic year should enroll as "CSN Student Attendee - Academic Programs."

For more information please contact Dr. Amy Moviel at
239-597-7575 ext. 264 or

Apply for Summer Programs Teaching Positions 


Lower School Summer Programs

Music, Math, and Machines in Minecraft with Mr. Misha
Session I 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Participants will begin by studying how redstone repeaters can be set to delay signals between note blocks, and learn to use them to create 16th, 8th, quarter, half, and whole notes. Students will also study the treble clef to learn which notes are represented on each line of the staff. Using this knowledge, students will build music machines that recreate simple, common melodies of their choosing. Ambitious, focused, hard-working participants might even get to build ornate machines that play more advanced songs with chords, harmonies, and percussion. Mr. Misha will also emphasize being helpful, ethical digital citizens, as well as developing a healthy relationship with technology. The difficulty of the content in this program is best suited to fourth grade students and above. Parents of younger children can email Mr. Misha at to see if their child might also be a good fit. Space is limited to 9 participants.

Loving Math with Ms. Pellant - Rising Fourth and Fifth Graders
Session I 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

This session is perfect for students that would like additional math opportunities entering or leaving fourth grade! We will focus on place value, the four operations, and identifying key vocabulary words that aid in solving multiple step problems. We will develop skills, play games, and work together to learn to enjoy mathematics! Developing a strong foundation in math is critical for students to have a solid understanding!             


Introduction to Photography and Yearbook for Rising Fourth and Fifth Graders


Session I 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Students will learn the basics of photography and will get hands-on experience using the camera and the digital components of a yearbook. Students will help choose the theme for the 2018-2019 yearbook! Students who sign up may continue to practice their photography skills during the 2018 – 2019 school year as a part of the ‘Photography Yearbook Club’. 


Grades Six English and Study Skills Prep
Session II- 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This course is for students who have completed Grade Five Language Arts and desire to prepare for the rigors of Middle School writing courses. It is designed to advance all skills learned in language arts classes taken through the fifth grade: reading and interpreting fiction and nonfiction; writing expository, narrative, and persuasive essays; using print and online research; writing research papers and citing work with MLA formatting; reviewing grammar; and expanding vocabulary. Organizational and study skills will also be reinforced to help transform students of this fun, informative summer course into language arts superstars!

Creative Writing: Grades Six-Eight
Session I- 8:00 AM - 10 AM

This course helps students become more effective, versatile communicators by reading and writing poetry, fiction, and drama. It is designed to build on skills learned in language arts classes taken through the fifth grade: reading and interpreting literature; writing poetry, fiction, and drama; and revising and proofreading. The course will also cover different publishing opportunities and marketing one’s writing. The skills learned in this class will help students succeed in middle and high school and also give them a head start if they wish to pursue other writing opportunitieest Prep (Verbal)—ACT and SAT: Grades Nine through Twelve 

Sessions I & II- 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Test prep is…fun?!! Yes!  It IS fun to go into the test knowing what the test makers want and how you can use that knowledge to achieve your best score.  This course will help you prepare for the verbal sections of both the ACT and the SAT.  See the Mathematics section for this course’s complement:  SAT/ACT Math Prep.

Speech-Grades Six through Eight
Session I- 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This course is designed to teach students planning and presentation skills useful for any public speaking situation. Coursework will include voice and body language, presentation skills, planning and outlining, writing, and use of technology and presentation tools. Students will write and present informative and persuasive speeches and several impromptu speeches. The course will also include practice giving speeches in a variety of small and large venues. This fun, hands-on class will give students the confidence to succeed when speaking to any size group.

Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School: Grades Six through Eight
Sessions II- 12:00 PM  - 2:00 PM & Session III - 8:00 AM - 10 AM

If you want to start the 2018-19 school year on the right foot, you will need to know how to convey your thoughts clearly, and this class will help you do just that. Activity-based and collaborative, Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School unpacks the often confusing and frequently boring rules that govern “proper usage and empowers you to write effectively and efficiently. For students who attend this course, those writing assignments that may have once baffled will make more sense, and knowing how to construct effective sentences and paragraphs will lead to academic success. Who knows: You just might have some fun in the process. Who knew school could be this cool?

Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School: Grades Nine through Twelve
Sessions I, II, III- 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Students preparing for standardized tests, the Advanced Placement courses, and the college application process know as well as anyone that details matter. One who can produce a well-worded essay in a short period of time unlocks the doors barred to those of lesser ability, and seemingly insignificant details such as subject/verb agreement, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency may make the difference between acceptance to one’s college of choice or enrollment at a safety school. Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School fine-tunes students’ abilities and helps them produce college-level work in time-efficient ways. These two weeks of focused, productive work will pay dividends for years to come.


The College Essay: Rising Seniors


Session I- 8:00 AM - 10 AM; 10 :00 AM - 12:00 PM


Session II- 8:00 AM - 10 AM; 10 :00 AM - 12:00 PM


Every fall, seniors experience unimaginable pressure to complete college applications during a time that should be fun and memorable. Throw in high-level classes and extracurricular activities, and it’s no wonder that many students look back on their senior year as a time of frustration, worry, and disappointment. One way seniors can avoid this unhappy scenario is to complete their college applications’ personal statements during the summer. The College Essay provides a calm, productive environment in which students work one-on-one with Upper School English faculty and other seniors. By focusing on the Six Traits of Writing (ideas, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and organization), students produce polished essays that respond to both Common Application and school-specific writing prompts. Class sizes are capped at five, so rising seniors should sign up for their preferred time as soon as possible to secure a spot. 


Intensive Math: Strategies for Success Grades Seven and Eight
Session II:  8:00 AM– 10:00 AM

Designed to help struggling math students achieve proficiency in the essential, basic skills, Intensive Math:  Strategies for Success develops the algebra-readiness concepts that students need for a successful transition to high school.  To maximize achievement, students will develop an improved understanding of their own learning profiles and needs as learners and recognize how and why learning strategies can help them become more efficient, accurate, and independent learners.  

Linear Algebra for Everyone!
Session II 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Despite how it sounds, this is not a class to teach y=mx+b. Instead, this is an interactive, fast-paced, fun class built for any student who has taken prealgebra or higher level classes. Although this is a branch of math that is normally taught after multivariate calculus, this course is designed to introduce the beauty and applications of matrices with specially selected material from a standard linear algebra course. Students will learn about vectors and their geometry, matrix operations, inverses, transposes, and real-world applications of these operations. Have you ever felt that higher level math just doesn’t have any applications? Take this class to find out why computers exist, how to build higher dimensions, and how to model the world. This class will be taught by Cory Hixson, a member of the CSN Class of 2017 and a current undergraduate at MIT majoring in mathematics.

SAT/ACT Mathematics Prep Grades Nine through Twelve
Sessions I & II:  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn the skills and strategies needed to successfully navigate the mathematics sections of the ACT, SAT, and PSAT.  Mathematics skills and general test-taking strategies will be covered in this course.  A mathematics specialist will work with students on practice questions that include knowledge of algebra and geometry.  See the English/Language Arts section for this course’s complement:  SAT/ACT Verbal Prep.

Special Programs

Robotics Camp
June 18 - 22
June 25 - 29

Students are required to bring lunch and a snack.  

Max enrollment 8 students each class

$495 per child

During the one-week fun and intensive Robotics Camps, students explore fundamental engineering concepts and skills including mechanical design, construction, programming, and teamwork. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace both individually and in teams learning the basics of robotics. Students will also code using an easy-to-learn programming language to command the robot to move and react to its environment, accomplishing small challenges. Once basic mastery has been achieved, students will begin to build a competition-ready robot. At the end of the week, they will put their robots to the test at our mini VEX Robotics Tournament! The camp will be specially tailored to the age group enrolled. Beginners are welcome; expert students will be challenged! 

Entering Grades Level  
6th - 7th Intermediate VEX IQ Enroll
3rd - 5th Elementary VEX IQ Jr. Enroll



Summer Camp for Ages 3 to 5

Kick off your child’s summer at CSN! During our fun and interactive camp, children from ages 3-5 will have the opportunity to play and learn through our weekly themed activities. The children will continue to develop their literacy and math skills by participating in games, arts, crafts, and outdoor activities. These activities will help prepare your child for their upcoming school year. Our team of teachers are dedicated to making this summer both educational and fun. The camp is open to CSN and non-CSN students. Please note; children must be fully potty-trained, and parents will provide a lunch, snack, water bottle, and a change of clothes. 

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