Summer Programs

The New School of Northern Virginia

2019 Summer Programs

Offline Registration: Please contact us at 703-691-3040 or for a registration form.


Senior Year Preparation


Instructor:  Carolina McLean          Credit: 0.5 English          Dates: June 24th-July 12th (no class July 4th-5th)

Times: 8:30-12:00


The first semester of senior year is incredibly demanding, with students often struggling with the many challenges of college applications and essays, standardized tests, senior exhibitions, and school coursework. This three-week class is designed to help make the fall semester more manageable and to improve the overall quality of work produced. By focusing on the college application process and the senior exhibition over the summer, students are able to enter their senior year with many of their responsibilities completed, enabling them to focus on their classes and the senior exhibition.


This course will focus on:

* writing effective and compelling college application essays

* constructing a timeline for completing their senior exhibition benchmarks

* beginning the research and outline for their senior exhibition papers


Students interested in participating in this course are encouraged to begin the college selection process this spring so they know which college essays to work on over the summer. Cost: $950


(Designed for New School rising seniors)


General Program Information and Payment Policy


  • A $150 non-refundable deposit is required for each session block upon registration.
  • Only cash and checks are accepted. Make checks payable to The New School.
  • There is no school on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
  • The maximum class size is 14-15. Each course must have a minimum of 5 students to run the class.
  • There will be no pro-ration for days missed.
  • In the unlikely event that a session is cancelled, your deposit will be refunded.
  • After receiving your deposit, The New School will send confirmation and a balance due statement. The balance must be paid no later than three weeks prior to the start of the session.
  • A late fee of 1.5% per month (minimum of $25) will be applied to any balance that is unpaid 30 days after it is due.


For further information, call us at: 703-691-3040.


*The New School of Northern Virginia, Inc. (the “School”), admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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