What to bring:

  • Notebook paper
  • 3-ring binder
  • Tabbed dividers
  • Sticky notes
  • Pencils and pens
  • Highlighters
  • Snack
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask
  • Sunscreen 
Student smiling and working in a classroom, sitting at a desk

Study Skills

Two three-week sessions

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Rising 7th through rising 9th graders (Clarke)
Arrival/dismissal zone: Red  

July 12–July 30
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 

Rising 4th through rising 6th graders (Howe)
Arrival/dismissal zone: Red   

Executive functions are defined as the mental organizational processes by which a person can plan and sequence ideas or activities and then implement, monitor and revise these activities as needed. In school, executive functioning skills form the underlying basis for successful academic achievement. This Study Skills class is designed to equip students with executive functioning tools they need to become more confident learners. These tools will include:  

  • Discovering personal learning styles and how this can enhance study habits 

  • Organizing materials in a meaningful ways

  • Tips for managing time 

  • Memorization tricks 

  • Reading comprehension through effective note-taking 

Each day, we will work on skills designed to enable students to become efficient, self-motivated learners. Students will receive a Thinking Organized workbook containing chapters that focus on each of the topics listed above. We will also work on higher-level thinking skills, such as deduction and reasoning, through various fun activities and games.