All students receive four and one-half hours of instruction per weekday, including one hour of conversation or debate. In addition, they receive one to two hours of supervised homework each day. The teaching staff is made up of personnel trained to teach English as a foreign language. At the beginning of the course, students are tested and placed according to their previous knowledge of English. The TOEFL exam is available. A certificate of achievement is awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Students take part in daily after-school recreational activities under the guidance of counselors. Students have ready access to most facilities on campus. Weekend activities include guided tours of places of interest in nearby Washington, D.C. Social life on campus includes parties with American students as guests.
The Summer Scholars program presents a unique opportunity to meet with noted guest speakers, U.S. Congressional representatives and other renowned economic and political figures. Special programs in Debate and Model International Organization Simulations will be offered.
One of the school’s chief functions is building moral and spiritual values in the young people it is charged with educating. Although the program is non-sectarian, personal counseling of this kind is available to all students. Catholic students will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for Mass and group prayer.
Dormitories for boys and girls are located in separate buildings. Students are under careful supervision of adult counselors. Students receive three balanced meals a day. Laundry facilities are available for students’ use. A doctor and nurse are on call at all times. The school provides accident insurance.
The program is also open to day students. Their tuition includes weekday activities, in which all students are expected to participate. There is an additional fee for weekend activities.
Expenses for Summer 2014 Program
Please note that fees are subject to change each year.
|Boarding Students|| || ||Day Students|| |
|Tuition and books||$4,365|| ||Tuition, books and lunch||$4,365|
|Activity fee||$500|| ||Activity fee*||$500|
|Application fee||$250|| ||Application fee||$250|
|Room and board||$2,730|| || || |
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*Activities for day students are optional. Students should bring sufficient personal funds to cover incidental expenses. $55 to $70 a week should be adequate.
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Payment in full of fees must be made in dollars or equivalent currency by June 1, 2014.