The Summer Buzz Office
Looking for summer engagement and enrichment outside of Latin?
The SBO is here to help you find a great summer opportunity for your child. Some programs are free, others are at a cost. Many at-cost programs offer financial aid. Please note that the programs listed here have either been shared with us by Latin community members or our students have participated in them. Inclusion in the summer opportunities database is not a Latin endorsement of the program.
Our online database of opportunities includes both free and at-cost programs. We update it regularly, so check back throughout the year.
Visit us at Latin events
We will be at Latin events – including Parent-Faculty meetings, Fall Festival, etc. – to share information and answer your questions.
Join us at A Summer Night's Fair
Come to the summer opportunities fair in January (date TBD), an evening event for students and their parents to learn about a range of programs.
Get individual assistance
Ms. Richardson brings her counseling expertise to bear in providing individualized assistance to you and your child with selecting and applying for programs.
Share your Summer Buzz!
Tell us about your summer experiences!
We want to hear from students and their parents about their summer experiences! Please send us information of your summer activities! Email Ms. Kerry Richardson with details, including the basics of the program, the experience of you/your student, and a photo. Questions? Email Summer Buzz Queen Bee Ms. Kerry Richardson.
Why summer reading?
At Washington Latin, we require that students read over the summer for several reasons. Required texts establish themes for the year and are frequently the focus of the ﬁrst unit of the year in each class. They serve as touchstones and jumping-oﬀ points for year-long conversations about the essential thematic questions that drive English courses at Latin. We require summer reading to prevent any loss of reading skills over the summer; summer reading ensures that students are engaged in some of the same activities they pursue during the school year. We believe children learn to read (and think) best when they want to read; we require summer reading to promote reading for pleasure and assist parents in motivating students to read. We are trying to teach students to love reading. We think if children love books, they will do well in life.
Why summer math packets?
This summer, in addition to your required summer reading, you are required to complete summer math packets. We want to ensure that you aren’t victims of the “summer slide” where you lose much of your math knowledge and then are behind next year. The packets are designed to help you review and reinforce concepts you already know and to prepare you for next year’s math class. The summer math packets are due on the first day of school and will be utilized in class and graded. In addition to the required packets, we encourage students to use online resources, such as Khan Academy, to review prior knowledge and/or learn new math skills.
Washington Latin offers a variety of free classes and workshops to all students who are interested in continuing and enriching their studies. This year’s sessions begin on June 24 and conclude on August 3, with some courses running for the full six weeks, and other elective courses lasting just three weeks.
Registration has closed. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Liz Foley, Director of Summer School.