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2019 NDB High School Summer Programs Catalog

FRESHMAN ADVANTAGE (Signups Are Now Open!)

Incoming 9th Grade Only   

#1 Date: June 10 - June 28

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Open to Notre Dame girls only.

Cost: $495

This course is designed for incoming freshman to get a jumpstart in English, social science, math, science and study skills. Our teachers are fun, engaging and full of the knowledge you need to be successful once classes begin in the fall!




Incoming 9th Grade Only   

#2. Date: June 17 - June 21 (date changed from 6/10-6/14 please note)

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Open to Notre Dame girls only.

Cost: $325

The Summer Lab Skills course is designed to support those students who are accelerating into Biology or Honors Biology in their freshman year. The course provides opportunities to learn and practice lab skills incorporating design thinking, collaboration, and communication. Students are introduced to laboratory and technology tools that will be used during the year.



DRIVER'S EDUCATION (for students aged 15 and older)

Students Aged 15 and Older

#3. Week 1 Option: June 3 - June 7

#4. Week 2 Option: June 10 - June 14

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Open to high school girls and boys.

Cost: $425

This class fulfills the state requirement for student preparation for an instructional permit and/or provisional driver’s license. Students must be 15 years or older by the start of the class. Students will learn the highway system, basic maneuvers, informed decision-making, and the dangers of impaired driving due to chemical use.




Rising Seniors Only

#5. Week 1 Option: June 10 - June 14

#6. Week 2 Option: June 17 - June 21

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to Notre Dame girls only.

Cost: $425


The most stressful piece of the college admissions process is essay writing. In this summer intensive course, rising seniors (the class of 2020), will get an early start on these college essays. This is a five day workshop in which students have the opportunity to understand the do's and don't's of admissions essays while receiving assistance in identifying and articulating their personal and academic strengths. The process will involve self-reflection and brainstorming, centering on UC personal statements and Common Application main essays. Group work as well as instructor assistance in editing and feedback, will result in first drafts of multiple essays. Enrollment is limited to 25 per section.

Requirements: Must bring laptop each day. Must have their resumes completed on Naviance. No make-ups for unattended sessions.



#7. June 10 - June 28

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Open to high school and middle school girls and boys.

Cost: $395

This workshop will give you the edge on how to stand-out with social media. Learn what the proper etiquette for some of today's great apps are (i.e. YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram). Learn how to use the camera and apps on your smartphone to your advantage on how to build your brand.  This workshop will dive into the current and important issues surrounding social media, as well as jump-starting your photography, graphics and vlogging skills.

Requirements: Must bring laptop and smartphone each day.



#8. Date: June 10 - June 28

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Open to high school and middle school girls and boys.

Cost: $395

In today's digital world, coding is a fundamental skill alongside math and reading, but too few kids have the opportunity to learn to program because it is rarely taught in school. This course aims to create a fun and engaging platform, where students not only learn to program, but also to have opportunities to be creative using code.




#9. Date: June 10 - June 28

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Open to Notre Dame girls only.

Cost: $395

Get a head start on gaining the necessary learning strategies and study skills that are crucial for success at a college-prep school. Topics covered include: executive functioning, active listening, reading comprehension, note taking, test preparation, test taking, and public speaking.




#10. Date: June 10 - June 28

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Open to high school and middle school girls.

Cost: $395

Learn the basics of sewing in this three-week course at the end of which you will have a skirt, pajama pants, or both! The course will begin with how to use a sewing machine and pick out a pattern. Then you will learn how to take a pile of fabric and notions and turn them into a piece of clothing you can wear. Along the way, you will learn such things as how to take your measurements, adjust a pattern if necessary, finish seams, and sew on buttons. By the end of the class, you will have a foundation of sewing skills on which to build for future sewing projects.

NOTE: The class will take place at Ralph's Vacuum & Sewing Center in Redwood City at 1:30pm.  Students may meet at NDB at 1pm and be driven over in a school van. You meet at the store at 1:30pm. The class will run until 3:30 each day with those needing a ride back to NDB arriving at 4pm. 


#53. Date: June 17 - June 21

Time: 1pm-4pm

Open to high school and middle school girls and boys.

Cost: $295

Want to photograph like Instagram sensations Brandon Woelfel and Jessica Kobeissi? This week long summer camp will teach you some of the best tips and tricks using your phone or DSLR. We will recreate some of their best work while traveling to Filoli Gardens and Point Lobos for amazing locations. Whether you love landscape or portrait photography, this class is for you! You will learn how to find the best light, how to create stunning compositions and how to edit to bring out the best in your images. All you need is a camera!

NOTE: Day 2 students will travel to Filoli Gardens; Day 4 students will travel to Half Moon State Beach. Both trips will use NDB school van. Day 4 travel will extend the day 1 extra hour. 



Now that you have reviewed the courses, let's register for your selections (CLICK HERE).


Notre Dame High School Belmont Summer School Refund / Cancellation Policy


  • For each program or class, there is a $100 nonrefundable deposit that is included in the price of each program or class.
  • Cancellations made AFTER May 1 will receive a refund of 50% of the full price of the program or class less the $100 nonrefundable deposit.
  • Cancellations made ON OR AFTER June 10 WILL NOT receive a refund.

Contact Information:


Patsy Iannone

Summer School Assistant