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2023 Summer High School Program

41 SUMMER PHYSICAL EDUCATION (open for registration)
Open to NDB Girls Only - All Grade Levels
Dates: June 12 - July 14 (no class on June 19, July 3 & 4)
M-F Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Health/Physical Activity
Cost: $825
This course is designed to offer students the skills and knowledge needed to lead a healthy lifestyle. A variety of fitness activities and sports will be introduced, complemented by instruction in health education. This will fulfill NDB's 1-year requirement and also meet the requirements for the California State mandate for health education. Note: Only one day of Summer PE can be made up if missed. Please make sure you can attend all days!

42 FRESHMAN ADVANTAGE (open for registration)
Incoming 9th Grade NDB Girls Only
Dates: June 12 - June 30 (no class on June 19)
Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open to Notre Dame girls only.
Cost: $600
This course is designed for incoming freshmen to get a jumpstart in English, 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!

DRIVER'S EDUCATION (open for registration)
Students Aged 15 and Older
43 Dates/Times: June 12 - June 16; 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Open to high school girls and boys.
Cost: $525
This class fulfills the state requirement for student preparation for an instructional permit and/or provisional driver’s license. Students must be at least 15 years of age or completed freshman year of high school 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.

Open to Notre Dame rising seniors only
45 Dates/Times Option 1: June 12 - June 16; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
46 Dates/Times Option 2: June 12 - June 16; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Cost: $525
The most stressful piece of the college admissions process is essay writing. In this summer intensive course, rising seniors (the class of 2024), 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'ts 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. Requirements: Must bring a laptop each day. Must have their resumes completed on Naviance. No make-ups for unattended sessions. Enrollment is limited to 24 per section.
47 FOUNDATIONS FOR MATH SUCCESS (open for registration)
Open to high school girls and boys 
This course will be offered on campus. For those unable to attend in person, there is an online option. Please contact [email protected] for more information. 
Dates: June 20 - July 20 (Tuesdays and Thursdays only) (No class July 4) 
Times: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Cost: $825
Everyone can be good at math! NDB's Foundations for Math Success summer course uses Mathing curriculum to help rising 9th grade students solidify their understanding of middle school math concepts, close any remaining gaps, and grow confidence for success in Algebra I. Students enjoy this evidence-based approach to learning mathematics, which integrates powerful universal design for learning (UDL) and social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies into every lesson. Many students tell us that math finally begins to make sense after this summer course, and then the fun begins! We are teaching possibility - something that can change your high school career and open unlimited opportunities for the future. Brain science shows that everyone can be good at math!
48 MOCK TRIAL BASICS (open for registration)
Dates: July 5 - July 14 
Times: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open to Notre Dame girls only.
Cost: $200
Explore how a courtroom trial actually works in this two-week course. Try your hand at writing questions for witnesses, and learn about the rules of evidence (objection!). Great for anyone interested in developing their critical thinking and public speaking skills in a creative and fun way.
49 BIOLOGY / HONORS BIOLOGY PREP (open for registration)
Incoming 9th Grade and Transfers into 10th Grade
Dates: June 12 - June 16
Times: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open to Notre Dame girls only.
Cost: $425
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.
Summer School Refund / Cancellation Policy (HS Summer Program, School of Volleyball, Sport Camps):
  • 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 1 will not receive a refund.