Summer School vs. Summer Break

Chatham, VA- As summer quickly approaches, we know that many parents are thinking about the beach, BBQs, and family adventures, while students are thinking about sleeping in, all-nighters, and a break from their studies. However, now is the time to weigh the pros and cons of summer school vs. summer break. Studies have shown that students experience loss of motivation, chronic boredom, and suffer a measurable loss of emotional maturity while on summer break. 

Here at Hargrave, we have a remedy with our 4-week long summer school. Participants will take advantage of academic courses in the morning, followed by Leadership Challenges and High Adventures in the afternoon. We are offering athletic development in basketball, football, swimming, soccer, baseball, and fitness. We welcome all boys, domestic and international,  from grades seven through twelfth. Dr. Jim Tung, Academic Dean, commented, “Hargrave provides a unique learning and summer experience. We integrate academics, fitness, and character-building experiences for great young men that have been restricted by the COVID situation that impacted their classrooms, their sports and fitness skills, and have taken away opportunities to learn to be members and leaders within a community…whether it is just for the summer or a test drive for a further Hargrave experience, we’re excited to have the opportunity to work with our summer cadets.  We know to build leaders of character prepared for lifelong success, there are no shortcuts.  We will work towards that future one young man at a time”. 

It’s not too late to enroll your young man in our 2021 Summer School program; The application deadline is June 25. Visit our inquiry page to request more information.


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