Among the featured single and multiple-week courses at Stratford School were Rocketry and Retro Science; Bound for Broadway; Music, Movement and More; Cool Caribbean Cooking; Digital Film Making; Editing and Photography; Coding and Digital Programming and Creative Writing and Journalism. A variety of other classes focused on sports, STEAM and arts and crafts, and a new grant-funded program provided support in reading and math.
Students launched rockets, presented a Broadway musical revue, gained culinary expertise, expressed their creative talents, conducted experiments, and stayed physically active. They also completed in an Olympics Day that featured a math component. Secondary level participants enjoyed a painting class modeled after popular Paint Night events but held in the morning. They also created projects using advanced technology and had opportunities to take numerous college application prep classes.
The middle and high school program was new this year, and overall enrollment across all grades increased significantly from past summers.
“It’s a very well supported program from the community,” Enrichment Director Dan Seid said. “Every room in Stratford is used and classes run the gamut, the students are having a great summer and enjoying the classes they are learning so much from.”
—Submitted by Garden City Public Schools