Upper School Summer Reading and Math Assignments Announced

Overview of Expectations (PDF)

Summer Reading

Each year, our Upper School faculty selects a theme for the Summer Reading project. This year's theme is Advocacy.

Students select a book to read (or listen to via audiobooks) and then complete an assignment of their choosing. The book must be at least 100 pages or the equivalent via an audiobook and fit in the theme chosen for the school year. The list of possible assignments contains both traditional and nontraditional choices.

Students can demonstrate what they have learned through writing, fine art, film, music, diagrams and a number of other mediums. The key is for each student to select an assignment that best reflects their unique learning style, and then demonstrate what they have learned.

The summer reading program reflects Lawrence School's belief in student-choice, higher-order thinking, differentiated instruction, and authentic assessment.

Here are the assignment options for the 2017 Summer Reading Project:


In an effort to help bridge the gap from June to August, the Upper School will be asking all students to complete a summer math assignment, due on the first day of school.

Students are asked to spend one hour per week building math skills. This should be a family/student driven assignment. While there are no stipulations as to what type of math program, website, or specific content should be covered, we highly recommend the use of the IXL website. Returning students have login information that will stay active through the summer months.

The Summer Math 2017 (PDF) form contains a parent signature sheet as well as links to other recommended math websites.

Please direct any questions to Mrs. Cheryl Cook at ccook@lawrenceschool.org

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