Summer Academy

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Join us for the St. David's Summer Academy! Full-credit, six-week courses are available to advance your math or science studies. Or, choose a one-week course and focus on skills for the upcoming school year and beyond.

The Summer Academy welcomes students from across the Triangle region to join our excellent teachers on campus in June and July. We are excited to offer two types of courses this summer, full-credit courses that allow students to advance their math or science studies, or one-week courses exploring and developing writing excellence.
Week-long courses will meet 9:00 a.m. to noon or from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will be no grades or homework, and teachers will offer a narrative assessment of students' performance at the end of the week. Students will earn one-half St. David's trimester credit for these courses.
Six-week courses, meeting 8:00 a.m. to noon, will bear the full credit (3 St. David's trimester credits) of a year-long course during the school year and will be graded.  There will be some limited homework in preparation for each day.
Details about the Summer Academy:
  • Open to the public: Students from all schools are welcome to attend St. David’s Summer Academy.
  • Registration: Registration will open in early March. 
  • Attendance: Students should plan to be present in person for all class sessions.
  • Dress: Students should dress comfortably and casually, while maintaining a spirit of modesty.
  • Class size: Enrollment is capped at 18 students per class, with a wait pool. Classes with insufficient enrollment may not run.
  • Safety: Classes will meet in person. In some cases, students may be able to join remotely through Microsoft® Teams. We will take precautions against the spread of COVID-19. All precautions will be communicated in advance of the beginning of the course, in accordance with guidance from government and other authorities.
  • Please contact our Academic Dean Justin Carreker with any questions.

Six-Week Courses

One-Week Courses

Meet the Faculty

Nate Antiel

Nate Antiel

Upper School English Teacher
Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy Gardner

Middle and Upper School Mathematics Teacher & 10th Grade Chair
Amy Garrett

Amy Garrett

Upper School Science Teacher & 9th Grade Chair
Gil Greggs

Gil Greggs

Director of Academic Symposia & Upper School History Teacher
Sara Talley

Sara Talley

Middle School Mathematics and Science Teacher


All Summer Academy courses require minimum enrollment. St. David’s reserves the right to cancel any course due to under-enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. When St. David's cancels a course, tuition will be refunded in full. In case of a cancellation, you will be notified no less than one week in advance for a week-long course, and four weeks in advance for a six-week course.


Registration will open in early March. After courses are full, registrants will be placed in a wait pool.


Previous Courses

The Habit of Writing
(rising 9th-12th grades)

How to Botch An Essay
(rising 9th-12th grades)

The Economics of Personal Finance
(rising 9th-12th grades)

Preparing for Algebra I
(rising 7th-10th grades)

(rising 8th-12th grades)

(rising 9th-12th grades)