2017 Registration

March 20th Update:

All Summer Academy classes are full and registration is closed.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, download the application and send to one of the following:


651-414-0928 (fax)
4707 Hwy 61 N #285 White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (mail)


No payment required to be placed on a waiting list.

Thank you for your interest in Summer Academy!

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(Current grade for 2016-2017).
Class # 0   Grades: 1

First Grade Project

In an effort to offer multiple choices to students completing first grade, multiple patterns and impressions strands are offered.

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Class # 1   Grades: 2- 3

Pay To The Order Of…

How many times have you been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” In our class you will have the opportunity to become an expert on a career that you choose.

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Class # 3   Grades: 2- 3

El Mercado

Imagine going to flea markets of the Spanish-speaking world. Imagine being surrounded by the art, clothing, music, dances, families, food, folktales, history, games and beautiful buildings of Hispanic culture.

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Class # 4   Grades: 2- 3

From Story to Stage

Bring your imagination and your favorite story or book, and From Story to Stage will guide you through the process of changing your selection into a script for a play.

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Class # 5   Grades: 2- 3

Written & Illustrated By You!

HELP WANTED! The Summer Academy Publishing Company is looking for authors and illustrators. Love books? Can you read, write and draw? Great – you’re hired!

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Class # 7   Grades: 2- 3

Inventions & Engineering

Did you know that some of the world’s finest inventions like bubble gum, Coca-Cola, Band-Aids and Post-it notes were invented by chance? We think the next great inventor might be joining this class!

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Class # 11   Grades: 2- 3

Bug Detective

In this class, we will make a bug hotel, and get a closer look at how bugs fly, crawl and squirm.

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Class # 12   Grades: 2- 3

Strategy Games of the World

In this exciting class, you will learn the history of some challenging games, the rules to play, and thinking strategies that will help develop your problem-solving abilities.

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Class # 13   Grades: 2- 3

International Detectives

Being an International Detective means having the opportunity to explore a variety of nations, while solving local riddles and mysteries.

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Class # 14   Grades: 2- 3

Ocean Adventures

Have a “whale” of a time fishing for exciting underwater facts and fun! Map the oceans, learn about waves, tides, and ocean critters through hands-on activities, experiments, computers, books, and videos. Go under the sea with your new friends to investigate various mammals, fish, invertebrates, and crustaceans! Do you like art projects? Each day we … Continue reading Ocean Adventures

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Class # 16   Grades: 2- 3


In this class we will re-use and re-purpose everyday objects that we often overlook and combine them with some new art materials in order to create amazing artwork.

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Class # 17   Grades: 2- 3


Bubbles are not just for washing dishes anymore! Take a moment to look around and you might find bubbles everywhere. Bubbles in glass, bubbles in water, bubbles in concrete, bubbles in medicine and much more!

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Class # 19   Grades: 2- 3

Sharks & Birds of Prey

Sharks and raptors: terrifying or awe-inspiring? Join us as we search the skies and seas to discover the truth behind birds of prey and sharks. Through books, videos, hands-on activities, and online research we will learn how these predators hunt, how their physical traits make them unique, their importance to the ecosystem, and threats they … Continue reading Sharks & Birds of Prey

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Class # 20   Grades: 2- 3- 4


Experience life in a Swahili market place as you speak Swahili to barter for the food we cook. Travel to a local African restaurant to taste the flavors of Africa.

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Class # 21   Grades: 2- 3- 4- 5


Come learn about Japanese culture and life with us. We’ll look at foods, clothing, ceremonies, and festivals. We’ll try our hands at origami and other oriental arts.

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Class # 22   Grades: 3- 4

Rock World

On our journey we will grow a rock, drop and roll a rock, study a rock, wear a rock, and yes, even love a rock! You will be astounded and impressed at the many things we will learn and notice about rocks.

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Class # 24   Grades: 3- 4

Adventures In Art

Are you interested in learning new ways to create Art? In Adventures in Art you will work with a variety of art media as you create different styles and types of art. Famous Artists related to each area will be studied as well. Your three-dimensional experience will include hand-building clay pottery plus creating Hanging Mobiles … Continue reading Adventures In Art

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Class # 25   Grades: 3- 4- 5

Go West Young Woman

Let’s step back over a hundred years ago as we visit Gibb’s Farm, Gammelgarden Musuem and Kelly Farm. We’ll learn how pioneers and Native Americans helped each other.

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Class # 26   Grades: 3- 4- 5

Cool Caves

Come to this class and understand what most people only see. Visit real caves. Create realistic caves. Challenge people’s knowledge of caves.

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Class # 28   Grades: 3- 4- 5

The Weight of It All

You will have a hands-on opportunity to learn and apply abstract concepts of stress, fulcrum, laws of gravity, and the strength of different geometric shapes.

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Class # 29   Grades: 3- 4- 5

American Girls Rule!

Are you a fan of the American Girl dolls and books? Then, come celebrate with us the changing world of an American girl growing up in St. Paul, MN, from 1880 – 1907.

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Class # 30   Grades: 3- 4- 5

Animals in Art

Join us this summer as we use photography, drawing, and 3-dimensional art to study the animal world.

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Class # 34   Grades: 3- 4- 5- 6

Design Studio

You will work in a group to come up with a logo for a fictitious sports team and, as the artist of your own business, you will be commissioned by a client in the Summer Academy to design a logo for their class.

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Class # 37   Grades: 4- 5- 6


Take a fantastic journey through your imagination in our improvisation acting class.

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Class # 38   Grades: 4- 5- 6

Lego Robotics Lab

What can build a car, diffuse a bomb, traverse the surface of Mars, climb sheer walls with ease, fly at high speed, and shoot lasers from its eyes? ROBOTS!

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Class # 41   Grades: 4- 5- 6

Castles, Kings & Other Things

This class will take you back to explore how battles were won or lost, how castles were built and learn the devastating facts about the Black Death.

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Class # 45   Grades: 4- 5- 6

Physics, Physics, Physics!

Does a 310 metric ton hovercraft “floating” on air completely baffle you? It sounds like you are more interested in physics than you thought!

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Class # 47   Grades: 5- 6

Architectural Design

Would you like to design your own dream house? Then construct a scale model of your design? In this course you will get to do both and much more.

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Class # 48   Grades: 5- 6

Chemistry: Fun with Matter

This class is not just for science geeks – it’s for anyone who wants to have fun and learn more about how the world works at the same time. Plus, you’ll get to wear some really stylish goggles!

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Class # 51   Grades: 5- 6- 7- 8

Video Games for Good!

In this class we will not only create video games, but also partner with local non-profit organizations.

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Class # 53   Grades: 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11

Clay Studio

Come, play in the mud with us! Clay mud, that is. For three great weeks we will discover the joys of working in clay.

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