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Summer Academics

Sessions for Summer 2022

Session I:  June 6-17 // 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. // Monday-Friday
Session II: June 20-July 1 // 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. // Monday-Friday
Session III: July 5-15 // 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. // Monday-Friday

Click here to Register for Summer Academics Travel Programs

Registration for Traditional Summer Academics Courses Coming Soon!

Holy Innocents’ Summer Academics program continues developing in students a love of learning, even in the summer months! Our program is proud to offer both traditional and experiential learning opportunities for high school students.

Our traditional program offers a variety of credit forward two-week and four-week courses that provide students with greater academic flexibility during the school year by freeing up space in their schedule for additional electives or allowing them to take more advanced language and math courses than they would otherwise be able to. 

With our experiential learning courses, students spend five days in a traditional Summer Academics setting preparing for and debriefing after thought-provoking travel abroad experiences to exciting destinations across the globe. For our experiential learners, the world truly is their classroom!

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Traditional Courses

Holy Innocents’ is pleased to offer credit-forward courses to students who wish to advance their education over the summer and enhance their academic transcripts.

Biblical Studies

(4 weeks; 1 Religion Credit)

In this course, we will study the Bible, focusing on the Old Testament for two weeks and the New Testament for two weeks.

  • Eligible Students:  Rising 9th -10th grade students 
  • Credit: 1 Religion Credit received. Daily attendance is mandatory. 
  • Cost: $3,000 per student
    Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $50


World Religions

(4 weeks; 1 Religion Credit)

In this course, students will acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

  • Eligible Students:  Rising 10th -12th grade students who have taken Biblical Studies (or God and Humanity)
  • Credit: 1 Religion Credit received. Daily attendance is mandatory. 
  • Cost: $3,000 per student
    Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $50
Foreign Language Courses 

(4 weeks; 1 Foreign Language Credit)

Various levels of French, Spanish and Latin may be offered, depending on interest. 

  • Eligible Students:  Rising 9th -12th grade students 
  • Credit: 1 Foreign Language Credit received. Daily attendance is mandatory.  
  • Cost: $3,000 per student
    Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $50

Experiential Learning

We are thrilled to partner with Envoys, a national leader in educational travel programs for high school students, in offering you credit-forward study abroad options. 


Ethical Responses to the Nazi Regime, Central Europe

(Half elective-credit forward)
Faculty Lead: Rebecca Riviera
Dates: (On-campus) June 6-8 & June 17
(Travel) June 9-16
Travel/ land based costs: $4,380
Estimated Airfare: $1,400
Estimated Cost: $5,780
Enrollment Limit: 12 students


This course, which is offered as a senior religion elective without a study abroad component at Holy Innocents’, will take on three major lenses of inquiry: literary connections, memorialization, and national identity and immigration. Students main literary grounding will be Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts, and we will be discussing the reading and using it to inform our understanding of key sites we visit during the trip. Additionally, students will learn to question memorial and monuments through critical inquiry and build awareness of how, why, and what is memorialized (and what is not). On-campus, we will watch the documentary series Hitler’s Inner Evil Circle, and while abroad, we will question what identity Germans were working so hard to protect in the years leading up to World War II. Throughout the program, we will focus on the factors that contribute to national identity, like rituals, traditions, and shared history.


Biblical Studies: Greece

(1 religion credit forward)
Faculty Lead: Evan Bassett
Dates: (On-campus) June 6-17 & June 29-July 1
(Travel) June 20-27
Travel/ land based costs: $5,035
Estimated Airfare: $1,675
Estimated Cost: $6,710
Enrollment Limit: 10 students


A travel version of our traditional Biblical Studies course that pairs 2 weeks of on-campus instruction with travel to Greece to explore the New Testament through the life of Paul the Apostle. The course will be led by Evan Bassett, faculty in the Holy Innocents’ religion department and PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible at Emory University. Students will earn their core credit for Biblical Studies as they visit destinations like Corinth, Patmos, and Thessaloniki.

World Religions: Bali

(1 religion credit forward)
Faculty Lead: Adrienne Rowe
Dates: (On-campus) June 6-17 & July 1
(Travel) June 20-29
Travel/ land based costs: $4,885
Estimated Airfare: $1,525
Estimated Cost: $6,410
Enrollment Limit: 10 students 
(We have already reached enrollment capacity and are no longer accepting registration for this course)

For those who are desiring a truly unique summer experience, our travel version of the World Religions course involves 2 weeks of on campus work followed by 10 days in beautiful Bali. Students will be led by Adrienne Rowe, long time religion and history teacher and Dean of the Class of 2024, as they explore ritual, reverence, and religious practice on the island of Bali.

Understanding Dutch Life: Literature, History, Art – Amsterdam
(Half elective-credit forward)
Faculty Lead: George Bevington
Dates: (On-campus) June 13 & June 23-24
(Travel) June 14-22
Travel/ land based costs: $4,615
Estimated Airfare: $1,200
Estimated Cost: $5,815
Enrollment Limit: 15 students

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn an elective half-credit as you explore the history and culture of Amsterdam through literature with George Bevington. Books will come alive as you explore art, architecture, and urban life on the streets of Amsterdam.

Ethics and Engineering
STEM: Ethics and Our Shared Future - Boston

Faculty Lead: Amanda Sautter
Dates: (On-campus) June 13,15,17 & June 20-21
(Travel) June 20-26
Travel/ land based costs: $4,485
Estimated Airfare: $775
Estimated Cost: $5,260
Enrollment Limit: 10 students


In this program, we will explore the rich history and modern context of innovation in healthcare and technology within the greater Boston metropolitan area. We will learn about the past and explore the future of science and technology in one of the most innovative square miles on the planet: Kendall Square, Cambridge—home of MIT and some of the most inventive minds and influential technological advances in history. Students will have the opportunity to learn about gene editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9 and how they are rapidly advancing the potential of technology to change living organisms, including humans. We will also consider the ways that the benefits of economic development in the greater Boston area have been divided amongst the community members, focusing on how pressures in housing and transportation affect the life choices of a wide range of local citizens.  


Jennifer Evans, Ph.D.
Summer Academics Director
(404) 303-2150, ext. 272