Summers at Ivy


Download our summer registration form: Ivy Ed Summer RegistrationForm 2017.

Test Prep Courses

June 26th– 29th
9:00-12:00 in Fanwood or 1:00-4:00 in Bville
This camp is geared towards Middle Schoolers who are thinking about applying to private schools and who could use some help deciphering the questions, improving their vocabulary, and creating a plan for how to write the exam essay

For Sept. 9th ACT (7 weeks)
Sundays 4:00-7:30
July 16th, 23rd 30th, Aug 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Simulation Test:
Bville Sat. Aug 12th 9:00-1:00
Fanwood Sat. Aug 19th 9:00-1:00

For August 26th SAT  (7 weeks)
Thursdays 4:00-7:30
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Aug. 3rd, 10th, 17th
Simulation Test:
Saturday, July 29th (both offices)

Two-Week Intensive ACT Class:
Aug. 7th – 10th, Aug. 14th ,15th, 17th
9:30-1:00 Fanwood, 1:30-5:00 Bville
Sim: Aug. 16th 9-1 Both Offices
Calculator Workshop: Aug 9th
Bville 12:30-1:30, Fanwood 1:00-2:00

Two-Week Intensive SAT Classes:

Designed for the August 26th test date:
Bernardsville 9:30-1 Fanwood 1:30-5:00
July 31, Aug 1, 2, 3, Aug 7, 8, 10
Simulation on Aug 9th

Designed for the Oct 7th test date:
Bernardsville 9:30-1:00 Fanwood 1:30-5:00
Aug. 14, 15, 16, 17, 21,22, & 24th
Simulation date Aug 23rd

PSAT Seminars
For students who would like to feel comfortable with the format of the PSAT.
Mon. August 21, 9:30-12:30 in Fanwood
Wed. August 23, 6-9pm in Bernardsville
Mon. August 28, 1:30-4:30pm in Fanwood
Sat. Sept. 9, 1:30-4:30pm in Bernardsville
Sat. Sept 16, 1:00-4:00pm in Fanwood
Sat. Sept. 23, 1:30-4:30pm in Bernardsville

Preparing for College

College Essay Marathons and Application Marathons
These will be offered on a regular basis throughout the summer.  Please call our office to find out exact dates and times and reserve your spot to work with a college counselor on your college applications and essays.  No more than two or three students for each marathon.  Available most weekends and weekdays in both of our offices throughout the summer and fall.  Call to register.

Transition to College Workshop Offered by Nicole Oringer, Partner and College Counselor
Congratulations to our graduating seniors! We have been asked by some of our students/parents about transitioning to college. Back by popular demand, Nicole Oringer will be running transition to college workshops on:

  • Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm in the Bernardsville office
  • Thursday, May 4th at 6pm in the Bernardsville office
  • Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm in the Fanwood office

Space is limited to ten students for each 2-hour workshop and the cost is $75.

Summer Camps/Enrichment

How To Succeed in High School
July 10th-14th or Aug. 7th-11th
9:00-11:30 in Bville or 1:00-3:30 in Fanwood
Does your student enjoy learning but have difficulties staying organized? Are you concerned about managing the workload for high school?  If your child wants to get a step ahead and learn how to set goals, this course will help him or her.  We discuss active listening, note-taking, and critical thinking.  We cover how to apply these skills to a variety of subjects–from math to English–and how to stay organized using technology. This class is geared towards students who may already be in high school and struggle with executive functioning or rising high schoolers who want to get a leg up.  Students will complete self-assessment exercises about their learning styles, time management, and study habits to gauge how they learn best and where they may need to improve.

Art Camp (Middle & High School)
July 10th-13th 9:00-12:00 in Fanwood
This art camp will focus on your unique and artistic expression using a variety of different mediums. Work on 2-Dimensional spaces to 3-D pieces of artwork and learn to think outside the box!

Middle School Writing Camp
July 17th-20th  9:00-1:00 in Bville or 1:00-5:00 in Fanwood
Research and analytic papers are intimidating the first time a student has to write one – but there is a specific structure and process that makes writing much easier. Come learn the secrets to writing a great paper. Students will also explore opinion pieces, newspaper articles, autobiography, and creative writing.

Creative Writing Camp
July 24-July 27
9:00-12:00 Fanwood
Each day, the summer Creative Writing Camp will concentrate on a different form – Prose, Drama, Poetry and New Media. An overview of each form will be followed by explorations of examples by prominent writers. There will also be workshop time each day in which the students will work on free writes and offer and receive constructive peer critique. Prose: POV, Character, Plot, Description, Dialogue, Voice. Drama: Character, Plot, Dialogue, Stage, Directions. Poetry: Forms, Meter/Rhyme/Stanza, Figurative/Literal Language, Symbols, Smile/Metaphor, Poetic Devices. Digital: Blog, Podcast, YouTube.

Science Camp
July 31-August 3
9:00-12:00 in Fanwood
This is a summer course for middle school students introducing students to applications of chemistry. The class reestablishes the scientific method and has students work through problems using laboratory techniques introduced to them. The following labs will be done (not necessarily in this order):

  1. DNA extraction from strawberries
  2. Water retention of sodium polyacrylate
  3. Test water hardness via precipitation
  4. Density determination methods of various compounds