Summer Programs

Our summer programs include a number of academic and enrichment experiences for our incoming sixth graders, our rising seventh and eighth graders, and our graduates.

The following are brief descriptions for each program.

Sixth-Grade Summer Semester and Orientation – Our incoming sixth-grade students are required to attend our two-week summer semester from late July to early August. For each day during this ten-day experience, new students are responsible for four hours of academic classes (reading and writing, mathematics, and an elective) in preparation for the start of the full academic program in September.

Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Summer Semester – New and returning seventh- and eighth-grade students are required each year to attend a five-week semester for academic enrichment throughout the summer interim. The weekly schedule for the summer semester includes academic classes in language arts, mathematics, and an elective and off-site field trips—to Coronado Beach, Balboa Park museums, high schools, and colleges.

Summer Partnerships – As a supplement to our five-week semester, and with generous scholarship aid from the YMCA of San Diego County, all of our returning seventh and eighth graders attend Camp Marston, one of the Y’s weeklong summer resident camps.

Additionally, with generous scholarship aid through the Weickart Scholarship Fund at Francis Parker School, Nativity students accepted to the FPS summer program have the opportunity to spend three weeks on the Parker campus attending classes for academic enrichment.

With the generous support of Saint Augustine High School, our students also have the opportunity to attend a variety of summer sports camps on the Saints campus.

Graduate Summer Workshops – This past summer, in partnership with student tutors and a faculty member from the upper school at The Bishop’s School, we initiated as part of Graduate Support Program a weeklong series of writing and math-prep workshops for our rising ninth and tenth graders. We also initiated this past summer a series of workshops on college preparedness for our rising juniors and seniors in high school. See our Graduate Support Program page for a more detailed description of summer programs for graduates.

For more information on our summer programs, please contact Mr. Elijah Bonde, Director of Summer Programs, at 619-544-9455, x 234, or by e-mail at