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We offer two complementary educational paths: the International Baccalaureate Continuum of Programmes and the English National Curriculum. Learn more about the option that may be appropriate for your child below.

Ages 2-5

Ages 5-11

Ages 11-14

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Session Dates

SESSION 1: JUNE 17-21, 2024

School of the Art Institute of Chicago [ SAIC ] Early College Program Summer Institute 2024

• Earn college credits that may be transferred to other colleges. Students must be at least 15 years old and not older than 18 years of age, and have completed grade 10 of their secondary school to enroll for credit.
• Successful completion of the program waives the portfolio requirement for admission to SAIC’s undergraduate program.
• Create portfolio-ready work to enhance their admissions portfolios.
• Receive one-on-one portfolio feedback/advice from your instructors about constructing a portfolio that best represents you. 
• Fee waived for SAIC’s application via the Common Application.
• Priority consideration for merit scholarship.

Course Option 1: Drawing / Painting / Comics / Graphic Novels - Bring your creative interests to learn traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting techniques in this exciting class. You will work one-on-one with your faculty as you push your skills to the next level. You may choose
to work in a variety of media- wet and dry media, ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, observational drawing, story-boarding, or a combination of different materials. The course will include demonstrations geared to your passions, visiting artist presentations, as well as time for self-directed work and
comprehensive faculty advising. You’ll engage in discussions and critiques with your peers, create portfolio-quality work, and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs.

Course Option 2: Designed Objects - In this course you will learn about contemporary design with a focus in Designed Objects. Through collaborative work and one-on-one mentoring, you will develop design ideas, research, draft and develop individualized projects and proposals. You will learn about contemporary designers and build design skills from drawing, researching, and ideation. The course
will include demonstrations geared to your passions, as well as time for self-directed work and comprehensive faculty advising. You’ll engage in discussions and critiques with your peers, create portfolio-quality work, and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs.

Click HERE to view the online brochure.

SESSION 2: JUNE 24-28, 2024

Continued from Session 1 

SESSION 3: JULY 1-5, 2024
SESSION 4: JULY 8-12, 2024
SESSION 5: JULY 15-19, 2024

Reflective Essay Writing Skills with Ms.AhYoung Chi - Looking ahead to writing personal statements for summer programs, internships, scholarships, and college applications, this class will help students approach writing through reflection to develop their personal narratives. This class is for a limited number of rising Grade 11 students. This class will run from 9:00am-1:00pm. After lunch, students may balance out their day in the weight room or continue their studies in the HS Library.

SESSION 6: JULY 22-26, 2024