2021 Summer School

Incoming Freshman

Pre-Algebra, Language Arts, and Algebra 1-2

Saint Mary’s High School is committed to forming and preparing students to be successful in high school. Some students are required to take and successfully complete one or both of these courses in order to be enrolled at Saint Mary’s. Others take these courses in order to be better prepared and become more familiar with Saint Mary’s before their freshman year begins. Students must earn a C+ or above and demonstrate openness to formation in virtue to successfully complete these courses. Students are required to wear a Saint Mary’s uniform. More information will be provided after registration.

2021 Summer Schedule


Saint Mary’s offers classes for those required to attend summer school for admittance into Saint Mary’s. Other students may take these courses for additional preparation. All classes will be offered in-person only.

Tuition is $170 per course.

Pre-Algebra only: June 7 – July 2 , from 7:30 – 9:45 or 10:15 – 12:30

Languages Arts only: June 7 – July 2 , from 7:30 – 9:45 or 10:15 – 12:30


Saint Mary’s offers an Algebra 1-2 summer school course over two sessions for those wishing to advance in the math sequence or review material before beginning Geometry. Each session grants 0.5 credits. Two sessions will grant 1 full credit. To advance to Geometry Honors, students must take both sessions.

Tuition is $170 per session.


Session 1: June 1 – June 16, from 7:30 – 12:30

Session 2: June 17 – July 2, from 7:30 – 12:30


▪ All students are required to wear a Saint Mary’s uniform for summer school. The same attendance and disciplinary policies also apply.

*The cafeteria is open from 9:45-10:15 am during the break.

The tuition fee is $170 for each class. Tuition is due by Friday, May 7th.  Please use the registration buttons below to sign up.

For summer school guidance questions please call: 602.251.2555

For payment questions please call: 602.251.2507

Pre-Alg & LA — $340

LA only — $170

Pre-Alg only — $170

Alg 1-2 — $340

Course Descriptions

Pre-Algebra – This course is required for some incoming freshmen and is optional for others. This is a four- week course and meets daily. Students begin to address mathematical concepts by using numerical analysis. They master the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and percents. They move toward symbolic language and begin to understand mathematics as more than just rote memorization of algorithms.

Grade Level: Incoming Freshmen

Language Arts – This course is required for some incoming freshmen and is optional for others. This is a four- week course and meets daily and serves as an introduction to Humanities classes at Saint Mary’s. Students are immersed in the culture of the liberal arts and classical education by reading classic texts closely and then learning how to think about those texts constructively through Socratic discussion and short writing assignments. The course also focuses on basic elements of grammar and etymology aimed to help students learn to read more effectively. Everything in the curriculum at Saint Mary’s depends upon a student’s willingness and ability to read closely and develop habits of thoughtfulness. This course gives students practical guidelines to meet that mission and succeed at Saint Mary’s in the Fall.

Grade Level: Incoming Freshmen

ALGEBRA 1-2 – This course is available to incoming freshman who want to advance to Geometry next school year, and for any student who is deficient in Algebra 1-2. This is a five-week course. Both sessions of this course are required for students who want to advance to Geometry. The course introduces students to the basic structure of Algebra, including reinforcement of all Pre-Algebra skills as well as topics such as algebraic properties and terminology, variables, order of operations, solving linear equations, coordinate graphing, word problems, systems of equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, and rational equations.

Grade Level: Incoming or Current Freshmen


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