Click the photo to view the award-winning short film Toastbusters made last summer in Summer @Austin's Filmmakers program.

Summer @Austin

Envision your summer adventure: Is it learning how to make your own short films? Playing sports? 

Our summer programs include everything from the studious to the fun. Every week, beginning June 19 and running through August 11, students in Grades 3 through 12 have the opportunity to try something new. 

Below are the full details of our many summer offerings. Costs are inclusive of all materials.

Once you've selected a program (or programs):

  1. Click the Register Now button. Start your registration by telling us the name of your child, or children.
  2. Select the program(s) you want for each child. Please be sure to click the dot next to the program and the session.
  3. After selecting programs for each child and agreeing to the program waivers, we will collect your information, emergency contact information and basic information on your child (including allergies) so we may better serve you. 

Questions may be directed to Mrs. Jocelyn O'Sullivan at 781.944.4900 x777 or josullivan@austinprep.org.

Austin Prep Softball Program - Skills & Drills

  • June 26-29
  • 9:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Grades 6-10
  • $250, includes program T-shirt

Participants will learn softball skills to improve coordination, strength, and self-awareness. The program will emphasize fundamental development and offer individualized attention from instructors. Athletes will need to bring their own gloves, sunscreen, water, and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Pitching instruction will be provided by Michele Brewer, high school varsity coach and former college pitcher.  

John Smith Soccer School

  • Sessions offered:
    • July 10-14
    • July 17-21
    • July 24-28
    • July 31-August 4
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Grades 3-12
  • $450/week, includes lunch

John Smith Soccer School of Milford, MA will be hosting four, week-long summer clinics for boys and girls at Austin Prep.

John Smith has been running youth clinics in Massachusetts for more than 40 years. A kicker in the National Football League, Smith was the New England Patriots Rookie of the Year in 1974, led the NFL in scoring in 1979 and 1980, and was an NFL All-Pro Player in 1980. He retired from football in 1983 and founded a soccer school.

The clinics are being organized by John Smith Soccer School. Please register on the John Smith website by clicking here. Be sure to choose Austin Prep as the location.

Sports Zone 101

  • Sessions offered:
    • July 10-14
    • July 17-21
    • July 31-August 4
    • August 14-18
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 4-14

Sports Zone 101 is a children’s activity and education program designed to teach the value of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle through sports. It promotes and encourages sportsmanship, coachability, and integrity. The goal is to create champions on and off the field.

This summer, the organization will host its Reading at Austin Prep. The group will be on location for four weeks, running a number of different programs for children ages 4-14. For a full listing of programs and to register, go to www.sportszone101.com/summer2017. Some programs include: Tennis Clinics, an introduction to Flag Rugby, an introduction to Track, the organization's traditional Tournament of Champions, and so much more. 

Filmmakers

  • Sessions offered:
    • July 17-21
    • July 31-August 4
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Grades 6-12 (due to the self-driven nature of the program, the experience is scaled to each student's age and skill level)
  • $650/week, includes lunch
  • Limit 16 students/week

Hollywood dreams begin here! A student-produced film during the 2016 summer program was selected as a “Best Of” by the Boston International Kids Film Festival, and featured at the “Best Of BIKFF Short Films & Fall 2016 Student Films.”

Our Filmmaking workshop is the perfect place for a student interested in starting his/her video production journey, or for an experienced cinematographer to refine and practice his/her skills with professional equipment and an experienced staff. Get behind a professional camera and learn from industry experts to write, produce, edit and publish your own short film. Develop real-world skills that are applicable in the classroom, college and workplace no matter your career interest.

Students engage hands-on throughout the entire production process. They begin with filming small skits and studio broadcasts to learn scriptwriting, storyboarding, lighting, cinematography, directing, graphic design, audio mixing, editing, color correcting and special effects. They then collaborate with other students to produce their own short films.

Students unlock their creativity and immerse themselves in exciting, self-driven projects. They work in front of and behind the camera and work hands-on with Austin Prep’s industry-standard production equipment, computers, and software. On the final day, families are welcome to join the students as we screen the videos produced during the week. Productions are also published on the APS Media YouTube channel and website.  Here is link to the Summer 2016 films: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKMlkh6ON2UjGZC9QVRgpLHt5Nd-CU2Sp

Study Skills for Success

  • July 17-21
  • 9:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Grades 8-12
  • $200

This course is aimed at improving note taking, listening/reading comprehension, research, and presentation skills. Students will learn to identify important points in classroom lectures along with note-taking strategies for increasing the quality of their notes for maximum recall. The students will practice presentation development (PowerPoint, etc.) and delivery. After the presentations, students will work on test-taking skills as they demonstrate their understanding of the various test formats. Additional class time will be spent working on organizational skills, understanding their learning styles, and setting attainable goals.

Hall of Fame Instructional Football Clinic

  • July 24-27
  • 5:00 -7:30 pm
  • Ages 8-18
  • $200 (plus $30 helmet rental if needed)

The Hall of Fame Football Clinic is hosted by Austin Prep Head Football Coach Bill Maradei, the winningest Catholic high school coach in Massachusetts history and a member of the state's High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. 

The clinic is designed to provide expert instruction and an opportunity for players to develop fundamental football skills, as well as perfect already developed skills. You will leave the clinic a better football player with a better understanding of the game.

The Hall of Fame Football Clinic is a noncontact clinic and is designed for ages 8-18.

For more information, and to register, click the button, download the form and mail it with payment to:

27 Minot St. Apt. E
Reading, MA 01867

HALL OF FAME FOOTBALL CLINIC

Instrumental Music Ensemble

  • July 24-28
  • 9:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Grades 6-8
  • $225

Students will receive individual or group instrumental music instruction with Austin Prep's Band Director, Joseph Leary. Please bring your own instrument or contact jleary@austinprep.org for more information regarding available resources.

College Success Bootcamp

  • August 7-9
  • Sessions offered:
    • 8:00-11:00 am
    • 12:00 noon-3:00 pm
  • Grades 11-12
  • $300/session (am or pm)

Austin Prep’s Director of College Counseling, Brian J. Ford will lead a boot camp session to prepare your student for the college application process (participants may choose a morning or afternoon session). Students will receive guidance in the areas of college selection, entrance interviews, and essay expectations and topics. In addition, the course will cover time management, getting involved on campus, and other insight for success in college. Mr. Ford and the Austin Prep boot camp staff offer seven years of experience in higher education admissions to this program.

101 Willow Street  •  Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944 - 4900  •  Fax: (781) 944 - 7530

Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic private school in Reading, MA for Middle School and High School students in grades 6-12. We seek to cultivate the hearts and minds of our young students and provide an environment in which our students can successfully learn, grow, and develop beyond the classroom.

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