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 July 16th and running through August 3rd, students in Grades 5 through 12 have the opportunity to try something new. 

Below are the full details of our many summer offerings. 

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.

Girls Lacrosse Clinic

  • July 16-20
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
  • Grades 4-8
  • $250, includes program T-shirt

Participants will develop confidence in fundamental lacrosse skills to improve coordination, strength, and speed. The program will emphasize teamwork, catching, passing, defense, and game scenarios.  Athletes will receive personalized instruction from coaches. Students from all area schools are welcome to attend. Participants will need to bring their own lacrosse stick, mouthguard, goggles, sunscreen, water, and appropriate clothing for weather conditions.

Lacrosse instruction will be provided by Austin Prep Girls Lacrosse Varsity Coach Amy McNeil.

Softball Pitching Clinic

  • July 23-26
  • 9:00 -11:00 am
  • Grades 6-10
  • $250, includes program T-shirt

Participants will learn pitching skills to improve coordination, strength, and self-awareness. The program will emphasize fundamental development and offer individualized attention from instructors. Students from all area schools are welcomed. Athletes will need to bring their own gloves, sunscreen, water, and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. If you have a parent or friend interested in catching, they are encouraged to attend as a guest of the clinic.

Pitching instruction will be provided by Austin Prep Softball Assistant Varsity  Coach Michele Brewer.

Through the Wall Running Clinic

  • July 30-August 3
  • 8:30 -11:00 am
  • Grades 5-12 (athletes will be broken into groups based on experience)
  • $125, includes program T-shirt

Through The Wall running clinic will prepare students for cross country season with a week-long training session. A great fall running season is built through summer training. Students from all area schools are welcome.Participants will meet each morning at the Austin Prep Stadium Track. Whether you are a returning runner looking to improve, or a first-time athlete trying out the sport, we can help you find success. Athletes will need to bring water, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing.

The clinic will be directed by Austin Prep Cross Country Head Coach, Bill Hart. Current and former NCAA runners will support the running experience.

Hall of Fame Instructional Football Clinic

  • July 23-26
  • 5:00 -7:30 pm
  • Ages 8-18
  • $225 (plus $40 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

John Smith Soccer School

  • Sessions offered:
    • July 16-20
    • July 23-27
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Grades 3-12
  • $205/week half day
  • $475/week full day

John Smith Soccer School of Milford, MA will be hosting two, 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.

Filmmaking Studio

  • Sessions offered:
  • July 30-August 3
  • 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 start here! Our Filmmaking Studio is the perfect place for a student starting her/his video production journey, or for a more experienced moviemaker to refine and practice skills with professional equipment and an experienced staff. Students learn from industry experts to write, produce, edit and publish their own short films, engaging hands-on throughout the entire production process. Projects include small skits, news reports, and music videos as filmmakers learn screenwriting, lighting, cinematography, directing, graphic design, audio mixing, editing, color correcting, and special effects. Students unlock their creativity and immerse themselves in exciting, self-driven projects. On the final day, families are welcome to join the students as we screen the videos produced during the week. 

Filmmaking and Directing

  • Sessions offered:
    • July 16-20
    • July 30-August 3
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Grades 9-12 (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
  • $1,000/two-weeks, includes lunch
  • Limit 16 students/week

Video production is a 21st century skill that is valuable for all students, regardless of career interest. With cameras on every phone and editing software cheaper than ever before, all career paths require individuals who can express themselves through video.

FILMMAKING 101: No experience necessary. Students will learn how to use industry-standard cameras and software to master elements of cinematography, lighting, and editing through a variety of short film projects.  On Friday, families are welcome to join us as we screen the films from the week.

FILM DIRECTING AND LEADERSHIP: Students will prove their mastery by teaching and directing students in our Filmmaking Studio program on how to use the equipment and how to compose effective films. On Friday, families are welcome to join us as we screen the films from the week.

FILMMAKING AND DIRECTING DOUBLE SESSION: The two-week course is targeted at providing students the fundamental filmmaking skills which will allow a student to craft an effective video, and then the directing skills needed to effectively lead and collaborate with others. It combines Filmmaking 101 and Film Directing and Leadership. Austin Prep students who complete the two-week course may forgo the prerequisite and directly enroll in the Advanced Filmmaking 2 course for the 2018-2019 academic year.  

Boys Lacrosse Clinic

  • August 6-9
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Grades 3-8
  • $200, includes pinnie

This clinic, for boys grades 3 - 8, covers lacrosse fundamentals through specific positional skills, and is geared to accommodate all levels of experience.  Participants will benefit from individualized instruction and drills, and will put their training to the test during on-field scrimmages.  You'll get it all in a fun and supportive atmosphere, where safe practices and respectful teamwork are a priority.

Participants will need to bring their own bag lunch, lacrosse stick, mouthguard, helmet, gloves/pads, sunscreen, water, and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. 

Lacrosse instruction will be provided by Austin Prep Boys Lacrosse Varsity Coach Peter Smyth.

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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