Summer at McQuaid

McQuaid Jesuit offers a variety of programs during the summer months for academic acceleration and enrichment, as well as athletics, music, service opportunities, and more. We are pleased to offer in-person instruction and coaching for all of our programs for summer 2021, following current COVID-19 protocol regarding masking, sanitizing, and distancing.

Email the instructor/coach with any questions related to a specific course or camp. Email Mrs. Amy Sheffer with any questions regarding registration and payment.

FAQ/Refunds (PDF)

Academic Acceleration Courses

McQuaid offers academic acceleration courses for credit. Courses are designed to enhance students’ education in areas they wish to accelerate for the upcoming school year.

Dates: June 21 – August 6, 2021
Cost: 
$675
Instructor: Mr. Dan Brady
 

Students must have an 85% or higher average in pre-algebra, and a signed teacher invitation letter, as well as an approval letter signed by his or her current teacher as well as the summer algebra teacher, in order to qualify for the class. By completing this course, a student will accelerate one year in his or her mathematics sequence. While preference is given to students of McQuaid Jesuit and Our Lady of Mercy, all students are welcome to apply. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted.

Algebra Course Information and Syllabus (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

Please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer, coordinator, McQuaid Summer 2021, for any questions regarding registration. For questions specific to the course, please contact the instructor.

Dates: June 28 – August 5, 2021
Cost: $675
Instructor: Mr. Matthew Rybak

Students must have a 90% or higher average in algebra, the permission of their algebra teacher and the summer geometry teacher in order to take this class. By completing a summer mathematics class, a student will accelerate one year in his or her mathematics sequence. An eighth grader will then take Algebra II/Trigonometry Advanced as a freshman and could complete two AP Calculus courses by the end of senior year. A freshman will then take Algebra II/Trigonometry or Algebra II/Trigonometry as a sophomore and could complete AP Calculus AB by the end of senior year. While preference is given to students of McQuaid Jesuit and Our Lady of Mercy, all students are welcome to register. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted.

Geometry Course Information and Dates (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

Please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer, coordinator, McQuaid Summer 2021, for any questions regarding registration. For questions specific to the course, please contact the instructor.

Dates: June 21 – July 30, 2021
Cost: $675
Instructor: Mr. David Dye

Students must have a 90% or higher average in geometry (85% or higher in advanced geometry), the permission of their geometry teacher and the approval of the summer trigonometry teacher in order to qualify for the class. By completing this course, a sophomore will then take Precalculus or Precalculus Advanced as a junior and could complete AP Calculus AB by the end of senior year. A freshman will then take Precalculus or Precalculus Advanced as a sophomore and could complete two AP Calculus courses by the end of senior year. While preference is given to students of McQuaid Jesuit and Our Lady of Mercy, all students are welcome to register. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted.

Trigonometry Course Information and Dates (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

Please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer, coordinator, McQuaid Summer 2021, for any questions regarding registration. For questions specific to the course, please contact the instructor.

Athletic Camps

McQuaid Jesuit is pleased to be able to offer several athletic camps for our students this summer.  Current COVID-19 protocol will be followed, consistent with guidelines from health professionals and NYS.

Coach: Mr. Tony Fuller and staff
Dates:
August 16-19, 2021
Ages: 7 – 12 years
Cost: $175

McQuaid Jesuit’s Youth Baseball Camp focuses on teaching the fundamentals of baseball, along with sportsmanship and teamwork.

Youth Baseball Camp Informational Flyer (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this camp, please contact the coach.

Coach: Mr. Jack Leasure, ’04 and staff

For more information as well as to register, visit www.jackleasurebasketball.com.

Coach: Mr. Dan Bates and members of McQuaid Jesuit football staff
Dates:
August 2-4, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: For rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders planning to play Mod B or Freshman football
Cost: $75

Members of McQuaid Jesuit’s football staff will run a Modified B and Freshman football camp for student-athletes entering grades 7, 8 and 9.  This camp is for young men who attend McQuaid Jesuit.

McQuaid Jesuit Modified B & Freshman Football Camp Informational Flyer (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this camp, please contact the coach.

Coach: Mr. Joe Dugan, ’08 and staff
Dates:
 TBD
Ages: TBD
Cost: TBD

Registration is not yet open.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this camp, please contact the coach.

Coach: Mr. Terry Corcoran and staff
Dates: June 28 – July 1, 2021
Ages: TBD
Cost: TBD

Registration is not yet open.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this camp, please contact the coach.

Coach: Mr. Nino Pilato and staff
Dates:
Session I: August 9-12, 2021 from 9 a.m. – noon
Session II: August 16-19, 2021 from 9 a.m. – noon
Ages: Open to players in grades 3 through 12, depending on session
Cost: $150

2021 Soccer Camp Informational Flyer (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this camp, please contact the coach.

Coach: Mr. Bill Nealon
Dates:
Session I: July 5-9, 2021 from 9 a.m. – noon
Session II: July 12-16, 2021 from 9 a.m. – noon
Ages: Open to girls and boys in grades 6 through 12
Cost: $140

Tennis Camp Informational Flyer (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this camp, please contact the coach.

Coach: Dr. Christopher Parks, ’90, Mr. John O’Dell, ’98, and staff
Dates:
Session I: August 2-6 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Session II: August 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ages: Open to students in grades 5 through 12
Cost: $200 per session; discounts available for siblings or multiple sessions

2021 Volleyball Camp Informational Flyer (PDF)
Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this camp, please contact the coach.

Specialty Programs

McQuaid offers a variety of specialty programs that address the unique needs or interests of specific groups within our student body. From seniors applying to college and emerging musicians, to new Knights looking to get a head start on acclimating to McQuaid, and student drivers, we have a program for you!

Dates: July 26-30, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; meet in room 055
Cost: $175
Ages: For students entering 7th grade in Fall 2021
Instructor:
Mr. Matthew Rybak

This course is designed to provide students going into 7th grade math a review of mathematical concepts and topics found in 6th grade math. The focus will be on basic algebra as well as building a strong numerical fluency.

Max 25 students. Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this course, please contact the instructor.

Dates: July 19-23, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; meet in room 055
Cost: $175
Ages: For students entering 8th grade in Fall 2021
Instructor:
Mr. Matthew Rybak

This course is designed to provide students going into 8th grade math a review of mathematical concepts and topics found in 7th grade. The focus will be on algebra as well as some basic geometry.

Max 25 students. Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this course, please contact the instructor.

Dates: July 12-16, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; meet in room 055
Cost: $175
Ages: For students entering Algebra in Fall 2021
Instructor:
Mr. Matthew Rybak

This course is designed to provide students going into Algebra a review of mathematical concepts and topics found in 8th grade. The focus of this enrichment will be on linear algebra and functions.

Max 25 students. Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this course, please contact the instructor.

Instructors: Mr. Jeff Grifa and Mr. Dan Gorton ’90
Dates:
July 26-30, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; room TBA
Ages: Open to rising seniors from any school
Cost: $225

The best way to tell your story to a college admissions officer is through a well-written essay. The instructors will guide rising seniors in this focused college essay writing seminar, at the conclusion of which students will have a well-developed essay for their use on the Common Application. While preference is given to students of McQuaid Jesuit and Our Lady of Mercy, all students are welcome to sign up.

Max 15 students.  Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding this course, please contact either instructor.

Instructors: Ms. Danielle Franca & Mr. Kevin Karnisky
Dates:
June 20 – July 18, 2021 (lessons scheduled once per week)
Ages: Open to McQuaid students
Cost: $150-$300 for five weeks of lessons; price dependent on length of lesson

The McQuaid Jesuit music department staff will offer music lessons this summer on woodwinds, brass, piano, strings, basic guitar, and percussion.  The program will be five weeks, with one 30 minute lesson per week.  Lessons can be upgraded to 45 minutes or one hour; see the informational flyer for more details.

2021 Music Lessons Informational Flyer (PDF)
Please register online for lessons at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding lessons, please contact the instructor.

Instructor: Ms. Lisa Soprano
Dates: July 12-16, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room 025
Ages: Open to students entering 7th and 8th grade for Fall 2021
Cost: $175

The 7th and 8th grade reading and writing camp will focus on strengthening a student’s existing reading and writing skills, while also developing new strategies to improve comprehension and effective writing practices. Minimum of 15 students needed, maximum of 20.

Please register online at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding lessons, please contact the instructor.

Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Martinez
Dates:
Spanish 1: June 14-18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Room 128
Spanish 2: June 21-25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Room 128
Cost: $175

Spanish 1 Enrichment Course:
This course will be designed for students who may have struggled in level 1 Spanish due to the unique school year, and need a boost to enter level 2.  Students will work on vocabulary and verb skills through speaking and writing.

Spanish 2 Enrichment Course:
This course will be designed for students who may have struggled in level 2 Spanish due to the unique school year, and need a boost to enter level 3.  Students will work on vocabulary and verb skills through speaking and writing.

Please register online for either course at the bottom of this webpage.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amy Sheffer. For questions regarding lessons, please contact the instructor.

Registration