WESTON, MA – For the first time, The Rivers School will offer seven enrichment courses in the summer of 2013, adding six classes to its already popular two-week Writing Workshop. All courses will be taught by Rivers full-time faculty.

Rivers will offer two math courses, both of which will focus on enhancing problem- solving skills, from the most basic level of arithmetic to more challenging applications of algebra and geometry. Detective Fibonacci: Finding Patters in Everyday Life will focus on solving puzzles and is offered to Grades 5 through 7 from July 8-12, while Agent Pythagoras: Solving for the Missing X is offered to Grades 8 and 9 from July 15-19.

Students interested in robotics have two courses to choose from: Lego Engineering for Grades 3 through 5, which meets from July 22-26, and Lego Robotics, offered to Grades 6 through 8 from July 29-Aug. 2. Students who think they have what it takes to build a robot – and who are interested in fine-tuning it to navigate a series of real-world and virtual challenges – are encouraged to attend.

In addition, two summer art courses will be offered. Rivers Summer Sculpture Intensive runs from July 8-19 for Grades 9 through 12 and will allow students to explore the expressive potential of sculpting with wood, wire, and plaster. The emphasis is on process and product as students gain confidence in their skills and problem-solving abilities. The second course, The Potter’s Wheel, teaches students the skills required to create work on the potter’s wheel and runs from Aug. 5-16 for Grades 9 through 12. Students will familiarize themselves with the technical aspects of wedging, shaping, and trimming work, and they will explore their personal aesthetics, gain familiarity with contemporary artists, and explore three different firing techniques.

The Writing Workshop course will run from June 24-July 5 for Grades 5 through 9 and will cover everything from essays to poetry, with a strong emphasis on strengthening writing skills and exploring new techniques. The course also includes outdoor and cultural field trips.

For more information about the Writing Workshop, please contact Nina Righter at or call 339-686-2282. For more information about any other courses, please contact Rivers Day Camp Director Ed Schreider at or call 339-686-2293. You can also visit

About The Rivers School

The Rivers School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school with 480 students in grades 6 through 12. Through strong mentoring relationships, Rivers faculty members spearhead dynamic programs in and out of the classroom, help students pursue excellence and build leadership skills, and work together to create a high-quality experience for students. Rivers offers a 6:1 student/teacher ratio with an average class size of 12 students, 38 honors and Advanced Placement courses, exceptional college counseling, an intensive study program for talented student musicians at The Rivers School Conservatory, award-winning music, co-curricular, and studio arts programs, championship-caliber athletics as a member of the ISL, myriad clubs and activities, including robotics, Model UN, and debate team, and financial aid to 26 percent of students. For more information, please visit