Summer EDGE Academic Program

Filled with Salesian optimism, our program will offer in-person and hybrid online programming that will bring engaging for-credit and enrichment experiences to our students. The Summer EDGE Academic program began in 2017 with students’ personal academic goals and needs in mind. Its innovative and enthusiastic instructors will continue to fulfill that mission in our unique context. 

Salesianum Summer EDGE ensures our programming is available to all community members. If you have questions or concerns about registering your student, please get in touch with the EDGE leadership team at edge@salesianum.org

“Those who have made great progress will constantly press ahead, never for a moment thinking they have reached their goal.” – St. Francis de Sales 

Summer EDGE Academics Contact

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    Mr. Colbe Klein 

    Summer EDGE Academics Co-Coordinator, Social Studies Chair & Teacher
  • Photo of Mary Reilly

    Ms. Mary Reilly 

    Summer EDGE Academics Co-Coordinator & English Teacher

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  • Attendance

    Half and full-credit courses will run from 9:00 AM–12:30 PM. Courses have been carefully planned to meet curriculum requirements. Students are required to attend all classes. One day’s absence is the equivalent of missing a full week of classes during the traditional school year. Students who are absent or frequently tardy are liable to lose academic credit for the EDGE course and are subject to dismissal. No refund will be given for students who are removed from coursework due to absences or tardiness.

    Middle School, Freshman, and SAT Prep workshops will run from 9:00 AM–12:00 PM. While attendance will be taken each day, it is not required to maintain enrollment. 

    Parents of students enrolled in courses or workshops are kindly encouraged to report planned or unplanned absences to edge@salesianum.org.
  • Books and Materials

    Students will receive course-specific information about required books and materials after enrollment has been processed and courses confirmed.
  • Course Catalog

    Check out our complete EDGE Academic Catalog with detailed information and courses.
  • Enrollment

    All courses and some workshops have limited seats available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    The registration deadline for half- and full-credit courses is Friday, April 14. Registration for Middle School, Freshman, and SAT Prep workshops will continue throughout the summer. Students and parents will be contacted and refunded in the event a class is canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Grading

    Salesianum Summer EDGE courses will use the Salesianum grading scale, and grades will be included on students’ high school transcripts. Students must meet the course objectives determined by Salesianum School to receive course credit. Students who fail a summer course will not receive course credit or a tuition refund.
  • Phasing

    Due to the rigorous and immersive nature of the summer session, most Summer EDGE at Salesianum courses will follow an Accelerated and/or Honors curriculum. This does not preclude students enrolled in the College Prep curriculum from taking an Accelerated and/or Honors course; rather, students should review prerequisite information carefully and consult with current teachers, guidance counselors, and Gardner Center counselors to determine the best possible course of study given their interests and goals.
  • Refunds

    As budgeting commitments must be made prior to the opening of the summer session, all course and workshop withdrawals must be submitted in writing to edge@salesianum.org by April 17th. While 50% tuition deposit is nonrefundable, students who withdraw prior to April 17th will not be billed for the remaining balance of tuition.
  • Tuition

    • Half-Credit Courses $625
    • Full-Credit Courses $1,250
    • Middle School Workshops $300
    • Freshman Workshops $300
    • SAT Prep Workshop $500
  • VIRTUAL & ASYNCHRONOUS ACCOMMODATIONs

    Courses and workshops that are not designated "hybrid" or "virtual" in our online catalog are run entirely in person on Salesianum's campus. Decisions to offer certain courses and workshops without a virtual or hybrid option are made in consultation with course instructors in light of the complexity of content and accelerated pace, as well the significant impact of Zoom logistics on lesson planning and student experience both inside and outside the classroom. While we are occasionally able to permit short-term (one or two days) virtual attendance when extenuating circumstances arise, we are not able to accommodate requests for extended or full-time virtual or asynchronous instruction for in-person courses. 

    Requests for short-term (one or two days) virtual or asynchronous instruction must be submitted in writing to edge@salesianum.org and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

High School Courses Session 1: Half Credit

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  • Robotics

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June 19–June 30
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Zack Robie
    Cost: $625
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  • Technical Writing

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Session 1: June 19 - June 30
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Accelerated
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Joe O'Brien
    Cost: $625
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  • U.S. Senior Research: History of Philadelphia 1776-1787

    Grades: 12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1 and Session 2: June 19 - June 30 (On Campus) July 10 - July 21 (Independent Study/Virtual)
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Sean Tischler
    Prerequisites: This course is designed for rising juniors. This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Social Studies courses who have obtained teacher approval. 
    Cost: $625
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  • United States Government & Civics

    Grades: 11
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June 19 - June 30
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Kevin Walker
    Prerequisites: This course is designed for rising juniors. This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Social Studies courses who have obtained teacher approval. Due to the intensive nature of the summer session, the course will follow the Honors curriculum.
    Cost: $625
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High School Courses Session 2: Half Credit

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  • God, Christ, and Church

    Grades: 12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 10–July 21
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Bill Grebe
    Prerequisites: This course is designed for rising seniors. This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Religious Studies courses who have completed Morality & Social Justice.
    Cost: $625
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  • Life Skills and Leadership

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 10 - July 21
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Kevin Walker
    Cost: $625
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  • Robotics

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 10 - July 21
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Zack Robie
    Cost: $625
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High School Courses Session: Full Credit

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  • Geometry

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June  19–July 21 (Courses will break for the July 4th holiday from July 3–July 7)
    Credit: Full-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Ms. Shannon Murray
    Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Honors Algebra I with a grade of "B" or above.
    Cost: $1,250
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  • Morality and Social Justice: Session 1 Hybrid • Session 2 Virtual*

    Grades: 11
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June  19–July 21 (Courses will break for the
    July 4th holiday from July 3–July 7)
    Credit: Full-Credit
    Phase: Accelerated
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Michael Finocchiaro
    Prerequisites: This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Religious Studies courses who have completed Sacred Scripture and obtained teacher approval.
    Cost: $1,250
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  • Pre-Calculus

    Grades: 9–12 
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June  19–July 21 (Courses will break for the July 4th holiday from July 3–July 7)
    Credit: Full-Credit
    Phase: Accelerated
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Dan Kegelman
    Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Accelerated Algebra II with a grade of "B" or above.
    Cost: $1,250
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  • Spanish III

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June  19–July 21 (Courses will break for the
    July 4th holiday from July 3–July 7)
    Credit: Full-Credit
    Phase: Accelerated
    Anticipated Instructor: TBA
    Cost: $1,250
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High School Workshops

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  • Freshmen Workshop: Math & Problem-Solving Week 1

    Grades: 9
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 24–July 28
    Anticipated Instructor: TBA
    Cost: $300
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  • Freshman Workshop: Reading & Writing Week 1

    Grades: 9
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Session 1: July 24–July 28
    Anticipated Instructor: Mrs. Julianne Longo
    Cost: $300
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  • Freshmen Workshop: Transforming Into a Salesian Gentleman and Preparing to Enter High School Week 1

    Grades: 9
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Session 1: July 24–July 28
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Stephen Adams
    Cost: $300
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  • Freshmen Workshop: Math & Problem-Solving Week 2

    Grades: 9
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 31–August 4
    Anticipated Instructor: TBA
    Cost: $300
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  • Freshmen Workshop: Reading & Writing Week 2

    Grades: 9
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Session 1: July 31–August 4
    Anticipated Instructor: Mrs. Julianne Longo
    Cost: $300
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  • SAT Prep

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM-12:00 PM
    Dates: July 24–August 4
    Anticipated Instructors: Mr. Dan Kegelman-Math, Mr. Joe O'Brien-Reading, Writing & Language
    Cost: $300
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Middle School Workshops

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  • Classic Drawing

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-1 PM
    Dates: July 11–13
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Brian Magargal 
    Cost: $300
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  • Creative Writing

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 11–14
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Joe O'Brien
    Cost: $300
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  • Graffiti the Canvas

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-1 PM
    Dates: July 25–27
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Brian Magargal 
    Cost: $300
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  • Hydroponics: The Future of Food

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 17–21
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Sam White
    Cost: $300
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  • Makerspace: 3D Printing

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 10–14
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Charles Barilo
    Cost: $300
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  • Makerspace: Circuitry

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 24–28
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Charles Barilo
    Cost: $300
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  • Makerspace: Laser Cutting

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 17–21
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Charles Barilo
    Cost: $300
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  • Makerspace: TBA

    Grades: 7th & 8th Graders
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 31–August 4
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Charles Barilo
    Cost: $300
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  • Modern Painting

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-1 PM
    Dates: July 18–20
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Brian Magargal
    Cost: $300
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  • Nailing the High School Entrance Exam: Session 1

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 10–14
    Anticipated Instructor: Mrs. Kristen Potts
    Cost: $300
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  • Nailing the High School Entrance Exam: Session 2

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 17-21
    Anticipated Instructor: Mrs. Kristen Potts
    Cost: $300
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  • Robotics Course

    Grades: 7–8
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM
    Session 2: July 10–July 21
    Credit: Half-Credit *Towards a Salesianum diploma if a student enrolls and attends Salesianum.
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Mr. Zack Robie
    Cost: $625
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