Academics

Summer College Bridge Program

For rising high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen

Woodlynde School’s Summer College Bridge Program is designed to provide insight into the world of college academics for students who are interested and focused on post-secondary education. This program is designed for all learners, but specifically caters to students who are interested in expanding upon their time management, academic organization, and executive function skills in order to be thoroughly prepared for college. The program welcomes students both from Woodlynde School and neighboring public, private, and parochial high schools.

Summer College Bridge Program 2020 Dates: June 22 - July 17

By using a holistic academic approach to college readiness, the program seeks to help students:
  • Gain insight into the outline, requirements, and format of college classes
  • Build upon the foundational skills they have already received in their current college-prep environments
  • Prepare for the academic requirements and rigor they will face during the freshman year of college

Contact Us

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    Jason Hoffman 

    Director of College Guidance
    610-293-6614

Areas of Focus

The Summer College Bridge Program is divided into four key areas of focus that college freshman traditionally struggle with upon entering college. All courses are taught by Woodlynde School’s expert and caring teachers. 

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  • Oral Communications

    Designed to prepare students for success in public speaking situations they will encounter in college, this course teaches students every step of the speech-making process, including:
    • Research and planning
    • Organization
    • Creating visual aids
    • Lessening anxiety
  • College Mathematics

    This course helps students further develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in relationship to concepts from Algebra and Geometry. The course is designed to prepare students for the academic rigor of an introductory-level college mathematics course and will cover concepts of:
    • Functions
    • Graphing
    • Linear Equations
    • Polynomials
  • Written Communications

    Students gain confidence and proficiency in academic writing and an understanding of the rigor involved in college writing by learning to:
    • Improve analysis, support, and research skills
    • Augment the use of rhetoric and persuasive techniques
    • Understand and demonstrate revision and editing techniques
    • Utilize research-based arguments and examples
  • College Academic Preparation & Study Skills

    This course helps students understand specific study skills that will work for them in college, including:
    • Time management
    • Self-advocacy
    • Testing accommodations
    • Communication with professors
    • Anxiety management
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.