At Lexington Prep School, we provide a transformative three-week experience for our students. Based at our beautiful campus in Lexington, MA, our program gives students access to intensive instruction by experienced teaching professionals, supervised, structured study time, and recreational activities with classmates from around the world. Program participants have hailed from all over the world: over 57 different countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, as well as throughout the U.S. Many of our students enter the prestigious universities of their choice, and they comment not only on how their time at LPS has enriched their lives, but also how LPS prepared them for college both academically and emotionally.
Our curriculum is a very unique, specially designed one that takes from eclectic sources. We pride ourselves in offering a program that goes beyond “teaching to the test.” Rather than simply lecturing to students, repeating practice drills or teaching “test-taking tricks,” we see the summer program as a unique and immersive learning opportunity for students: a chance to be coached by expert teachers, to engage in discussion-based learning with a diverse group of talented peers, and to develop their skills in writing in ways that may not be included during the academic year.
Our small class sizes ensure that teachers get to work closely with students, and the flexibility of our SAT curriculum allows teachers to tailor classes to students’ needs. Our program helps students develop the necessary skills to do well not only on the SAT, but also in their academic careers. After our course, students take a step further in not only comprehending difficult texts, but also in writing more clearly, cohesively, and coherently to demonstrate their critical thinking, reading, application, and analytical abilities.
The first week focuses on teaching students the foundational and essential knowledge needed to approach the SAT. Students will learn essential grammar, how to read closely and actively, and how to identify and approach rhetoric. The essay class will be used to augment students’ rhetorical analysis and writing skills.
Students, through class instruction and practice problems, will further develop their fundamental math skills during the first week of our session. The content will cover what the SAT refers to as the “heart of algebra, problem solving and data analysis, and passport to advanced mathematics.”
Week two focuses on shaping students’ critical minds. The verbal section is approached more holistically. Students will learn how to read passages closely, and look at question-s critically. Furthermore, along with practice questions, students will also workshop and work on the essay as a means of better understanding rhetoric and identifying mistakes on the writing section.
Based on the first week, students will further their intermediate math skills to work on their problem solving and data analysis. This section covers data analysis in graphical and tabular forms. Additionally, we will teach based on the SAT’s modeling in the STEM areas.
The last week is constructed from an aggregate understanding of the first two modules and focuses on test-taking strategies. The strategies will focus on how to minimize mistakes, why each question has a correct answer, and how to choose correct answer choices. By the third week, students will have a firmer grasp on how to read, write, and analyze rhetoric critically, and their grammar skills will have been refined. Week three provides the most practice, which places a greater responsibility on students. The essay class will focus on how to interpret and analyze more contemporary forms of argument and commentary.
The final week of math, much like the final week of verbal, focuses on refining the test taking skills and strategies for students. While students will have had ample access to homework and in-class problems, we will also be working through 10 practice sets, drill sets, and weekly assignments. Students’ areas of weakness will also continue to be addressed as they solve more practice problems.
Life at LPS
We understand and take into consideration the needs of our international and domestic students. We also understand that the right conditions must be provided in order to maximize student’s efficiency and enhance their experience at LPS.
Our staff and state-of-the-art facilities offer comfort, convenience, and care, helping students make the most of their educational opportunity. Studies have fun with engaging academic activities, weekend excursions, college campus visits, trips to the amusement park and local shopping venues, and an end-of-program graduation ceremony.
We also guarantee a safe location and provide luxurious accommodations, nutritious, fresh, homemade, and locally grown food, transportation to and from Logan International Airport, and weekly laundry services.