Mount Lebanon Academy
Academy Programs

PLEASE NOTE IF ENROLLMENT IN ANY CLASS IS LESS THAN 3 REGISTRANTS, THE CLASS CAN BE SCHEDULED AS A TUTORIAL; HOWEVER, TUITION FEES WILL BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

Click on the instructional level below to view Academy Programs


Special Programs
Primary
K to 3
Intermediate
Grade 4-5
Jr. High
Grade 6-7-8
Sr. High
Grade 9 to 12
Including SAT,ACT, PSAT Prep
Tutorials (K-12)
College and Adult

      

 

NEW FUN FRIDAYS 

          TIME 9:00 - 12:00 NOON 

 

Use Group Registration Form For All Fun Friday Programs. Go to Link- Registration Forms 

Early Discount  $ 100.00 Prior to 6/1/17  *  Regular Registration after 6/1/17   $ 110.00

 

MATH GYMNASTICS (Grades 3-4-5) Session II - Friday, July 14th

Students will practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using a variety of fun-filled math games and activities. Learn some math tricks and build confidence mastering math skills.

 

CODING (Grades 4 - 5)  & (Grades 6 to 8) Session II - Friday,  July21st 

Use General Registration Form - See prices above

Now students can be introduced to coding and enjoy an awesome morning of creating and collaborating as they explore a variety of digital environments. Discover how programmers build games, and then try developing  some creative projects.

 

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL ADVENTURES(Grades 3 to 5) Session II Friday, July 28th

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Get excited about reading and writing while exploring the exciting world of the American Girl Doll. Students will get practical experience with reading comprehension and writing skills as they take their doll on a journey to a specific destination. End the morning with an American Girl Doll Tea.  All American dolls as well as other dolls  are welcome. 

 

STEM DAY - (Grades 4-5) & (Grades 6-8) Session III - Friday, August 4th 

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Now you can explore Newton's Laws by engaging in some dynamite experiments. As you interact with friends in a creative learning environment, enjoy car races and other types of activities while collaborating and testing various hypotheses.

 

JUMP START MIDDLE SCHOOL  (6th GradeSession III - Friday, August 11th

Use General Registration Form- See prices above

Now you can be well prepared starting Middle School. This class is for the student who wants to get a head start on middle school skills and learn some organization techniques and tips from some top middle school students. Join the fun and start the academic year with confidence and success. Overcome the jitters of a new school and become familiar with the new expectations. 

 

Math Classes Follow Regular Session Calendar

3 Weeks per class

 

MATH SMARTS (Grades 6-7-8)
Middle school students will master essential math concepts with fractions, decimals, percents, problem solving and more as they explore a variety of learning tools and master essential pre-algebra skills.

 

ALGEBRA I (Review)
This class is ideal for Algebra I skills review and reinforcement prior to Algebra II, as well as preparation for SAT math. Students will become strong confident learners and begin the school year with success as they review and master equations, word problems, proportions, exponents, factoring polynomials, simplifying radicals, and graphing linear equations. Use this opportunity to jump start your success in algebra prior to September and begin preparing for a strong SAT score.

 

CALCULUS (Preview)
Now students can become more proficient with Honors Calculus by reviewing functions, and previewing limits, derivatives, and application of derivatives. Watch your confidence soar as you review and master challenging concepts needed to be successful in Honors Calculus.

 

 

 

PSSA & Keystone Exams

 

The PA System of School Assessment evaluates the degree that academic standards are being met. The PSSA tests are administered to public school students in reading, writing, math, and science.

 

Begin preparing now and become test smart on future PSSA and Keystone exams. Schedule a tutorial class around your child's learning needs and watch those scores go up!

 

COMPUTER KINDERGARTEN
New Academic Focus to Meet Readiness Standards

Parents can address their child's readiness concerns by enrolling in the Academy's Computer Kindergarten Program. Since the Federal No Child Left Behind program and the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, children are expected to meet specific academic standards on kindergarten assessment tests. Learning activities including reading and math skills along with introductory writing experiences and supervised on-line educational experiences all serve to build self-confidence and strengthen academic skills for future success in elementary school. During the academic year, children enrolled in full time AM kindergarten programs attend twice weekly the afternoon session; whereas students enrolled in full time afternoon program III. <Click for Registration Forms>s attend the morning session. Enroll NOW for fall session beginning in October.              Summer Program is also available all 3 sessions.

COMPREHENSIVE TESTING PROGRAMS
Our comprehensive testing program focuses on both formal and informal assessments and tests. Tests include standardized, nationally normed tests as well as reading inventories and classroom specific measures of student achievement.  Now parents can benefit from multiple indicators to determine their child's progress in reading and math and use the information to determine progress, learning, and to plan instruction that specifically meets the individual learning needs of their child.  Conferences are necessary to share results and are a part of the testing program.  Conferences will be scheduled for all students and are designed to review testing results and make recommendations.

  • Kindergarten Readiness Evaluation

  • Reading Diagnostic Assessment

  • Math Diagnostic Assessment

  • Standardized Achievement Assessment

  • Conferences

  • Written Report

So often parents recognize their child's reading deficiencies, but delay addressing them in hopes that they will independently be able to play "catch up". Studies show, however, that early intervention and recognition of learning difficulties makes a significant difference not only in a child's self-esteem, but in terms of his or her overall progress and success.

Call the Academy at 412-563-1413 and invest in your child's future success today!


SAT, ACT, AND PSAT PREP PROGRAM
Classes and Tutorials

During the past 35 years, our popular SAT/ ACT and PSAT classes have helped hundreds of students raise their scores. Now students can prepare for the revised versions of these tests as well. The PSAT was aligned with the resdesigned SAT, and was administered in October 2015 for the first time, whereas the redesigned SAT was introduced in the spring of 2016. The main goal for revising these tests was to provide a better picture of college readiness and improve predictive validity. Be prepared for the current or redesigned tests by mastering specific testing strategies including budgeting time, analyzing test questions and learning ways to deal with test anxiety to improve performance. In short learn how to take a test! It’s a personalized educational experience.

PSAT PREPARATION 
The new PSAT was  administered for the first time  in the fall of 2015 prior to the introduction of the redesigned SAT in the spring of 2016. It is important to take the PSAT as it helps students to understand SAT expectations, and it builds confidence with test-taking. An early reading will also serve to identify the specific skills that need strengenthing. Our PSAT Workshop is always offered in the fall, one week prior to the PSAT test date, however, students can enroll for a private tutorial during the summer. Often students who are seeking scholarships want to be well prepared in order to qualify for  the National Merit Scholarship Program.

 Click here for registration form 

NEW RE-DESIGNED TESTS - PSAT AND SAT

The Reading Test will shift to passage based questions which refer to the passage and assess a student’s comprehension of textual evidence. Sentence completion exercises will be eliminated. The new Writing Test will also refer to passage based questions. Students will read a passage which includes sentence errors and determine how to correct or improve sentences, paragraphs, or the passage as a whole. The SAT and PSAT will both include a wider variety of content in the passages.

The Math Test will focus on the core math areas of algebra and data analysis. Questions will focus on real-life situations and be more closely linked to what students are learning in school.

The guessing penalty of 1/4 point for every wrong answer will be eliminated and answer choices will be reduced to four options instead of five. Now you have a better chance to guess correctly and nothing to lose by trying.

In the future, additional PSAT tests will be administered to 8th and 9th graders in the fall as well as a PSAT 10 which is expected to be administered in the spring of 2016.

The Academy's Test Prep classes offer explicit skill development, test taking strategies, guided practice, and immediate feedback to students' questions and concerns. Our students consistently tell us the testing strategies and detailed explanations have proven to be beneficial tools that help them to build confidence and improve their overall performance. Call today as class size is limited.

PSAT, SAT, and ACT classes are scheduled during the summer and throughout the academic year.. Tutorials are also available upon request and at your convenience.

(For additional information and a full schedule of classes and test dates, call the Academy for a SAT/ACT or PSAT flyer.)

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(Grades K to 3)    

COMPUTER KINDERGARTEN
Get a head start on computer skills and build a foundation for future success in elementary school. Your child will discover the joy of learning as he explores the world of computers in a framework of traditional readiness activities.
Summer: 6 classes per session
Academic Year: 8 classes per session

1st GRADE ROUND-UP
In an effort to provide a smooth transition to first grade, specifically designed learning experiences encourage each child to proceed through a range of reading and beginning math concepts, listening experiences, and auditory and visual perceptual tasks.

HEADING FOR SECOND
Review the basics in reading and math and begin the year with a grand slam performance! Maintenance and enrichment activities will build confidence for second grade.

ADDITION ADVENTURES AND SUBTRACTION SECRETS
This course will delight young math students and help them learn, remember, and use the basic addition and subtraction facts. Classroom activities, games, worksheets, and computer assisted drill exercises help students master the fundamentals in an exciting, enjoyable format.

READORAMA
The goal of this course is to provide instruction and practice in basic comprehension, phonic elements, context clues and fluency while using a wide variety of literature.
Grade 2 & 3 

SPEEDWAY MATH
A challenging course designed for the gifted math student -Children will work above their grade level exploring concepts involving numbers, geometry, and problem solving. *Standardized test scores must indicate student is functioning at or above the 6th stanine.

DOODLELOOPS
Creative idea starters entice young writers to begin with simple drawings and expand their ideas using descriptive words, phrases, sentences, and stories. This class is designed to help students become confident expressive writers.

LISTEN UP!
Here’s help for the student who needs to develop skills in paying attention, following directions, answering questions, and recognizing key words and phrases. The focus is on listening for academic success.

PROBLEM SOLVE THE WRITE WAY
Increase understanding of mathematical concepts through direct visual involvement. Now students can become confident in their reasoning abilities with story problems by creating illustrations, recognizing key words, distinguishing number operations, and then going on to provide solutions. A variety of problem solving strategies will be presented.

JUST A MINUTE & MONEY COUNTS
Explore the concepts of telling time and counting money by using fun-filled simulations and programs that develop problem solving, arithmetic, organizational, and decision-making skills. Experience real world applications of math and become more proficient with these concepts.
 
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(Grades 4 and 5)     


READING AND WRITING CAMP
Boost your reading comprehension and writing skills and gain an edge on test-taking. Practice long and short paragraphs with strategy based selected response questions and writing prompts.

READING WORKOUT
The focus of this reading comprehension course is on literal and inferential skills. A wide variety of reading materials help students develop basic comprehension, vocabulary, word attack skills, and fluency.

ROCKET MATH
Build on your strengths and gain control of your math skills by practicing basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. A variety of fun-filled math activities will help students build mastery of the basic math facts.

FAST TRACK MATH
A challenging course designed for the gifted math student. Children will work above their level exploring concepts involving numbers, geometry, and problem-solving. ( *Standardized test scores must indicate student is functioning at or above the 6th stanine or have an Advanced score on the PSSA.)

PROBLEM SOLVING THE WRITE WAY
Learn several strategies to problem solving. We guarantee your skills and confidence will increase as you learn to strategize when solving word problems.

STUDY SKILLS
Begin the school year by improving your scholarship. Plan an attack on homework that fits your learning style. Become a master student by developing good study habits, test taking strategies, listening, notetaking, and organizational skills. (Highly recommended for beginning middle school students)

KEYBOARDING HOPSCOTCH
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the letters, numbers, and symbols using the proper finger reach. Build keyboarding skills through exercises and games.

LISTEN UP!
Here’s help for the student who needs to develop skills in paying attention, following directions, answering questions, and recognizing key words and phrases. The focus is on listening for academic success.

SPELLING SMART
Approach spelling as a cognitive task by integrating concepts from the whole language philosophy and strategies from the phonics approach. Discover patterns and consistencies and apply good logical thinking skills to the task of spelling.

RAZZLE, DAZZLE WRITING
This course is designed to reach all kinds of learners. Using a series of lessons that guide students through short focused writing tasks, the elements of good writing become crystal clear.

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(Grades 6, 7, and 8)     

STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP
Increase your learning power through an intensive course designed for the student who wants to improve his/her organizational skills and study strategies. Notetaking and memory skills, test taking skills, organizational skills, listening and reading rate are emphasized. (Highly recommended for middle school students.)

PRE-ALGEBRA/ALGEBRA
This course is designed for the beginning algebra student or the student who may need time to master the content of first year pre-algebra or algebra concepts.

BASIC MATH WORKSHOP
Gain a solid foothold in basic arithmetic. Modules cover the following areas: basic computational skills, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and equations. This course is highly individualized, and students may concentrate on their specific area of interest or weakness.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TESTING SKILLS
All students need good test-taking skills. Now you can address specific test-taking skills, learn to control stress, and improve your scores. Test simulations will help students prepare for successful results.

G.U.M.
This course will focus on Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics. Students will integrate their skills by creating well constructed sentences and move on to arranging them into well developed paragraphs.

READING FOR SUCCESS
Improve your grades by sharpening your reading skills. Selections and activities focus on some of the top rated reading practices in adolescent literacy designed to improve comprehension and decoding skills while gaining additional practice with text dependent analysis.

SPEED READING
Master the important reading techniques of skimming and scanning and become a more efficient and flexible reader.

VOCABULARY POWER
Develop and improve your vocabulary comprehension through enjoyable vocabulary enrichment activities. Incorporate visual memory activities and watch your vocabulary grow!

KEYBOARDING
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the letters, numbers, and symbols using the proper finger reach. Build keyboarding skills through exercises and games.

WRITE TIME
Now you can target specific writing skills through lessons that introduce a variety of writing genres. Enjoy the process while learning how to write, revise, and edit. Then watch those PSSA writing scores and school test scores go up!

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GET A HEAD START ON YOUR COURSE WORK AND WATCH THOSE GRADES GO UP!

New tutorials scheduled weekly in all academic areas

Math (All Levels including Calculus) Physics Chemistry
Literature and Composition Biology Spanish

 

PSAT PREPARATION 
The new PSAT was administered in the fall of 2015 prior to the administration of the redesigned SAT in the spring of 2016.  Click here for registration form

The Reading Tes shifted to passage based questions which refer to the passage and assess a student’s comprehension of textual evidence. Sentence completion exercises have been eliminated. The new Writing Test will also refers to passage based questions. Students will read a passage which includes sentence errors and determine how to correct or improve sentences, paragraphs or the passage as a whole. The SAT and PSAT will both include a wider variety of content in the passages. 

The Math Test  focuses on the core math areas of algebra and data analysis. Questions pertain to real-life situations and are more closely linked to what students are learning in school. 

The guessing penalty of 1/4 point for every wrong answer has been eliminated and answer choices have been reduced to four options instead of five. Now you have a better chance to guess correctly and nothing to lose by trying. 

In the future, additional PSAT tests will be administered to 8th and 9th graders in the fall as well as a PSAT 10 which is expected to be administered in the spring of 2016.

 

SAT AND ACT PREPARATION
SAT classes and tuition do not correspond to the regular session calendar or tuition fees.

*Summer Session: Good News!  Students, especially seniors, now have the opportunity to sit for the NEW August 26th SAT test. This year students can utilize the summer months for intensive preparation without the heavy demands of school obligations. Students will also recieve their test results far in advance of early application deadlines. If you are dissatisfied with your August scores, you can always retake the test in October or November. Take advantage of this opportunity to reach your peak score by preparing this summer in a group class or a tutorial. Group Classes begin July 12th. Tutorials can be scheduled throughout the summer based on your personal schedule. 

*Academic Year classes correspond to the College Board test dates and meet 8 weeks prior to the time students sit for the test.

Call for a separate SAT or ACT brochure listing the full schedule of classes, or review the information below and use the ACT or SAT Registration Form or the Tutorial Registration Form to register.
Tutorial classes can be scheduled throughout the summer and academic year upon request and at your convenience.

 

SAT READING 

New Redesigned - Reading ONLY
This course will focus on assessing comprehension and reasoning skills involving literature and informational texts which include  a wide array of subject areas such as  science, social studies, and analyzing data graphically in tables or charts. Students will also practice and develop an understanding of relevant words in context, and learn how word choice helps shape meaning and tone.

New Redesigned - SAT MATH - ONLY

Math Test 
This course will focus on reviewing a set of essential math skills and knowledge while applying those abilities to solve problem situations in science, social studies, and career related contexts. The main emphasis will be on algebra problem solving, data analysis, and geometry. 


SAT OR ACT ENRICHMENT
(Either Math, Reading, Writing and Language, or Essay)

Designed for the student who has taken our SAT or ACT course and the test,  but desires additional direction with specific subcategories in order to refine their scores.

STUDY SKILLS
In an effort to provide a smooth transition to high school, this intensive course is designed for the student who wants to improve his/her organizational skills and study strategies. Notetaking skills, organizational skills, listening, and reading rate are emphasized.

SPEED READING
Master the important reading techniques of skimming and scanning and become a more efficient and flexible reader.

ESSAY WRITING
Students learn the process of writing by composing expository, narrative, and persuasive essays. The basics of composition (sentence and paragraph construction) are emphasized.

ALGEBRA II  (Preview)
This class is ideal for Algebra I skills review and extra reinforcement prior to Algebra II. Students will become strong confident learners and begin the school year with success as they review and master equations, word problems, proportions, exponents, factoring polynomials, simplifying radicals, and graphing linear equations. Use this opportunity to jump start your success in Algebra II prior to September.

CALCULUS (Preview)
Now students can become more proficient with Honors Calculus by reviewing functions, and previewing limits, derivatives, and application of derivatives. Watch your confidence soar as you review and master challenging concepts needed to be successful in Honors Calculus.

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Tutorials (k-12)     
college tutorials and Instruction

GET A HEAD START ON YOUR COURSE WORK
Scheduled Upon Request

Reading Basic Math Skills
Composition Skills & Grammar Algebra
College Reading & Study Skills Geometry
Typing/keyboarding Chicago Math
Computer Applications (K-12 and Adult) Calculus
Chemistry Physics

Private and semi-private tutorials are available in most academic areas. Call 412-563-1413 for additional information.

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