English Language and Culture Summer Program
Students ages 8 to 12 from all over the world are invited to apply to The Bement School English Language and Culture (ELAC) summer program. Our program is a blend of intensive and comprehensive language instruction, in-depth study of local history, cultural interaction, travel experiences, summer camp activities with our domestic day campers, and total language immersion. Students will live and learn as a family in keeping with almost 100 years of school tradition; students will leave the program ready to enter an American boarding school. We provide an opportunity to gain cross-cultural experience and practice the English language in a fun and friendly summer environment. Students and adults at Bement work together to create a climate of acceptance, kindness, and challenge each summer.
A unique element of Bement's program is our partnership with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, a cultural and historical organization also located in Historic Deerfield. Students participate in hands-on history workshops and activities that provide a remarkable grounding in American history.
Bement's English Language and American Culture Program welcomes students ages 8 through 12. Enrollment is limited to thirty students.
1. Review Application Checklist
2. Complete the Application
3. Complete Parent Forms
4. Submit a hand-written writing sample
5. Submit a copy of your current year transcript
6. Provide an English teacher recommendation
7. A three to five-minute introductory video accessible through either YouTube, Vimeo, QuickTime, or WeChat (applicants should introduce themselves, discuss interests/hobbies, and why they want to attend Bement's ELAC program)
Completed applications can be scanned and emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be mailed to the following address:
David "Doc" Potter
The Bement School
P.O. Box 8
Deerfield, Massachusetts 01342