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Summer School

Register for one-on-one College Preparatory and Advanced Placement (AP) summer courses from a school with a 15-year reputation for Academic Excellence. 

Parents asked, and we listened! We are pleased to now offer five brand new summer workshops in Writing, Mathematics, and Executive Functioning. Lydian's Summer Workshops are filling up fast, so be sure to get your registration in early to save your seat!

$125 off your Executive Functioning workshop registration when you sign up for an additional Math or Writing workshop, Course on Demand, or Course Preview in June or July.

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Math/Writing Workshop Offerings:

  • Algebra Boosters
  • Bridge to Calculus
  • Creative Writing
  • Essay Writing
Our Summer math and writing workshops are 1 hour/day, Monday through Friday, and conducted in our one-on-one setting for 4 consecutive weeks. These 20 personalized class sessions, taught by Lydian faculty, will run from July 12th through August 6th ONLY, and are open to all middle school and high school students.


Executive Functioning Workshop

Our Executive Functioning workshop is 1 hour/day, Monday through Thursday, and conducted in a small group setting for 3 consecutive weeks.  These 12 class sessions will be capped at a maximum of 4 students, and will be open to all students ages 16-19 years old on or before 09/01/21.  The first round will span June 14th through July 1st, and the second round will span July 19th through August 5th.

Click here for a detailed description of the Executive Functioning Workshop


Facilitator: Heather Johanson (Educational Specialist and Education Consultant)

Heather Johanson has partnered with Lydian Academy since 2019 in providing executive functioning and life skills coaching to interested students and families, in addition to educational assessments where applicable.  Heather earned her Masters Degree in Special Education in 2004, completing her thesis work on Dyslexia. She spent a summer studying Slingerland at Charles Armstrong in Belmont and trained in Lindamood Bell LIPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing, and Seeing Stars. She then went on to create a multisensory systematic reading program that improved student reading two-three grade levels in a year.

In 2007, Heather moved to the Palo Alto Unified School District and spent twelve years at Palo Alto High School as an Educational Specialist, Instructional Leader of Special Education, and Inclusion Specialist.  She has vast knowledge of Special Education law and best practices for educating and supporting neurodiverse students. Heather’s private practice includes such services as: reading/dyslexia assessments, executive functioning coaching, reading interventions, and consulting with families as they negotiate the K-12 education system.

How it Works

When you register for a Summer class, you tell us your availability and preferences, and we assign you one of our highly qualified, core instructors to teach the class in our one-on-one format. Our classes are taught in 2 to 3-hour blocks daily in the summer, meaning most students complete a semester class in 2.5 to 4 weeks and a yearlong sequence in 5-8 weeks.

Lydian's Summer classes are just like school - the same curricular content, tests, quizzes, assignments, and grades, but in a class size of ONE. One student, one teacher. Think of our classes as a cross between the classroom for content, and tutoring for the teaching style.

Please reach out to us to learn more about our summer programs.

Why Choose a Lydian Summer?

Students can take advantage of our summer sessions to accomplish any of the following:

  • strengthen their foundation in expository writing or mathematics through personalized one-on-one workshops - NEW THIS YEAR!
  • acquire tools and practice in time management, organization, homework completion, and study skills in our small group executive functioning workshops - NEW THIS YEAR! 
  • preview a challenging course they will be taking in the upcoming academic year
  • lighten their course load for fall or accelerate their learning in subject sequences like math or foreign language by taking a UC-approved course for credit
  • remediate a “D” or “F” in order to re-establish four-year college eligibility 
  • dip their toes in the water with a one-on-one class to see if a full-time Lydian program would be the right placement moving forward
  • wrap up current courses and finish incompletes so they are on track for Fall 2021

No matter the reason, Lydian summer programs help students catch up, succeed, and enjoy learning in a one-on-one interactive setting with Lydian’s core faculty members who are passionate about their subjects and teaching.


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