WEST CALDWELL, NJ - They sing, they investigate, they dance, they craft, they discover - these are just a few of the activities that students from the Caldwells and beyond take part in during the Summer Arts and Sciences Program held at James Caldwell High School (JCHS). Registration for the program, run by the Caldwell-West Caldwell Center for Continuing Education, is now underway, and this year, the program and its final performances will all be held at JCHS with the final arts performance held in the Center for Performing Arts.

The summer program offers a wide range of arts and sciences workshops all run by certified teachers. “The programs are presented with an approach different from what students receive in their regular classrooms,” said Supervisor of Summer Programs David P. Shapiro, Ph.D.  “They are based on the underlying philosophy that learning can be fun, allowing students choose from a wide range of areas that may be of interest to them.”

Both programs run five days a week and classes are available for students entering grades two through ten in fall 2013.  Students need not be from the Caldwell-West Caldwell area to enroll. The annual program culminates with a show where children display their newly learned talents and artwork.


Credit: Christine Corliss

The Summer Arts Workshop will run:

  • Monday, July 1, through Wednesday, July 24
    9am until 12:45pm
The Arts Program includes a variety of classes including:
  • Music
  • Computer
  • Crafts
  • Theatre
  • Dance

Arts and Crafts students work in pencils, paint, and more, creating truly unique masterpieces.

Credit: Christine Corliss

Theater Arts Workshop students perform during the end-of-program performance. This year, the performance will be held at the James Caldwell High School, West Caldwell, Center for Performing Arts.

Credit: Christine Corliss

The Summer Science Explorations will run:

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  • Monday, July 29, through Friday, August 9
    9am until 12pm
The science excursions class offerings include:
  • Rocketry
  • Chemistry
  • Recycling
  • Nature
  • Oceanography
  • Dinosaurs

Enrollment is limited and a $5 discount is available to all registrations received and/or postmarked by June 7 for Arts and July 12 for Sciences. Registration forms are available online here on the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District website.

A sampling of the arts and crafts created by students at the Summer Arts and Sciences Program.

Credit: Christine Corliss


For further information:
Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education
Publicity Coordinator:  Christine Corliss
Harrison School Building
104 Gray Street
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-228-6979
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