FAQ

When is the application deadline?

Keystone Summer School has a rolling admission policy, and applications are reviewed and decisions are made on a first-come-first-served basis. We will keep accepting students until the sections are full. We receive a large volume of applications, and have to turn away a number of applicants every year. Hence, we encourage you to plan your summer in advance, and submit your application as early as possible.

Does the summer school include a residential component?

Our programs (English Immersion & Marine Science) are non-residential programs, and we provide optional bus service, for limited routes, based on need. For programs in year of 2019 and beyond, we will consider providing on-campus housing.

Does my child have to interview again if he/she has interviewed by Keystone Admission Office?

Your child need not interview again if he/she has already been interviewed by the Keystone Admission Team. You’ll be able to select “Have done or will do interview with Keystone Admissions Office” in the Summer School application step 2, to indicate your choice.

Can I pay for part of the program if we can’t attend the whole course? 


No, because of limited space, full payment is required to confirm your place, or we’ll reassign your seat to other applicants. Also, we encourage students to attend the entire program.

Can I get a refund if I decide to withdraw from the program before its completion?

Please refer to refund policy on Fees & Payment page of each program.

What is the teacher to student ratio? How many students are in each class? What is the number of students in the program?

Keystone Academy Summer School has, on average, seven students for each teacher, no more than twenty students for each class, learning with a teacher and a teaching fellow. English Immersion program is expected to enroll approximately 120 students, Marine Science STEAM program is expected to enroll 30-40 students.

Should I expect homework?

The day at Keystone Summer is intense and students will be fully challenged in and out of the classroom. Hence, there will be no mandatory homework.

Who are the Summer School teachers?

Teachers in the summer program are comprised of Keystone Academy teachers, teachers from other local international schools, American independent schools and/or universities.

Will you group students by age or by language level?

For grouping, we consider both and more. In fact, decisions are made by a matrix of factors, such as age, language level, and gender balance and personality diversity.

Will there be an emphasis on vocabulary or grammar in the course content?

The English Immersion Program does not have specific time blocks for grammar or vocabulary. Instead, we believe in contextual learning. In other words, this program provides an all English-speaking environment for students to immerse themselves in through inquiry-based education for three weeks.

What is the early bird discount?

For Keystone Summer School applications received with all steps completed by February 26th, applicants will receive a 10% discount on program fees (does not include bus service fee)

Keystone Summer Program Brochure

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