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Middle School Courses

Middle school is a time for trying new things! Your middle schooler can jump into topics like microbiology, 3-D design, coding and engineering with our courses for kids entering sixth through eighth grades. Get ready for lots of hands-on learning and campus field trips.

Choose from full-day or half-day options. Interested in combining two half-day courses to make a full day for your student? Your child can stay for a supervised lunch period at no additional cost. 

All courses meet on the UW Seattle campus

Select a course below to see additional details, such as description and cost.

A note about registration status: Although we strive to keep this website up-to-date, it may not reflect the latest availability. If you’d like, you can check availability before you register.


Michael CatalanoNEW! The Makers Place

Get in on the Maker craze! In this course, you’ll invent, build and tinker to your heart’s desire. Put your creativity and engineering skills to the test through hands-on projects.

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Grade

Start Week

Half or Full Day

Status

Start Week: June 25
Program Grades Dates & Times Status
Animatronics: Where Engineering & Art Collide (Sect. A-1) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jul 6
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
Animatronics: Where Engineering & Art Collide (Sect. A-2) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jul 6
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Coding in Python (Sect. A) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jul 6
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Engineering Sustainable Communities Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jul 6
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Status Full
Materials Science: Discover & Design (Sect. A-1) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jun 29
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
Materials Science: Discover & Design (Sect. A-2) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jun 29
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
The Makers Place (Sect. A) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jul 6
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Young Writers Workshop (Sect. A) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jun 25–Jul 6
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
Start Week: July 9
Program Grades Dates & Times Status
Coding in Python (Sect. B) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 9–Jul 20
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Engineering Challenges Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 9–Jul 20
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Status Full
Focus on Fashion & Design (Sect. A) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 9–Jul 20
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
The Makers Place (Sect. B) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 9–Jul 20
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Young Writers Workshop (Sect. B) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 9–Jul 20
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
Start Week: July 23
Program Grades Dates & Times Status
Coding in Python (Sect. C) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 23–Aug 3
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Creativity Lab: Exploring Words, Ideas & Images Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 23–Aug 3
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Electronics: Design & Fabrication Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 23–Jul 27
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Exploring Microbiology (Sect. A-1) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 23–Aug 3
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
Exploring Microbiology (Sect. A-2) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 23–Aug 3
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Focus on Fashion & Design (Sect. B) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 23–Aug 3
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
Start Week: July 30
Program Grades Dates & Times Status
Electronics: Creative Recycling Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Jul 30–Aug 3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Start Week: August 6
Program Grades Dates & Times Status
3-D Design & Printing (Sect. A-1) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Aug 6–Aug 17
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
3-D Design & Printing (Sect. A-2) Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Aug 6–Aug 17
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status Full
Mosaic Arts Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Aug 6–Aug 17
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status Full
Protostars Entering Grades 6–8 Dates & Times Aug 6–Aug 17
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Status Full
Start Week: August 20
Program Grades Dates & Times Status
Drama Camp: The Wizard of Oz Entering Grades 3–6 Dates & Times Aug 20–Aug 29
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Status Full