San Francisco High School of the Arts

Intensive English Learning Summer Program

This program is for students looking to increase their English language fluency and exploring American culture and receiving training on American university application.  The curriculum is literature based with students developing practical skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary development along with developing a strong cross-cultural understanding.  Be prepared to work hard!  Successfully completing class assignments and homework is required. There will be a drama performance at the end of camp conducted entirely in English. 

  • Intensive English Learning Summer Camp
Program Details

Session 1: July 8 – 19

Session 2: July 22 – Aug 2

Age: 9 and above
Cost: $3500 /session

Curriculum Overview

In each day of the camp, students will…

Read and analyze one novel (level 1 students read an abridged novel, Level 2 students read a novel in its original language)
Discuss one classical poems (one per week)
Have daily lessons about English grammar
Engage in daily discussions and readings about American culture, current events, science, and/or history information
Develop academic vocabulary and academic skills that are used in all subjects taught in American schools.
Hold class discussions and at least 2 formal debates on current events issues.
Write and edit at least one persuasive essay
Give one formal speech in front of the class

Students also have the opportunity to participate in exciting field trips, including visits to:

Golden Gate Bridge/Palace of Fine Arts
Stanford University/UC Berkeley
・Downtown San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences
Google/Facebook Headquarters
Mystery spots/Carmel By the Sea



To enroll, please Call (415)-431-3161

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Summer Camper

Dance classes were so fun and the teachers were so amazing that I wanted to stay for full time!


2016 graduate who joined the full time program as a dance major after attending the 2010 dance intensive

Summer ESL Faculty


Mr. Lee Randazzo, M.A.

English & History Teacher
Mr. Randazzo has an M.A. in ESL teaching for all ages and is certified in general education elementary school teaching (for all subjects, K-6). He is a licensed teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience in public and private schools.

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