Summer Programs


Course Description

Session 1:
Kickstart a Business
Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9
In this program, following the storyline of starting a new business, students will learn the basics of robot design and programming. Activities include building and programming a delivery cart, a digital safe-deposit, and finally an automated sorting machine to identify and ship the correct packages based on color. Through these activities participants will develop effective problem-solving skills by decomposing problems into smaller parts and learn how to use pseudocode, systematically identify and fix bugs, and use conditions and compound conditions to program encoded devices.
Session 2:
Competition Ready
Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16
In this program, participants will be introduced to the world of robotics competitions as they gradually learn the basics of building and programming autonomous robots using sensors. Working together to build an effective competition robot, students systematically test and refine programs, using the design process to develop a solution to complete missions, all the while developing skills related to collaboration and teamwork, and life skills for future careers.
Should you have any questions about the course, please reach out to Mr. Silvia at

Important Information

You may enroll for one or both sessions. There will be some conceptual overlap but the activities in the sessions are unique. Lego Spike Prime will be the technology platform for the program. 

Dates & Cost

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  • Robotics: $425 per session

    • DATES:
      • Session 1: Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9
      • Session 2: Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16
    • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Upper Campus Engineering Lab
    • Grades 7-12
    There is a 10 student limit per session. 


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    Matt Silvia 

    US Faculty
    Ext. 373
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.