Thank you for your patience as we navigate public health guidance to inform our summer classes and camps.
The safety of our students is our top concern. With this as our guiding principle, Saturday Academy has decided to cancel in-person classes and camps this year and shift to online classes only. By taking this proactive step, we hope to protect not only our learners, but our entire community – particularly those most vulnerable to the virus. It was a difficult decision to make, and we are heartbroken that we will not be able to learn with your children in person.
The good news is that Saturday Academy's new online catalog of classes will continue our focus on high-quality, small-group instruction from local STEM professionals! Classes start on July 6th. This is an incredible opportunity to have a physicist teach your child the laws of the universe right from your living room; for your child’s graphic novel to become a reality from inside a pillow fort; for your high schooler to learn how to communicate data using excel. All of our classes are taught by professional scientists, engineers, educators, and artists from right here in the Portland area. We are excited to engage with our community of families, students and instructors in a new way this summer!
Join our mailing list to be notified when additional online classes are added. Some classes in the works include:
Speech Easy: Find Your Voice
Emergency Preparedness & Response Team
Comic Book Camp in July
Movie-making with Oregon Iris
Note that our Apprenticeship in Science & Engineering program is moving ahead this summer where possible, and our SA2U program is on hold until there is a clear direction from schools on after school programming. Virtual classes this Fall will be scheduled during typical after school hours. Our Girls Engage Technology program is also on hold until in-person classes can be held safely.
Saturday Academy will continue to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 epidemic. We are committed to keeping students as safe as possible, and encourage you to help by following Oregon Healthy Authority's COVID - 19 Updates including tools and resources available to help families at this time.
CHANGES TO OUR REFUND POLICY DUE TO COVID-19:
- Saturday Academy’s normal policy is to require a doctor’s note for an illness-related refund. However, given the OHA's recommendations and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus, if your child is being quarantined (including self-quarantine at home), we will refund the tuition paid.
- If Saturday Academy cancels a class, we will continue to offer a full refund of the tuition paid.
- All other aspects of our refund policy (see Cancellations/Withdrawals) remain the same.
Thank you again for your understanding in this very difficult period. We wish all of our families and students good health during this time and always.