Summer Programs

Pegasus Prep


Registration for 2019 Pegasus Prep will open in April.

The Lower School Prep Class Program is designed to provide Pegasus students a basis for success in the year ahead and to help accelerate mastery of academic and organizational skills. Reading adventures, writing explorations, ST Math, games, computation, and critical thinking skills are integrated into the curriculum.
The Middle School Prep Program includes Middle School Orientation Week, a fun-filled experience geared toward introducing students to Pegasus while helping continuing students brush up on crucial skills. Students will learn: how to master organizational and study skills such as note taking; to build good relationships with peers and teachers; to set up MacBooks; and to prioritize homework and long-term assignments. Prep students will receive their school supplies early, as well as their assigned lockers. They will meet new friends and reunite with returning peers. They will certainly have an insider advantage to start the Pegasus Middle School.

Pegasus Prep Classes

List of 6 items.

  • Grade 1 Prep

    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Teacher: Jennifer Klopstock
    Fee: $425

    First Grade Pegasus Prep is an opportunity for incoming first graders to brush-up on their kindergarten learning skills, get a preview of routines and subjects to look forward to in first grade, and a chance to renew old friendships and make some new friends too. Students will participate in calendar activities and practice math concepts, such as: addition and subtraction, number patterns, and counting coins. Language arts reviews include: reviewing phonics skills, teacher read-alouds, shared reading, and small guided reading groups.  Students will engage in writing “small moment” personal narratives during our Writer’s Workshop time each day. They will enter first grade with confidence only familiarity and practice can provide!

  • Grade 2 Prep

    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Teacher: Katilyn Petreszyn
    Fee: $425

    Second Grade Pegasus Prep program promises to help children transition back into school mode, introduce them to second grade material and, most importantly, excite them about their journey through second grade! Students will practice organizational and study skills by learning to use a homework agenda, completing a reading log, and practicing fun strategies for memorizing spelling words. Additionally, second graders will work in small reading groups to build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Through Writer’s Workshop, they will expand and refine writing skills. A review of addition/subtraction and in-depth word problem analysis will also be an area of focus.

  • Grade 3 Prep

    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Teacher: Seth Bartels
    Fee: $425

    Third Grade Pegasus Prep will provide practice in Proper Prior Planning to Prevent Poor Performance, our motto for the year. Be the first to know about the third-grade homework system and use of an agenda during the week for organized independence! Students will prepare for a fantastic year with math fact reviews, problem solving practice, shared and independent reading activities, a creative writing piece, and awesome team building games. Dust off the summer cobwebs and join us for a week of learning and fun!

  • Grade 4 Prep

    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Teacher: Carolyn Miller
    Fee: $425

    Fourth Grade Pegasus Prep will help prepare students to make a clean dive into school with a preview of the fourth-grade curriculum. Some of the basic “strokes” that will help children launch into the new school year at a strong start include lessons and reviews in reading, writing, and arithmetic in an environment that will help prepare your child to ease back into the swim of things. Topics include: organizational skills, a preview of materials such as spelling and grammar content, study skills, a preview of California history, a focus on reading comprehension strategies, tips for writing incredible paragraphs, and a review of multiplication, division, and word problems. Join us to feel more confident and connect with friends as we swim ahead into the fall.

  • Grade 5 Prep

    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Teacher: Shannon Vermeeren
    Fee: $425

    Fifth Grade Pegasus Prep will help students transition back into the routine of a school day and freshen up skills learned in fourth grade. Curriculum topics include: organizational skills, beginning essay writing techniques, review and application of basic writing conventions, sharpening math skills through games and puzzles, comprehension strategies, grammar and vocabulary expectations, and study strategies. This week also provides a great opportunity to reconnect with other students and meet some new friends along the way.

  • Middle School Orientation Week (Grades 6 – 8)

    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Teachers: Chrissy Bridges & Kristen Brady
    Fee: $425

    Middle School Orientation Week will introduce incoming sixth graders and new seventh and eighth graders to The Pegasus School, and will help continuing students refresh their crucial skills. This week will be a fun-filled experience where middle schoolers will learn how: to master organizational and study skills such as note taking, to build good relationships with peers and teachers, to set up MacBooks, to prioritize homework and long-term assignments. Students will be assigned their lockers early as well as receive school supplies. They will be instructed on how to organize their binders and notebooks as specified by their teachers. Socially, students will engage in an environment where both new and returning students can meet new friends and play ice-breaker games daily to encourage friendships. This program will certainly help students successfully begin the new middle school year!

Meet Our Pegasus Prep Team

List of 8 members.

  • Seth Bartels 

    Third Grade Teacher
  • Kristen Brady 

    Middle School Learning Specialist
  • Christine Bridges 

    Activities and Athletic Director
  • Jennifer Green 

    Lower School Director
  • Jennifer Klopstock 

    First Grade Teacher
  • Carolyn Miller 

    Fourth Grade Teacher
  • Katilyn Petreszyn 

    Second Grade Teacher
  • Shannon Vermeeren 

    Fifth Grade Teacher
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.