Ivy Club Education (ICE), in collaboration with world-renowned UC Berkeley and prestigious Archbishop Riordan High School of San Francisco, is proud to introduce an exciting new two-week program designed to provide students with rigorous academic knowledge as well as hands-on experience in the fastest growing field in education—STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Riordan Program Introduction

In our unique 2-week program students will focus on gaining knowledge and hands-on experience in one of the most important fields in current education—STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  The students will be divided into two groups of ten students each.  Group 1 students will begin working in Week One with the Minecraft application building constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D generated world.  Group 2 students will work during Week One on project based outcomes using 3D print maker applications.In the Second Week, Group 1 will switch to the 3D print maker applications and Group 2 will work on the Minecraft Application. Both projects  combine creativity and critical thinking and students will leave the program with a finished product, such as a video game or 3d print product.  Of course, all instruction and interaction will be conducted entirely in English and taught by Archbishop Riordan instructors.

Students attending the two-week session at Archbishop Riordan High School will be living in campus dormitories under the supervision of a resident advisor (RA). Ivy Club staff will stay with students in the campus dorm during the program.  Students will have all meals at the school cafeteria

During the weekend, we will arrange various sightseeing activities for students to attend.  Students will be given the opportunity to explore historic neighborhoods in San Francisco, as well as ride the city’s famous Cable Cars, and visit Golden Gate Bridge and Park.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive certificates of achievement recognizing the work that they have done.

Program Requirement

  • Age: grade 8 to 12 students
  • English Proficiency: all the students need to take our internal online test

Program Time

  • Session I (with Archbishop Riordan High School): July 2 to July 13
    • Check-in: July 1
    • Check-out: July 15 

 Program Fee – USD 5380

The program fee includes group airport pickup from SFO to school, tuition, lab, housing, linens, meals (three meals per day from July 2 to July 13), chaperones, emergency contact, weekday and weekend activities, and group departure from school to SFO on July 15.

Refund Policy: The refund will be reviewed upon request.

Program Daily Schedule

Session I: Maker schedule (9am-4pm. Lunch break is from 12pm to 1pm)

As students shorten the distance between their imagination and reality they will experience first-hand the excitement that comes with being part of the growing maker movement. They’ll also bring home their very own 3D Printed objects to display around the house, and more importantly have the skills needed to continue on their journey of making.

Mon CAD and 3D Printing
Tue Finish Chess Piece Project (3D Printed)
Wed 2D Design and Laser Cutters
Thur Start Final Project: Acrylic Light Up Lamp
Fri Finish Final Project: Acrylic Light Up Lamp

Session I: Minecraft Schedule (9am-4pm. Lunch break is from 12pm to 1pm)

Throughout the week we’ll use Minecraft as a game engine, and create new games inside of it, specifically Minecraft Parkour maps. To accomplish this, students will work in pairs to first design a game and then learn the necessary programming skills to bring it to life. Not only is this a fun way to learn programming, but it’s great for retention and critical thinking.

Mon Practice game design and game programming.
Tue Design a game, learn the programming needed to bring it to life.
Wed Make the game.
Thur Refine the game
Fri Finish and present the game