Sheldon Institute

Sheldon Showcase 2016

(The background music for the 2017 Sheldon Showcase video was created by students in Dan MacCollum's Garage Band and Found Sound classes that were a part of this year's program.)

Sheldon Institute is a two-week educational enrichment program for students entering grades 2 through 10 that runs each summer on the SUNY Oswego campus and is designed to meet the academic and cultural needs of motivated and creative students.  The program runs the last week in July and the first week in August each year and classes fill quickly.

Novice students, grades 2-3, and Intermediate students, grades 4-5, have a set program that includes art projects, science, language, history, cultural appreciation and may include swim time. Older students choose four different daily workshops, emphasizing problem solving and critical thinking skills in the arts, communication, cultural appreciation, science, technology, writing, and more. 

The institute offers small class sizes, projects chosen to engage young learners, and dynamic teachers who entice students to return summer after summer. It is co-sponsored by Team Sheldon and the School of Education with support from the Tarandi Foundation, and for the tenth year, will be directed by Ms. Kathleen Bartley, retired from the Central Square School District. For more information, contact Candy Rasbeck in the School of Education Dean's Office (302 Park Hall, 315.312.2103).

For more information, please use the following links that are available in the spring of each year:

  • Course Proposal (Doc) (available early January)
  • Course Proposal (PDF) (available early January)
  • Registration Packet  (PDF) (available mid-April)
  • Registration Packet (Doc) (available mid-April)
  • Program Booklet (PDF) (available mid-April)
  • Program Booklet (Doc) (available mid-April)
  • Brochure (PDF) (available mid-March)
  • Sheldon Institute Assistant (PDF)
  • Sheldon Institute Assistant (Doc)