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SXU's Merwick Academy summer sessions

Registration begins May 29

Chicago (May 17, 2007) – Registration for elementary and high school summer tutoring classes at Saint Xavier University’s Merwick Academy begins Tuesday, May 29. 

Two three-week summer sessions are available, each offering one-hour classes Monday through Thursday for elementary and high school students. Session I runs June 18 through July 6, and Session II runs July 9 through July 26. The Merwick Academy is located at The United Methodist Church of Mount Greenwood, 11000 S. St. Louis Ave., Chicago. 

Elementary classes will focus on reading, math, language arts and writing, study skills and introductory Spanish and are offered at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. High school classes will focus on social studies (history and geography), literature, Spanish, earth science, biology, chemistry, geometry and algebra (I and II) and are offered at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Classes are $200 per subject, with a $50 nonrefundable deposit required at time of registration.

Registration will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Registration for both sessions begins May 29 and closes June 15 for Session I, and July 5 for Session II.

The Merwick Academy provides tutoring for elementary and secondary students of public, parochial and private schools in the Chicago area. Founded 51 years ago, the program allows students of different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, abilities and sexes to interact in the learning process. The Merwick Academy works with parents, teachers, counselors and administrators to meet the needs of the individual student. 

For more information, please contact the Merwick Academy at (773) 298-3181. 


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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