|August Scholars is a three-week, tuition-free, academic summer program for children to avoid serious learning loss. The typical August Scholar is a student who is performing below grade level or struggling to maintain grade level in school. Our Scholars are students who are capable of a positive attitude towards learning and they must commit to attend every day of the three weeks.||Current 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th graders - contact Courtney to apply ASAP! |
Free! Transportation provided.
|Applications due mid-April. Space is limited. |
Must attend the full three week session.
|Project ALERTA’s summer program offers students the opportunity to experience a full range of activities at our University of Massachusetts Boston campus while receiving intensive academic instruction.||Student must be Latino or an English language learner. Student must be currently in grades 3-5 (so going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in September. Student must love to learn and be motivated to take on new challenges! |
Space is limited – apply early.
|Applications accepted until end of May or until program is full. |
Must attend the full four week session.
|TEEP (Trinity Education for Excellence Program) is a tuition-free out of school time program that empowers students to pursue excellence. While we have programming for 7th-12th graders throughout the year, all applicants must be currently enrolled in 6th grade to apply.||Current 6th graders - contact Courtney to apply ASAP! |
Students must commit to the entire session.
|Applications due mid-April. Space is limited. |
Must attend the full 5 week session.
|Simmons Camp http://summerink.org/summer-programs/simmons-camp/||Simmons Camp: Grades 5–8 WRITING IS NOT FOR THOSE WHO SIT AROUND. In the Simmons Camp, we dive into new activities, notebooks in hand. Sometimes the challenges are physical. Ever try rock-climbing in the middle of a forest? How about chasing down a squash ball? (Even better if you don’t know what a squash ball is!) Sometimes, we focus on mastering new skills. You never know: Your hidden talent could be acting or plate-spinning. Whatever the activity, the goal is the same. We improve our writing skills through the daily practice of responding to our adventures in journals and longer essays.||Energetic and curious middle school students of all writing abilities entering grades 5, 6, 7, or 8 who are looking for an adventure worth writing about.
Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Campers should be dropped off at Simmons College between 8:00–8:15 a.m. Pick-up is at 4:30 p.m.
We provide full and partial scholarships to income-eligible families. Apply early!
|Two, two week sessions.|
|The B-SAFE Program (The Bishop’s Summer Academic & Enrichment Program) is a five-week, full-day academic and enrichment program serving young people from first grade through high school. The goal of the program is to build a community where all people feel safe, feel big, and feel connected.||8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday for five weeks. |
This summer we will be running 11 programs in six Boston area neighborhoods. Each site will include academic programs in reading, writing and math; visual and performing art workshops; science activities; recreational activities; and many field trips. A healthy breakfast and lunch will be served each day, along with an end of day snack.
While based in Episcopal churches and schools, the B-SAFE Program has no required religious component for staff or youth.
Locations: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - 419 Shawmut Avenue, South End St Augustine & St. Martin Episcopal Church - 31 Lenox Street, Roxbury St. Mary's Episcopal Church -14 Cushing Ave, Dorchester Epiphany School -154 Centre Street, Dorchester Holy Spirit Episcopal Church -525 River Street, Mattapan St. Luke’s/San Lucas Episcopal Church -201 Washington Ave, Chelsea
If your family qualifies for the federal free lunch program, SNAP, WIC, public housing or another form of public assistance, the program fee is reduced to $150 or less for the entire program.
|Registration for B-SAFE opens April 1st. Registration will be on a first come first served basis until each location is filled.
We expect all students to participate every day for all five weeks.
|For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered on the BU campus and at 19 locations throughout Massachusetts.||To speak with a program coordinator, or to enroll by phone, call (800) 964-8888, 8 am – 10 pm Monday through Friday, 8 am – 7 pm Saturday, and 10 am – 6 pm Sunday. |
These programs are offered solely through Boston University’s Metropolitan College & Extended Education and are not affiliated with the Boston University School of Education.
|For information, dates, or to enroll online, please select an age group from the website: |
4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergartners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th Graders
Entering 5th Graders
Entering 6th-8th Graders
Entering 9th-11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students and Adults
|An eight week, full-day Summer Program is held at Saint Columbkille Partnership School. It provides a range of academic, enrichment, and recreational activities. The program also makes use of the many resources of the Boston College Campus as well as diverse activities and resources in the Boston area. With the option of attending for two or multiple weeks, students, ages 3-12, experience a wide variety of opportunities and experiences for learning and healthy development. |
The older students have access to the Boston College swimming pool. The younger students will have the opportunity to go to Artesani Park and swim in the wading pool or have water activities outside.
|Each session is one week long: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:30pm. You may register for individual weeks or the entire program. There is an Early Bird Program beginning at 7:15am. There is a $5/day charge. We do not have late pick-up.
Ages 3-12 - Our program is community based with priority given to Allston/Brighton residents. |
Scholarship applications are available upon request. In order to receive financial assistance you will need to complete that form AND submit pay stubs for a period of one month, or your current tax return. Space fills quickly, register early.
|The program runs for eight weeks. Each child must sign up for at least two sessions.|
|Following the African philosophy of Paige Academy, the Nguzo Saba Summer Program is designed to enhance the growth and development of children via hands-on and real life experiences. |
The program provides children between the ages of 5 and 12 years with a child-centered and engaging curriculum that promotes individual growth and development in a social, relaxing and interactive learning environment, guided by the Nguzo Saba/Seven Principles of Kwanza: Unity; Collective Work and Responsibility; Cooperative Economics; Purpose; Creativity; Faith.
|Ages 5-12 can join the summer program from 8:00-5:30 daily. Rolling admissions and sliding scale fees. Vouchers accepted. |
Request an application packet or schedule a tour by calling Program Directors Sis. Daisy Mayola-Roman (617) 445-6969 Ext. (203)
|Rolling admissions. |
Four 2-week sessions. Participants can be enrolled in a 2 week session or for all four sessions.
|Summer Enrichment Program at Resurrection Lutheran Church||Established to reinforce, to supplement and to enhance what has been learned and achieved by your students during the course of the year. To stop the "Summer Slide" that can occur over summer vacation.||Ages 5-12. Weekdays 8am-5pm.
Located at 94 Warren Street in Roxbury.
|First come/first serve.|
|St. Katharine Drexel Summer Camp||Established to help children of all ages meet their academic goals.||K2-Grade 8
Located at 175 Ruggles Street in Roxbury.
Contact Mrs. Virginia Grayson: 857-251-3788.
|First come/first serve.|
|A fun, exciting science and engineering program that is a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience to give you the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging in the real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, experimentation, and invention.||Students in grades 6-9
Three different workshops: Flight School 101, Robo-Alley and Electrical & Mechanical Gizmos |
Space is limited to 20 students a workshop – apply early starting in February. Students may register for only one workshop.
|Registration opens in February. First come/first serve |
Workshops are offered during two five-day sessions in July.
|https://stem.neu.edu/summer/nussp/||The Northeastern University Summer STEM Program (NUSSP) is an eight-day program for students entering grade 6, 7 and 8. The program supports traditionally under-served students and is offered free of charge. Each day, students attend classes that include problem solving, study, research, writing and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, design concepts, and field excursions.||Students must be MA residents and live within a 30 mile radius of Northeastern University. Students Entering 6-8th grades the Fall following the program are eligible to apply. Students from any schools (public, private, home schooled, etc) are eligible. An even number of males and females will be selected, in addition to an even split between 6, 7th and 8th grade students from a diverse range of demographic backgrounds. Immediate family members of Northeastern University faculty may apply to the program but are not given any special preference. They must still follow all other eligibility rules. Students may only participate in the program once. Upon entrance into the program there will be a $100 commitment fee.||Applications due March 31st|
|Tech Savvy is a one-week program for middle school girls sponsored by the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative. The program focuses on computing, engineering, and technology, and each day participants visit a different college campus for hands-on activities.||Girls entering 7th or 8th grade in fall. |
Limited space, apply early!
Students who are covered by MA Health, SNAP or TAFDC are eligible to attend at a reduced tuition of $50 if they provide documentation of participation in one of these programs.
|Applications accepted until June 1st or until program is full.|
|https://stem.neu.edu/summer/ge-girls/||GE Girls is sponsored by General Electric and is a one-week academic day program designed to encourage girls to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and STEM-based careers.
Each day, students participate in hands-on activities that include problem solving, study, research, writing and communication skills. The program will take place on the Northeastern campus with multiple days dedicated to field excursions.
|Girls entering 7th or 8th grade in fall. |
Limited space, apply early!
|Applications due March 31st|
|Balfour helps Boston students obtain the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college. To reach this goal, Balfour Academy provides a summer program of enrichment courses and an academic year tutoring program to supplement each student's regular school program. In order to best prepare students for college, Balfour Academy only accepts students in the summer before they begin the seventh grade, and follows them through high school.||Preference is given to students who: Are entering seventh grade, live in the Northeastern neighborhood, attend Boston Public Schools, seem genuinely interested in participating in the program. All applicants fitting the above criteria and who return their forms on time will be assigned an interview.||Applications for new students are available in March.|
|A two-week residential camps hosted at colleges and universities across the nation. Each camp will provide 48-54 promising middle school grade level students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education while living on a college campus - all at no cost to the child or family.||To be eligible to apply, students should: • Be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall; • Have a GPA of at least “B” overall in mathematics and science; • Score at the median to superior level on standardized mathematics and science tests; • Write a 250-word essay describing their interest in the camp and STEM; • Be interviewed, if deemed necessary; • Have exhibited an interest in mathematics and science; and • Have strong recommendations from their current mathematics and science teachers|
|http://www.wheelock.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/aspire-institute/college-and-career-access/stem-summer-camp||Wheelock College hosts a fun, innovative summer camp for students entering 8th and 9th grades. Each day includes a trip to a Boston-area STEM organization and a related hands-on science activity. Students will also explore college life and academics through campus tours and discussions with college students and staff.||Camp runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.,with camp drop off starting at 8 a.m.||Register for one- or two-week options. |
|Artemis is a five-week summer program for rising 9th grade girls focused on computer science. Participants learn computer languages such as Scratch, AppInventor, HTML, CSS, and Python. They also are introduced to robotics, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and circuits. In addition, they learn how computer science is applied in the real world by hearing from guest speakers and going on field trips.||For rising 9th grade girls.||Applications due May 1st.|
|http://edgerton.mit.edu/node/93||Participants are introduced to a sampling of science and engineering fields mixed with high school preparatory sessions. Learn about mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology and electrical engineering by working through hands-on models.||For rising 9th grade girls.
We run from 8:30am- 2:30pm, and expect families to be responsible for transportation to and from the MIT campus.
|Applications accepted until end of March or until program is full. Space is limited to 24 girls.|
|Based at Boston University, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop is a perfect opportunity for U.S. and international high school students to learn more about journalism, and explore the exciting city of Boston! Our award-winning faculty will help ensure that each student will be taught at a high level, and learn new and valuable skills at this summer high school journalism program.||Grade level: Students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2017. Graduated seniors are also welcome. Students must be 14 years old to live on campus, no exceptions. |
The application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of each session, depending on space. Students interested in financial aid or payment plans should apply early, as aid is first-come, first-served.
|Two week sessions|
|Boston & Beyond http://summerink.org/summer-programs/boston-beyond-9th-10th/||Boston & Beyond: Grades 9 and 10 WHAT’S THERE TO WRITE ABOUT? When you’re traveling, the answer is limitless. In Boston & Beyond, we explore urban neighborhoods and take day-trips in search of eye-opening moments. We sample new foods, talk to locals, learn cultural activities, and play in unfamiliar settings. These experiences are the stuff of journal writing and longer pieces – chances to reflect on the journey and share it in The Collection. Explore the wider world of Boston and discover the person closest to home – yourself.||Curious and adventurous students of all writing abilities entering grades 9 or 10.
Weekdays, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Campers should arrive between 8:30–8:45 a.m. Pick-up is at 4:30 p.m.
Financial assistance is available to qualified families. Apply early!
|One two-week session.|
|Summer Preview Program||The Summer Preview Program provides an opportunity for rising high school freshmen and sophomores to familiarize themselves with the college experience. Students enroll in a one-week non-credit seminar and choose one of three exciting subjects. Summer Preview also offers a variety of fun social activities that introduce students to Boston University and to Boston. Summer Preview is open to residential and commuter students. Students must be 14 or older to live in the dorm.||Students entering 9th or 10th grade in fall.||Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications are considered until the seminars are filled.|
|Summer Institute for the Gifted||SIG Day Programs provide instruction in several dozen courses during its regular academic schedule and engages students in recreational activities every day. Courses are taught at levels appropriate for gifted students who are ages 5-12* (ages vary by campus), covering humanities, mathematics, sciences, and multi-disciplinary courses. |
SIG Summer Residential Programs are three-week summer programs for gifted students ages 9-17* (ages vary by campus) providing instruction in over 60 exciting and challenging multi-curricular, arts and recreational courses. Students may choose to live on campus (residential status) or commute daily (commuter or extended commuter status).
|Day or residential programs|