Summer Academy

The DOE's primary goal right now is to create plans for student remote learning and support through the next several weeks. For the time being, as we support these efforts, planning for Summer in the City is on hold. Please check back in a few weeks for updated information on SITC 2020. 

What is the Summer Academy?

Summer in the City offers a variety of free Summer Academy programs for students of different ages. Summer Academy programs include hands-on STEM projects and field trips to museums, parks, and other cultural sites.

Summer in the City provides transportation and students enrolled in programming will receive a free, healthy breakfast, and lunch.

Applications are now open! Don't delay, apply today.

On this page, you will find information about each program, including how to apply and whether or not your child is eligible. Summer Academy enrichment programs have limited availability and applications are open March 10–April 10 for most programs. You can also reach out to your school’s Parent Coordinator or Principal to learn more.

Summer Academy programs are for students we did not recommend for Summer School.


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Summer Academy Programs

The First and Second Grade Summer Academy

The First and Second Grade Summer Academy is for students who want to explore and create this summer. Students will learn through play and engaging lessons, giving them a jumpstart on the next grade.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first and second grade
  • Location: Programs are located in every district across the city
  • Dates and Times: July 6th – August 11th, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • How to Apply: Contact your school’s Principal or Parent Coordinator to register

Multilingual Learners Summer Academy

The Multilingual Learners Summer Academy is a great way for students to strengthen their academic skills through fun and engaging lessons. Students will participate in hands-on activities designed to support their language skills and prepare them to excel in the next grade. Additional programs are available for students enrolled in Spanish and Mandarin bilingual classes during the school year.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first – eighth grade
  • Location: Programs are located in every borough across the city
  • Dates and Times: July 6th – August 11th, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • How to Apply: Contact your school’s Principal, Parent Coordinator or ENL/Bilingual Teacher to register

Community Schools Elementary Summer Academy

The Community Schools Elementary Summer Academy is for students who want to play, learn, and explore during the summer. Students attending participating Community Schools can enroll in the full-day program, which includes hands-on STEM projects, art, games, and team building activities led by school and CBO staff.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first – fifth grade
  • Location: Programs are located in every borough across the city
  • Dates and Times: July 6th – August 11th, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (end times may vary slightly by school)
  • How to Apply: Contact your school’s Principal or Parent Coordinator to register

Community Schools Sixth Grade Summer Academy

The Community Schools Sixth Grade Summer Academy provides students a jumpstart on a successful year at their new middle school. Students will spend time getting to know their new school, teachers and classmates, while participating in project-based learning, team-building, academic support and recreation.

  • Student eligibility: students starting Grade 6 this fall at participating schools
  • Dates and times: varies by school
  • How to Apply: Contact your new school’s Principal or Parent Coordinator to register

STEM Academy

The STEM Academy is a five-week summer program that includes robotics programming, computer coding, game design, as well as art and recreation.

STEM Matters NYC

STEM Matters NYC is a one-week summer programs range from aerospace to animal science, marine biology to media design, and ecology to engineering for students.

STEM Matters NYC internships are a four-week course for college credit are available for high school students.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in ninth – eleventh grade
  • Location: Varies by program
  • How to Apply: There is an application process that includes a teacher reference and specific details are available at STEM Matters NYC

CareerCLUE

CareerCLUE provides high school students the chance to gain valuable work experience and get paid during the summer. Students enrolled in the program will receive a Summer Youth Employment Program summer stipend of up to $700 and can also earn an elective credit. Students will visit some of NYC’s leading employers to learn about different careers and also participate in hands-on science, engineering, and art projects throughout the summer.

  • Student eligibility: Students must be 14- or 15-years-old and attend a participating community school

DREAM

DREAM’s Specialized High School Institute helps prepare eligible middle school students for the Specialized High School Admissions Test.

  • Student Eligibility: Middle school students are recruited each spring
  • Location: Varies by program
  • Questions: Contact your school's Guidance Counselor, email SHSI@schools.nyc.gov or visit the DREAM Program page.

Additional Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer in the City FAQ

Do you have questions about Summer in the City? Read our FAQ:

Contact us

For more information, call us at 718-935-2838 for help, or email us at SITC@schools.nyc.gov.

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