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Summer Academy Programs

Summer in the City offers a variety of Summer Academy programs for students of all ages. Summer Academy programs offer free, full-day programming with hands-on STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, parks and other cultural sites. Students participating in Summer in the City programs will also receive free, healthy breakfast and lunch.

Sign-up today for an exciting summer your child won’t forget. Details about how to register for each program are listed below.

  • Free transportation is provided, depending on:
  • Summer Academy is for students who have not been recommended to attend Summer School.

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Young Learners

Second Grade

Students will be able to learn and play during the summer by joining Summer in the City’s Second Grade program. Second graders will explore STEM activities, and attend field trips, while also practicing their math and reading skills in preparation for third grade.

Contact your child’s principal to find out if seats are still available. Use Find a School to get your principal's contact information:

English Language Learners Summer Program

English Language Learners (ELLs) who are currently enrolled in grades 2-5 can continue strengthening their academic skills through fun and interactive activities during the summer. ELL programs also offer support to students who are currently enrolled in Spanish or Mandarin bilingual programs. Find out more:

Contact your child's principal to find out if seats are still available. Use Find a School to get your principal's contact information:

Family English Initiative

Families with students currently in kindergarten and first grade can learn English together and explore cultural institutions across the city. Find out more:

Summer STEM

The study of science, technology, engineering, and math -- known as STEM -- encourages children to think critically and solve problems, skills that are valued in many of today’s jobs. There are two summer STEM programs offered this summer:

STEM Summer in the City

This five-week program helps students develop skills like coding and game design, along with robotics and the engineering design process. Students will also participate in art projects, field trips, and physical education. Programs are for students currently enrolled in grades 2-5. Applications for summer 2018 are now closed.

STEM Matters NYC Camp

STEM Matters NYC offers students programs that range from aviation to animal science, and oceanography to ecology. Students currently enrolled in grades K-5 can participate in week-long camps. The STEM Matters application for summer 2018 is now closed.

Community Schools

Students at participating Community Schools can spend this summer learning through hands-on activities. This full-day program runs five days a week and is open to students who are currently enrolled in grades K-5.

Learn more about the program and see if your student's school is participating:

Middle School

English Language Learners Summer Academy

English Language Learners (ELLs) can continue strengthening their academic skills through fun and interactive activities during the summer. ELL also offers support to students who are currently enrolled in Spanish or Mandarin bilingual programs. Programs are for students currently enrolled in grades 6-8. Find out more:

Contact your child's principal to find out if seats are still available . Use Find a School to get your principal's contact information:

Summer STEM

The study of science, technology, engineering, and math -- known as STEM -- encourages children to think critically and solve problems, skills that are valued in many of today’s jobs. There are two summer STEM programs offered this summer:

STEM Summer in the City

This five-week program exposes students to skills like coding and game design, along with robotics and the engineering design process. Students will also participate in art projects, field trips, and physical education. Programs are for students currently enrolled in grades 6-8. Applications for summer 2018 are now closed.

STEM Matters NYC Camp

STEM Matters NYC offers students programs that range from aviation to animal science, and oceanography to ecology. Students currently enrolled in grades 6-8 can participate in week-long camps. The STEM Matters application for summer 2018 is now closed.

DREAM

DREAM: The Specialized High School Institute is a program that helps prepare eligible middle school students for the Specialized High School Admissions. Find out more:

High School

English Language Learners Summer Academy

English Language Learners (ELLs) who are currently enrolled in grades 9-11 will have access to enrichment programs including SAT prep, writing workshops and documentary film making. Find out more:

Contact your child's principal to find out if seats are still available. Use Find A School to get your principal's contact information:

Renewal and Rise High Schools

Renewal and Rise students who will be in grades 9 –12 this fall, and are on track to graduate, can take part in one of the following programs this summer:

Summer Bridge

Gives students starting grade nine this fall a chance to get to know their new schools.

SAT Prep

Students in grades 10-12 this fall can sign up for SAT prep classes.

CareerCLUE

CareerCLUE allows students to get valuable work experience, as well as a full SYEP summer wage ($1,500-$1,900 for the summer). Students can also earn academic credit.  The program includes field trips to learn about different career pathways.

Applicants must:

  • Attend a Community, Renewal, or Rise high school 
  • Be at least 14 years old by July 1, 2018
  • Speak with their principal or guidance staff in order to apply

Find Out More

Summer STEM

The study of science, technology, engineering, and math -- known as STEM -- encourages children to think critically and solve problems, skills that are valued in many of today’s jobs. There are two summer STEM programs offered this summer:

STEM Summer in the City

This five-week program helps students learn skills like coding and game design, along with robotics and the engineering design process. Students will also participate in art projects, field trips, and physical education. Programs are for students currently enrolled in grades 9-10.  Applications for summer 2018 are now closed.

STEM Matters NYC

STEM Matters NYC offers students programs that range from aviation to animal science, and oceanography to ecology. Students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 can participate in week-long camps. The STEM Matters application for summer 2018 is now closed.

Additional Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Questions?

You can always email us at SITC@schools.nyc.gov
You can also call 718-935-2838 for help.

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