The Smarter Summers Programs

At Smarter Summers, our goal is not to take away from the joys of summer, but to provide balance. We offer thoughtfully designed programming for students of all ages. Our goal is to send students back to the classroom with confidence, feeling excited to show off all that they’ve learned, and eager to learn even more!

Our carefully planned half-day program for students entering Grades 1 - 2 is designed not only to prevent learning loss, but to actually keep kids moving forward with the skills that will help them excel in school. We target foundational reading, writing skills, and math skills using research-based programs within the context of a fun, game-based learning experience.

This thoughtfully designed half-day program for students entering Grades 5-8 targets foundational skills in reading comprehension and expository writing. These skills are taught through engaging activities that challenge kids to engage with current events and the worlds of art and science, so that they can become more interesting and informed learners along the way. 

This workshop provides a guide for writing the personal statement, an under-appreciated and delicate genre of writing that takes on a daunting level of importance in students’ college application process. It’s a chance for kids to acknowledge the ways they have grown and imagine the direction they could grow in next as they embark on the transition to college.