Summer programs, generally taken one or two summers prior to enrollment, enable parents and students to get a taste of the boarding school experience.
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Boarding schools represent a significant step forward for young people—and their families. For most, it is the first opportunity a student has had to live independently, with all of the associated responsibilities, both academic and social. Summer programs, generally taken one or two summers prior to enrollment, enable parents and students to decide whether the student is ready for the transition by giving students a taste of the boarding school experience.Boarding school summer programs vary. At many, students will face a challenging academic curriculum modeled after typical school year curricula. They'll also receive the sort of personalized instruction they would receive during the regular school year. Other summer programs have a specialized focus. Beyond the classroom, students will be introduced to a sample of extracurricular activities a school regularly offers—from equestrian clubs to soccer teams and beyond—and experience firsthand the unique campus residential environment.Given the significance of the transition from home to campus life, many families take advantage of summer programs to gauge both their own—and their child's—interest in the boarding school experience.If you don't see a program below, feel free to contact schools directly to find out if they offer summer programs and to request related information.
Over the summer, boarding schools host various types of programs.
Below are the upcoming summer programs our member schools have shared with us.
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Date: May 30 to August 1
Academic Program: Both Day & Boarding
Brandon Hall School Summer Programs are great for middle school students interested in building a strong foundation for academic achievement for the upcoming year and high school students seeking....SEE MORE
Date: June 11 to June 25
Arts Program: Both Day & Boarding
Shakerag Workshops welcomes 50-65 participants for small class/studio immersion. Beginners to professionals ranging in age from 19-89 enjoy the relaxation afforded by being away from the daily co....SEE MORE
Date: June 1 to July 10
Day Program Only
SAS Summer includes various outdoor and sports camps for students in grades 1-12.
Date: June 27 to July 31
Admission to our summer programs is on a rolling basis. The earlier that you apply, the more likely it is that you will be able to take the courses you want, once you are admitted. Students can....SEE MORE
Date: June 27 to July 22
Both Day & Boarding
Summer@Rectory’s 4-week program offers boys and girls from around the country and the world a recreational, educational, and exciting summer. Learn more about your adventure by exploring our webs....SEE MORE
Date: June 13 to September 16
Intensive morning classes; afternoon tutorials, sports, travels around campus region
Contact School for boarding info
Date: June 26 to July 30
Date: June 26 to August 19
4 Weeks “All Inclusive” consists of:
25 hours/week English instruction
TOEFL Junior Test
Three meals per day and daily snacks
Health insur....SEE MORE
Date: June 26 to July 29
Academic Program: Boarding
Date: June 26 to August 7
An international program for serious students of music, theater and dance. High performance standards, 2 orchestras, 2 choirs, chamber music, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, jazz combos, masterclasses,....SEE MORE
Date: June 19 to July 29
Mercersburg Adventure Camp takes kids ages 8-14 on a wild ride they will talk about for years. There is never a dull moment with exciting Enrichments, excursions in the great outdoors, and advent....SEE MORE
New Hampshire, USA
Date: June 30 to July 29
Intensive enrichment courses in English and ESL, with electives in science, math, theater, computer graphics, moviemaking, and Instructional Support. Students also participate in a wide range of ....SEE MORE
Date: June 18 to July 29
Woodcraft Camp is a 6-week, all-activity camp designed for boys and girls, ages 9 to 14. Over 65 electives provide an unparalleled opportunity to participate in unique activities and compete in a....SEE MORE
Upper Camp is a 6-week all-activity camp for teens, ages 14 to 18. Boys choose among Aviation, Horsemanship and Naval. Girls participate in the areas of their choice. Campers participate in daily....SEE MORE
Date: June 5 to June 9
Boys and girls, ages 7 to 9, are invited to experience Woodcraft Camp - junior style! This five-day camp will run as close to the real experience as possible, revealing the fun and excitement of ....SEE MORE
Date: June 26 to August 6
The exact courses we offer will depend on student interest and need. If you request it, we will do our best to provide appropriate instruction within these standard disciplines: English, ESL, For....SEE MORE
Date: June 20 to August 5
Intensive English as a second language program for international students. This program is open to males and females. Travel around the US, learn English, have fun.
Date: June 15 to August 21
Athletics Program: Day Program Only
Athletic camps of all types.
New York, USA
Date: June 25 to August 6
A six-week academic summer program for students (ages 8-16) with dyslexia or a language-based learning difference. Students receive one-to-one Orton-Gillingham language tutorials daily, in additi....SEE MORE
Date: June 25 to July 29
Camp Lead is a positive place. A place where our belief in our campers helps them to believe even more in themselves. Where we challenge campers on a daily basis to stretch their personal limit....SEE MORE
The Summer Academy at Suffield welcomes students from around the world. We hope you will join us for five memorable weeks, where you will have the opportunity to meet new friends, enhance your st....SEE MORE
Date: June 25 to July 23
Athletics Program: Contact School for boarding info
A young man soon discovers that the MMA summer camp routine is anything but ordinary with all the activities campers participate in daily. He will be challenged to exceed his perceived limitation....SEE MORE
This program is a 4-week intensive total immersion experience. Students attend classes taught by MMA teachers who teach the boys to speak, read, and write contemporary American English. After sch....SEE MORE
Date: June 27 to July 23
Self-Reliance is an epic, open-ended, multi-player experiential learning adventure where participants become self sufficient exploring basic survival skills, learn to survive as a tribe as they e....SEE MORE
Date: June 20 to July 22
Oxford’s 5-week summer term can be geared toward many different needs. Students may use this time to get a head start to the regular year or for remedial work. We offer all standard academic clas....SEE MORE
Intermediate to Advanced ESL students may choose one or two English classes, with an additional conversation class depending on enrollment. Math, science and social studies courses are offered, g....SEE MORE
Students gain the skills to be active learners, to improve reading comprehension, and to organize and retain information for tests or written work. Upon completion, one-half credit is awarded.
Date: June 29 to August 10
British Columbia, Canada
Date: June 27 to August 5
This rigorous six-week International English Language program is designed for students wanting to get ahead, and challenge themselves to achieve stronger results in English 12. (Successful comple....SEE MORE
Academic Program: Contact School for boarding info
A rigorous six-week program for international students wanting to get ahead and prepare themselves to increase their level of English, prepare for IELTS and TOEFL tests, and learn strategies to g....SEE MORE
This program is for rising 8th graders who are eager to embrace the challenge of academic enrichment along with the global experience of spending the summer with students from around the world.
New Mexico, USA
Date: June 5 to June 11
A mix of classroom and outdoor events, with an emphasis on character building, leadership skills, and an introduction to NMMI cadet life, this program creates a stimulating and challenging intera....SEE MORE
Date: June 12 to June 18
Date: July 3 to August 3
Date: July 9 to August 13
New Hampton School's Accelerated English Language Program is an American Culture experience offered to motivated international high school students. Choose a 2-5 week education package balancing....SEE MORE
Date: July 18 to July 21
Nothing But NET Basketball-Coed
Boys and Girls
Co-Ed day program is for Elementary and Middle School students looking to improve their basketball skills. This week of i....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to July 30
*Stem Summer Camp
*Colonel's Camp: A Middle School Leadership Program
Summer School is a great way to try out boarding school life!
Date: July 11 to August 26
A unique enrichment opportunity for students with special needs. Morning academics and afternoon recreational
opportunities and instructional activities emphasizing social skills development.
Date: July 16 to August 14
Study English as a Second Language under two separate tracks- ESL/STEM or ESL Language and Culture. Students will engage in a Whole Language Curriculum but they will also choose from electives ....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to July 30
Small classes, an experienced faculty, and a dedication to each student’s individual success distinguish the Academic & Leadership Program and provide a solid foundation for academic and personal....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to July 29
Students spend the morning in classes, and participate in mentoring, community service, and fun activities in the afternoon and evenings. Academic field trips are taken on most Wednesdays. Stude....SEE MORE
An intense schedule of classes from Monday morning to noon on Saturday gets the high school credits you need in only four weeks, while evenings and the rest of the weekend are reserved for fun an....SEE MORE
R-MA offers a summer flight-training program that includes:
Aviation ground school, tailored to soloing in a Cessna 172; approximately 15 hours of dual flight instruction; FAA medical examination....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to July 20
The Eaglebrook School Summer Semester for both boys and girls ages 11, 12, and 13 is a four week session held in July of each year. It is designed to build confidence through achievement and to f....SEE MORE
Date: July 27 to August 23
St. Timothy's is a nationally recognized boarding and day school offering the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Stressing the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and....SEE MORE
Date: July 23 to August 20
Our summer program will help you become more proficient in English, learn more about American culture, and become familiar with the process of applying to an American college or university. Our t....SEE MORE
Date: July 10 to July 22
Make use of the School's state of the art facilities while integrating the areas of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Technology into a real-life experience where students assume the role of for....SEE MORE
Date: July 10 to July 30
The Chatham Hall Riding Camp is an excellent riding and residential experience packed with fun-filled activities to help you learn to ride and improve your riding skills. /
Session I (July 10-16)....SEE MORE
Our planet supports a wide diversity of life and an exquisite natural beauty. Since the mid-20th century our relationship with planet Earth had dramatically changed. As we view our impact on the ....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to August 13
A summer boarding program for teens entering grades 8-12 which includes attending academic and elective courses complemented by fun activities and trips. Student will earn one credit in Algebra I....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to September 2
The Ridley College summer credit program is for students aged 9 to 17. It is designed to provide English language learners with the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of academic and....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to August 14
North Country Summer School offers two three-week sessions from July 2-July 23 and July 24-August 14. Students ages 9-13 may apply. Our teachers have high expectations for their students and emp....SEE MORE
Date: July 10 to August 6
The Experimentory’s unique interdisciplinary approach to learning teaches rising 7th and 8th grade students the design and communication skills necessary to create across the disciplines. Jump in....SEE MORE
A summer boarding program for teens entering grades 8-12 with elective courses and fun activities and trips. Electives include Marine Science, Creative Writing, Sailing, SAT Prep, Scuba, ESL I, I....SEE MORE
The many ways to practice spoken English include role-playing, social networks, and conversation about current events. This intensive course will enhance your English grammar – verb forms, pronou....SEE MORE
Date: July 16 to August 12
Spend four weeks practicing English in the classroom and learning about American culture in beautiful central coast California. Class sizes are small and opportunities are big. The strong resid....SEE MORE
This academic boarding program is designed for students seeking extra academic support before the start of a new school year. The focus is deeply intentional and focused on the individual learner....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to August 26
Designed for English speaking individuals. Students select three different day camp experiences. On weekends, students practice their speaking and listening skills by participating in Ridley’s co....SEE MORE
In partnership with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, this programme is designed for all skill levels and ages. Taught by professional musicians and music educators; who are dedicated to creating a....SEE MORE
Date: July 9 to July 29
Camp Lead is a positive place. A place where our belief in our campers helps them to believe even more in themselves. Where we challenge campers on a daily basis to stretch their personal limits ....SEE MORE
Date: July 2 to July 29
he three- or four-week Intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) summer camp program is designed for international students who are interested in attending high school or college in the United....SEE MORE
Date: July 6 to August 3
The Summer English & Math Program at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) prepares future Cadets for success in NMMI’s rigorous academic programs. International students who wish to attend New Me....SEE MORE
Date: July 3 to August 5
This intensive program features comprehensive and stimulating curriculum that improve communication skills in English speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
Date: July 3 to July 15
Build writing skills and unleash your creativity in a unique environment of like-minded individuals with a passion for writing. Language is at the core of life and our campers learn new and libe....SEE MORE
Date: August 22 to September 13
Date: August 1 to August 26
Washington Academy's Summer English Institute is for students ages 13-19, who want to improve their English skills. TOEFL Prep/College Writing and Basic ESL classes. All levels of English ability....SEE MORE
Date: August 3 to August 26
Please visit albertcollege.ca for up to date information including dates and tuition.
Date: August 7 to August 26
Start your day off with athletics, robotics, or College Admissions Prep. In the afternoon, broaden your horizons through Outdoor Adventure and Leadership or Sustainability Studies.
Choose how lo....SEE MORE
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