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2020 Summer Study at Cambridge School

While summer is a time for “fun in the sun,” without regular practice and reinforcement, academic content knowledge and skill application are susceptible to regression. A plethora of research cites the importance of instruction over the summer months in order to prevent the “summer slide.” While some regression is expected for all children over the summer months, children with learning differences are often profoundly affected by the lapse in instruction. The best remedy for regression is to prevent it, and summer programs focusing on remedial, accelerated, or enriched learning have been shown to have a positive effect on students’ content and skill retention. (Cooper et al., 2000) Cambridge School’s Summer Program offers a unique opportunity for students to continue receiving academic instruction in the morning and to participate in a variety of enrichment activities in the afternoon.

Below is information on the summer programs being offered at Cambridge School in 2019. In addition to our annual morning Summer Study Program, Cambridge School is offering select afternoon Intensive Programs facilitated by our speech-language pathologists. These programs are designed to hone in on and address specific learning challenges. They present an opportunity to “fill in the gaps” in a student’s learning profile in order to promote greater success.

Most of our programs are open to students entering grades K-12. Full program offerings can be found below.

Program Catalog

Morning Study Program / Summer Study K-12

The morning Summer Study Program consists of research based programs to improve language, reading, writing, and math.

  • Grades: K-12
  • 8:45a.m. – 12:00p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 31st (four weeks)
  • Cost: $2,396.00

For more information on the morning program, click here.

Afternoon Enrichment

Afternoon Enrichment: Adventure and Exploration Club

*Only students who attend the Morning Program may enroll in this program.

  • Grades: K-4
  • 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Monday to Thursday
  • Monday, July 6th – Thursday, July 31st (four weeks)
  • Cost: $996.00

In the Cambridge Adventure and Exploration Club students take day trips and explore local attractions. Trips include: games, and scavenger hunts at local parks, indoor rock climbing, water and stream exploration, and local museum visits, including the renowned Grounds for Sculpture – a forty-two acre outside park with over 270 sculptures. Adventure Club strives to promote teamwork, curiosity, self-confidence, and learning through fun and engaging summer activities.

Students who stay for enrichment have a supervised lunch and recess period from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. and must bring their own lunch.

Afternoon Intensive Options

Reading Intensive This Intensive is facilitated by Cambridge Speech and Language Pathologists.

  • Grades: 3-6
  • 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Monday to Thursday
  • Monday, July 6th – Thursday, July 31st (four weeks)
  • Cost: $1,750.00

The focus of this Intensive is to guide the students in the application of practical strategies to broaden their reading comprehension. The executive function skills of planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control will be highlighted in our work together. The students will be presented with practical strategies to build each of these executive skills and actively apply them to their reading.

In addition to these executive skills, the program will also work on building four important elements of text analysis and comprehension: sequencing, characterization, cause/effect, and summarization.

This Intensive promises to be a fun and practical approach to help students with reading comprehension challenges.

Students who attend the morning have a supervised lunch and recess period from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. and must bring their own lunch.

Executive Function for Teens – This Intensive is facilitated by Cambridge Speech and Language Pathologists.

  • Grades: 7-12
  • 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Monday to Thursday
  • Monday, July 6th – Thursday, July 31st (four weeks)
  • Cost: $1,750.00

This program is designed for older students who would benefit from strategies aimed at developing higher order thinking skills with a strong emphasis on the development of executive function skills needed for academics and planning multi-step projects. Often students find tackling long-term projects significantly challenging due to executive skills such as: time-management, task-initiation, sequencing, organization of materials, metacognition, prioritization and cognitive flexibility when working both independently and in groups.

This intensive will offer concrete strategies and take home materials for students to generalize beyond the summer program into their upcoming school year.

Students who attend the morning have a supervised lunch and recess period from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. and must bring their own lunch.

Register for the 2020 Summer Study

  • Registration deadline: Please complete this form and submit the required deposit to the office by May 1, 2020.

If you do not have a TADS account, please make checks payable to Cambridge School.

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