Summer Program

The Summer Enrichment Program at Winston Preparatory School provides students with the unique _DSC8005 (1) opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence.The Summer Program also gives parents the flexibility to create an academic program specifically matched to the needs of their child.  Parents may choose to enroll their child in the Morning Academic Program, July Focus Program, After-School Activities, and/or the August Focus Program.  With these options, there are several different possible schedules for your child.

In the Morning Academic Program, students are enrolled in four academic classes each day—Language & Literature, History, Science, and Math as well as art and gym classes—from 9 am to 1:30 pm from July 1st to July 29th.  Students are grouped by learning style and skill level in classes no larger than eight individuals in order to facilitate greater learning and maximize individualized instruction.  The summer staff consists of reading specialists, special education instructors, and speech and language pathologists from Winston’s full-time faculty.  The program develops decoding and encoding, reading comprehension, critical-thinking skills, memory retrieval, organizational skills, written language expression, self-advocacy, social pragmatics, mathematical computation, time-management skills, test preparation, and expressive language skills within a nurturing, academic environment. During the last week of the program, parents will meet with each of their child’s teachers in a comprehensive 30-minute conference and will receive a detailed one-page progress report from each instructor. Students from fourth through twelfth grades from private, public, and parochial schools from New York City and abroad participate in the program. In the past, students from the Dalton School, the Brearley School, Friends Seminary, Collegiate School, Mary McDowell Friends School, St. Bernard’s School, the Gateway School, Lycée Français de New York, United Nations International School, Trinity School, the Berkeley Carroll School, Stephen Gaynor School, Trevor Day School, West End Day School, Aaron School, Birch Wathen Lenox School, York Prep, and the Dwight School as well as students from Japan, China, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, South Korea, Guam, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Turkey, and Indonesia have all been enrolled in our summer program.

From 2:00pm to 3:30pm, we offer optional 45-minute classes and activities. Students are given the opportunity to enroll in the July Focus Program – one-on-one instructional classes – or to engage in after-school activities, or to participate in both. Based on Winston Preparatory School’s innovative Focus Program, students participate in one-on-one sessions with a trained specialist to develop strategies to improve academic performance, strengthen targeted skills, and address areas of greatest challenge. The July Focus Program can be taught in conjunction with morning academic classes or can be specifically tailored to target areas of greatest need. An independent study program, SAT preparation course, or college preparatory class is also available.

After-school activities include Acting Workshop, Arts & Minds, Basketball, Computing 101, Music, Cross Training, Digital Photography, Sketch Comedy, Friendship Skills, and Sightseeing Excursions.

Students may also enroll in one-on-one Focus sessions during the August Program from August 1st until August 18th. Times are flexible and 45-minute sessions can be scheduled any time between 9:00am and 3:30pm throughout the month of August.

The Summer Enrichment Program gives parents the flexibility to create an academic program specifically matched to the needs of their child. Parents may choose to enroll their child in the Morning Academic Program, July Focus Program, After-School Activities, and /or the August Focus Program. With these options, there are several different possible schedules for your child. Scholarships are also available. Deadline for applications is June 1st, 2017.

Contact Information

For further information, please call Peter Hill, Summer Program Director, at 646-638-2705 x688 or email summer@winstonprep.edu.

Download the Summer Program Application

Download the Summer Program Application for WPSNY Families