Winston Prep School

New Jersey Summer Program

The WPS-NJ Summer Enrichment Program

What is the WPS-NJ Summer Enrichment Program?

The Summer Enrichment Program takes place Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. during the month of July. It provides students with the opportunity to take part in our individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. Students are grouped according to skill level and learning style in small classes of no more than eight students, whereby a customized academic program is created to match the specific needs of the students. Each student also receives daily one-on-one instruction targeting areas of greatest need within our Focus Program. The summer program is designed to develop language, encoding/decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, study skills, test preparation, organization and time management at each student’s appropriate level of need and interest. Developing students’ Qualities of a Sustainable and Independent Learner, such as resilience, self-advocacy, social responsibility, pragmatics, social communication, and problem solving, are also infused into summer program days. 

Who is the Summer Program faculty?

Summer Program teachers primarily consist of reading specialists, special education instructors, learning specialists, and speech and language pathologists from Winston Prep’s full-time faculty. With a small, close-knit staff of WPS teachers, the high degree of communication amongst faculty allows instructors to use the Continuous Feedback System to maximize the growth potential of each student. Moreover, regular communication with parents takes place throughout the summer and parents are updated weekly on goals and progress.

Who attends the program?

Students going into 3rd grade through 12th grade from private, public, mainstream and special education settings come to WPS seeking to improve their academic skills. Students come from many NJ counties, including Essex, Morris, Bergen, Union, Somerset and Middlesex, as well as some NY areas, such as Staten Island, and Rockland County.

What COVID measures are taken during the summer program?

In an effort to accommodate all families during the pandemic, students have the option of participating in learning on-campus, remotely, or a hybrid. That said, in these unpredictable, ever changing times, this is subject to change depending on public health conditions and advisories. 

Remote Learning Option:

Students that choose our Remote Learning option will have live access to all of their classrooms via secure and state-of-the-art video streaming technology. Students at home can be seen and heard by the teachers and classmates as if they are in the classroom with their peers on a large screen TV mounted in the back of the classroom. Remote Learners have a clear view of the teacher and the whiteboard, as well as access to all materials virtually. We utilize Google Classroom and Google Meets to “meet” with at-home students. 

In-person Learning Option:

WPS will also run our full-time, skill-driven programming for students whose families choose the on-campus option, following the guidelines outlined below:

  • Masks
    • Required and available for all students and faculty
  • Physical Distancing
    • WPS-NJ community members will remain 6 feet apart whenever able
    • Organization of classrooms and common areas to increase physical distance
    • Only individual desk use throughout all educational spaces
  • Air Quality
    • High quality air purifiers in all classrooms and indoor campus spaces
  • Disinfecting
    • Hand sanitizer available in all classrooms and common spaces
    • Frequent and rigorous cleanings of high touch areas
  • Limiting Points of Contact
    • Limiting interactions between groups
    • Restricting numbers permitted at student and teacher gatherings
    • Restricting volunteers and visitors to essential personnel only
    • Maximizing outdoor space whenever possible
  • Screening
    • Daily parent completion of a COVID exposure and symptom Magnus questionnaire is required in order for students to enter the building
    • Daily temperature checks 
  • FOCUS Program
    • All sessions will be virtual or over 6 feet apart outdoors
  • In the event of closure
    • We will pivot from our in person program to our successful Distance Learning Program with full time, live instruction. 

We will continue to consult with local and state health authorities regarding decision making related to the virus. 

Summer Program Tuition:

$4,500 – One daily 45 minute 1:1 Focus session + 4 courses Monday – Friday

$6,000 – Two daily 45 minute 1:1 Focus sessions + 3 courses Monday – Friday

Summer Program Courses offered:

Optional After Academics Summer Program Activities Offerings:

After Academics Programs ($500 each):

Monday & Wednesday from 1:15 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Sports & FItness and Chess Club

Tuesday & Thursday from 1:15 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Sports & FItness and Science Olympics

Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Drama Club and Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. Japanese Culture & Anime, Social Problem Solvers (into 8th grade and younger), and Not-So-Obvious Friendship Rules
(students going into high school)

SAT Prep Course ($1,500) – Monday through Thursday from 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

WPSNJ Summer Enrichment Program Application: for current WPS students
WPSNJ Summer Enrichment Program Application: for non-WPS students
WPSNJ Summer Enrichment Program Brochure

For more information, please contact:
Jenny VanWieren
Director of Summer Enrichment Program
Email: njsummerprogram@winstonprep.edu