New York Summer Program
The New York Summer Enrichment Program 2021 at Winston Preparatory School provides students with the unique 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. The program develops decoding and encoding, reading comprehension, critical-thinking skills, memory retrieval, executive functioning skills, written language expression, self-advocacy, mathematical computation, social pragmatics, time-management skills, test preparation, and expressive language skills within a nurturing, academic environment. The summer staff consists of reading specialists, special education instructors, and speech and language pathologists from Winston’s full-time faculty.
Students from fourth through twelfth grades from private, public, and parochial schools from New York City and abroad can 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, Manhattan Country 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, Australia, Lebanon, Singapore, Greece, South Korea, Guam, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Trinidad, Turkey, and Indonesia have all been enrolled in our summer program.
We offer 45- or 90-minute, individualized instructional sessions from June 28th to July 22nd. Based on Winston Preparatory School’s innovative Focus Program, students participate in one-on-one classes with a trained specialist to develop strategies to improve academic performance, strengthen targeted skills, enrich knowledge of specific content areas, and address areas of greatest challenge. The July Focus Program is specifically tailored to target areas of greatest need of each student. An independent study program, SAT preparation course, or college preparatory class is also available. Please request an hour window between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when you would like each 45- or 90-minute session to begin and we will do our best to accommodate you. Limited evening hours are also available. Tuition for the July Focus Program is $1,200 for twice weekly classes. Classes may also be scheduled to meet daily Monday through Thursday ($2,400) or twice daily ($4,800). The Application Deadline for the July Program has been waived.
Students may also enroll in one-on-one Focus sessions during the August Program from July 26th to August 12th. Sessions and hours are flexible and schedules can be designed for either mornings or afternoons classes for these three weeks. Tuition for the August Program is $900 for twice-weekly classes. Classes may also be scheduled to meet daily Monday through Thursday ($1,800) or twice daily ($3,600). The Application Deadline for the August Program is July 16th.
Students can learn from the convenience of their home as one-on-one sessions will be held online utilizing our Distance Teaching model. Should current restrictions be lifted, Winston’s July and August Focus Programs 2020 will be located at our mid-town location at Winston Transitions at 240 Madison Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. Scholarships are available. If you have any further questions, please call (212-496-8400 ext. 2688) or email (nysummerprogram@winstonprep.
Peter K. Hill
Summer Program Director
Before submitting your application, please download and save the PDF prior to typing your responses. However, Winston families and returning Summer Program families need only complete the first three pages of the WPSNY Summer Application 2021 PDF.