Summer Program

_DSC8005 (1)The Summer Enrichment Program 2019 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, or 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.  During the last week of the program, parents will meet with their child’s teacher in a comprehensive 30-minute conference and will receive a detailed one-page progress report.

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.

From 9:00 pm to 3:30 pm, we offer 45- or 90-minute, individualized instructional classes from July 1st to July 25th. 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 specific skills, and address areas of challenge. The July Focus Program is 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 when you would like each 45- or 90-minute session to begin and we will do our best to accommodate you. Tuition for the July Focus Program is $1,200 for twice weekly classes.  Classes may also be scheduled to meet daily ($2,400) or twice daily Monday through Thursdays ($4,800). Scholarships are available.

Students may also enroll in one-on-one Focus sessions during the August Program from July 29th until August 15th.  Sessions and hours are flexible and schedules can be designed for either mornings or afternoons classes for these three weeks in August.  Tuition for the August Program is $900 for twice weekly classes. Classes may also be scheduled to meet daily ($1,800) or twice daily Monday through Thursdays ($3,600).

Due to construction planned this summer at our school in Chelsea, Winston’s July and August Focus Programs 2019 will be located at our mid-town location at Winston Transitions at 240 Madison Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. (Classroom instruction, however, has been cancelled until next year due to space constraints.)

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact Peter K. Hill, Summer Program Director, at (646) 638-2705 x2688 or email

Applications can also be mailed to:

240 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10016

Download Summer Program Application