Summer Programs

  • Summer programs are an opportunity for students to develop their skills and succeed in a diverse and evolving global society. We offer a variety of programs for students who will be entering Grades PreK – 12 in the fall.

    2021 Update: PSB will also be offering a Universal Summer Program for Summer 2021. The Universal Summer Program will provide project-based academic enrichment including community building and social-emotional learning, and will serve students entering grades 1-8. The program will have two sessions (July 6-16 and July 19-30) and will operate from 8:45am to 11:45am at the Ridley School. Information on how to register will be sent during the week of May 3.

Summer 2021 Programs

  • PreK-2 3rd-5th 6th-8th High School

  • PreK - 2nd Grade Programs

     

    BEEP Summer Enrichment

    • Students entering grades PreK and Kindergarten next fall
    • BEEP @ Clark Road
    • July 6 - July 30, 2021

    BEEP Summer Enrichment offers STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) learning adventures, water and outside games, music, dramatic play, construction & fine motor activities as well as special events. Classes are usually small to support individual and small group learning opportunities.


    Project Discovery

    • Students entering grades 1-6 next fall
    • Runkle School
    • July 6 - July 30, 2021

    Staffed by PSB teachers, Project Discovery offers a fun, focused environment designed to support students not yet meeting end-of-year literacy benchmarks.  Small classes provide many individual and small group learning opportunities. Participants in this program often attend a fee-based, second program through Brookline Recreation or Brookline Adult & Community Education in the afternoon. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Extended School Year (ESY)

    • Students entering grades PreK-12 next fall
    • Runkle School and Ruffin Ridley School
    • July 12 - August 13, 2021

    PSB Students in special education who require extended school year services will participate in the ESY program. ESY provides students the opportunity to maintain learned skills and target goals and objectives derived from the current IEP. Services are determined individually for students on a case-by-case basis. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    STAR Academy (English Learner Education and METCO)

    • Students entering grades K-8 next fall
    • Lincoln School
    • July 19 - August 20, 2021

    Brookline's English Learner Summer Program provides opportunities for students to increase their English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Students at all levels of proficiency will focus on developing their English while also learning content area vocabulary and concepts. Teachers will introduce and reinforce the instructional language used in classroom settings throughout the school year. This program is an opportunity for English learners to enhance their social and academic language knowledge. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Brookline Recreation

    • Students entering grades K-12 next fall
    • Various Locations
    • July 6 - August 20, 2021
    • Program Website

    The Brookline Recreation Department offers various day camp programs to children. Each program provides various activities and pre-established schedules where children can build confidence, develop skills, make new friends, and have fun! Children will also take part in arts & crafts, non-competitive sports & games, aquatics activities, recreational play, and theme activities. Each camp will feature entertainment activities and field trips:

    • Camp Chestnut @ Lawrence School (For students entering grades K-1)

    • Camp Coolidge @ Heath School (For students entering grades 2-4)
       
    • Camp Kennedy @ Runkle School (For students participating in the Project Discovery Program)

    In addition, Brookline Recreation offers other themed programs for PSB students:

    • Viking Sports @ Baker School (For students entering grades K-7): Viking camps include a fun variety of sports including dodgeball, capture the flag, street hockey, soccer, flag football, basketball and much much more.

    • NetResults Tennis @ Brookline High School (For students entering grades K-12): NetResults Tennis is a games-based approach that adds excitement and enjoyment for the kids as they learn through a progression of drills and games specific for each level of play.

    • Contact: Jonathan Lewitus (jlewitus@brooklinema.gov)

    Brookline Adult & Community Education and Brookline SmartSummers

    • Life-long learners of every age, adults and children alike
    • Various PSB Schools including Brookline High, Lincoln, and Coolidge Corner Schools
    • June 30 - August 11, 2021 (Brookline SmartSummers)
    • Program Website

    Brookline Adult & Community Education (BA&CE) and Brookline SmartPrograms offer enriching learning opportunities for children and adults all year long.

    Brookline SmartSummers are enrichment programs for children ages 5-14. Students can choose from a wide variety of half-and full-day fun and educational adventures that meet from one week to eight weeks in July and August 2020. Programs include Theater Arts, CyberSummer, Basketball, Spanish Immersion, Bringing Books to Life, The Crafty Artiste, Minecraft, Lego Engineering, and more. These programs are open to all interested students.

    BA&CE classes include dance, exercises, art, cooking, languages, and more. These classes happen are open to all.

  • 3rd - 5th Grade Programs


    Extended School Year (ESY)

    • Students entering grades PreK-12 next fall
    • Runkle School and Ruffin Ridley School
    • July 12 - August 13, 2021

    PSB Students in special education who require extended school year services will participate in the ESY program. ESY provides students the opportunity to maintain learned skills and target goals and objectives derived from the current IEP. Services are determined individually for students on a case-by-case basis. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Project Discovery

    • Students entering grades 1-6 next fall
    • Runkle School
    • July 6 - July 30, 2021

    Staffed by PSB teachers, Project Discovery offers a fun, focused environment designed to support students not yet meeting end-of-year literacy benchmarks.  Small classes provide many individual and small group learning opportunities. Participants in this program often attend a fee-based, second program through Brookline Recreation or Brookline Adult & Community Education in the afternoon. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    STAR Academy (English Learner Education and METCO)

    • Students entering grades K-8 next fall
    • Lincoln School
    • July 19 - August 20, 2021

    Brookline's English Learner Summer Program provides opportunities for students to increase their English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Students at all levels of proficiency will focus on developing their English while also learning content area vocabulary and concepts. Teachers will introduce and reinforce the instructional language used in classroom settings throughout the school year. This program is an opportunity for English learners to enhance their social and academic language knowledge. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Brookline Recreation

    • Students entering grades K-12 next fall
    • Various Locations
    • July 6 - August 20, 2021
    • Program Website

    The Brookline Recreation Department offers various day camp programs to children. Each program provides various activities and pre-established schedules where children can build confidence, develop skills, make new friends, and have fun! Children will also take part in arts & crafts, non-competitive sports & games, aquatics activities, recreational play, and theme activities. Each camp will feature entertainment activities and field trips:

    • Camp Coolidge @ Heath School (For students entering grades 2-4)

    • Camp Washington @ Ruffin Ridley School (For students entering grades 5-8) 

    In addition, Brookline Recreation offers other themed programs for PSB students:

    • Viking Sports @ Baker School (For students entering grades K-7): Viking camps include a fun variety of sports including dodgeball, capture the flag, street hockey, soccer, flag football, basketball and much much more.

    • NetResults Tennis @ Brookline High School (For students entering grades K-12): NetResults Tennis is a games-based approach that adds excitement and enjoyment for the kids as they learn through a progression of drills and games specific for each level of play.

    • Contact: Jonathan Lewitus (jlewitus@brooklinema.gov)

    Brookline Adult & Community Education and Brookline SmartSummers

    • Life-long learners of every age, adults and children alike
    • Various PSB Schools including Brookline High, Lincoln, and Coolidge Corner Schools
    • July 30 - August 11, 2021 (Brookline SmartSummers)
    • Program Website

    Brookline Adult & Community Education (BA&CE) and Brookline SmartPrograms offer enriching learning opportunities for children and adults all year long.

    Brookline SmartSummers are enrichment programs for children ages 5-14. Students can choose from a wide variety of half-and full-day fun and educational adventures that meet from one week to eight weeks in July and August 2020. Programs include Theater Arts, CyberSummer, Basketball, Spanish Immersion, Bringing Books to Life, The Crafty Artiste, Minecraft, Lego Engineering, and more. These programs are open to all interested students.

    BA&CE classes include dance, exercises, art, cooking, languages, and more. These classes happen are open to all.

  • 6th - 8th Grade Programs

     

    Extended School Year (ESY)

    • Students entering grades PreK-12 next fall
    • Runkle School and Ruffin Ridley School
    • July 12 - August 13, 2021

    PSB Students in special education who require extended school year services will participate in the ESY program. ESY provides students the opportunity to maintain learned skills and target goals and objectives derived from the current IEP. Services are determined individually for students on a case by case basis. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Project Discovery

    • Students entering grades 1-6 next fall
    • Runkle School
    • July 6 - July 30, 2021

    Staffed by PSB teachers, Project Discovery offers a fun, focused environment designed to support students not yet meeting end-of-year literacy benchmarks.  Small classes provide many individual and small group learning opportunities. Participants in this program often attend a fee-based, second program through Brookline Recreation or Brookline Adult & Community Education in the afternoon. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    STAR Academy (English Learner Education and METCO)

    • Students entering grades K-8 next fall
    • Lincoln School
    • July 19 - August 20, 2021

    Brookline's English Learner Summer Program provides opportunities for students to increase their English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Students at all levels of proficiency will focus on developing their English while also learning content area vocabulary and concepts. Teachers will introduce and reinforce the instructional language used in classroom settings throughout the school year. This program is an opportunity for English learners to enhance their social and academic language knowledge. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Brookline Recreation

    • Students entering grades K-12 next fall
    • Various Locations
    • July 6 - August 20, 2021
    • Program Website

    The Brookline Recreation Department offers various day camp programs to children. Each program provides various activities and pre-established schedules where children can build confidence, develop skills, make new friends, and have fun! Children will also take part in arts & crafts, non-competitive sports & games, aquatics activities, recreational play, and theme activities. Each camp will feature entertainment activities and field trips:

    • Camp Washington @ Ruffin Ridley School (For students entering grades 5-8) 

    In addition, Brookline Recreation offers other themed programs for PSB students:

    • Viking Sports @ Baker School (For students entering grades K-7): Viking camps include a fun variety of sports including dodgeball, capture the flag, street hockey, soccer, flag football, basketball and much much more.

    • NetResults Tennis @ Brookline High School (For students entering grades K-12): NetResults Tennis is a games-based approach that adds excitement and enjoyment for the kids as they learn through a progression of drills and games specific for each level of play.
       
    • Contact: Jonathan Lewitus (jlewitus@brooklinema.gov)

    Brookline Adult & Community Education and Brookline SmartSummers

    • Life-long learners of every age, adults and children alike
    • Various PSB Schools including Brookline High, Lincoln, and Coolidge Corner Schools
    • July 30 - August 11, 2021 (Brookline SmartSummers)
    • Program Website

    Brookline Adult & Community Education (BA&CE) and Brookline SmartPrograms offer enriching learning opportunities for children and adults all year long.

    Brookline SmartSummers are enrichment programs for children ages 5-14. Students can choose from a wide variety of half-and full-day fun and educational adventures that meet from one week to eight weeks in July and August 2020. Programs include Theater Arts, CyberSummer, Basketball, Spanish Immersion, Bringing Books to Life, The Crafty Artiste, Minecraft, Lego Engineering, and more. These programs are open to all interested students.

    BA&CE classes include dance, exercises, art, cooking, languages, and more. These classes happen are open to all.


    Summer Connections with Steps to Success

    • Students entering grades 8-9 next fall
    • Brookline High School - OLS Campus
    • July 6 - July 30, 2021
    • Program Website

    Students enrolled in the Steps to Success program can participate in the Summer Connections program. This one month experience includes training on completing applications, interviews, early college awareness, job readiness, and preparation for the coming school year. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Calculus Project 

    • Students entering grades 8-12 next fall
    • Brookline High School - OLS Campus
    • July 6 - July 30, 2021

    The Calculus Project is unlike any initiative in public education that aims to close the achievement gap in mathematics. In particular, the project is designed to increase the number of African American and Latino students who enroll and succeed in high-level mathematics courses at Brookline High School, culminating with the study of calculus in their senior year. This initiative originates in middle school and offers a series of focused innovations that continue throughout high school.  These include summer preview courses that support skill-building, reduce summer loss, and prepare students for their subsequent mathematics course by introducing them to core mathematical concepts vital to their success; afterschool tutoring during the school year, where highly qualified mathematics teachers re-teach and reinforce concepts and skills; and the development of “cohorts” that serve to create a less stigmatized academic culture, enhance the aim of striving toward calculus, and provide support among the target population.

  • 9th - 12th Grade Programs

     

    Summer School

    • Students entering grades 9-12 next fall
    • Brookline High School
    • June 28 - July 30, 2021
    • Program Website

    The BHS Summer School Program is an enriching educational experience that affords numerous opportunities for academic growth and creative expression. Standard level English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish courses are designed to allow students to make up or to review work that was not successfully completed or that proved difficult during the regular school year. Original credit courses offer the opportunity to receive full-year standard-level credit. Elective courses allow students to explore their interests and earn credit toward graduation. Enrichment courses are also offered for students to continue their educational journey through the summer.


    Extended School Year (ESY)

    • Students entering grades PreK-12 next fall
    • Runkle School and Ruffin Ridley School
    • July 12 - August 13, 2021

    PSB Students in special education who require extended school year services will participate in the ESY program. ESY provides students the opportunity to maintain learned skills and target goals and objectives derived from the current IEP. Services are determined individually for students on a case by case basis. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Brookline Adult & Community Education and Brookline SmartSummers

    • Life-long learners of every age, adults and children alike
    • Various PSB Schools including Brookline High, Lincoln, and Coolidge Corner Schools
    • July 6 - August 20, 2021 (Brookline SmartSummers)
    • Program Website

    Brookline Adult & Community Education (BA&CE) and Brookline SmartPrograms offer enriching learning opportunities for children and adults all year long.

    Brookline SmartSummers are enrichment programs for children ages 5-14. Students can choose from a wide variety of half-and full-day fun and educational adventures that meet from one week to eight weeks in July and August 2020. Programs include Theater Arts, CyberSummer, Basketball, Spanish Immersion, Bringing Books to Life, The Crafty Artiste, Minecraft, Lego Engineering, and more. These programs are open to all interested students.

    BA&CE classes include dance, exercises, art, cooking, languages, and more. These classes happen are open to all.


    Summer Connections and Internship Opportunities with Steps to Success

    • Students entering grades 9-12 next fall
    • Ruffin Ridley School and various internship site locations throughout Brookline and Boston
    • July 9 - August 13, 2021
    • Program Website

    Students enrolled in the Steps to Success program can participate in the Summer and Work Connections program and apply to work for their first job or internship. This one-month experience includes training on completing applications, interviews, early college awareness, job readiness, and preparation for the coming school year. Admission to this program is by invitation only.


    Calculus Project

    • Students entering grades 8-12 next fall
    • Brookline High School
    • July 6 - July 30, 2021

    The Calculus Project is unlike any initiative in public education that aims to close the achievement gap in mathematics. In particular, the project is designed to increase the number of African American and Latino students who enroll and succeed in high-level mathematics courses at Brookline High School, culminating with the study of calculus in their senior year. This initiative originates in middle school and offers a series of focused innovations that continue throughout high school.  These include summer preview courses that support skill-building, reduce summer loss, and prepare students for their subsequent mathematics course by introducing them to core mathematical concepts vital to their success; afterschool tutoring during the school year, where highly qualified mathematics teachers re-teach and reinforce concepts and skills; and the development of “cohorts” that serve to create a less stigmatized academic culture, enhance the aim of striving toward calculus, and provide support among the target population.