The Summer Enrichment Program 2017 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.
Students are enrolled in four academic courses each day – Language & Literature, History, Science, and Math as well as art, music, and gym classes – from 9:00am to 1:30pm, from June 30th through July 28th and July 31st through August 17th.
In the Morning Academic Program, 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, mathematical computation, time-management skills, test preparation, and expressive language skills within a nurturing, academic environment.
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, St. Bernard’s School, Lycee Francais de New York, United Nations International School, Trinity School, the Berkeley Carroll School, Trevor Day School, West End Day School, Birch Wathen Lenox School, Mary McDowell Friends School, York Prep, and the Dwight School as well as students from Japan, China, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, 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.