Summer Academy

What is the Summer Academy?

Summer in the City offers a variety of free Summer Academy programs for students of different ages. Summer Academy programs include hands-on STEM projects and field trips to museums, parks, and other cultural sites.

Summer in the City provides transportation and students enrolled in programming will receive a free, healthy breakfast, and lunch.

Summer Academy programs are for students we did not recommend for Summer School.

The application period most of the Summer Academy enrichment programs opens in March. Check back here for more updates in January.

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Summer Academy Programs

The First and Second Grade Summer Academy

The First and Second Grade Summer Academy is for students who want to explore and create this summer. Students will learn through play and engaging lessons, giving them a jumpstart on the next grade.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first and second grade
  • Location: Programs are located in every district across the city

Multilingual Learners Summer Academy

The Multilingual Learners Summer Academy is a great way for students to strengthen their academic skills through fun and engaging lessons. Students will participate in hands-on activities designed to support their language skills and prepare them to excel in the next grade. Additional programs are available for students enrolled in Spanish and Mandarin bilingual classes during the school year.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first – eighth grade
  • Location: Programs are located in every borough across the city

Community Schools Elementary Summer Academy

The Community Schools Elementary Summer Academy is for students who want to play, learn, and explore during the summer. Students attending participating Community Schools can enroll in the full-day program, which includes hands-on STEM projects, art, games, and team building activities led by school and CBO staff.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in first – eighth grade
  • Location: Programs are located in every borough across the city

STEM Summer in the City

STEM Summer in the City is a five-week program for students who love to create and want to learn more about STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will spend the summer programming robots, inventing engineering solutions and developing their computer coding and game design skills. The program also includes academic enrichment, art, and recreation.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in second – tenth grade
  • How to Apply: There is an online lottery for STEM SITC which opens in March.

STEM Matters

STEM Matters NYC offers students in grades K-11 programs that range from aerospace to animal science, marine biology to mechanics, and ecology to engineering. Students can participate in week-long camps, high school internships, and a four-week course that counts toward college credit.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in K – eleventh grade
  • Location: Varies by program
  • How to Apply: There is an online lottery for STEM Matters which opens in March.

Community Schools Sixth Grade Summer Academy

The Community Schools Sixth Grade Summer Academy provides students a jumpstart on a successful year at their new middle school. Students will spend time getting to know their new school, teachers and classmates, while participating in project-based learning, team-building, academic support and recreation.

  • Student eligibility: students starting Grade 6 his fall at participating schools
  • Dates and times: varies by school

CareerCLUE

CareerCLUE provides high school students the chance to gain valuable work experience and get paid during the summer. Students enrolled in the program will receive a Summer Youth Employment Program summer stipend of up to $700 and can also earn an elective credit. Students will visit some of NYC’s leading employers to learn about different careers and also participate in hands-on science, engineering, and art projects throughout the summer.

  • Student eligibility: Students must be 14- or 15-years-old and attend a participating community school

DREAM

DREAM’s Specialized High School Institute helps prepare eligible middle school students for the Specialized High School Admissions Test.

  • Student Eligibility: Middle school students are recruited each spring
  • Location: Varies by program
  • Questions: Contact your school's Guidance Counselor, email SHSI@schools.nyc.gov or visit the DREAM Program page.

Additional Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer in the City FAQ

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Contact us

For more information, call us at 718-935-2838 for help, or email us atSITC@schools.nyc.gov.

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