Learn About Summer in the City

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Summer in the City offers a variety of free and exciting opportunities through the Summer Academy and Summer School. Students spend the summer participating in engaging lessons and hands-on STEM activities, along with taking field trips to museums, parks and other cultural sites.

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

Applications for the Summer Academy enrichment programs are open March 18 to April 26. Learn more about the Summer Academy programs, including student eligibility and how to apply:

Summer School is for students who were not promoted to the next grade during the regular school year, Students attending Summer School receive additional instruction to prepare them for success in the next grade. Learn more about Summer School:

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Summer in the City Calendar

Traditionally, there are different schedules for when schools are open for Summer in the City:

  • Elementary and Middle School: Operate Monday-Thursday; Summer School runs from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • High School: Operates Monday-Friday, but course times vary by location.

Summer school starts in July, though students must be registered by late June. See below for the full schedule:

Calendar itemDate
First instructional day Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Independence Day observed (schools closed)Thursday, July 4, 2019
Last instructional day for elementary and middle school students Thursday, August 8, 2019
Last instructional day for high school students Monday, August 12, 2019
Regents exams August 13-14, 2019


Students qualifying for transportation during the school year will also receive transportation services for Summer in the City programming.

  • Free transportation is provided depending on students’ grade level and the distance between their residence and school.
  • Students who receive yellow bus transportation can find their bus route information on the Office of Pupil Transportation website starting in June.
  • Summer School sites will distribute MetroCards to qualifying high school students.
  • Students who are not eligible for transportation during the school year but are attending a summer location more than a half mile from their home school may be assigned a shuttle stop to transport them from their home school to the summer location. Parents can contact their child’s home school or the summer location for assistance before the start of summer school.

Learn more about transportation services and eligibility by visiting the Transportation page, below:

      All DOE students are welcome to enroll in Summer in the City’s programs, including students who receive special services. Extended-School-Year, Related Services and D75 summer programs are also available for students depending on their IEP. Learn more about the Special Education services available this summer by talking to your student’s Principal or visiting:

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