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Summer Program

Program Schedule & Details

The Tufts Summer Reading Program integrates specialized reading instruction with daily, engaging enrichment activities. During the half-day program children participate in two instructional sessions designed to meet their specific learning needs. All students receive one hour of small group instruction in the RAVE-O or RAVE-O extended program to develop their fluency skills and one hour of instruction in an evidence-based explicit phonics program such as Wilson or Orton Gillingham. Based on their learning profile, students may also receive explicit instruction in sight word recognition, reading comprehension, and/or support with written expression.

In between their instructional sessions students enjoy a snack, activity break, and engaging enrichment activities like art projects, drumming lessons, and science experiments.

Tufts Summer Reading Program Daily Schedule
9:00-10:30am First Instructional Session
10:30-11:30am Snack & Activity Break
11:30-12:30pm Second Instructional Session
12:30-1:00pm Lunch

As part of your child's participation in the program, families will receive a final report detailing the nature of the instruction delivered over the course of the program and their child final reading level. Parents are also invited to meet with their child's teachers during the course of the program to discuss progress and address any concerns about reading development.

Program Dates: July 5–August 3, 2017 | Monday-Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm

Program Fee: $1,650

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed and decisions are made on a first-come, first-serve rolling basis. Families are asked to send in a completed application, accompanying teacher recommendation letter, and copies of educational assessments and/or Individualized Education plans from the last two years for consideration. Families are encouraged to submit applications before April 1st. Tuition is due by April 7, 2017.