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Summer Academy programs offer free, full-day learning activities for public school students of all ages during summer break.

Activities include:

  • STEM (the study of science, technology, engineering, and math)
  • Multilingual learning
  • Arts and culture

Students also get:

  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Free transportation, depending on the student’s grade level and the distance between their home and school

Students who have been recommended to attend Summer School can’t apply for Summer Academy programs.

How to Apply

The application period for some of the Summer Academy enrichment programs closed April 26, 2019.

You can get more program details online, including:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Specific application deadlines
  • Available seats
  • How to register

You can also reach out to your school’s Parent Coordinator or Principal to learn more and ask if they are still registering students for Summer Academy programs.

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Learn more about Summer Academy.

Contact your school.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Students currently in Kindergarten to 5th grade can participate in programs that offer academic enrichment, field trips, and cultural activities.

You can learn more about each program, eligibility, and how to apply from your child’s school. You can also learn more about these programs online.

  • Community Schools Elementary Program: Kindergarten through 5th grade students attending Community Schools can participate in STEM projects, art, games, and team building activities. 
  • Community Schools Sixth Grade Program: 5th grade students starting 6th grade at a participating Community School can take part in activities to help them transition to middle school.
  • First and Second Grade Program: Prepares 1st and 2nd grade students for the next grade through play and engaging lessons.
  • Multilingual Learners Program: Students can strengthen academic and language skills during the summer. Also offers support to students in Spanish or Mandarin bilingual programs.
  • STEM Summer in the City: 2nd through 10th graders can develop skills like coding, game design, programming robots, and engineering. 
  • STEM Matters NYC: Kindergarten to 11th grade students can participate in programs ranging from aerospace to animal science, marine biology, ecology, and engineering.

Students currently in grades 6 through 8 can apply for programs that offer academic enrichment, field trips, and high school test preparation.

You can learn more about each program, eligibility, and how to apply from your child’s school. You can also learn more about these programs online.

  • DREAM: Prepares eligible middle school students for the Specialized High School Admissions Test.
  • Multilingual Learners Program: Students can strengthen academic and language skills during the summer. Also offers support to students in Spanish or Mandarin bilingual programs.
  • STEM Summer in the City: 2nd through 10th graders can develop skills like coding, game design, programming robots, and engineering. 
  • STEM Matters NYC: Kindergarten to 11th grade students can participate in programs ranging from aerospace to animal science, marine biology, ecology, and engineering.

Students currently in grades 9 through 12 can apply for programs that offer academic enrichment, field trips, and cultural activities.

You can learn more about each program, eligibility, and how to apply from your child’s school. You can also learn more about these programs online.

  • CareerClue: Allows eligible 14- and 15-year-old students who attend participating Community Schools to gain valuable work experience, earn money, and get academic credit by exploring different career pathways. 
  • Multilingual Learners Program: Students can strengthen academic and language skills during the summer. Also offers support to students in Spanish or Mandarin bilingual programs.
  • STEM Summer in the City: 2nd through 10th graders can develop skills like coding, game design, programming robots, and engineering. 
  • STEM Matters NYC: Kindergarten to 11th grade students can participate in programs ranging from aerospace to animal science, marine biology, ecology, and engineering.