Summer Learning

May 19, 2021

Summer Learning to Build Confidence

The bad news (aka the most unsurprising news ever): a global pandemic will cause school-related shortfalls. The good news: there’s enough time this summer to take […]
May 19, 2021

Looking Forward: Preparing for Sophomore Year

In some ways, sophomore year can be a breather. Students have settled into the rhythms of high school, and have some time before the work of […]
July 28, 2020

Looking Forward: Preparing for Seventh Grade

Over the past sixteen years, we’ve learned through our one-to-one work with students that setting up a solid foundation in seventh grade leads to big gains […]
July 23, 2020

Looking Forward: Preparing for Senior Year

With the ever-changing college admissions landscape, members of the Class of 2023 may be wondering what they can do to stand out to college admissions officers. […]
June 4, 2020

Looking Forward to Prepare for the School Year

We know that the “summer slump” (students’ loss of academic knowledge over summer break) is real. How do we prevent that loss and even help children […]
June 4, 2020

Looking Forward: Preparing for Freshman Year

Starting a new school year can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-racking, maybe most especially for high school freshmen. On top of the usual adjustments, they have […]
May 22, 2020

Looking Forward: Preparing for Junior Year

Junior year is not for the faint of heart. Tougher classes. Thesis. Leadership roles. ACT. College visits. AP exams. Thankfully, spending some time on skill-building and […]
May 13, 2020

Looking Forward: Preparing for First through Fourth Grade

While summer learning is important for children of all ages, it’s imperative for incoming first through fourth graders. Any loss during this time will be compounded […]
July 19, 2018

Prevent Brain Drain for Middle School Students

You’ve probably heard the phrase “brain drain” used when educators talk about the importance of summer learning. It’s the number one reason we encourage students of […]