Challenge Summer School has been a favorite of both kids and parents for 35 years. The only private summer school that is not part of a year-round special education school, we boast a very high rate of return-by the child's own choice! Since many of these children find school to be an unrewarding place, we consider this to be the greatest testament to our success.
Challenge School is a unique, theme-based program for students in K-6th grades (including those who have just completed 6th grade) who have experienced academic difficulty in their regular class. Learning happens using a fun, theme-based curriculum. Students are grouped by age and instructional needs in small classes of 8 to 12 students, where our experienced teachers/learning specialists help them review basic math, reading, and writing, and learn ways to develop organization and thinking. Our ADHD/Executive Function curriculum and Yoga/Mindfulness has been expanded to encompass all classes, as we believe it will benefit all of our students.
Your Gifts Make It Happen!
For many of the children who attend each year, the Challenge School experience is made possible thanks to the generosity of our donors. Learn more.
Teach alternative strategies for reading, writing, math, and organization/executive function.
High-Quality Follow Through
Every Challenge School Student receives high-quality, individualized attention and preparation for the following school year. This includes a parent-teacher conference to help guide recommendations for the fall, parent classes, and teacher reports with individualized recommendations by September.
Tuition for Challenge School is $2,600. A $200 deposit is required with your application and will be applied to the total tuition fee.
Scholarships are available for qualifying families.