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Summer Enrichment

July 1, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

After spending the majority of the year in the classroom, students can utilize summer vacation to expand their worldview and try something new. Between school, homework, and extracurricular activities, there is little time during the school year to take additional classes outside of school or take on new hobbies. There are numerous summer enrichment programs in the Massachusetts area that can supplement and enrich a child’s education.
For students in kindergarten through eighth grade, Kidsborough Enrichment has multiple programs that could spark the interest of a young scientist or world traveler in the making. Themed weeks include ”Grossology 101”—when students can practice unconventional science projects with non-traditional, “gross” materials—and ”Hola, Ni Hao, Nej, Ciao, Bonjour”—when students can learn about the culture, history, and food of different countries each day. Participating in these programs, which are taught by licensed educators, is a great way for children to learn new things—in a fun way—during summer vacation. Kidsborough sites are located in Medfield, Hopkinton, and Framingham. For more information, please visit http://www.kidsborough.com.

For high school students, many high schools and colleges in the area host summer enrichment programs. The Rivers School of Weston and The Dana Hall School of Wellesley are just two of the many local private institutions that offer summer classes and enrichment programs for non-attendees. In addition, many public school systems, including Needham and Newton, host summer programs with educational components for their students. 

Additionally, many fine collegiate institutions in the greater Boston area can be resources for high school students who are seeking to make the most of their summers in a college environment. For example, rising high school seniors have the opportunity to take part in The Boston College Experience—an educational, summer-long residential program with Boston College faculty. In addition to taking classes, students also get to experience what it is like to be a college student in Boston. Weekly group tours of various Boston-area colleges and other “Bostonian” activities—such as Red Sox games and Freedom Trail tours—are available to participants. 

Finally, The Boston College Experience has a service learning component in which students volunteer with different Boston-based charities. The great news is that students receive college credits for these classes! For additional information about summer enrichment programs please call Dr. Jamie Rodriguez 617-448-7179 or visit our website: http://www.jbgeducationalgroup.com/summer.

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