In 2021, Saint Columbkille Partnership School offers a five-week full-day Summer Program focuses on encouraging, enhancing, and expanding students’ skills during the summer months to further the student’s development and academic achievement. The program provides a range of academic, enrichment, and recreational activities. Students (ages 3 - Grade 4) must attend for the full five-week session. They will experience a wide variety of opportunities and experiences for learning and healthy development.
A new theme is introduced at the start of each session, guiding the curriculum and focus of learning for the week. Students engage in classroom learning, participate in hands-on activities, and participate in afternoon recreation and enrichment activities. We have expanded our program to include exploratory in order to help children discover and develop their talents. The program includes specialists in visual arts, drama, athletics and Spanish. As a part of Jesuit education, we strongly believe that children must explore the world outside of themselves, to this end we will be engaging in field trips each week in every grade level.
When is the program held?
The program runs for five weeks during the summer months. Each session is one week long, running Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where is the program held?
The program is held at Saint Columbkille Partnership School.
What ages does your program serve?
The Summer Program will accept current STCPS students who are entering pre-K through Grade 4 in the fall of 2021 and new STCPS students entering K1 to Grade 4 who have been enrolled in a school setting in the 2020-21 school year. All children must be completely potty trained and have been previously enrolled in a structured learning environment.
Is there a minimum number of sessions that a child must attend?
Yes, each child must sign up for all five sessions.
Is financial assistance available?
Limited need-based financial aid is available. If you would like to apply, please fill out the summer program aid application (https://forms.gle/6NBq2CjSDND4gt479
) no later than April 16, 2021. We do not wish to turn anyone away due to financial reasons, but this deadline will be strictly enforced.
What if I do not want to send my child all five days?
We feel that in order to provide a quality program, and for the participating students to get the most out of their time with us, consistency is important. Since each week’s lessons, activities, and events operate around a theme, your child will benefit most from attending every day during the session. If you choose, however, not to send your child for all five days, the payment remains the same.
What if my child does not attend Saint Columbkille Partnership School?
Our 2021 summer program is only open to current Saint Columbkille students who will be 3 years old by September 1, 2021 up to Grade 4 and those enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year who are in K1 - Grade 4.
How do you group the students?
The students are grouped according to age/grade in order to create age-appropriate groups and allow for programming that meets their developmental needs and interests. Groups may be a combination of two grades depending on the number of children in each age group who apply.
What does your general schedule look like?
The Saint Columbkille Summer Program aims to provide engaging and enriching opportunities to participating students that will result in a seamless educational experience. The program seeks to provide academic and recreational enrichment, as well as social opportunities for students to promote the development of the whole child.
While the Summer Program integrates a strong academic focus, it strives to make learning fun and engaging. In addition to classroom learning, the Saint Columbkille Summer Program seeks to provide students with the opportunity to become connected with the community in which the program is located. These events and activities are planned and developed to offer learning beyond the classroom and to further enhance the educational experiences of the program. Participation in the Saint Columbkille Summer Program provides students with the opportunity to improve and expand their appreciation for cooperation, team building, and respect for others through the formal and informal interactions that take place during the program. Some of the highlights of the program include: a 45 minute block each day where students have a specialist teacher (art, physical education, etc.), time to enjoy the turf field and play area.
Do you go on field trips?
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we will not go on field trips in 2021.
Do the children have the opportunity to swim?
We currently do not offer swimming as part of our summer program.
Do you have Counselor-in-Training opportunities?
We do have opportunities for students who are interested in working as a Counselor-in-Training. Please contact the Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
What do I need to do to register?
If your child is currently enrolled at Saint Columbkille or will be enrolled in the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out this form
to register for the 2021 Summer Program at STCPS.
Questions? Interested in enrolling your child? Please fill out the application above and for any questions email Jean O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.