Summer at STCPS

Pre-K to Grade 4 Summer Program - 8 weeks beginning June 20, 2023, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
In 2023, Saint Columbkille Partnership School offers an eight-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 register for a minimum of two weeks. 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 music and movement, and guest speakers.
  Pre-K to Grade 4 Summer Program
Grade/Age Range Age 3 – Grade 4
Registration Fee $75
Weekly Fee for Saint Columbkille Students  $350
Weekly Fee for Non-Saint Columbkille Students $375
Minimum Enrollment Required Two weeks
Grades 5-8  Summer Enrichment Program, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
We are excited to offer summer enrichment programs for students entering Grades 5 - 8. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weekly fee for Saint Columbkille students is $375 and for non-Saint Columbkille students is $400. 
El Mundo Latino with Ms. Rivas: July 10 - 14 and July 17 - 21
Students will broaden their perspectives of the world and become more globally savvy during this two-week language and culture study. Each day they will begin with intensive Spanish language immersion. Then they will engage in a cultural study of a different Latin American country, included but not limited to: art, sports, music, food, history and geography. ¡Vamos!

Art with Ms. Falconer: July 24 - 28
This summer artists will explore all different types of media and will have the freedom to explore their own creative ideas! Some of the projects we will be completing are paper making, mosaics, clay sculpture, and painting. It will be an incredible art filled week!
All about Boston with Ms. Kunkle and Ms. Austin: July 31 - August 4
This club is perfect for the type of student who’d enjoy taking a weekend stroll through Boston, pointing out facts to their friends and family. Through crafts, skits, research, and games, this club will teach students about stops along the Boston Freedom Trail, the history of America’s oldest ballpark (Fenway), and the important people who have shaped the city we live in. Culminating in our own trip along the Boston Freedom trail, students will create a guidebook they can use in the future to become tour guides for the great city of Boston. 

When is the program held? The program runs for eight weeks during the summer months. Each session is one week long, running Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 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 students entering pre-K to Grade 4 who have been enrolled in a school setting in the 2022-23 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 a minimum of two weeks.

Is financial assistance available? Limited need-based financial aid is available. Please submit the FACTS Grant and Aid application to be considered. We do not wish to turn anyone away due to financial reasons.

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? We are pleased to offer our 2023 summer program to both current Saint Columbkille students and the public as long as they meet the requirements above. 

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 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 protected].

What do I need to do to register? Click on the summer program enrollment button above.

What do I do if I need to cancel enrollment in the program? Please submit the change of enrollment form no later than June 1 to avoid a late withdrawal fee of 50%. 

If you have any questions about the Summer Program, please email Jean O’Connor at [email protected].