SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM
The Summer Academic Program at Eagle Hill School, Greenwich is an educational extension of the philosophy and strategies for learning that are employed in our regular program. Learning is multi-sensory, students are grouped according to skills rather than grade level, and there is a specific focus on finding innovative methods to encourage learning.
The program is designed for children experiencing academic difficulty. Open to boys and girls ages 5-14, the Summer Academic Program immerses children in a total language environment specifically tailored to meet his or her needs in a small class environment.
The heart of the Summer Academic Program is an intense schedule of academic instruction based on diagnosed needs. Each student will receive a language arts tutorial each day, as well as four additional classes in related subject areas.
The staff of the Summer Academic Program will consist primarily of members of the Eagle Hill School-Greenwich faculty.
Four academic classes, including a combination of the following, will be offered each day:
- Reading Tutorial
- Study Skills
There is a lunch break every day. Children will need to bring their own lunch (it will be refrigerated). Water and juice are provided.
At the end of the program, students are provided with a certificate that outlines the specific learning strategies they will take with them throughout their future studies. Conferences and written reports provide parents with mode detailed information.
This schedule offers ample time for recreation in the afternoon at the students' own neighborhood facilities, or they may stay for the Summer Afternoon Activities Program.
FOR OUR YOUNGEST STUDENTS
FOUNDATIONS OPTION: Ages 5+
The Foundations Option in the Summer Academic Program will be offered if there is sufficient interest from our prospective parents. This option is designed to help students entering kindergarten and first grade develop and solidify early learning skills they need to be successful in the classroom. Teachers are able to tailor instruction to the developmental levels and interests of the students in their class, increasing enthusiasm and a motivation to learn.
Multisensory, hands-on experiences help students gain an understanding of academic concepts and social responsibility. Teachers provide individualized instruction to help students:
- Develop core academic skills including reading, math, writing, oral literature, and oral language.
- Foster social and emotional growth as well as character development.
- Develop an understanding of school behaviors and self-regulation.
- Strengthen communication skills using guided play
- Develop cooperation, planning, and problem solving skills.
SUMMER AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES PROGRAM (open to students enrolled in the Summer Academic Program)
The Summer Afternoon Activities Program immerses young boys and girls in a fun and energetic midday program where group work, social skills, and fair play will be emphasized and reinforced. Students will be encouraged to take risks and actively participate in a variety of group activities while fostering positive relationships with both staff and peers.
The staff of the Summer Afternoon Activities Program will consist primarily of members of the Eagle Hill School faculty and staff.
There is a snack break every day, plus activities that include indoor and outdoor games, field trips, weekly beach outings, arts & crafts, cooking, Legos and other board games, imaginary play, computers, and music. Problem-solving and social skills will be interwoven into all activities.
SUMMER AFTERNOON SOCIAL LANGUAGE GROUP
OVERVIEW: The main objective of the Social Language Group is to provide students with explicit instruction in social and emotional language concepts, while facilitating their social thinking and associated social skills development. The program will be run by a dynamic team that has extensive experience running social pragmatic language groups at Eagle Hill School. Overarching goals for the groups will encompass the following concepts:
- Social Problem Solving
- Perspective Taking
- Self Regulation
- Executive Function Skills
- Conversation Skills
- Identification of Emotions (feelings)
GROUP STRUCTURE: While social problem solving and communication skills are emphasized throughout the day for all of our summer school students, there are some students who benefit from more direct instruction to understand and utilize social language. Groups are designed to be small in size, so that individualized goals can be created based on the specific needs of members. Discussion and social interaction activities are carefully structured so that students learn how to use pragmatic language successfully, and to recognize the skills and expectations necessary to be a positive member of a group, and to initiate and sustain peer relationships.
Students must be registered in the morning Academic Program to be eligible for this new offering to our summer programming. Please note that if your child is already registered in the Afternoon Activities Program, there will be an additional fee for this program.
To register, please email Brian Dayton, or call (203) 622-9240 x. 639.
EARLY BIRD PRICING (BEFORE MAY 1, 2018)
- Academic Program Only: $3,400
- Academic Program and Afternoon Activities Program: $5,000
- Social Language Group (additional fee): $1,000
After May 1, 2018
- Academic Program Only: $3,600
- Academic Program and Afternoon Activities Program: $5,400
- Social Language Group (additional fee): $1,200