Depending on the school, summer middle school programs may include academic courses (both for credit and noncredit), enrichment programs, college exploration programs and social engagements with fellow students. Choate Rosemary Hall, North Haven Public Schools, Hopkins School and Stanford University are schools that offer one or more of these programs.
Summer middle school program options at Choate Rosemary Hall include the five-week Academic Enrichment Program and week signature programs that last one, two or four weeks. Program options include further experience in theater or athletics, as well as study abroad programs in China, France, Oman and Spain.
North Haven Public Schools has both enrichment and skill-builder programs for middle school and other grade ranges. One program, the Middle School Skills Slam, offers both remedial academic aid and practice in basic skills for struggling students. The summer program at Hopkins School caters to both middle and high school students and includes academic and enrichment courses that usually go from late June to early August. Both credit and noncredit courses are available.
Stanford University offers the Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes Middle School Program that gives students the opportunity to experience university life. There are usually three, two-week sessions each summer. Students stay in a designated area of the university.