SummerPrep

Thank you for your interest in SummerPrep 2014. SummerPrep staff will begin responding to inquiries in April. Please contact us at summerprep@brown.edu. We hope to see you at SummerPrep this year!

About SummerPrep

SummerPrep program is designed to provide students entering grades 2 - 6 with a hands-on and minds-on summer enrichment experience.  Children will make new friends, and have a great time in a project-based and nurturing learning environment that integrates structured activities and workshops in performance and creative arts, traditional academic subjects (e.g., math, reading, writing, and science), movement, outdoor play and games.   Our time together culminates in an exhibition day where children showcase their final projects and a final field day as a community.

SummerPrep runs Monday - Friday, for three weeks in July from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m,  is FREE for all students, and fills up quickly, so sign up as soon as possible! An afternoon program running from 12:00-4:30pm is available for a fee of $300 per student. Students may enroll in the morning only program (free) or the morning + afternoon program (full day, $300), but there is no option to enroll in only the afternoon program.

Fees

The morning only program is FREE to all enrolled students. The total fee for the SummerPrep full day program is $300 per child. Half of the fee will be due to Community Prepatory school on June 27th and the balance will be due no later than the first day of the program, July 1st. Students not enrolled in the full day program will be charged a single day enrollment fee of $30 (per day) if they stay for the full program. If a student is picked up from the morning program at or after 1pm, there will be a charge of $15 for that day.

Schedule 

The Summer Prep Program will take place from July 1–July 19. Students are expected to attend all classes from 8:00 am–12:00 pm. Students attending the full day program will attend from 8 am-4:30 pm.

Meals

Breakfast: served daily from 8 am–8:30 am
Snack: served daily from 10:10 am–10:40 am

Full day program only -

Lunch: served daily from 12 pm–12:30 pm
Snack: served daily from 4 pm–4:30 pm

Small Classes

With a total enrollment of approximately 100 Students, and a faculty of  more than 25 teachers, all students will receive individual attention. The typical class size for the Summer Prep program is between 14-18 children per class. 

Teaching Staff

Classes are taught by teams of students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University. Teaching teams are led by exemplary mentor teachers from local schools. Teacher Education faculty supervise and collaborate with each of the teams. Teams develop fun and engaging learning opportunities with guidance from Community Preparatory School and Brown University Education Department staff.

Full day:

During the recreational component of the Summer Prep program students will be supervised by one intern and one Community Prep staff person per grade. Community Preparatory School adheres to state regulations for staff/child ratio of one adult per every thirteen children.

Release of Children

Pickups: All children that participate in the Summer Prep must be picked up from Community Prep no later than 12:00 pm (4:30 pm for those in the full day program). When a parent or guardian arrives to pick up their child(ren), they must go to the designated dismissal area to officially sign out their child. Only persons listed on the Parent Authorization Release Form that have a valid state or government issued photo I.D. will be allowed to pick up a child.

Child Custody: If the parental custody of a child changes for any length of time, the custodial parent is required to inform the staff  in writing. Summer Prep also requires any updated court-ordered custodial documents and/or restraining orders. These documents will be kept in strict confidence.

For further information, contact the SummerPrep principals at Brown (summerprep@brown.edu)  from May through July 2014. Year round, contact Marisa Chock in the Department of Education at Brown Universtiy at (401) 863-2407.