Summer Program

Armstrong’s Summer School utilizes the same curricula and teaching methods that we employ during the regular school year. Students with dyslexia entering grades 2-7 receive daily instruction in math and language arts remediation, in addition to strength-based classes such as art, music, movement, and design thinking. 
Current Armstrong students, new students, and prospective students attend Summer School.

Summer Program Dates:

Dates: June 26, 2023 - July 21, 2023
Monday through Friday
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

For Summer Only Families

Academic and Strength-Based Program 
*For Summer Only Families 
Grades: 2 - 7 
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuition: $3,800

For Families: Current, New 2023-24, or Currently in the Fall Admissions Process

Academic and Strength-Based Program 
Grades: 2 - 7 
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuition: $3,800
Academic & Musical Theatre Program
Grades: 3 - 7
Hours: 8:30 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $4,750

Musical Theatre Program
Grades: 3 - 8
Hours: 12:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $950

Main Components

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  • Main components of afternoon classes:

    • An extended period of instruction in strength-based learning classes such as art, music, cooking, dance, and brain games.
    • Focus on community building and confidence building, asking students to think of their strengths and assets and how they can utilize them to accomplish their goals.
    • An end-of-day class meeting to reflect on the day’s learning and prepare for the next day.
  • Main components of morning classes:

    • Community building class meetings based in Responsive Classroom practices.
    • Small group math instruction.
    • Small group language arts remediation with particular emphasis on spelling and decoding skills.


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  • Small Group Language Classes:

    Grades 2 & 3 Classes follow Wilson Reading System curricula, focusing on phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling. 

    Grades 4 & 5
    Classes follow the Just Words and Wilson Reading System curricula, focusing on decoding and spelling, as well as word structure with the explicit teaching of how English works: for both decoding and spelling automaticity.
    Grades 6 & 7 Classes follow a highly explicit and multisensory approach to literacy skills (decoding, comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar). Classes also focus on building students’ critical thinking and practice of literary analysis.
  • Small Group Math Classes:

    Classes focus on reviewing and strengthening concepts using multisensory strategies and methodologies to support students’ deep understanding of math while continuing to practice foundational skills. Math in elementary grades focuses on concepts such as 
    number sense, place value, the four basic operations, fractions, time, and money. Math in middle school focuses on fractions and decimals, numerical operations, and number theory.
  • Summer Theatre Program for Current Families Only

    New This Year! Summer Musical Theatre Program @ Armstrong, performers will:
    • Participate in inclusive auditions and casting first two days (no preparation needed!)
    • Develop skills in acting, singing, and dancing
    • Learn technical theatre design and make their own sets, props, and costume elements
    • Play fun theatre games that strengthen teamwork, flexibility, and connection
    • Rehearse and put on a musical in just 4 weeks!
    • Open to Grades 3-8