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How Much Does Summer School Cost?

 
low costRemedial Summer School: Free to $400+average costEnrichment Summer School: $100-$1,000high costHigh School Classes on College Campuses: $300-$12,000+
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Summer school classes may be considered remedial (for students who need assistance to work nearer their grade level) or enrichment (classes in the arts, foreign languages, computers or similar subjects, or to allow middle school or high school students to satisfy a course requirement so they can take desired electives during the regular school year).

Typical costs:

  • Due to budget cuts, some public school districts no longer offer summer school at all, and many only provide free or low-cost (about $100-$400) remedial summer school for invited students. For example, Ceres Unified School District[1] in California offers summer school classes for first- to fifth-grade students enrolled during the school year in the Academic Intervention or English Language Development programs, plus any siblings of those students.
  • Many schools charge $100-$1,000, with average fees of about $150 -$350 per class for enrichment summer school. Costs vary based on the length and type of course, and public school programs are typically cheaper than those at private schools. For example, for kindergarten to fifth-graders the Plano Independent School District[2] in Texas charges $150 for one two-hour classes and $300 for two two-hour classes held four days a week for four weeks, with courses ranging from skill-building offerings like Building Blocks for Math Success or Junior Science Club, or "fun" classes like art fantasy world, introduction to acting or tennis.
  • Instead of elementary-grade summer school enrichment classes, many schools now host summer day camp programs for $50-$300 per week, or $250-$3,000 or more for eight to 10 weeks, with public school camps typically less expensive than those run by private schools or community groups.
  • Many colleges and universities offer on-campus summer classes for high school students, with costs varying from free for invited students, to $300-$12,000 or more depending on the type and length of the classes, whether the programs are residential or commuter, and the status of the host school. For example, several organizations offer specialized summer programs on the MIT campus[3] that are free to invited students, and MIT offers summer science programs[4] in California and New Mexico for a maximum tuition of $4,150 with needs-based financial aid available. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute[5] in New York charges $1,500-$3,000 per high school student for one- or two-week residential career-exploration summer programs on subjects like aerospace engineering or architecture. Residential high school summer programs in 2013 will cost an estimated $7,770-$10,740 at Harvard[6] ; $6,469-$11,845 at Yale[7] ; and $11,900-$12,800 at Stanford[8] .
Related articles: Child Care and Day Care, Summer Day Camp, Overnight Summer Camp

What should be included:
  • Some public school districts provide free or low-cost transportation to and from summer school, but typically parents will be responsible for arranging drop-off and pick-up of students at specific times.
Additional costs:
  • Meals might be included for summer programs aimed at remedial or low-income students, but typically students will need to bring their own lunch or buy food on campus.
Shopping for summer school:
  • Decide what kind of summer program will be best: Does the child need academic assistance, or an opportunity to explore subjects like the arts or computers? Make sure the class schedules don't conflict with family vacations or other activities, and that reliable transportation to and from summer school is available.
  • School districts typically offer summer programs at one or a few campuses rather than at all schools, and sign-ups for enrichment programs are often on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact the local school district to see what's available nearby.
  • Admission to high school summer programs on college and university campuses can be competitive, and many have early application deadlines.
  • Summer school classes may be considered remedial (for students who need assistance to work nearer their grade level) or enrichment (classes in the arts, foreign languages, computers or similar subjects, or to allow middle school or high school students to satisfy a course requirement so they can take desired electives during the regular school year).
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External Resources:
  1.  www.ceres.k12.ca.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=5439732&pageId=5981325
  2.  www.pisd.edu/students/summer.school/index.shtml
  3.  mitadmissions.org/apply/prepare/summer
  4.  www.summerscience.org/admissions/index.php
  5.  summer.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=4
  6.  www.summer.harvard.edu/programs/secondary-school/cost
  7.  summer.yale.edu/application/tuition-fees
  8.  summer.stanford.edu/programs/page/program-expenses-fees-2
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