Summer Day

Summer Day promotes dynamic summer learning and enrichment.
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Students can lose two months of reading skills and two-and-a-half months of math skills each summer. No student deserves to lose this amount of education, which is even worse for students living in under-resourced neighborhoods. This is why our six-week Summer Day program is so vital. We combat summer learning loss for 125 students through engaging academic, arts, and enrichment programming.



Academics, Arts, Enrichment

Summer Day is a bridge—from when school ends to when it starts again in the fall. We know the program works: Last year 94% of our students improved or maintained their language arts skills, and 96% of our students improved or maintained their math skills.

Summer Day is a safe place for students to learn and grow. Not only do students sharpen their academic skills, but they also get creative through photography, visual art, singing, digital music production, and acting classes.

Rounding out the curriculum is enrichment through field trips, outdoor recreation, Peace Club, and yoga, ending with a dynamic final performance for family and the community.

Career Prep

Transitioning from middle school to high school can be tough for students, which is why our Career Prep program is here to help. Students entering grades 7–9 exercise their leadership and career exploration skills at classes just for them each morning at Summer Day.

Program Details


The six-week program typically begins in late June and concludes in early August, running Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago


Students entering first through ninth grades in the fall can participate in Summer Day, as space allows.

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