Lower School Summer Programs

Due to the large number of applications for our Lower School Summer Programs, we are no longer accepting applications. If you have already applied prior to the application closing, your application is being processed and a member of our Admissions team will reach out to you soon. 

Our students find the JOY in learning through direct, purposeful instruction in a safe, supportive environment with peers who share similar needs.

Students learn to celebrate their areas of strength while gaining skills and strategies to support their areas of weakness. They return to their schools with a renewed sense of confidence and a stronger understanding of themselves as learners.

Please register for a parent tour to find out more information about The Joy School and our program offerings during the regular school year.

Academic Program

Skill Builders 

Pre-K4 - 5th Grade 
June 14th - July 2nd 
Monday - Friday 
8:30 - 3:00

This academic remediation program addresses the most common areas of difficulty for students with learning differences: reading, writing, spelling, math, handwriting and keyboarding. These students will attend art and PE weekly.


Social Program

Socially Savvy 

1st - 5th Grade 
June 15th - July 1st 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 
3:15 - 5:15

This program is designed to give children an opportunity to learn and develop appropriate social cognitive and executive functioning skills in a small group setting. Students are grouped by age, grade level and their abilities. Classes will focus on conversational turn-taking, social problem solving, perspective taking, empathy and much more. 

This class is taught by our Speech-Language Pathologists.