2024 Lower School Summer Programs

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.

The Joy School is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2024. 

Academic and Social Programs
*The Joy School will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

Skill Builders
K-5th grade (as of Spring 2024)
June 3rd-21st
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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 PE 2x/wk.

Socially Savvy

*This program is now full!

1st-2nd grade (as of Spring 2024)
June 3rd-14th

3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

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.

Three Summer School Students with Art Teacher