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.

Students not currently enrolled at TJS and not applying for 2024-2025 regular school year. *

*We recommend completing the application on a computer. 

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Students currently enrolled at TJS or those applying for the 2024-2025 regular school year:

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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

*Due to the large number of applications that we have received for Socially Savvy, we are no longer accepting applications for this program.

1st-5th 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