Middle 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.

Academic Programs

Creative Writing
5th-8th grade (as of Spring 2023)

June 5th-16th
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Unleash your inner writer! In this workshop, you’ll become more confident in your writing, give and receive constructive criticism, and practice narrative writing. You will learn how to compel your readers, elaborate with details, and develop suspense and a main event as well as how to conclude your stories. Students in this class will grow creatively while enhancing academic writing skills.

Mastering Math
5th-8th grade (as of Spring 2023)

June 5th-16th
Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Math is tough for a lot of students, but this program helps you become more confident in your math skills. Fractions, decimals, multiplying, and dividing don’t have to be scary!


Executive Functioning Programs

In our executive functioning programs, you'll learn valuable skills, like:

  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Self-expression
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multitasking
  • Problem Solving


Create Your Own App
5th-8th grade (as of Spring 2023)

June 5th-16th
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Do you love trying new apps on your phone or iPad? Have you ever wished you could create your own app? In this class, you'll get to push your imagination to the limit as you learn what it takes to create your very own app!

Business of Sports
5th-8th grade (as of Spring 2023)

June 5th-16th
Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Whether you are a current athlete or just a fan of a particular sport, Business of Sports is the class for you! Business of Sports will emphasize a variety of sports-related topics including sports management, marketing, facilities, recruiting, and negotiation. You will visit several organizations and venues in the Houston area to research these topics.  Students will then use their research and create a final project in a specific area of interest related to the business of sports.

Fast Facts

Two students during summer school flipping water bottles