2024 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.

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

Academic Programs

Mastering Math
5th-8th grade (as of Spring 2024)

June 3rd-14th
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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


Build Your Own Theme Park
5th-8th grade (as of Spring 2024)

June 3rd-14th
Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Design and build your own theme park! Work as a team to research and choose what type of theme park you'll create, what attractions to put in your park and how to get people to visit. Each student will build one ride to contribute to the park and will design a theme park shop!

Business of Sports
5th-8th grade (as of Spring 2024)

June 3rd-14th
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