The Core Program for Grades 3-8
“Dear SOH, Thank you for being kind to us and teaching us stuff we didn’t know yet!” — a 3rd grader in 2012-2013
The Grade 3-8 Program is the core of Summer on the Hill. A six-year commitment for accepted public school students and their parents, the program builds students’ confidence and a strong foundation in major academic subjects. The year-round program consists of:
• a six-week summer program,
• an academic-year Saturday program, and
• individual guidance on middle and high school choices.
The Grade 3-8 program emphasizes academics throughout the year, with accelerated classes in language arts and writing, math, and science taught by experienced teachers from independent, parochial, and public schools. During the summer, in addition to an intensive academic schedule, students have instruction in swimming and tennis, and the visual and performing arts.
SOH is grateful to the William T. Grant Foundation for its 2012 Youth Service Improvement grant, which supported the creation of a new Grade 3-8 writing curriculum.
By the end of the 8th grade, SOH students will have:
• read and discussed complete works of literature, conducted experiments and written lab reports,
• learned the basics of algebra,
• participated in team and individual sports, and
• participated in musical theatre performances and learned the value of teamwork
The NYS Department of Health Child/Adult Food Program and the NYC DOE Summer SchoolFood Program help SOH provide free meals to our students.