EPCS Summer Program

With a focus on growth and exploration, our summer program reflects our school’s integration of play and learning. We focus on the whole child and the development of creativity through a child-centered, play-based, and project approach to learning encompassing the visual arts, theater and story acting, music, movement and dance, mindfulness activities, nature connections, and fun adventures in science, math, games and technology.

The summer program teaching staff includes EPCS teachers, graduate and undergraduate students from the EP Department of Child Study and Human Development program at Tufts University, and experienced teachers from other settings. Each staff member brings their talents, interests, and energy into the program, that are unified and built around a love for exploring the world with children and supporting their learning.

Please click on the button below to join our waitlist for our 2024 Summer Program.

Who can enroll in the  EPCS Summer Program?

The Eliot-Pearson Children’s School offers a six-week Summer Program for children ages 4 to 8. 

Enrollment is open to all current students and for their siblings who are 4 to 8 years old.

Enrollment is also open to children and families from our surrounding neighborhoods.

All families are welcome!

When is the EPCS 2024 Summer Program?

You may sign up for one or both sessions. Each session offers a half day and a full day program.

Session 1: June 24th through July 12th

Session 2: July 15th through August 2nd

Half Day: 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Full Day: 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Art Activities​

Children will participate in engaging and open-ended visual art projects as well as opportunities to engage in storytelling and story acting. We aim to provide an environment for free expression and experimentation through various media. Each Summer, a project teacher for the arts joins us to engage the children in high interest art experiences throughout the summer sessions, both short and long term.

Music and Movement

Throughout the summer program children have a variety of opportunities to listen, learn and experience different forms and expressions of music and movement. Guest musicians are invited to share their art and music throughout the summer.

Technology and Engineering​

 

Developmental technologies are tools purposefully designed and applied with the goal of supporting children’s holistic development and learning. During our summer program we offer hands-on technology and engineering experiences for young children. This are play based activities that support children’s creative thinking, investigation, innovation, communication, collaboration, problem solving; decision making using technology and engineering concepts, operations and systems.

 

Nature Study and Outdoor Exploration

Both of our playgrounds are designed to ignite the curiosity within young minds, inviting students to immerse themselves in the beauty of natural playscapes. Water sources, tree houses, and gardening beds featured on our playgrounds allow for an interactive connection and engagement with nature on an early childhood level. Camp classrooms also use the community around them by visiting the Tufts Campus on nature walks and field trips with counselor teams.