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Summer Programs at Shady Hill

A fun opportunity to boost creative problem-solving skills!

Why Shady Hill Summer Programs?

Shady Hill School is proud to offer half day and full day summer programming and enrichment experiences for six weeks each June and July on our beautiful campus—a quiet oasis in West Cambridge complete with state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities.

Summer Programs At Shady Hill are open to all children entering first grade and up and offer a fundamentally different approach to summer programming. Since 1915, the School has taught students to think, to question, and to consider multiple perspectives and then transform their ideas into meaningful action. We continue this tradition into the summer, engaging children with a rotation of action-packed days of fun and learning led by highly-qualified teachers. The Summer Programs runs from Monday, June 17th through Friday, August 2nd; there will be no programming during the week of July 1st.  

The high quality of our summer programming rests on five pillars:
  • Expert, Caring Faculty—Our outstanding teachers and support staff go above and beyond to get to know each of your children as individuals and guide them as well as instruct them in a journey discovery and exploration.
  • Joyful Learning—Our student-centered approach promotes independent thinking, creativity, and healthy risk-taking.
  • Curriculum—The weekly themes let students do things they are passionate about as well as discover new areas of interest. In many themes, student consider real-world challenges and create innovative solutions to address the problem.
  • Campus—Our beautiful campus has a small-village feel. We use its 11 acres of open spaces, natural areas, and wetlands as learning spaces as they observe and explore their world.
  • Community - We pride ourselves on being community minded and encourage students to think beyond themselves. Older students frequently engage with younger ones, reinforcing their roles as community leaders and contributors.
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Summer STEAM at Shady Hill is an interactive, energetic, stimulating summer program that specializes in providing a rich Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum for children entering grades one through five.
Trying to reach us during summer hours?

The best way to contact us is to to email us at summer@shs.org

Auxiliary Programs Office: 617-520-5241
Emergency Only (Front Desk): 617-520-5260
Summer Programs Email: summer@shs.org

Shady Hill School

56 Coolidge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-721-9013

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617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138