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and social studies, routines, structure and predictability.
Specialty intensives focus on literacy, including phonics
decoding and algebraic thinking, while Enrichment Camp
teaches social skills and gives campers the opportunity to
participate and perform in a play. Free parent education
seminars and targeted teaching techniques help students
acquire the skills and resilience they need to thrive at
home, at school and in life.
Grades: 2–8. Dates: June 26–July 23 (no session July 4–5)
Santa Clara, sierraschool.com
At Sierra Summer, students will find academics perfectly
balanced with a fun and exciting recreational program.
Eight weeks of fun from June 17 through Aug. 9, with the
morning hours focusing on Sierra's strong core curriculum.
Afternoons are devoted to creative, engaging and
entertaining activities revolving around a variety of weekly
themes. Full and half day options are available. Sierra
Summer offers opportunities for learning and growing,
both in the classroom and through engaging enrichment
activities, making for an unforgettable summer.
Grades: K–6th. Dates: June 17–August 9 n
are engineered to build technical and social skills, while
fostering friendships the campers can take with them into
the classroom and beyond.
Ages: 6–14. Dates: Vary by program.
De Anza College Academy
Multiple Locations, deanza.edu/academy
De Anza College Academy offers not-for-credit enrichment
and studies skills classes during the summer and
throughout the academic year. The Academy is open to
all students in grades 1 through 12 and offers engaging
real-world experiences in a supportive environment. Led
by credentialed teachers and programming, robotics and
integrated engineering teachers who are alums of elite
universities such as MIT Stanford and SJSU, and tech
titans such as Google and HP, classes allow students
to flex their engineering and programming abilities in
a fun, intensive and fulfilling environment. De Anza's
academically inspirational, fun and rigorous program
builds an empowering foundation for lifelong learning.
Grades: 1–12. Dates: Vary by program.
The Harker School
San Jose 4 Campuses, harker.org
With an emphasis on math, science and language arts,
there are lots of summertime opportunities for academic
improvement and recreational fun at The Harker School. A
special program for kindergarteners allows young learners
to celebrate summer with art, music and STEM classes,
while children in grades 1–5 K–5 may partake in Camp Plus,
which teaches core curriculum. Summer Institute provides
rigorous for-credit and non-credit academics for students
in grades 6–12, including a Summer Conservatory, and
many youth travel to San Jose to learn or improve English
skills at the English Language Institute. Activity choices
include sports, art, robotics and more. Swim school has
both group and private lessons for swimmers of all abilities
from beginner to high-level competition.
Grades: PreK–12. Dates: Vary by program.
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga
Montalvo Arts Center’s multidisciplinary summer camps
are unique in the South Bay. They offer sessions in several
traditional arts practices, including music, painting,
dance and theater. They also offer the unexpected, such
as culinary arts, fashion design, textile weaving, and
treehouse building. All camp sessions are led by professional
artists active in the disciplines they’re teaching. Campers
will learn new skills and flex their creative muscles while
they make new friends and express themselves, all in the
greenery and fresh air of the gorgeous park-like grounds
in the Saratoga foothills.
Ages: 6–17 Dates: Vary by program
Sand Hill School
Palo Alto. sandhillschool.org
Summer at Sand Hill School provides personalized
instruction for bright children with learning differences
to explore and thrive in a supportive environment. In
addition to specialized reading support and writing and
math education, the three-week program includes social
emotional learning, PE, visual and performing arts, science