black bear summer programming

Mark Your Calendars for Summer Programming 2024 at Black Bear Academy!

Session 1 (5 weeks): June 19 - July 20
Session 2 (4 weeks): July 24 - August 18

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Academic Enrichment for Students Entering Kindergarten to Students Entering 2nd Grade
Session 1: June 19 - July 20 • Session 2: July 24 - August 18

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Mark your calendars

This year, we are excited to offer two sessions designed to engage your child in fun, multisensory learning experiences that build upon their growth from the previous school year while preparing them for the next. Session topics range from executive functioning training and school readiness to continued practice in core academic skills like reading, writing, and math. Our dedicated team of teachers and therapists at BBA will recommend individualized academic and/or therapeutic programming for one or both summer programming sessions, working alongside your family to craft the best programming schedule to meet your child’s needs and give them an exciting and safe summer to remember.

Academic Summer Programming

With weekly themes and activities in art, sports, music, and STEM, your child will love coming every day. Our small-group sessions serve as an extension of your child’s academic school year and will give students individualized attention as they learn, grow, and play. Our team will recommend individualized programming schedules for each student following enrollment.

Therapeutic Summer Programming

Our therapeutic programming serves as an extension of your child’s academic school year with the same academic enrichment and push-in or pull-out support to help your child grow and thrive. Our team will recommend individualized schedules for each student following enrollment.

Program Benefits

Small-group or one-on-one instruction based on each child's educational needs

Half-day or full-day options

Individualized programs taught by our highly-skilled staff of teachers and therapists

Evidenced-based curricula for reading. writing, and math including Wilson Reading Program, Fundations, The Writing Revolu-tion, SQ Write, Touch Math, and Jump Math

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Program Schedule

Students can enroll in a half-day option from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or a full-day option from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Each day, students will receive 50 minutes of reading instruction, 50 minutes of writing instruction, and 50 minutes of math instruction. Full-day students will have lunch and recess from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM before beginning their afternoon sessions. Full-day students can choose from art, social studies, or science classes or that time can be utilized for individual services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy. social skills group, or individual therapy with a psychologist.

Scheduling, Enrollment & Tuition

Current BBA Students: Your child’s current teacher will work with your family to recommend a schedule.

New Students: Our team will conduct placement evaluations for all new students to determine the best schedule to meet their individual needs. To learn more about summer programming, tuition, and enrollment, please send an inquiry to Students enrolled by March 1st will receive an early bird discount.

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Therapeutic Programs

Educational Consulting

Support with IEPs/504 Plans

Parent Coaching and Support Groups

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