When school's out for the summer, it's important for families to select fun, safe, healthy, educational activities for their children. We offer extensive summer learning opportunities for students throughout BPS. Here you'll find resources to help keep your child engaged, active and learning all summer long. For help finding summer programs for your child, please call 617-635-KIDS.
BPS summer learning opportunities
We have redesigned our programming for the summer of 2014 to better target students' needs. Our goal is to prevent summer learning loss and help students make academic gains during the summer months so they are ready to begin the next grade in the fall. This year we have shifted our largest academic programming to serve groups of grades (pre-K through 3rd grade, grades 4-7, students transitioning to 9th grade and grades 9-12). This provides greater opportunities for all students throughout our programs. Schools select students to participate in these programs based on academic need. We are proud to partner with BELL
and many other organizations to focus on high-quality academic content as well as expertise on logistics and enrichment.
2014 Summer reading lists
In partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and area employers, the City of Boston helps place teens in summer jobs throughout the city.
Summer Food Service Program
Ensuring children and teenagers have a safe and healthy summer is an important part of our mission in the Boston Public Schools. BPS participates in the USDA Summer Food Service Program for Children and opened more than 120 sites in July and August to serve free breakfast and lunch to students under the age of 18. Free meals are provided to attending children 18 years of age and under, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. No registration or ID is required to take part. This project is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education and sponsored by USDA, Project Bread and the Boston Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services. Please call Project Bread’s Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 for information about sites.