Summer Learning

  • 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.

    Boston Public Schools Summer Graduation! 
    Did your child complete his/her graduation requirements this summer? See below for information about Summer Graduation ceremonies...
    Monday, August 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Location: Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury
    For: Students who attended Jeremiah E. Burke High summer program
    Tuesday, August 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Location: Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury
    For: Students who attended the John D. O'Bryant School of Math and Science and Boston Green Academy summer programs
    Wednesday, August 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Location: Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury
    For: Students who attended the Snowden International High School, Charlestown High School, and Boston International Newcomers Academy summer programs.
    Thursday, August 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Location: East Boston High School, 86 White St., East Boston
    For: Students who attended East Boston High summer program
    Any student who did not walk in June but was eligible to graduate at that time can participate in the summer graduation ceremony on August 23rd only. All ceremonies will take place from 6:30 – 7:30pm with a Master of Ceremonies (Superintendent or his designee) and one/two student speakers from the graduating seniors. 
    Cap and Gown pick up will take place on Monday - Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m at the 2nd floor information desk at Bruce C. Bolling Municipal building, and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at East Boston High School. Students should attend cap and gown pick up the day of his/her ceremony. Invitations will be provided at cap and gown pick up. 


    Boston Public Schools Summer Learning in the News!

    2017 BPS Summer Learning Opportunities

    Did you know that students who attend summer learning programs at a high rate can have an advantage going into the next school year?
    Boston Public Schools is proud to offer a variety of summer learning programs targeted to all kinds of learners. All programs are free—but only eligible students may attend. Find out more information about the 2017 program options by clicking below...
  • Check out the program options and talk to your child's principal, teacher or guidance counselor about which might the best fit for him or her! fam

  • Information, forms and logistics for your summer program - Coming Soon!

  • "Need-to-know" information about
    2017 BPS Summer Learning!


  • Information for teaching and program staff
    Coming Soon!

  • Summer Learning is a priority in Boston!

    In Summer 2015, Mayor Martin J. Walsh issued a challenge to the City of Boston to offer 100 summer programs to 10,000 kids by Summer 2017. In 2016 we met and exceeded that goal, serving over 11,000 students throughout the city! Read the full article from the Boston Globe here: Boston doubles summer learning programs for children

    With the support of the community, BPS continues to develop our efforts to better target students' needs. Our goal is to prevent summer learning loss, help students make academic gains, and develop social-emotional skills during the summer months so they are ready to begin the next grade in the fall. Our Summer Learning program portfolio serves a continuum of grade spans (pre-K through 2nd grade, grades 3-8, students transitioning to 9th grade and grades 9-12). In addition, BPS offers targeted service to special student populations, including students with special needs and English Language Learners. This provides greater opportunities for all students throughout our programs. Schools select students to participate in these programs based on need. We are proud to partner with a wide variety of community-based organizations across the city to focus on high-quality academic content and enrichment. We are also thankful to our philanthropic partners, The Boston Opportunity AgendaWallace FoundationCummings Foundation, and others.

     Boston Summer Learning Community