ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Our five-week summer enrichment program is the bread and butter of The Summer Institute. Students spend their mornings in an academic setting learning applied Math, Science, Coding, Personal Finance, and Reading and Writing. Our STEM programming uses an Inquiry-Based Learning model that encourages students to develop their curiosity and questions about the world. Our Humanities programming takes advantage of our position in the Museum District with weekly visits to nearby exhibits, whereby students engage critically with both historical and contemporary works.
Holistic programming is central to our program. In the afternoons, students benefit from a thematic Wellness program that aims to inform physical, social, and spiritual development with classes in Physical Education, Life Skills, and Spirituality. Students then end the day with Tutoring Lab, where they spend dedicated time digesting the day's learning material.
Our program provides a student-centered model of learning. We offer small class sizes of 16-18 students. All students have access to iPads to enrich their learning experiences.
8:00-8:35 Breakfast and Morning Assembly
8:40-12:30 Morning Class Blocks
(STEM, Coding, Personal Finance, Reading and Writing)
12:35-1:05 Lunch and Recess
1:10-3:35 Afternoon Class Blocks
(PE, Life Skills, Spirituality, Tutoring Lab)
4:00-4:30 Study Hall
Dates for the 2024 Summer Program will be announced in the Spring.
Fun Fridays are surprise academic and cultural excursions. Students do not find out what the activity is until the Thursday before to build up a bit of suspense! Previous excursions have included iFLY, the Lone Star Flight Museum, and behind-the-scenes tours of Minute Maid Park and NRG Stadium.
There is a $50 registration fee per student. Need-based scholarships are available.
The Summer Institute is a not-for-profit educational enrichment program servicing low-income students in Houston. We provide tools and resources to narrow the achievement gap in educational success for motivated middle school youth from underserved communities.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the 2024 Summer Program are now available online. You can apply by CLICKING HERE. You will receive an admission decision letter from The Summer Institute in late May.
School bus transportation is provided free of charge from select locations.