Two boys at a summer program in Maryland.

Summer Program

Summer Program

At Children’s Manor and Childrens Magnet Montessori Schools, our Summer Program curriculum is based on weekly themed activities, enrichment programs, and field trips to engage children in a fun, educational way.  Research has shown that summer learning loss (the loss of skills and knowledge over long summer breaks) can impact students of all ages.  Educational summer programs such as what we offer can play an important role in combating this decline in skills and knowledge. Our summer program generally runs for 9 weeks from the beginning of July to the end of August.

Summer Enrichment Programs

We offer a variety of enrichment programs throughout the summer, including art, music, sports, technology, and yoga.

Weekly Themes

Below is a sample of exciting weekly themes from previous summers.

Week 1: Stars & Stripes

America the Beautiful! Students will travel through history learning about America’s path to independence. From the Founding Fathers to the Star-Spangled Banner, students will enjoy stories about America’s past.

Week 2: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Think conservation - preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife. Students will learn about what they can do to help conserve and preserve the environment. In addition, they will create a recycled herb/plant garden, with the “herbs” of their labor to be used later in the summer during our Chopped Competition. The week ends with an Earth Fair showcase for parents.

Week 3: Artscape

Students will explore and develop a passion for the arts with hands-on opportunities to experience music, theatre, dance, and art! Visitors will perform contemporary dance and music performances. At the end of the week, students will conduct a short performance for their fellow classmates. The week ends with a Visual Arts Showcase and Gallery Open House.

Week 4: Amazing Race

On your marks, get set, go! Students will develop their skills while participating in various games and sports. They will learn the rules, regulations, and goals of each game/sport. All activities will reinforce the importance of good physical health, as well as the importance of a strong team and good sportsmanship. Children will also have the opportunity to compete in different games/sports throughout the week.

Week 5: Around the World

Grab your passport and embark on a journey to explore different countries around the world! During our international adventure, students will take a tour of the history, geography, culture, and animals of different countries. We will also host a global potluck feast to give students the opportunity to experience new cuisine. The week ends with a Walk Around the World Open House for parents.

Week 6: STEMsational

Find out how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are part of everything we do! Students will experience hands-on science and engineering activities, which will develop critical thinking skills. Programs and activities will engage students’ imaginations and motivate them to create solutions to “problems” during our Inventor’s Workshop Week.

Week 7: Inventor’s Workshop

Flex your maker muscle in a workshop built for invention as our classrooms transform into MakerSpaces! Students will practice the techniques of top innovators, including rapid prototyping and daily brainstorms, as well as exploring basic construction techniques. Students will devise inventions to solve a problem. The week ends with a STEM Fair Open House for parents.

Week 8: Cooking Creations

Ingredients for fun: 1 cup science, 1 cup math, 2 cups creativity, and a pinch of excitement! Mix in kitchen safety and voila! A delicious week of Cooking Creations that will teach students to combine food preparation, sensory exploration, and nutritional values while whipping up tasty snacks and desserts. Students will also use the herbs/vegetables from their recycled herb/plant garden as one of their ingredients during the end of week Chopped Competition

Week 9: Cirque Carnivale

Come one, come all! Step right up and prepare to be amazed! Students will engage in numerous fun-filled activities and carnival amusements, such as a moon bounce, obstacle course, magic, games, and face painting.