Summer at Harborlight

Harborlight Summer is the best of  Beverly. Harborlight is a place for all students from 4 months to 14 years to explore their world – more than your average summer camp, better than daycare options available. Learning, fun, friends, outdoor adventures, sports, cooking, and the visual and performing arts!

Summer Program is open to the greater Beverly community and is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care.

Welcome to Summer Program!


We welcome your child into our safe, caring, vibrant community where independence, cooperation, and exploration are encouraged. Our summer program offers children the opportunity to try something new, learn about themselves, and make lasting friendships. For our youngest students it is the daily, small, independent tasks that make each day an adventure in learning— discovering the magical space of the children’s gardens, or using their little hands to squeeze lemons for lemonade. For older students, the adventures in learning allow them to discover something unknown about the world around them and reveal something about themselves—engaging in cooperative hands-on activities, exploring the areas of arts, science, and engineering, forming friendships.

The wide variety of thematic selections reflects the enthusiasm and passion of our creative and energetic faculty!


Application & Registration

Join us for Summer at Harborlight!   Students not currently enrolled  begin the registration process here.  

Once you’ve completed this form, we will send you a link for registration.

Currently enrolled Harborlight families may begin the registration process at the link below.  After clicking on the green tab below look for your summer enrollment contract in the yellow bar of your home page.


Each session has a maximum enrollment, early application & registration is strongly encouraged. Enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-come basis. For questions about application and enrollment, contact Rachel McAlpine, Director of Admissions

Infant & Toddler House


Infant & Toddler House students experience a nurturing and highly engaging Montessori learning environment all summer. With an emphasis on nature and creative activities, children connect with the outdoors: gardening, discovering science in the sandbox and water play, splashing in the wading pools, picnics, and riding trikes. Here at Harborlight,  Infant & Toddler Teachers are dedicated to working with families throughout the year. The consistent care and continuity our professionals provide is unparalleled.

Schedule Options:

Academic-Day     8:30 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.

Half-Day     8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Early Arrival     7:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.

Extended Day     3:00 a.m. –  5:30 a.m.

Did you know there is a Bundle Tuition Discount for  11-month & 12-month students?  Learn More →

For more information on Infant & Toddler Summer contact:

Elizabeth Stone,Director of  Infant & Toddler Education  or 978.922.1008 ext. 40

Children’s House


Children’s House students enjoy a busy morning of Montessori workshop as they explore weekly thematic topics such as music, art, nature, drama, cooperative games and lots of time outdoors! Each week is complemented with learning activities that include special guest visitors, storytellers, authors, and local field trips. Working alongside our talented Montessori teachers is a community of specialty instructors who enhance our Summer Programs in fitness, performing arts, fine arts, science and nature.

Academic-Day     8:30 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.

Half-Day with Lunch Block     8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

House Half-Day     8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Early Arrival     7:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.

Extended Day     3:00 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.

For more information on Children’s House contact:

Jamie Oakley, Children’s House Head Teacher & Children’s House Summer Program Director 


Based on the interests of our students, each exciting, week-long  Arts & Adventure immerses the students in hands-on learning opportunities that supplement and reinforce their academic year learning. Working alongside our talented Montessori teachers is a community of specialty instructors who enhance our Summer Programs in athletics, performing arts, fine arts, history, and science. In addition to our specialists, we provide enrichment opportunities through guest visitors, field trip excursions, and overnight trips for older students. Harborlight alumni return each summer in our CIT & Jr. Counselor Program. Their work with the faculty and students is invaluable to our program. Our Montessori graduates have memories of the summer program experiences and are excited to enhance your child’s experience with unyielding energy and enthusiasm.

Our program is diverse and truly has something for everyone — come shipbuilders, thespians, athletes and explorers!

Read more below to learn about each week’s options… ART or ADVENTURE, which will it be? Maybe a summer of both!



For more information on Elementary Summer Program contact:

Katie Oberlander, Director of Performing Arts & Elementary Summer Program Director

Have Questions? General Summer Information

Call the school office at 978.922.1008 or email – We’re here to help!