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.  




(Currently enrolled Harborlight families may return their SUMMER REGISTRATION in their MY HARBORLIGHT profile).

Each session has a maximum enrollment, early 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 through 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.

This summer, Children’s House and Kindergarten students can travel the world this summer with Harborlight’s  international travel curriculum, Passports!  Each student will get a “passport” and earn a stamp for every continent they visit, with different areas of the world highlighted every week.  Students will learn and have fun through engaging interdisciplinary projects, games and cooking activities.

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

Half-Day with Lunch Block     8:30 a.m. – 12:30 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  session 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.



Summer Montessori:  Student Learning Center   AGES 6 YEARS THROUGH 12 YEARS

Summer Montessori offers academic skill development for students entering grades 1-6. Students can sign up for one or more weeks during the month of July.

Students will participate in small-group learning activities, take part in one to one skills workshops and have opportunities to explore learning through engagement with Montessori materials in a prepared environment.  Supported by a licensed learning specialist and experienced teacher, students use Montessori materials and innovative methods to accelerate learning and retain math, reading and writing skills over the month of July.

Sessions are tailored to your child’s individual needs, following a developmentally appropriate pace.  Students may participate by the week or for the entire month.

Students have the option of a half-day academic program or a full-day combination program that includes participation in afternoon activities with Harborlight’s Summer Program. Morning childcare, beginning at 7:30 a.m. is included in both options.


Extended Montessori

7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.  Crafts and games
Work Period 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Students will participate in

·       Math workshop

·       Math lab

·       Writer’s workshop

·       Reading/Spelling Lab

·       Political Geography

Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch in the classroom
Dismissal for ½ day students 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Programming Full-Day students participate in weekly themed programs along with students Harborlight’s Summer Program. July 1-5 Invention Convention

July 8-12 Secret Agent Lab

July 15-19 Percy Jackson’s Challenge

July 22-26 Ready Set Chef

Dismissal 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Extended Montessori 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Extended day program includes indoor activities and outdoor play
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!