Extracurricular
Summer at Harborlight

Elementary Summer Program

Entering 1st - 8th Grade

This summer Harborlight’s elementary program will provide a safe place for children, grades 1-8,  to spend time with friends engaged in fun and meaningful experiences.

Teachers have been hard at work planning a variety of options for students centered around nature, physical activity, games and science, arts and crafts and lots of adventures! We also understand that many children need to retain or improve academic skills and will take time during the day to provide learning opportunities integrated into our programming.

We start with two one-week sessions in June! These are created to create a bridge to summer (AND OFFERED AT DISCOUNTED RATE $200/week!) Join us early from June 21- June 24 and June 27 - July 1.

Then, the official summer program runs from the week of 7/5 to the week of 8/26 in four, 2-week sessions. Program hours are 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday with Extended day options from 7:30-5:30 for students grades 1-3.

CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER SKILLS PROGRAM FOR K-2nd GRADE HERE

Registration for the summer is limited. 
If you have questions about Summer 2022 please contact Nichole Schrafft, Director of Community Engagement, at nschrafft@harborlight.net

Read more below to learn about each week’s options.

Lower Elementary Descriptions

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  • Signs of Summer

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    June 21 - June 24
     
    This one-week (Tuesday-Friday) session will will explore our campus, coastlines, and neighboring habitats for signs of summer (officially June 21st!). Students will spend the week using their five senses to observe and record the changing of the seasons in places such as the woods, tide pools, and local gardens. At the end of the week, each one of them will find a medium to tell their story of summer in New England. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the seam drink in the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $200

    REGISTER HERE
  • Geocaching

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    June 27 - July 1
     
    This one-week (Monday-Friday) session is all about Geocaching! Geocaching is a fun recreational activity for all ages. Students will go on real-world treasure hunts in their outdoor adventures this week. Geocaching is a fun recreational activity for all ages, it is a game of following GPS coordinates to 'hide' our own geocache objects and seek geocache objects already hidden by other players in our geocaching global community. This week's lessons will build upon Harborlight's Botany, Zoology, Geography and Environmental Stewardship curriculums. It will challenge students to apply mathematics (measurement, estimation, graphing, and Geometry) to their field experiences in nature.

    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $200

    REGISTER HERE
  • Beyond the Pond

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    July 5 - July 15
     
    This two-week session will focus on the water around us. Students will look at both freshwater and saltwater sources. Students will visit area ponds and beaches to learn about the life that lives in those habitats.  They will further explore water via art and science and stories. A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through water play, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time.

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850

    REGISTER HERE
  • Out of This World

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    July 18 - July 29
     
    The Universe and space are always interesting to lower elementary children as they begin to wonder about their place in the world. This session will focus on the solar system and stars. Students will learn stories about the constellations and create a “solar system” walk around campus. A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through waterplay, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850

    REGISTER HERE
  • Spy School

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    August 1 - August 12
     
    A spy pays attention to details and sees things in ways that others don’t.  During this session students will use their senses to observe the world around them and solve problems and challenges.  They will observe nature and how nature uses camouflage to hide in plain sight.  They will examine fingerprints, learn simple ciphers, experiment with invisible ink, and work collaboratively to accomplish missions. A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through waterplay, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850

    REGISTER HERE
  • Game On

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st – 3rd)
    August 15 - August 26
     
    This session will be all about games.  Board games, tag games, water games, card games, dice game, obstacle courses, and sports.  Field trips for mini golf and bowling will round out the sessions. Students will create games to be played and shared with others.  A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through waterplay, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850

    REGISTER HERE

Upper School Descriptions

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  • Main Streets and Back Roads

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    June 27  - July 1

    Much like Chronicle's Main Streets and Back Roads, students will explore gardens, footpaths, statues, parks, trails, waterfronts, and more of our neighboring cities and town. Students will visit Gloucester, Salem, and Newburyport to explore tourist attractions, off-the-beaten-path destinations, notable architecture, and the hidden 'quirky-corners' of these communities. While on campus they will design a destination brochure for an imaginary  city or town of their own that is inspired by their favorite sights, sounds, and flavors from the week's adventures.

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $200

    REGISTER HERE
  • Museum School

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    June 21  - June 24

    Did you know that Massachusetts has 228 museums? During this week, students will visit a different museum each day to explores themes in art, history, and science. Harborlight will equip each student with a sketchbook/observation journal for taking notes and drawing. They will explore exhibits and galleries, roam the grounds and halls, think critically, examine purposefully and be immersed in culture. They will also complete a scavenger hunt in Boston that highlights some of the city's most spectacular murals and street art. The notes they take, memories they record, and images they sketch will serve as a visual diary of their studies.

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $200

    REGISTER HERE
  • Fashion Runway

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    July 5 - July 15

    Design, Create, Decorate, or repurpose!  Students will spend two weeks engaged in the design and construction of clothing and accessories.  Be it handbags or headbands or hats, dresses or denim or dinner jackets, sneakers or sunglasses or sweatpants….students will run wild with their ideas.  Whether learning to measure, cut, and sew or decorate, embellish, and repurpose, students will create a small collection that is as unique as they are.  Design challenges will be sprinkled into the session as well.  As collections become complete the planning of a fashion show will begin.  On Friday, July 15th, students will present their pieces to an audience as they take to the stage for a showcase. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700

    REGISTER HERE
  • Film Making with FC Academy

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    July 18 – July 29
     
    Students will bring creativity to life in a fun, collaborative, and exciting environment. They will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, improvisation and camera skills. Together they will write, shoot and edit a film in a genre of their choosing and edit their project together using the professional editing software Adobe Premiere. All necessary equipment will be provided by FC Academy for this class.  At the end of the two-week session student films will be shown to an audience of family members.

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700

    REGISTER HERE
  • Let's Go

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    August 1 – August 12
     
    Get ready for some adventure!  Students will be on the go for two weeks engaged in a variety of activities that scream, “Summer Fun.”  Kayaking, disc golf, biking, paddle boarding or surfing, mini golf, hiking, and a minor league baseball game are some of the activities that may be on the schedule.  

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700

    REGISTER HERE
  • Follow That Food

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    August 15 – August 26
     
    Source local products from farms, orchards, and even the waterfront to cook/bake delicious treats.  Learn about where food comes from and the path it takes to get to our tables. Explore the science of baking and visit a local restaurant.  Students will share some of what they have made via a prepared meal for guests or a bake sale on campus.  

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700

    REGISTER HERE
  • Click Here to Download Harborlight Financial Assistance Form
    Harborlight provides a limited number of need-based partial scholarships for Experience Weeks and Summer programs that are open to greater-Beverly students, grade 1-8, who do not attend Harborlight during the academic year. The process to apply is simple. Please complete this application and return it to the Admission Office at Harborlight with the required documents attached. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Not all programs offered can be
    discounted, please check for eligibility.

About Harborlight

Harborlight Montessori is an independent, co-educational, day school for children from infant-toddler through grade 8 that is committed to innovative teaching and learning.