Summer at Harborlight

Summer Skills Program

Summer Skills at Harborlight

Worried about your student's academic preparedness? 

Entering Kindergarten
Entering Grades 1-3

Summer Skills program offers language and literacy development for students entering Kindergarten, 1st - 3rd grades using Montessori hands-on learning materials and a research-based reading approach.

There are two groups: Entering Kindergarten Only & Entering Grades 1-3.

Language and literacy assessments inform learning plans that are tailored to each student's individual needs. Students participate in small-group lessons, individual workstation activities, and one-to-one tutorials. Students benefit from additional time on learning and high frequency practice to reinforce new concepts.  

We are excited to offer this program through our Academic Skills Center led by experienced Montessori teachers with expertise in early Language and Literacy development. 

Students have the option of registering for the academic program only (8:30-3:00) or a full-day combination program that includes participation in afternoon activities (7:30-5:30).
Tuition 2024
Skills Program: July 1 - July 26
for Entering K and 1st-3rd
Academic-Day 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $2,120
Full-Day 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $2,700
Extended Montessori
7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Early arrival, morning meeting
Work Period
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Students will participate in
  • Reader's workshop
  • Writer’s workshop
  • 1:1 Reading/Spelling Tutorials
  • Literacy group games
12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Students bring lunch 
Recess & Work Period
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Outdoor Games & Independent Work
3:00 p.m.
Dismissal for academic day students
Snack/Extended Day
3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Outdoor activities, arts and crafts

Upper School Summer Skills

Entering Grades 4th - 9th

Students will have an amazing opportunity to work with highly skilled teachers to boost their preparation for the new school year.

Language and math assessments inform learning plans that are tailored to each student's individual needs.

(Jamie Oakley)
  • Greek/Latin Roots & Spelling Rules
  • Vocabulary Development & Grammar Study
  • Tools to construct the perfect essay using graphic organizers
  • Summer reading – better together!
(Laura Davidson)
  • Fast math using mental calculations
  • Using logic/reasoning skills & word problems
  • Math lab (challenges applied to real world experiences)
  • Essential skills for test taking

Students have the option of registering for the one week or both weeks. 
Students registering for both weeks is preferred - the second week builds upon the first week's lessons for those students who are registered for two weeks.

7:30-8:30 Early arrival
8:30-12:00 Work period
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30 Dismissal*

*Extended Day is not available for students enrolled in Upper School Skills, including those students enrolled in the bundle tuition program.
Tuition 2024
Skills Program: August 12 - August 23
for Entering 4th through 9th
8/12 - 8/16 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $500
8/19 - 8/23 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $500

Summer Skills Faculty

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Summer Skills
for more information contact:

Rachel McAlpine, Director of Admission
978.922.1008 ext 19

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.