6 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Summer School
Updated: Jul 9
Summer is nearing and that means the school year is over. This doesn’t mean that learning should stop! Summer programs are fun, exciting and keep students sharp for the upcoming school year. Here are 6 reasons to enroll your child in summer school.
1. Keeps students in a regular routine
Students are used to daily routines during the school year. When children have unpredictable schedules in the summer, they need to readjust to a regular schedule once the fall comes again. Attending a summer program with a daily schedule will make for a smoother transition from summer to the regular school year.
2. Makes students more social
During summer programs students have a chance to meet and interact with both new and familiar faces. Children can learn and grow from each other developing social skills and meeting new friends along the way.
3. Less couch time
Summer camps and summer school programs keep children active and engaged. Play time and doing in-school activities as well as going on field trips are some of the advantages of a summer program. This means less screen-time and less couch-time for your child.
4. Extra practice for those who are falling behind.
Whether it is in math, art, history or any other subject, summer programs give students extra practice before the school year starts. This time can be used to review old content and maybe even get ahead while also having fun.
5. Guard against losing what you learned
The brain is a muscle and if students are not working out their brains during the summer, content that they’ve learned during the school year can get lost within those hours of screen-time. Summer programs keep students sharp and ready to hop back into learning once the fall comes around again.
6. Smaller class sizes
Typically, summer school classes are smaller than regular public school classrooms. Arborland Montessori has a strict teacher student ratio of 1:6 for toddler classrooms and 1:12 for primary and elementary classrooms. Students will receive a more individualized education compared to public schooling.