In partnership with Boston Public Schools, Boston Scores’ 5-week Summer Learning Academy is a fusion of BPS-teacher lead academics and Boston Scores athletic and enrichment programming.

Summer Scores provides a safe, fun, and active environment in which students work on their knowledge in Math & ELA, develop new skills, build self-esteem, and make lasting friendships. 

The 2021 Summer Learning Academy ran at East Boston’s Mario Umana Academy from July 6th through August 6th. Location and details for our 2022 Summer Learning Academy should be available in early 2022.

How It Works

The academic morning portion of the program helps students complete any unfinished learning from the previous school year and positions students for a head start to the next year. Students engage in meaningful learning activities that connect to their class in ELA and Math. They also work on reinforcing their social and emotional skill base together with their peers and teachers.

The afternoon is geared towards fun physical activity and games, creative workshops, free choice time, and field trips, including destinations such as Gillette Stadium, the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, LEGOLand Discovery Center and more. (Note that field trips were not available in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID-19 safety restrictions). 

Besides various opportunities to play soccer, students can build upon their creativity and personal interests through a variety of workshops and exciting excursions.

Scores team cheering
Jumping student
Summer Learning Academy student at Gillette
Aquarium visit at summer camp

Our Results

After attending the Summer Learning Academy, teachers assess that around 50% of students demonstrated meaningful growth in social and emotional skills such as critical thinking, perseverance, relationship with adults, communication, self-regulation, and relationships with peers. Around 40-50% of students show meaningful growth in Math and ELA.

How to Join as a Student

The Scores Summer Learning Academy runs five days per week for five weeks between early July and mid-August each summer. The program is available free of charge to rising 4th to rising 7th grade students enrolled in a Boston Public School. Students can enroll via the Boston Public Schools common application form for Summer Learning on the Boston Public School website.

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