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Fort Hill offers a twelve-week summer program for children who have been in the Fort Hill program during the academic-year and for children who are newly admitted to the program for the next academic-year. The program offers the same schedule options as during the academic-year. Unlike the academic-year, there is no option for extending the day or purchasing extra time on a space-available, as-needed basis during the summer.

During the summer, the children spend most of the time outside on the playground, and, as always, there is significant collaboration and visiting among the classrooms.

The summer teachers are familiar Fort Hill teachers; however, your child’s summer teaching team will likely not be the same as your child’s classroom teaching team during the academic year. Several teachers have academic-year appointments and do not work in the summer. Enrollment decreases during the summer program and we frequently combine classrooms. We plan the teaching teams and classrooms once we have completed enrollment.

Tuition is based on the group (infant, toddler, or preschool) in which a child is enrolled during the academic year, i.e., if a child is a toddler during the academic-year, she is a toddler in the summer. Families pay only one summer of infant tuition.



12-week Summer


Application Deadline


February 20, 2015




Summer teaching teams are likely to be different than the  academic-year teaching teams

Dates of Program


Wed., May 27– Th., Aug. 13






Based on 2015 - 2016 rates

$200 Non-refundable deposit

Schedule Options*

The same as during the academic-year*


* Extra time is not available during the summer






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