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Summer School: STEM Programs

posted Mar 15, 2017, 11:40 AM by Joanna Gillen   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 11:40 AM ]

Summer in the City is your child's chance to take part in exciting summer learning. Students who participate in the New York City Department of Education's summer enrichment have access to:

  • New curriculum
  • College-level and STEM-oriented programming
  • Sports activities
  • Educational visits to museums, zoos, parks, and libraries

These programs are not just fun, they teach students academic and life skills that will help them succeed in the next school year and beyond.

All of the programs listed on this page are open to students who are not recommended for summer school. Please consider applying for a summer learning opportunity to provide your child with an engaging summer experience and important instruction to prevent summer learning loss. See below for application deadlines and other details:

STEM: The study of science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) teaches children how to think critically and solve problems, skills that prepare them for 21st-century jobs. There are two summer STEM programs to choose from:

  • STEM Summer in the City

This five-week program offers students in grades 2-10 fun, creative hands-on learning opportunities. Topics include coding, game design, inventing with robotics and solving real-world problems with the engineering design process. The program also includes arts and physical education, and trips to museums and cultural institutions. For more information, visit or email

  • STEM Matters NYC

STEM Matters NYC programs engage students in grades pre-K-12 in authentic STEM-based experiential learning, featuring week-long camps, high school internships, and a four-week college credit-bearing course. Programs are offered at the DOE's Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Space Science Education, as well as at cultural institutions across the city. Programs range in focus from aerospace to animal science, and oceanography to ecology. For more information, visit or email