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Summer Institute

Summer, 2021
Dear Parents & Students,
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the Summer Institute this year.  
Please note, we will continue to monitor the impact of Covid-19 in our local community and will make program updates throughout the spring, if applicable. 
Chris Nordland
Director of Summer Programs

The Benjamin School Summer Institute is a
tuition-free, academically challenging, and culturally diverse summer program that is a part of our community outreach efforts. We are looking for rising 6th grade students who exhibit exceptional academic and leadership potential. Students should be highly motivated, willing to learn, and have a strong work ethic.

The Summer Institute enrichment program is a vibrant learning environment that is engaging, fun and challenging. Our goal is to provide academic enrichment, social-emotional development and problem-solving opportunities for participating students. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics related to adolescent development, learning strategies and college and career preparation. Students will be provided lunch daily and all materials related to the courses and summer program.

Interested students may contact Caroline Guzman, Summer Institute Director, at 561.472.5998 Ext 2116.

List of 5 items.

  • What are the goals of the program?

    To provide an academic and social enrichment program for a diverse group of high potential rising sixth grade students. To engage students in learning experiences designed to develop leadership skills, foster critical  thinking, creative thinking and inquiry processes.
  • What is the mission of the program?

    The mission of The Benjamin School Summer Institute (SI) is to provide economically disadvantaged children in local public schools with access to a rigorous and competitive curriculum that will enhance their chances of entering and succeeding in college. The program gives students the opportunity to develop:
    • Academic skills
      • reading, writing, math, science, organizational, study and learning strategies, etc.  
    • Social-Emotional skills
      • self-awareness (i.e. self-confidence, self-efficacy, identifying strengths, advocacy)
      • self-management (i.e. stress management, self-discipline and motivation, goal-setting)
      • social awareness (i.e. perspective-taking, empathy, acceptance, respect for others)
      • relationship skills (i.e. communication, social engagement, relationship-building, teamwork)
      • responsible decision-making (i.e. problem-solving, analysis, reflection, citizenship)
  • What are the benefits of the program?

    Data shows a multitude of benefits for students participating in summer enrichment programs. Benefits include increased self-confidence, self-efficacy, leadership, academic skills, learning strategies, communication, critical-thinking, social skills. etc.). We want our SI students to not only set goals to be successful but to attain the knowledge, skills and characteristics to reach those goals.
  • Who are the teachers?

    SI participants take daily classes in math, writing, science, leadership and study skills, taught by talented and committed teachers from The Benjamin School. The teachers are assisted by successful and devoted high school students who work as teaching interns.
  • How do I apply?

    Application Form

    Interested students may contact:
    Caroline Guzman
    Director of Summer Institute
    Office:  561.472.5998 Ext 2116


Application Fee:  
TBA for 2021
    (No classes on Fridays)
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lower/Middle School Campus
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.
After hours emergency contact:
Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585