Academic Summer Programs


Welcome to The Southport School's Summer Programs


Click here for summer programs 2020 brochure

It's well known that children can lose considerable momentum when they are away from school during the summer months. Many need ongoing remedial assistance and/or specific instruction in learning strategies and study skills to maintain their progress. The Summer Programs at The Southport School are designed to help.

Students entering grades K-9 are immersed in integrated programs that are indivdualized and grade-appropriate in a postive learning environment. For more information on Summer Programs, contact our Admissions Office by email or call the main office at 203.254.2044.

We offer a five-week program from June 29 - July 31, 2020 and two-week programs from July 6-17 and July 20-31. Both are morning-only and feature:

  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • Individualized instruction
  • Multi-modal learning activities


The Southport School provides expert teaching staff with evidence-based remediation. All TSS teachers are trained in the following:

  • Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing & Verbalizing
  • Executive Function Coaching
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Assistive Technology


Five-week Program for students entering grades 1-6 

  • Concentrated skills based program  


Two-week Program for students entering K-1

  • Adventures in Reading


Two-week Programs for students entering 6-9

  • Writing 
  • Math 
  • Study Skills  
  • Reading Strategies  


The Southport School's Summer Programs provide research-based academic support for students who are not achieving their full potential because of a learning or attention issue.

Our programs are not designed to support the needs of students who are identified with: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental delays, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Social (Pragmatic) Communications Disorder (SCD). Questions about whether our programs would be a good fit for your child? Please contact the Admissions office.

Please click here to receive our 2020 Summer Programs brochure which will be available this fall.

Application Process

Please apply online, click here. There is a non-refundable application fee of $75 which is payable online with a major credit or debit card.

Once your application is complete, you will hear from one of the directors of the Summer Program to schedule a campus visit. During the campus visit, children applying for the five-week program will be administered a brief reading and math assessment.

After the visit, the admissions committee meets to throughly assess the potential fit between student and program. Decision letters are sent within two weeks. Please note participation in the Summer Programs does not guarantee placement in the academic year and is a separate process.

For more information, please contact:

Our Admissions Office by email or call the main office at 203.254.2044.

The Southport School is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored, or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood, or Pat Lindamood. Lindamood-Bell—an international organization creating and implementing unique instructional methods and programs for quality intervention to advance language and literacy skills—in no way endorses or monitors the services provided by The Southport School.  
The Southport School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, financial aid, summer programs, and athletics, and/or other school-administered programs.