Academic Summer Programs

Welcome to The Southport School's Summer Programs 2019

Summer Programs Update as of June 19, 2019:

All five-week programs are currently full.

All two-week programs are full except for two spots in Session I of Adventures in Reading.

Please click here for program description.

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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 hands-on, dynamic, and fun.

We offer two-week and five-week programs from July 1, 2019 – August 2, 2019. 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 Programs 

  • Skills Sharpener - Skills based program for students entering grades 1-5
  • Get a Jump on Middle School - Learning strategies for students entering grades 5-6


Two-week Programs

  • Adventures in Reading for students entering K-1


Two-week Programs for students entering 6-9

  • Writing Skills Workshop
  • Math Skills Workshop
  • Study Skills Workshop
  • Reading Strategies Workshop


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, Developmental Delays, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Social Pragmatic Disorder. Questions about whether our programs would be a good fit for your child? Please contact the Admissions office.

Please click here for our 2019 Summer Programs brochure.

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:

Samantha Berg, Director of Admissions at 203.254.2044 or via email.

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.