Summer FAQ

What is TSS Summer Programs?

The Summer Programs offers a variety of academic two-week and five-week programs for skill-building and learning strategies.

Who teaches the classes?

Our summer faculty comprises The Southport School teachers (whose average teaching tenure is 12 years) and guest teachers trained by the school in methodologies such as the Orton-Gillingham Approach and Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing & Verbalizing®. This ensures summer program students receive the best evidence-based remediation possible.

I'm worried this will sound a lot like school to my it fun?

While it is true that this is an academic program at its core, the Summer Program at TSS celebrates learning in the same style that we embrace during the school year - an understanding that hands-ondynamic, and fun create the best environment for students to learn.  The vast majority of our summer faculty are tenured TSS teachers, who create a warm, exciting, and engaging program.  In fact, most students look forward to coming and return to the program year after year.

Is it easy to apply?

Yes!  You can apply online here, or you can contact our Admissions Office for more information.  

With the application, you will remit a non-refundable application fee of $75 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 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 thoroughly assess the potential fit between student and program. Decision letters are mailed within two weeks. (Please note: applying for the TSS school year program is a separate application process.)


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.