Please Note: Registration for SummerPrep 2018 will be available on this website in the spring of 2018. For further information on SummerPrep, please email or leave a message at (401) 863-2176.  Part-time staff will begin in May, and from June-July our program will be fully staffed and we will be able to respond to your inquiries regularly. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

What Is SummerPrep?

SummerPrep program is designed to provide students entering grades 1-6 with a hands-on and minds-on summer enrichment experience.  Children will make new friends, and have a great time in a project-based and nurturing learning environment that integrates structured activities and workshops in performance and creative arts, traditional academic subjects (e.g., math, reading, writing, and science), movement, outdoor play and games.  Our time together culminates in an exhibition day where children showcase their final projects and a final field day as a community.

SummerPrep runs every Monday-Friday for three weeks starting in early July from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. each day. The program requires a $15 registration fee and fills up quickly, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible!

An afternoon program running from 12-4:30 p.m. is available for children who will be entering grades 2-6 for a fee of $300 per student. Students may enroll in the morning-only program ($15) or the morning + afternoon program (full-day, $300), but there is no option to enroll in only the afternoon program.

Please note: We will post registration information for Summer 2018 in the spring of 2018.


The morning-only program is $15 to all enrolled students, due upon registration. The total fee for the SummerPrep full-day program is $300 per child. Half of the fee will be due to Community Prepatory School on June 29th, and the balance will be due no later than the first day of the program. Students not enrolled in the full-day program will be charged a single-day enrollment fee of $30 (per day) if they stay for the full program. If a student is picked up from the morning program at or after 1 p.m., there will be a charge of $15 for that day.


The SummerPrep Program takes place for three weeks beginning in early July (SummerPrep 2018 dates will be updated in the spring of 2018). Students are expected to attend all classes from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Students attending the full-day program will attend from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Breakfast: served daily from 8–8:30 a.m.
Snack: served daily from 10:10 a.m.–10:40 a.m.

Full day program (for rising 2nd through 6th graders only)

Lunch: served daily from 12–12:30 p.m.
Snack: served daily from 4–4:30 p.m.

Small Classes

With a total enrollment of approximately 100 Students, and a faculty of  more than 25 teachers, all students will receive individual attention. The typical class size for the SummerPrep program is between 16-20  children per class. 

Teaching Staff

SummerPrep classes are taught by teams of students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University. Teaching teams are led by exemplary mentor teachers from local schools. Teacher Education faculty supervise and collaborate with each of the teams. Teams develop fun and engaging learning opportunities with guidance from Community Preparatory School and Brown University Education Department staff.

During the recreational component of the Summer Prep program, full-day students will be supervised by one intern and one Community Prep staff person per grade. Community Preparatory School adheres to state regulations for staff/child ratio of one adult per every thirteen children.

Release of Children

Pickups: All children that participate in the Summer Prep must be picked up from Community Prep no later than 12:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. for those in the full-day program). When a parent or guardian arrives to pick up their child(ren), they must go to the designated dismissal area to officially sign out their child. Only persons listed on the Parent Authorization Release Form that have a valid state or government issued photo I.D. will be allowed to pick up a child.

Child Custody: If the parental custody of a child changes for any length of time, the custodial parent is required to inform the staff  in writing. SummerPrep also requires any updated court-ordered custodial documents and/or restraining orders. These documents will be kept in strict confidence.