How to Apply

Once enrolled and at no cost to them, students from our partnering and sponsoring organizations are provided everything they need to participate in the program: round-trip transportation from Lawrence and Lynn, meals, and all school supplies. Sponsored and tuition-paying students from other communities are also invited to apply for a small number of available spaces.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in grades 7 or 8
  • Committed to attending the four-week summer program
  • Willing and able to participate in all activities
  • Available for interview with the Program Director

Important Dates & Deadlines


December 1: Winter Academy Applications Online
December 23: Winter Applications Due
January 23: Winter Academy Session 1 
February 1: Summer Academy Applications Online
February 27: Winter Academy Session 2
March 27: Winter Academy Session 3
March 1: Summer Academy Applicant Interviews Begin
April 1: Summer Academy Applications Due
April 15: Civil Rights Tour through American South with high school students
May 15: Walking tour of Boston’s African American Heritage Trail
May 30: Summer students selected
June 26: Opening Brunch for students and families
July 6–30: Prep@Pingree Summer Academy

This year’s summer program will begin July 6, 2021, and end on July 30, 2021.

Please note that the dates for this summer's program are for informational purposes only and may change given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

New Students:Online ApplicationorPrint Application

For more information about how to apply to Prep@Pingree, please contact your school or organization if listed as a community partner or sponsoring organization. All other applicants may contact our Program Director Paul Mayo or 978.468.4415 x205.