What We Do
The 12-month Malcolm Coates Prep@Pingree program seeks to enrich the lives of students from Lawrence, Lynn, and other communities who have completed their seventh grade academic year by providing academic, cultural, and social opportunities for four weeks during the summer and periodically throughout the year.
...Study math, English, engineering, and history in classes taught by experienced public and independent school teachers assisted by high school student instructors.
...Spend two days at Project Adventure engaged in team building exercises.
...Participate in co-curricular activities and workshops on public speaking, financial literacy, interview skills, and more.
...Take day trips within greater Boston and Essex County to visit sites such as MIT, Harvard University, the Ipswich River, the New England Aquarium and Boston's Museum of Science.
At no cost to its students from partnering and sponsoring organizations, Prep@Pingree provides all transportation, food, books, and related supplies. Prep@Pingree students continue their relationship with the program through their 8th grade academic year, high school, and beyond.
- Why should students participate in Prep@Pingree?
- How does the four-week summer session work?
- How do Prep@Pingree students get to and from campus?
- What kinds of activities to students participate in outside of class?
- What happens after the four-week summer session is over?
- What are the associated costs?
- How do I apply?
- My institution is thinking of establishing its own academic enrichment program. Where do we start?
The first day opens with a welcome brunch at Pingree School for Prep@Pingree families. As part of orientation, participants spend two days at Project Adventure engaged in team building activities.
During the summer session, students spend four hours each day studying math, English, engineering design, and history in classes taught by experienced public and independent school teachers assisted by high school student instructors. These classes are followed by two hours of co-curricular activities including public speaking, interview and application workshops, swimming, arts and athletics. Each week, students take day trips within greater Boston and Essex County, including a visit to a college campus and a canoe trip on the Ipswich River. The summer session concludes with a closing ceremony, followed by a final day trip.
Prep@Pingree is pleased to provide support to other schools and organizations interested in starting academic enrichment and scholarship programming for underserved students. For more information, please contact Executive Director Steve Filosa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.468.4415 x265. A few documents typically requested and shared are available here: