2017 Summer Program

Our Summer Program is designed for students entering grades kindergarten – 12 who struggle in school or those who need the benefit of getting an academic boost for the coming school year.

Since its beginning in 1966, Key School has taught reading, phonics, and math to thousands of students, enabling them to dramatically improve academic performance. Continuing this tradition of academic excellence, Key School assists students needing remediation, reinforcement, and enrichment. Middle and High School credit classes are also available and scheduled on an individual basis.


Unique to Key School, our reading classes are taught by Certified Academic Language Therapists. These literary education experts are specially trained to offer this intense and in-depth form of phonics-based intervention.

Tuition rates vary based on the courses selected. The class schedule and tuition costs are listed with each class description. To reserve class space, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required. Remaining balance is due on the first day of classes (June 5, 2017). Financial Aid is not available for the Summer Program.

Comprehension & Paragraph Writing

June 5 – 28, 2017

Grades: 3 – 8
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $620
Parent Meeting: May 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Reading and writing are fundamentally about thinking and communication. Therefore, this class focuses on improving students’ reading comprehension and academic writing such as would be assessed on standardized tests. Specifically, in reading comprehension, students improve their recognition and recall of literal information and critical thinking. In writing, students focus on developing organized drafts of their writing in narrative and informational formats after they create a clear “map” of what they want to express in their writing.

  • Finding the main idea
  • Selecting ideas that support a main idea
  • Sequencing events
  • Providing support for inferences
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • Using context clues

Students also explore and improve their writing skills such as:

  • Prewriting organization of thoughts
  • Organization of paragraphs
  • Expression of ideas (first draft)
  • Editing of ideas, structure, and grammar