Stevens Cooperative School announces summer programs
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SIGN UP NOW – Registration opens Feb. 1 for summer classes and activities at Stevens Cooperative School.
SIGN UP NOW – Registration opens Feb. 1 for summer classes and activities at Stevens Cooperative School.
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With the rush to get the kids’ summer plans finalized, local parents are finding a wealth of options at Steven Cooperative School. Stevens has something for everyone from ages three to 14, offering five unique summer programs including day camps for children ages three to 4th grade, academic classes for 2nd through 8th grade and specialty camps (including classes such as computer animation, sports week and culinary arts) for PreK through 8th grade. Day camp field trips include visits to Alstede Farms, Secaucus Pool, the New York Aquarium and the Meadowlands Environmental Center.

“Our summer programs are a mix of education and physical activity, but most of all excitement for children of all ages,” says Leatrice Westdal, auxiliary programs coordinator for Stevens Cooperative School. “Families can sign up for any number of the seven weeks of camp and are able to choose from our more traditional day camp or our weekly classes that specialize in activities such as filmmaking, chemistry or sailing. We’re also excited that our challenging academic courses extend to students as young as 2nd grade.”

Stevens’ summer programs begin in mid-June and run through Aug. 8. Each camp group has approximately 15 students led by experienced teachers and assistants, and academic courses are taught by seasoned teaching professionals. Most programs include extended care until 6 p.m.

“Research tells us that in order for children to be successful and to develop into healthy and productive adults, we need to focus on developing the whole child,” says Head of School Dr. Sergio Alati. “Our summer programs are designed with this in mind and with the child as our core focus. We invite the community to join us for a summer of excitement and exploration!”

Registration opens Feb. 1 at www.stevenscoop.org.

Stevens Cooperative School, founded in 1949, is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey and an excellent model of rigorous progressive education in action. It is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and serves over 420 students from two years old through the 8th grade on its Hoboken and Jersey City campuses. Visit www.stevenscoop.org.

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