Summer Program

Marburn’s summer courses offer exciting, hands-on instruction for experiential learning.

Students discover their strengths, build their confidence, broaden friendships, and boost their academic skills using fun and inventive approaches with teachers and friends who understand their learning differences.

Our programs are designed for students of average to superior intelligence, who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, other language-based learning disabilities, ADHD, or executive functions difficulties. However, children do not have to have an official diagnosis to attend Marburn’s summer programs.

Whether you are looking for a program to prepare your child for the academic year ahead or are simply looking for a technology program that is a fun and challenging experience, brimming with imagination and innovation, take the time to explore The Marburn Difference.

June 28 – July 28


Open to students entering grades 2 through 6

Marburn offers a summer language program that is designed to address the many components in language development. This includes reading, spelling, comprehension, written expression, and vocabulary. Students integrate strategies that strengthen foundational skills and build confidence in the face of learning challenges.

Daily language curriculum includes:

  • One-to-one language tutorial, using the Orton-Gillingham approach to provide multisensory instruction in linguistic concepts for reading and spelling;
  • Comprehension class that uses the Keys to Literacy approach to strengthen understanding of text, while providing vocabulary building support.
  • Composition class uses the Keys to Literacy approach to develop ideas, improve creative word choice, and build writing fluency.  
  • Computer Lab primarily focuses on keyboarding instruction, some creative work to support written expression, and structured practice of reading and spelling skills using the Lexia Learning fluency software.  

Dates: June 28 – July 28, 2017     *There will be no classes July 3rd and 4th*
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:  8:45 am – 12:15 pm
Fee:    $1,800


Open to students entering Kindergarten and 1st grade

Phonemic Awareness is universally recognized as the single most important precursor skill for reading success. Marburn’s highly enjoyable, activity-based class is designed to improve Phonemic Awareness in young children who have below average skills in this area.

Daily instruction includes:

  • Rhyming games and activities to recognize and generate rhyming pairs.
  • Syllabication practice of separating words into phonemes (sounds).
  • Auditory perception practice by recognizing sounds that are the same and different.
  • Fluency practice through our Lexia program on the computer which supports the components of phonemic awareness.

Dates: June 28 – July 28, 2017     *There will be no classes July 3rd and 4th*
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Fee:    $700


Open to students entering grades 3 through 8

Learning mathematics should be fun, but students who struggle to develop number sense and math concepts through traditional instruction often don’t see it that way.  Marburn’s summer math program cultivates the natural mathematician in all students through real life applications and hands on instruction based on the students needs.

Students will:

  • Receive diagnostic and prescriptive teaching in small groups.
  • Develop number sense and fluency as they engage in hands-on, multisensory learning activities.
  • Develop their mathematical practices and problem solving strategies through collaborative problem–based learning scenarios, such as scaling a recipe up or down; designing a scale model replica of a room or building, or estimating the volume of oil spilled from a broken tank.

Dates: June 28 – July 28, 2017     *There will be no classes July 3rd and 4th*
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee:    $1,500

Developing Written Expression Through the Artistic Process

Open to students entering grades 6 through 8

Students will investigate the parallel processes of written expression and artistic creation to build their skills in the art of creative writing. Marburn’s program uses short and engaging assignments to develop creative written expression, integrating the Columbus Museum of Art’s ODIP (Observe, Describe, Interpret, Prove) model to promote critical thinking. This program is designed for proficient readers who continue to struggle with generating, organizing, and developing their ideas when writing.

Written Expression program includes:

  • Developing engagement with the process of writing as a tool for communication;
  • Encouraging creative word choice with group interaction and brainstorming to discover lively and precise language;
  • Building and documenting fluency so that words flow easily;
  • Progressing toward confidence and independence using an incremental revision process; and,
  • Crafting strong paragraphs with relevant specific details.

Dates:   July 5 – July 27, 2017
Days:    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time:    1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost:    $800


Open to students entering grades 6 through 8

Marburn’s exceptional LEGO ROBOTICS PROGRAM is designed for students to broaden their affinities in the robotics world by taking complicated technology and interfacing with an intuitive system that most students are already familiar with. While learning specific robotic skills, students will refine problem solving skills and strategies, and build self-confidence by completing challenging missions.

Coupled with an easy, intuitive, and icon-based programming interface, students will:

  • Be able to create and command robots that walk, talk, sense the world around them, and make decisions;
  • Use gears to control strength, speed, lifting, grabbing, and pushing;
  • Develop familiarity with a wide variety of sensors; and,
  • Study and develop remote control of robots.

Robotics will be a one week course. Please see your choice of course dates below.

Both courses have the same course content:

Dates: July 10 – July 14, 2017    OR    July 17 – July 21, 2016
Days:  Monday – Friday                             
Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm                    
Fee: $350    


Open to current Marburn Academy students entering grades 9 through 12

The Marbotics program is a course designed specifically for Marburn through high school students who will be competing as a member of the Marburn Varsity Robotics Team.

This course will assist students in better understanding robotics competition expectations and the challenges they will design and complete. Instruction will include emphasis on problem solving skills and strategies necessary to build a strong and effective team.

Marbotics will be a one week course.

Each course will have different course content, enabling Marburn students to take both courses:

Dates: July 10 – July 14, 2017                   Dates: July 17 – July 21, 2017 
Days:  Monday – Friday                             Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm                         Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $350                                                     Fee: $350