Summer School

Marburn’s Summer School is a four-week educational program for rising Kindergarten through ninth graders designed specifically for students who have language and math-based learning differences.

Instruction and lessons in language and mathematics are delivered in small group or 1:1 setting using multisensory, hands-on techniques that reinforce and promote the retention of information.  Throughout the summer, students discover academic strengths, build confidence, prevent the summer slide, and prepare for the next grade level.

In addition to the morning program, we are excited to share we are partnering with Camp COSI (logo here?) on Wheels to offer an extended day option for students entering 2nd through 9th grade.  This option is only available to those who attend the morning Summer School Program. Students have the option to enroll by the week, up to all four weeks.  Learn about different topics such as Coaster Creations, Superhero Science and Video Game Design.  Two COSI Educators will lead the fun, and Marburn Summer Staff will help facilitate and support students during activities.

Phonemic Awareness

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 activity-based class is designed to improve phonemic awareness in young children.

Daily Curriculum includes:

  • Rhyming games and activities to recognize and generate rhyming pairs
  • Syllabication practice of departing words into phonemes (sounds)
  • Auditory perception practice by recognizing sounds that are the same and different
  • Letter recognition to facilitate connection of sounds to the written form

Dates:  June 20–July 19 (No school on July 4th and 5th)

Days:  Monday–Friday

Time:   9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Fee:    $700

Lower Division Summer School

Open to students entering 2nd through 6th grade

Daily Classes include:

  • Orton-Gillingham– 1:1 individualized tutoring to teach and reinforce decoding and encoding instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach. This approach is diagnostic and prescriptive, using multisensory instruction to teach linguistic concepts for reading and spelling.
  • Language Lab– Designed to address vocabulary, comprehension, and written expression using the Keys to Literacy approach. Students will work to solidify language arts skills that are critical for content understanding and expression of ideas, which includes instruction in keyboarding.
  • Mathematics– Students will have recursive practice with basic facts, reinforcement of critical concepts from the previous school year, and provided intervention to strengthen procedural fluency. This approach uses the Concrete-Representational-Abstract model to connect conceptual understanding with procedural fluency.

Dates:  June 20–July 19 (No school on July 4th and 5th)

Days:  Monday–Friday

Time:   8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Fee:    $1,800

Middle Division Summer School

Open to students entering 7th through 9th grade

Daily classes include:

  • Language Lab– Students work to solidify language arts skills using grade-appropriate text complexity which is critical for content understanding and expression of ideas. Throughout the class they will use the Keys to Literacy approach to construct and deconstruct the text, enhancing their understanding of vocabulary, comprehension, and written expression. Students will also be provided with instruction in keyboarding and assistive technology.
  • Mathematics- Designed to provide recursive practice and reinforcement of the critical components and concepts from the previous school year. This includes working with conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and the application of these concepts in unknown situations.
  • CS First-Will address problem-solving and computational thinking skills through engaging and hands-on computer science activities. Student work in teams to complete tasks using problem solving and communication strategies as they work together.

Dates:  June 20–July 19 (No school on July 4th and 5th)

Days:  Monday–Friday

Time:   8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Fee:    $1,800

Extended Day

Open to students entering 2nd through 9th grade who are enrolled in Summer School Program.

Afternoon schedule includes:

  • Lunch and recess 12:15-1:00 p.m.
  • COSI on Wheels 1:00-3:45 p.m.

Dates:  June 24–July 19 (No school on July 4th and 5th)

Days:  Monday–Friday

Time:  12:15-3:45 p.m.

Fee:    $200 per week ($120 for week of July 1st)

Application Dates

Applications will be accepted starting on January 7th for current Marburn Academy students, and open to the general public on January 14th.  To start the application process contact admissions @ 614.433.0822 or email

Marburn reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum number of students is not met.

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