Summer

Jump Start

A Special Place for Our Youngest Students

Students preparing to enter Kindergarten through second grade are welcomed to their own special summer program at Newark Academy.

Our Jump Start program, which features an 8-to-1 ratio of teachers/aides to students, provides young students in grades 1-2 with school readiness, socialization and ample play time. Our newly launched Junior Jump Start program helps kindergarteners to develop an understanding of key reading and math concepts, setting them on the path to school readiness and achievement.

We invite you to learn more about these programs by clicking on the links below.

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  • Kindergarten - Junior Jump Start (NEW!)

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 28 - August 6, $2,700
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $1,350
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $1,350
    Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    We are delighted to offer our first, Junior Jump Start class this summer! 

    Just as it is important to prepare students for first and second grade, it is equally critical to establish an academic framework for students entering the exciting world of Kindergarten.  

    Our Junior Jump Start program will help students develop an understanding of key reading and math concepts, setting them on the path to school readiness and achievement. Our curriculum will primarily focus on the following concepts: Letters and sounds(early literacy), vowels, spelling and shapes, numbers, counting, sorting, graphing, adding and subtracting, phonemic awareness, time, money and measuring. 

    The Junior Jump program also provides for electives, just like Jump Start 1 & 2! Our JJ's will engage in yoga, STEM and art weekly during the academic day. In addition to our academic and elective program, the curriculum provides for social emotional literacy. 

    It is critical that our Kindergartners get a "Jump" on emotional intelligence and honing basic social skills such as getting along with others, enjoying different personality types and fostering positive peer relationships. 

    We look forward to welcoming your child into our new program!
  • Grade 1 - Jump Start

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 28 - August 6, $2,700
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $1,350
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $1,350
    Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    This course is designed to maximize your child’s potential in preparation for first grade. Curriculum content will include building and enhancing reading skills, phonemic awareness, fluency, and decoding skills. Your child will build his/her skills in written expression through daily handwriting practice, sentence construction, proper grammar usage and the overall fundamentals of becoming an avid writer.

    Reading fluency and comprehension are at the core of this grade level. Developing reading strategies to assist concepts of print and promote fluency and comprehension are the cornerstone of our reading series. Leveled readers and weekly reading inventories ensure that our students are challenged.

    The comprehensive approach taken to teach both reading and writing ensures that our students become both readers and authors; promoting autonomy and independence as they engage in the complexities of the curriculum.

    
Mathematical concepts such as problem solving, operations, and number sense will be taught using hands-on manipulatives, while students work cooperatively on various activities. Additionally, the use of Cuisenaire rods and snap cubes will enhance your child’s number sense by making “numbers” come to life. "Real-Life" Math opportunities will be provided as students will "shop" the local book store and make change. Visual representation of Math is integrated in the form of pie and bar charts while the children make meaningful connections to their daily experiences.
  
    Daily enrichment activities such as art, computers, physical education, and yoga / meditation will provide students with a dynamic, integrated learning experience.
    The penultimate day of the program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey.

    Please note: There will be no Lunch Bunch or Stay and Play on August 6.
  • Grade 2 - Jump Start

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 28 - August 6, $2,700
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $1,350
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $1,350
    Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
     
    This course is designed to prepare your child for the rigors and challenges of second grade. Students will be exposed to various genres of writing, as they learn the basics of story elements and characterization. Context clues and decoding skills will help your child become a more fluent and independent reader.

    Our writing focus will be the creation of deep, meaningful sentences that take the form of interrogatives, statements, and exclamations with the goal of creating a descriptive piece of writing. Extensive vocabulary work and an integrated spelling program relevant to the stories will bring greater depth to these young writers as they become their own authors.

    Mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction and regrouping comprise our core curriculum. Multiplication using skip counting, division of single and double digit numbers and basic fractions are taught as well using counters, tangrams, and charts to clarify abstract concepts.

    Additional skills such as basic money-sense, units of measure, and thermometer use are included as students master previous concepts; scaffolding of instruction is implemented as best practices of pedagogy and learning.


    Daily enrichment activities such as art, computers, physical education, and yoga / meditation will provide students with a dynamic, integrated learning experience.

    The penultimate day of the program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey.

    Please note: There will be no Lunch Bunch or Stay and Play on August 6.


  • Lunch Bunch

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 28 - August 6, $800
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times: 12:00-1:00 pm

    Lunch Bunch provides students with lunch each day and the opportunity to eat and mingle with their classmates. For some, it will be a time for winding down from a busy morning, eating a healthy lunch and getting ready to go home. For others, it will be a time to regroup and prepare for an afternoon of summer, fun-filled activities.

    Children will have the opportunity to play during a supervised recess. "Cinema Hour" has been a popular addition to Lunch Bunch hour as students needing to wind down view a g-rated film reinforcing the curriculum and relevant themes for that particular week. 


    The penultimate day of the Jump Start program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey.

    Please note: There will be no Lunch Bunch on August 6.
  • Stay and Play

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 28 - August 6, $1,400
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $700
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $700
    Times: 1:00-3:00 pm

    Summer and sun-filled activities make the Stay and Play program a very popular one. Children will be invited to participate in afternoon recreational activities.  

    Both fine and gross motor skills are challenged as they engage in obstacle courses, water-play, STEAM, and miniature golf!

    The Jump Start program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey.

    Please note: There will be no Stay and Play on August 6.
For more information, please contact Nancy Celente, Director of Summer Programs, at summer@newarka.edu or (973) 992-7000, ext. 217.
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