Summer Program

Valley View has a five to six-week summer session as part of its therapeutic program that includes many summer camp-type activities, as well as some academic requirements. The summer program is dynamic and includes a wide variety of daily activities.

On an academic level, students participate in an elective course, along with several other activities. They are required to read each day during a designated reading period with the goal of completing two books and passing Accelerated Reader (AR) tests on both books by the summer’s end. We also have math requirements for those students who either need extra time to complete their coursework from the regular school year or who might suffer setbacks if they did not practice math skills during the summer. You can read more about the academic summer program here.

The summer session is either the beginning of the therapeutic process or the continuation of it, depending on when a student begins with us. Historically, the summer has been when most students enroll, and this six-week session allows for boys to assimilate into the environment, become accustomed to the routine and structure, and get to know the administration, teachers, residential staff, and other students, without the stress of academic pressure. When boys have this experience, they find that moving into the academic year is easier and more comfortable. For boys already enrolled, the summer is a mandatory continuation of the therapeutic process, though there is some consideration for vacation flexibility for a youngster in his second year with us.

Valley View is situated on 215
acres of forests and rolling hills in
the heart of New England just 75
miles outside of Boston.
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