CPS Summer Scholars Program

By Cambridge Public Schools

This is a half day program for rising 6th-8th graders combines small group, supportive learning in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math with fun and socializing.

Monday, July 8 – Friday, August 2
Monday through Friday.

This program runs for 4 weeks on weekdays from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Ages: 11 to 15.

Grades 5th grade through 7th grade.

Organization affiliates only.

Eligibility is based on grade level. Participants must be current 5th-7th grade students (entering 6th-8th grade in Fall 2024) and Cambridge Public Schools.


Amigos School
Main Office
Cambridge Street Upper School
Main Office
Putnam Avenue Upper School
Main Office
Rindge Avenue Upper School
Main Office, Assistant Principal Teresa Sanchez
Vassal Lane Upper School
Main Office

If you are unsure about your child's eligibility, it's best to contact their school's family liaison: CPS Family Liaison Directory.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Upper School Summer Learning Registration (CPS Family Portal)

Registration will run until spots are filled or until the end of June. You'll need your students ID number in order to register.



  • In-person only.

Putnam Avenue Upper School

100 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

  • Transportation provided to the venue; see notes below.
  • Transportation provided from the venue; see notes below.

Transportation provided according to the CPS Transportation Guidelines.

Refreshments provided.
Wheelchair accessible.

Breakfast and lunch are provided for participants.

Additional information

This program is offered to students who want to grow their reading, math, and writing skills over the summer. Scholars will participate in fun, hands-on learning activities and special classes with their peers and gain the motivation, confidence and skills to help them succeed during the next school year. This is a great opportunity for scholars to stay engaged in academics during the summer and still enjoy a well-deserved break from the regular school day.