Summer Programs

Each summer, The Winston School offers a six-week summer program for students who need additional coursework to master the required skills and content of the curriculum. Open to The Winston School students as well as others, the summer school has proven a great way for many to begin their Winston experience or find the time they need to be successful. The 2016 Summer School Program is June 24th to August 5th from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Download the Summer School Enrollment Form 2016

The Winston School also hosts an annual summer academy of the arts for high school and advanced middle school students for three weeks every July.

Dan Peragine, an 24-year veteran teacher at the school initiated the summer session in 2007 and patterned that first summer program after the 48 Hour Film Projects with students participating in a two-week Indie Filmmakers Bootcamp to complete a film project from concept to post production.

The program is now extended to three weeks and students film a closed-set production to be followed by a live performance.

During the three-week intensive, students:

  • Learn history of the specific art discipline as well as its greatest practitioners and its predominant aesthetic standards
  • Give and receive feedback with peers and their teachers and learn how to use feedback in advancing their own creative work
  • Meet and interact with at least one working professional in the field and explore related career opportunities within the broader field
  • Can take one or more field trips
  • Interact with students in the other academy classes


The 2016 Summer Academy is July 11th to July 29th, Monday through Friday from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. The tuition is $495 per student plus additional materials or trip fee if applicable.  Winston students in the regular morning summer school program are welcome to participate at an additional, reduced cost.

Download the Summer School Enrollment Form 2016

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