Wolfeboro is an academic summer program that looks and feels like a camp. Inspirational teachers, structure and purpose combine with the energy and fun of a vibrant summer camp.
Wolfeboro is driven by individual student goals and is designed to ensure academic progress - little is left to chance.
The result is a program that elevates academic confidence, attention to detail, efficiency as well as a focus on friendships and healthy recreation. Wolfeboro promotes success, progress, friends and civility.
Students often say, "Why can't school be like this all the time?"
Five weeks provides ample time to establish new or improved academic habits. Driven by individual goals, our inspirational teachers, a class size of just five students, compassion and accountability make it happen every day. Classes and extra-help sessions meet six days per week.
Other options exist, but are simply not comparable. Wolfeboro is not a summer 'filler' program in a school calender. This is the only thing we do. We likely cost more but have the quality you expect. Look closely.
While progress of course varies, a stronger student is absolutely ensured. Wolfeboro students and teachers carry energy and momentum into the next school year. Ask them.
Individual Goals and Courses are developed with input from parents, and with permission, educational consultants and school personnel. Primary Goals are agreed upon and a three-course program is designed to meet these goals. The program is reviewed and confirmed with all involved.
Course placement is based on the student's skill level - not age and grade. Further, additional individualization occurs within the class itself; the ideal class size of 4-6 allows a master teacher to devote individual attention to the goals of each student.
For students taking a course for credit purposes, course content is approved and confirmed in advance with the student's other school.
Of course it does. Easy access to cell phones compromises everything; screen time limits academic and social progress. Although students must overcome these obstacles, progress in the short term is simply better without these distractions.
Student anxiety about this is 100% anticipation. It takes about five minutes for most every student to start enjoying a vibrant and robust social life on campus.
Campus telephones provide additional and daily opportunities for students to call home.
Parents emails are printed and delivered on the same day.
Academic focus is best with pencil and paper...with markedly few exceptions. This includes progress in academic writing.
Planning and executive functioning skills benefit from the careful process of paper and pencil. Keyboards and screens foster impulsive habits for many adolescents.
Naturally, some students arrive with some apprehension - they naturally want immediate friends and immediate evidence that we do what we say we do. Equally predictable is how quickly any anxiety becomes enthusiasm.
There are three reasons:
1) Students discover that we are all caring, competent, happy and encouraging. Students quickly confirm that our teachers are indeed very good and that every day is as fun as it is reassuring.
2) Everyone is immersed in the camaraderie of a common adventure. Good friends are central to the experience.
3) Students realize that Wolfeboro will produce results. They sense and see the quality and, in turn, dedicate themselves to the commitment. At the same time, Wolfeboro feels like summer and looks like summer in every way!