Summer on the Hill (SOH) is a year-round, supplemental enrichment program for promising, low-income public school students from the Bronx, Washington Heights, and Harlem. One of the most sought-after programs in New York City, SOH bridges the gap between public and private education with accelerated academic classes and individual guidance in a calm, nurturing setting.
An independent, 501(c)3 organization, SOH is housed on the campus of the Horace Mann School and has full use of the School’s outstanding facilities. The primary entrance point for SOH is the end of second grade. SOH is held in two components:
*The six-year Grade 3-8 program includes a yearly six-week summer session bridged by a mandatory 18-session Saturday school year program. Both summer and school-year sessions are intensely academic, with accelerated classes in language arts, math, and science.
*The High School Program continues the SOH community for Grade 3-8 Program alumni. HS students may participate in SOH’s PSAT/SAT prep classes, college counseling, college visits, admissions workshops for students and parents, and additional college-readiness classes and activities.