Summer : Summer Program

Summer Program
Cow Hollow School Summer Program 2019:


Program Hours: 9:00 to 2:00 pmMonday – Friday

Age Cut-off: Available to children 3 by July 1– 5.9 years of age. Due to our license regulations we cannot have children over 5.9 years of age by the first day of each session.

Groupings: Age grouping will be determined after enrollment. CHS prides itself on low teacher to child ratios. This will continue throughout the summer program. It is our goal, when possible, to have to have your child experience learning and playing with at least one of his/her fall teachers and some of his/her class members. Non-school year families attending the CHS summer program will be kept with children in their initial grouping.

  • Hummingbirds: young 3s
  • Robins: 3-5 years old
  • Red Tail Hawks: 4-5.9 years old

Program Sessions: To encourage the same rich relationships based learning we will have one 2 week session and one 3 week session.

Relationships: It is our goal, when possible, to have your child experience learning and playing with at least one of his/her fall teachers and some of his/her class members. Non-school year families attending in summer will be kept with children in their initial grouping.

Parent Participation: Although part of our school year program, parent participation is not required for our Summer Program…but is always welcome!

Snacks and Meals: Program tuition will include lunch and snack. Snack will be provided by Cow Hollow School. The Lunch Program will once again be offered through SchoolFoodies (balanced, organic, and preservative free food).

“I love how you have created different themes in the various segments and put so much richness into the children’s days. I really like how you inspire the children’s process. We are noticing at home that Amalia is really into ‘making things’ and ‘building things.’ It’s wonderful!” 


2019 Dates:

  • Session 1: July 1-July 19 (3 weeks) (4th of July, CLOSED)
  • Session 2: July 22-August 2 (2 weeks)

Important Dates:

  • February 1Enrollment opens online to the public (please see link at bottom of page)
  • May 15: Tuition is non-refundable after this date

Tuition, enrollment and other details:

  • One 2-week session- $1,200.00 
  • One 3-week sessions- $1,800.00 
  • Entire Summer Program (2 sessions, 5 weeks)- $2,850.00 (Includes a 5% discount)
    • You will be contacted via e-mail to confirm your enrollment sessions and request payment.
    • Tuition is non refundable after May 15th.
    • We will provide you details of each session once we have completed enrollment
    • Lunch will be provided through SchoolFoodies for both sessions.

Session Curriculum: Over the course of the summer the children will participate in a curriculum that invites them to explore their creative, critical and expressive languages. Curriculum opportunities may include:

  • Nature Explorers: During this three-week session our senses will come alive as we explore and investigate the outdoors. Children will play in our forest area and nearby Presidio landmarks such as The Woodline, The Spire and The Ecology Trail. The children will smell the flowers, touch the little creatures buried under rocks, observe birds flying, and listen to the wind while they play underneath the trees. The children will also help in the school’s garden by planting new sprouts and harvesting a bountiful array of vegetables and herbs.  They will work closely with the teachers in planning out yummy treats, meals and even deserts for their group to enjoy.

Offered: Session 1 (Hummingbirds, Robins, and Red Tail Hawks)

  • Magic Trash: In this two week session, children will use recyclable materials to create their own fantastic sculptures. During the first week, children will openly explore and test out a variety of materials in the Recyclable Material Store that will reflect the designs they made.Trips to the Thoreau Center or The Recology Center (in The Presidio) to see artists who also use recyclable materials will bridge the work done by these artists to their own work.  Working closely with their teachers, children will joyfully create their own masterpieces that represents their imaginative spirits. 

Offered: Session 2 (Hummingbirds, Robins, and Red Tail Hawks)


For any questions, please email: [email protected] (Summer Program Director)