Summer : Summer School

Summer School
Cow Hollow School Summer Program 2018:


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 summerprogram 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!” 


2018 Dates:

  • Session 1: July 2-July 20 (3 weeks) (4th of July, CLOSED)
  • Session 2: July 23-August 3 (2 weeks)

Important Dates:

  • February 2Enrollment opens online to the public
  • 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:

    • Gardening and Cooking: During this three-week session children will help in the school’s garden by planting new sprouts, watering the plants and harvesting a bountiful array of vegetables and herbs.  The children will work closely with the teachers in planning out yummy treats, meals and even deserts for their group to enjoy.  Groups may venture out to nearby farmer markets and talk with the vendors about their farms and plan out meals using some of their fresh, organic produce or visit the many community gardens nestled within the Presidio community.  Children will test out different recipes and end the session with a school wide feast!

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)