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Students, at every grade and at every ability, need to make up lost ground. We partner with you to deliver uncommonly engaging summer learning programs—for 100 students, or 100,000.

The National Summer School Initiative seeks educational leaders who are eager to dramatically accelerate their students’ learning.

NSSI provides your teachers all the daily resources to deliver exceptional teaching and focus intently on their students' academic success and social and emotional needs.

NSSI is a not-for-profit, philanthropically funded entity—not a vendor. Our objective is to offer an exceptional experience at an exceptionally low cost.

Join us in

  • Offering dynamic, highly effective teaching and ambitious curricula to students everywhere.

  • Creating a community where children feel heard, valued, connected, and successful, and where curiosity and joy are fostered.

  • Mitigating learning gaps and equipping students with the essential skills for the new school year.

  • Exposing students, parents, and teachers to mentor teachers—and the proven instructional practices that have closed achievement gaps in America’s highest performing schools.

  • Setting the stage for joyful learning with Connection, Celebration, and Challenge (CCC), where fun and inspiring challenges fuel students' commitment to pursue academic excellence.

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Learn how NSSI can help you deliver an outstanding summer experience.


The National Summer School Initiative

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  • Ensure the core technology and operational infrastructure are sound and support the programmatic requirements

  • Conduct pre- and post-assessments to measure impact

  • Raise philanthropic funds so that you can access this programming affordably

Partner organizations

You will

  • Shape the length of your student day and determine your class schedule

  • Offer, at your choice, additional courses beyond our four core critical-thinking classes, using our mentor/partner teacher model

  • Sustain your tech platform—or adopt ours (Zoom for Education, G Suite, and Google Classroom)

  • Assign and manage your teachers

  • Ensure that all teachers attend required grade-level professional development provided by NSSI (weekly)

Professional development

All partner teachers will receive exceptional professional development. Teachers will receive

  • a training institute in the specific progressive pedagogies of the program delivered live, via Zoom.

  • for 45-minutes twice a week, they will join a national grade team meeting to engage in intellectual preparation and student work analysis to prepare deeply for the week’s teaching.

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