About Summer Institute 


TEAK’s rising seventh, eighth, and ninth graders participate in a five-week Summer Institute. This transformational five-week full-day academic program is meant to mirror the rigorous and diverse educational environment students will see at some of the best high schools in the country. Through an offering of intensive math, English, science, and history classes, as well as courses in test prep, high school placement, high school issues, drama and dance, students hone the critical thinking, writing, debate and discussion skills they will need in their educational futures. Students also experience field trips; a guest speaker series that features leaders in the fields of social justice, journalism/writing, finance, technology, and the arts; and several cultural and community events dedicated to building character, passions, and one’s sense of self.