Due to the coronavirus, the Summer Reading Clinic will not be in session this summer.  This difficult decision was made with the health and safety of our students and staff in mind.  We hope to see you all again in Summer 2021!

Summer Reading Program

Elms College offers its summer reading program designed to serve children who are having reading difficulties. Staffed by experienced teachers who are finishing licensure requirements as reading specialists within the Master of Arts in Teaching program, plus members of the college faculty, for a five-week program.

Each child’s needs are carefully assessed so that a program of individualized learning activities can be planned and implemented. At the end, a written report is provided that describes the student’s strengths and weaknesses and provides recommendations to parents and future teachers.

MCAS Preparation

An MCAS preparation component is included for students who will be in the third grade and above in the fall 2020.


Enrollment is limited to students who will be entering grades 1-8 in fall 2020.


Application should be completed and returned by June 5. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than June 21, 2020.


Tuition is $350 and payable upon acceptance. Limited scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify.


Paulo Freire Charter School, 134 Springfield St., Chicopee MA 01013

Summer Reading Program Application