Summer Reading Program

We are happy to report that the Elms College Summer Reading Clinic will be in its 32nd year this summer! The program will begin on Monday, June 27, and continue through Friday, July 29, except for the July 4 holiday, which will be celebrated on Monday July 4, 2022. We begin each day promptly at 9:30 and dismiss at noon. The Clinic will be located on the Elms College Campus, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA.

If you would like more information or an application, please call 413.265.2250, or you can send an email to

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