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Summer Rising Grades K-8

Summer Rising is New York City’s free school-based summer program for any City child in grades K–8. Summer Rising will integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school-based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways. These programs will provide a bridge to the next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools. Students will address unfinished learning while being provided avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.

Programs Currently Available 

Find your school’s summer location here.

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If you don't see your school's program listed, please Click Here to complete an interest survey.


To apply now, please take the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Create an account here
  • Step 2 – Search for a program near you here
  • Step 3 – Complete the application and submit

New locations added on Mondays - check weekly for new program sites 
Schools will also reach out to families to encourage and help them to sign up. 

Summer Rising Grades K-8 Calendar

Summer Rising High School

High schools will reach out to students in the coming weeks to discuss participation.  More information can be found here:

Students with Special Needs

12-month IEPs

  • Families of students with 12-month IEPs were asked to complete a survey about their summer plans. Please contact your school if you did not receive the survey or would like to change your response. 
  • If your child in grades K-8 has an IEP that recommends an extended school year (12-month) program, and you would like them to participate in activities at a Summer Rising program after the end of their school day, see the Programs Currently Available section on this page. 

Families should select the Summer Rising site that is most convenient for them, close to your child's school or close to your home. You can request for your child to be picked up from their D75 or ESY site and dropped off at their Summer Rising program, if they are in separate locations. If you have registered on the discoverDYCD website and received confirmation of enrollment, and you are interested in the DOE transporting your child between the D75 or ESY site and the Summer Rising program, please complete the Alternate Afternoon Drop-Off Form. The DOE will make all efforts to honor these requests and will notify families of the outcome.

Some students with disabilities may require additional supports to participate in the Summer Rising program’s extended hours. Additional supports, such as a paraprofessional, will be provided as needed. If you have any questions about which Summer Rising program might be best for your family or about any additional supports your student may need to participate in the Summer Rising program, please reach out to your school Principal or


Students with 12-month Related Services Only (Not students in D75 programs)

If your child's IEP recommends related services only (i.e., Speech, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy) during July and August, you will be offered the opportunity to sign up for services at conveniently located sites in all five boroughs, many of which are also Summer Rising sites. (Note: This does not apply to students in D75 programs. D75 students will continue to receive their related services at their Chapter 683 assigned summer school program.)

Please reach out to as the summer approaches if you have questions about how your student's related services can be arranged.


If you have questions, please email