Nicholas School aims to bridge the summer gap


For the Miami Valley Today



Provided photo Will, a Nicholas School student, participating in one of the Nicholas School’s summer school programs.

Provided photo Will, a Nicholas School student, participating in one of the Nicholas School’s summer school programs.


Provided photo Kyle, a Nicholas School student, participating in one of the Nicholas School’s summer school programs.


PIQUA — Beginning in June, Nicholas School shall be offering three innovative summer programs that are designed to help children bridge the educational gap between the end of the school year this spring and the beginning of the fall school year. Each program is unique and is designed for a specific purpose and population.

Starting June 17, Nicholas School will offer a Summer Readiness Program. The six-week readiness program is designed for children four to six years old who are preparing to enter kindergarten and may be experiencing delays in their cognitive, social, or verbal development. The program helps develop the neurological, sensory, auditory, and visual skills a child needs to be successful in an academic setting. The cost for the six-week program is $500.

Also starting June 17, Nicholas School will offer a Summer Boost-Up Program for children six to 12 years old. The six-week program is designed for children who may be struggling in academics, coordination, self-esteem, or who just need a little extra help during the summer. The Summer Boost-Up Program focuses on four critical areas for achieving academic success, namely neurological motor functioning, visual skills, social skills, and academic reinforcement. Students work in small groups on enhancing their skills in each of these areas. The cost for the six-week boost-up program is $575.

The third summer program offered at Nicholas School is the Extended Program. The program is designed to provide students an all day program. Students must participate in either the readiness program or the boost-up program to participate in the extended program. During the six-week program, students work on neurological development, auditory and sensory processing and skill building techniques for social interactions. The cost of the program is $150 per week.

Nicholas School Principal Holly Felver stated,”Previous Nicholas School summer programs have been very successful in helping children bridge the educational gap over the summer. The Nicholas School staff is excited about the programs we have to offer this summer.” To learn more about any of the Nicholas School summer programs, please contact Holly Felver at 937-773-6979 or by email at nicholasschool@woh.rr.com.

Nicholas School is a program component of the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development. For over 40 years, the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development has been providing neurodevelopmentally-based rehabilitative and educational services to children and adults who have been diagnosed with a brain related condition. The center and school are located at 1306 Garbry Rd., Piqua. To learn more about the services offered by the center, visit their website at www.rcnd.org or telephone the center at 937-773-7630. The Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development & Nicholas School is a United Way member agency.

Provided photo Will, a Nicholas School student, participating in one of the Nicholas School’s summer school programs.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Will-summer-picture.jpgProvided photo Will, a Nicholas School student, participating in one of the Nicholas School’s summer school programs.

Provided photo Kyle, a Nicholas School student, participating in one of the Nicholas School’s summer school programs.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Kyle-summer-school.jpgProvided photo Kyle, a Nicholas School student, participating in one of the Nicholas School’s summer school programs.

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