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About Avery Summer Institute

  • The 2023 Avery Summer Institute offers a variety of enrichment opportunities for elementary age children living in Dedham. The program offers week-long options in the morning or afternoon, such as Summer Gym Class, YouTube Music Video, Musical Theater, Book Cooks, Girls Want to Have Fun and many more.

    Each workshop runs for one week.  Workshops are offered on the weeks scheduled and offered for morning and/ or afternoon sessions.

    Dates: One week morning and afternoon sessions July 5 through August 4, 2023 

    Time:  Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. /  Afternoon Session 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Avery Elementary School

    Fee: Week 1: $55, Weeks 2-5 $90 

    Transportation: No

    Meals: Lunch provided for children who are enrolled in morning and afternoon sessions

    Coordinator/Contact:  Clare Sullivan  csullivan@dedham.k12.ma.us 

    Low Enrollment/Cancellations:  If your child’s program must be canceled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and may select a different option or a full refund will be provided. 

    Dedham Resident But Not DPS Student?  Children that live in Dedham but don’t go to Dedham Schools are welcome to register for Avery Institute programs.  Please email Clare Sullivan for more information.

    Class availability is updated on the registration form.

    To register, log onto your PowerSchool parent portal: PowerSchool Parent Portal
    There is no need to create a new account. The District has created parent accounts for everyone using the current email we have for you on file. If you do not know your user name and password, click "forgot username or password" and PowerSchool will send a link to reset your password. If you have any trouble logging in OR you do not see your students listed after you log in, please contact hometechservice@dedham.k12.ma.us for support.
    Avery Institute registration and payment will show up under Forms.

Class Descriptions & Details:

  • A Day Crafting

  • All Sports Camp

  • Animals Around The World

  • Around The World In A Week

  • Book Cooks

  • Building & Engineering

  • Camp Ooey Gooey

  • Camp S'More

  • Comics Club

  • Explore the Outdoors

  • French Language, Music and Culture

  • Fun With Food

  • Fuse Beads (Perler Beads)

  • Game Time

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun

  • Kids In The Kitchen

  • Let's Bead!

  • Let's Go To Italy!

  • Make, Play, Sing, and Dance: Music

  • Make-a-Movie

  • Mermaid Tales

  • Modern Band

  • Mysteries and More

  • Novel Engineering

  • On Your Mark, Get Messy!

  • Science Discovery Camp

  • Seaside Explorers

  • Fitness, Fun, and Food

  • Shake It Off!

  • Slime, Science & Summer Fun!

  • Summer Musical

  • YouTube Music Video