Summer Institute

  • Summer Institute

    Summer Institute


    Please log into your PowerSchool account before registration opens, so you do not encounter any issues on opening day. If you have any trouble logging in OR you do not see your students listed after you log in, please contact for support.

    The 2024 Summer Institute (formerly known as Avery 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 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 running July 1 through August 2, 2024 

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

    Location: Dedham High School *NEW LOCATION*

    Fee: Week 1: $60, Weeks 2-5 $95 

    Transportation: No

    Coordinator/Contact:  Alyssa Freda, 

    Low Enrollment/Cancelations: If your child’s program must be canceled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and may select a different option or a credit 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 Summer Institute programs.  Please email the Technology Department at with proof of residency to get an account set up for registration.

    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 username 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 for support.
    Summer Institute registration and payment will show up under Forms.

Class Descriptions & Details - Limited Availability:

  • "Paint Night" for Kids

  • Around The World In A Week

  • Beads & Bracelets

  • Book Cooks

  • Building & Engineering

  • Camp S'More

  • Craft Your Heart Out

  • Crafting Through the Seasons

  • Crafts, Puzzles and Games

  • Crafty Creations

  • Creative Minds: A Journey Through Imagination

  • Creative Painting and Drawing

  • Don't Get Bugged Out

  • Fun through the Decades

  • Fuse Beads (Perler Beads)

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun

  • Jewelry Making

  • Kids Craft Camp

  • Legos, Games and More

  • Make, Play, Sing, and Dance: Music

  • Make-a-Movie

  • Mermaids

  • Multicultural Experiences

  • Novel Engineering and STEM Play

  • Ooey Gooey Science

  • Paper Palooza

  • Seaside Explorers

  • Slime, Science & Summer Fun!

  • Sports For All!

  • Sugar and Spice

  • Summer Musical

  • Summer Sports Camp

  • Tech Ninjas

  • YouTube Music Video