Schedule

  • 2018 6-Week Session: Monday, July 2nd – Fri, Aug 10th
  • Off July 4th
  • All ages groups: Mon – Thurs, 9 am – 4:45 pm; Fridays 9am-3:30pm
  • Drop-off & pick-up location: Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, 805 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025.
  • Children are divided into age-appropriate groups (5-7, 8-9, 10-12) for academics and sports.
  • Friday Field Trips for all ages are 9 am – 3:30 pm to the beach, zoo, museum, bowling, and other local attractions.
  • Private chartered A/C bus and van for travel to/from activities and Friday field trips.
  • Transportation: Private chaperon to/from your home within 1 hour radius (taxi, bus or subway) of program location. Fees are listed on the application. No discounts on transportation.
  • Weekly evening parent education class is onsite on Tuesday eves from 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm (7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7). Attendance is strongly recommended. Childcare is provided at no charge for BADP children and siblings.
  • Children must bring a bag lunch, 2 snacks, and drink. There is a microwave for heating food. (Food is not provided)
  • Weekly activities include: swimming (2x/week), social skills training, competitive board gaming, art learning, free play, athletic team sports, classroom academic sessions, and Friday field trips.
  • Children spend about 2 hours per day, Mon-Thurs, practicing academics (math, reading, and writing) and group work with a licensed special education teacher and support staff. They also receive individual tutoring with access to laptops for research and reward time. Teachers conduct pre and post assessments which are included in their final program reports.
  • Swimming takes place at the McBurney YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan, which takes about 25 minutes by private bus each way. The pool temperature is 83-84 degrees. Outdoor sports (t-ball, kickball, soccer) are played at Central Park. Indoor sports (basketball, soccer, kickball) are played at a large nearby private gym with A/C.
  • Daily Report Cards (DRCs) are used to target individual behaviors and track daily overall progress, which is then shared with parents daily at pick-up time.
  • There is a final departure ceremony on the last day of BADP from 3:30-4:30pm where graduation certificates are given out to each child and the groups perform a dancing skit. It’s a fun and memorable way to say goodbye for the summer.
  • Each Friday, parents receive their child’s “Peer Matches” which occurs when two kids both pick each other for a play date. This is done to increase social awareness and facilitate play dates.
  • On the 3rd Friday, parents have a 20 min telephone conference with the teacher regarding academics.
  • On the Monday after BADP ends, parents receive a final progress report (academic and social) and have a 20-min telephone exit interview with their assistant director to discuss school-year recommendations.
  • 2018 BADP Sample Schedule

Any questions, please contact us.