Summer on the Hill (SOH) is a year-round, after-school enrichment program for promising, low-income students from the Bronx, Washington Heights, and Harlem. Started as a summer experiment in 1994 with 21 children on the campus of the Horace Mann School, SOH has now reached 750 students and their families. 90% of students represent minority backgrounds, and family annual income averages $50,000.
A unique NYC enrichment and guidance program, SOH works with children from 3rd -- 12th grade. 2nd graders are nominated to SOH by local public schools. SOH receives 250 applications for 40 seats.
The Grade 3-8 Saturday academic year and summer programs include language arts, math, science, sports, and arts classes and guidance on school choices. The High School Program offers SAT, writing, and science review classes, college counseling and trips. SOH has placed 162 students in 90 colleges and universities. 60% of SOH students are the first in their families to attend college.