Prep Academy offers 15 months of academic enrichment taught by independent school faculty. This intensive, interdisciplinary program is held at one of our participating schools and is designed to prepare students for the academic rigors they will encounter when admitted to an independent school. Classes mirror the small size, accelerated pace and high expectations typical of independent school education. Prep Academy emphasizes skills, habits, character development and dedication to learning as a lifelong process. Prep Academy classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm for six weeks during the summer after 4th grade. During 5th grade, while still enrolled at their public schools, students attend classes on Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The students graduate from Prep Academy the summer after 5th grade.