Summer Arts for Learning Academy

Free, FULL-DAY, in-person program for PreK–6th grade students!


The Summer Arts for Learning Academy, Baltimore City Schools' FREE program operated by Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences), gives students in grades PreK–6 a fun summer packed with creative exploration and arts-integrated learning from the best teachers and teaching artists in the state.

The full-day, six-week program is a fun-filled, active, and engaging summer learning experience that introduces students to new art forms, new ways of learning, and the joy of creative discovery. Students will develop socially and emotionally, expand their creative process, and explore arts experiences that support their growth!

2021 SALA I
ARTS EXPLORATIONS FOR PREK–2ND!

PreK–2nd grade students will participate in performing, visual, media, and literary arts, as well as STEM lessons, over the course of the program. Squads unite every week to share out, show off their work, and connect with artists!

CREATIVE CHALLENGES FOR 3RD–6TH!

3rd–6th grade students will collaborate with classmates on arts- or STEM-based creative challenges. New weekly components will be built into the challenges, culminating in a SALA-wide celebration!

Winner of the National Summer Learning Association's 2020 Excellence in Summer Learning Award.

SUMMER 2022

JULY 5 – AUGUST 11

Monday–Thursday
8:30 am–3:00 pm

Academy Locations
Who can attend

Baltimore City Public Schools students currently in grades PreK–6 (during the 2021–22 school year).

Daily Aftercare

On-site aftercare, provided by our partner Smart Steps, is available from 3:00–6:00 pm each day. Snacks provided. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee and the cost for aftercare is $75/week.

Thanks to generous donors, financial assistance may be available to cover all or part of the aftercare cost. Financial Assistance is based on need and is limited. Our team will be in touch with more information on applying for financial assistance as it becomes available.

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Free, FULL-DAY, in-person program for PreK–6th grade students!

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy, Baltimore City Schools' FREE program operated by Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences), gives students in grades PreK-6 a fun summer packed with creative exploration and arts-integrated learning from the best teachers and professional teaching artists our state has to offer-all in person!

The full-day, six-week program is a fun-filled, active, and engaging summer learning experience that introduces students to new art forms, new ways of learning, and the joy of creative discovery. Students will develop socially and emotionally, expand their creative process, and explore new, powerful arts experiences that support their growth!

ARTS EXPLORATIONS FOR PREK-2ND!

PreK-2nd grade students will participate in performing, visual, media, and literary arts, as well as STEM lessons, over the course of the program. Squads unite every week to share out, show off their work, and connect with artists!

CREATIVE CHALLENGES FOR 3RD-6TH!

3rd-6th grade students will collaborate with classmates on arts- or STEM-based creative challenges. New weekly components will be built into the challenges, culminating in a SALA-wide celebration!

SUMMER 2022

JULY 5 – AUGUST 11

Monday-Thursday
8:30 am-3:00 pm

Who Can Attend

Baltimore City Public Schools students currently in grades PreK–6 (during the 2021–22 school year).

Daily Aftercare

On-site aftercare, provided by our partner Smart Steps, is available from 3:00–6:00 pm each day. Snacks provided. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee and the cost for aftercare is $75/week.

Thanks to generous donors, financial assistance may be available to cover all or part of the aftercare cost. Financial Assistance is based on need and is limited. Our team will be in touch with more information on applying for financial assistance as it becomes available.

SUMMER 2022

JULY 5 – AUGUST 11

Free, FULL-DAY, in-person program for PreK–6th grade students!

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy, Baltimore City Schools' FREE program operated by Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences), gives students in grades PreK-6 a fun summer packed with creative exploration and arts-integrated learning from the best teachers and professional teaching artists our state has to offer-all in person!

The full-day, six-week program is a fun-filled, active, and engaging summer learning experience that introduces students to new art forms, new ways of learning, and the joy of creative discovery. Students will develop socially and emotionally, expand their creative process, and explore new, powerful arts experiences that support their growth!

ARTS EXPLORATIONS FOR PREK-2ND!

PreK-2nd grade students will participate in performing, visual, media, and literary arts, as well as STEM lessons, over the course of the program. Squads unite every week to share out, show off their work, and connect with artists!

CREATIVE CHALLENGES FOR 3RD-6TH!

3rd-6th grade students will collaborate with classmates on arts- or STEM-based creative challenges. New weekly components will be built into the challenges, culminating in a SALA-wide celebration!

Who can attend

Students who attend Baltimore City Public Schools and are currently in grades PreK-6 (during the 2020-21 school year).

Academy Locations
2021 SALA I
SALA 2021 II

STUDENT, STAFF, AND FAMILY SAFETY

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families are paramount. Arts for Learning Maryland will adhere to all safety protocols outlined by Baltimore City Public Schools. City Schools has been working closely with its Health Advisory Committee and the Baltimore City Health Department to ensure that each in-person program adheres to all approved health and safety guidelines at every site, every day.

For the most up to date safety procedures, please visit https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/safety-procedures.

IMMUNIZATIONS

All students are required to have certain immunizations (also known as vaccinations or shots) to attend an in-person program. Visit the City Schools website for more information.

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