About Summer Steps

Summer Steps is a program for four- and five-year-old children who will be entering kindergarten or applying to kindergarten at an independent school the following fall, and whose family taxable income is under $80,000 or if the family is paying less than 10% of the ongoing school tuition or less than 20% of the early childhood school tuition.  In 2021, the program will run from Monday, June 28 through Friday, July 30. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an optional early drop-off at 8:00 a.m. and optional extended day until 6:00 p.m.

Summer Steps Program from Linda Vester on Vimeo.

Family income is the sole factor in determining whether a child is eligible to apply to Summer Steps. Children from all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and family configurations are encouraged to apply if they meet the income requirements. Families accepted into the program are asked to pay a nominal fee (between $10 and $50 a week, depending on income level) per child.


To donate to Summer Steps, please click here. Please note that all other “Donate” links on this site direct funds to The Brick Church School.

Contact Us

Summer Steps 
at The Brick Church School
62 East 92nd Street (between Park and Madison)
New York, NY 10128