Dates: July 3 - July 22, 2017          

Summer English Immersion Program

Housing: Dormitory
Age Group: 13-17





Learn English and participate in real-world projects at one of New York's top boarding schools.  








This was the best summer experience I've had. The program was very intimate, we had 10 students in our group. My English has improved tremendously. We visited New York City, Harvard University and played in fun basketball games.

I got very positive feedback from Ilia and his parents. Ilia really progressed in his English. He was also really involved in lessons and activities during the entire program. It is difficult to engage children in the educational process (especially on summer holidays) and the parents were happy to know that Ilia was interested in his lessons and activities. Moreover, Ilia liked the school’s location and the parents were glad to know that he is so close to nature and breathes fresh air. Thank you.




Daria, Education Abroad Manager, St. Petersburgh, Russia

We will visit New York City and many of its iconic cultural sites and universities. We will get to know New York University, Columbia, FIT and Parsons as well as world-class museums (Metropolitan, MOMA, Guggenheim), attend a Broadway show, shop along the world-famous 5th Avenue, visit famous tourist attractions including The Highline, Central Park, Empire State Building, Wall Street, Ground Zero, Statue of Liberty and Times Square.

Our curriculum relies on learning through experiencing! Students participate in real-world projects outside of traditional classrooms focusing on American history, culture, politics, and global affairs. Each child will constantly practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. Students spend an average of three hours each day in the classroom working on assessments and preparing for various excursions. Afternoons offer enrichment activities that further enhance student learning.  Evenings focus on projects, group work, studying and entertainment. We emphasize:

  • TOEFL and SAT Prep
  • Vocabulary development and spoken language enrichment labs
  • Linguistic games and class discussion
  • Weekly learning portfolios
  • Paragraph and college essay writing workshops

Keqing, Shanghai, China

Become familiar with Boston’s famous universities such as Harvard, MIT, Boston University and walk the historic Freedom Trail. No trip to Boston would be complete without a shopping stop at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.

We will also visit Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, Temple and Drexel University. While there, we will tour Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and explore the Franklin Institute.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30-8:30        Breakfast
8:30-10:00      Class
10:00-10:30    Morning Break
10:30-12:00    Class
12:00-1:30      Lunch / Break
1:30-3:30        Local Excursions / Group Work
3:30-4:00        Break
4:00-6:00        Recreation / Sports / Fun
6:00-7:00        Dinner
7:00-8:30        Study Hall / Group Projects
8:30-10:00      Free Time
10:30              Lights Out


Discover one of New York's best English Immersion Programs!





Students have access to our athletic center (weight lifting and cardio equipment),
soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball and
swimming at a local swimming pool.
Short hikes and excursions in Black Rock Forest, Storm King State Park, Bear Mountain State Park and various locations throughout the beautiful Hudson Valley are also available.

Professional sporting events, hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding) will be offered on weekends as well as trips to the movies, shopping, music concerts and festivals.*

Visits to Woodstock, New Paltz, The US Military Academy at West Point and other local attractions.

*Specific locations/events will depend on availability during the enrolled session.

All students are covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan. The on-campus health office provides basic medical care. All other health needs are provided through local health care providers.  24-hour security personnel ensure a safe living and learning environment.

The Storm King School, established in 1867, is an independent college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 8 through 12. Our scenic campus is located 55 miles north of New York City on the crest of majestic Storm King Mountain overlooking the Hudson River and surrounded by thousands of acres of protected forestland.  

Classes take place in our newly renovated, modern, air-conditioned Ogden Hall and healthy, delicious meals and snacks are served in beautiful Henderson Dining Hall.

Students live in double and triple dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. Laundry is available in all the dorms at no charge. The campus is Wi-Fi accessible.

Afternoon Activities

Health and Security

Students attending ESL Summer Immersion Program may enter the U.S. with a B-2 visitor visa with the annotation: “Study incidental to visit – Form I-20 not required.” SKS will issue an I-20 to students who are enrolled as a full-time student in the Fall. Students may then use the I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa.

Tuition and Fees:

Dates: (July 3 - July 22):  $4,500

Non-refundable application fee: $100
$500 enrollment deposit upon acceptance
Balance due by April 15, 2017 (or immediately upon acceptance thereafter).

All afternoon and weekend activities, transportation and admission. Trips to New York, Boston, Philadelphia are covered in the cost of the tuition. Wifi access is available throughout the campus. Students have access to laundry facilities, medical insurance and all required learning materials. Room & Board is covered in the cost of the tuition. Linens will be provided.


Free airport shuttles will be provided to/from JFK and Newark International Airports on July 3 and July 22.  A fee of $250 will be charged for airport transportation outside these dates/times.

Mr. Taras Ferencevych
Director of Summer Programs
The Storm King School
Phone: 845.458.7513   



Tuition Includes:

Application Process

Student Visa