Summer Smarts


Designed to help students sustain and grow their academic skills during Summer Break, Summer Smarts is Greater LA's leading summertime program for Grades 2–12 children with diagnosed language-based learning differences.

The program is open to current Westmark students, as well as eligible students who do not attend Westmark. It is required of all newly enrolled Westmark students, providing an opportunity to acclimate to Westmark's academic programming and campus culture. 




June 17–July 12
(except June 19 and July 4)

Applications for the 2024 session will open February 1.
Questions about the program? Contact Tricia Xavier, Director of Admission and Enrollment (

Monday–Friday | 8:30 am–12:30 pm

During Summer Smarts, students take core classes in reading, writing, and math, as well as one strength-based elective based on student preference. These classes support students in developing and stabilizing their academic skills. 

Conducted in small groups, instruction is uniquely tailored to each student’s learning profile. Students are taught by Westmark’s expert specialists, who are highly trained in a variety of research-based teaching methodologies specially designed to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences. Our warm, friendly, and supportive environment helps develop confident and engaged learners.

Scroll down to read about our ACADEMIC PROGRAM: 2023 COURSES and ACADEMIC PROGRAM: 2023 ELECTIVES.

SUMMER FUN EXTENDED CARE (optional; additional fees apply)
Available daily | 12:30–4:00 pm

Parents looking to extend their child's day can opt into our supervised Summer Fun Extended Care program. Each afternoon, students will participate in three pre-planned activities that will rotate through the week, including arts and crafts, movement, science, technology, games, gardening, and popular special events.