SummerFun! 2021

Join us this summer for in-person classes with some of your favorite APS teachers! Classes will include:

  • Creative, hands-on arts and crafts classes including drawing, painting, clay sculpture, collage, and glass art
  • STEM programs in programming, electronics, robotics, engineering, physics, Lego, and hands-on science
  • High-energy sports and games including parkour, ultimate frisbee, and rugby
  • Strategy games including Dungeons & Dragons and chess
  • Nature explorations including Audubon Habitat
  • DayTrippers full-day field trips
  • 6 full weeks of LARP 

About SummerFun!

Grade Levels

SummerFun serves students entering grades 1-9.


Classes are held primarily at Ottoson Middle School, 63 Acton St., Arlington.


2021 Dates

Week 1:  July 6-9 (Tu-Fr)

Week 2:  July 12-16

Week 3:  July 19-23

Week 4:  July 26-30

Week 5:  August 2-6

Week 6:  August 9-13


AM classes run from 9:00 am -12:00 pm

PM classes run from 1:00-4:00 pm

Full-day classes run from 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Supervised lunch/recess hour is included for students who do AM and PM programs. Staff will escort students to their afternoon classes.

Extended Day

Extended Day offers supervised activities and free-play from 8:00-9:00 AM and 4:00-5:30 pm (no PM program Fridays). Extended day is offered at Ottoson only.

Changes & Withdrawals

All withdrawals and transfer requests must be made via email to

  • Refunds will be issued minus a $25 fee per student, per class for withdrawals made by April 15. The fee is $50 per student, per class April 16-May 31. No refunds will be issued starting June 1
  • A $15 switch fee is assessed for each requested change in a child’s registration. 
  • No refunds will be made for classes missed or dropped once a class begins.
  • All tuition is refunded in the unlikely event that ACE cancels a class. If we cancel a class we will notify parents and every effort will be made to place the child in another class.
  • ACE reserves the right to change instructors if necessary.

Virtual Classes

ACE is offering a selection of virtual classes for students who prefer. View class listing here.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available for some classes for APS students who receive free and reduced lunch. Please contact us before registering and have your letter from Food Services handy.

Teen Counselor Program

The application period is now closed for 2021.

 SummerFun! is a program of the Arlington Public Schools and Arlington Community Education.