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Apply to Summerbridge

The application to join Breakthrough Summerbridge for summer 2024 is now closed! The application for summer 2025 will open in November 2024.  

Our Program

Each year we accept 36 sixth-graders from public and parochial middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our students represent the diversity of the Bay Area and have had a range of academic preparation. In general, Breakthrough Summerbridge students:

  • are self-directed and motivated
  • have a goal of attending college
  • demonstrate academic promise
  • have a firm commitment to learning and value education
  • have a compelling economic need for a tuition free program

While Breakthrough Summerbridge students each come to the program with different needs, our goal is that all students leave with the academic skills that will prepare them for successful experiences at rigorous college-preparatory high school programs.

Required Family Commitment:

  • THREE consecutive six-week summer sessions. Daily attendance is mandatory.
  • Student attends After-School Enrichment (ASE) program. Weekly attendance is mandatory.
  • High school placement program for eighth-grade students and families.
  • Breakthrough Summerbridge Family Association meetings for parents and guardians take place about four times per year; attendance is mandatory.

If you have any questions, please contact