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Now enrolling for Summer 2024
July 1-August 9
9 AM-3 PM Daily

Since 2009, the six week summer program at The Quad Manhattan is the perfect home for twice-exceptional (2e) children year after year! The blend of psychosocial/emotional and executive functioning skill training and support coupled with fun and active summer traditions in talent development and spirit, students engage in a full day of programming that is sure to develop lasting impressions, friendships, and skills. 

Students are grouped roughly by age, but more so by social cognitive skill level and interests.


Each day’s activities are embedded with The Quad’s skill-building curriculum which is designed by Quad Manhattan experts to meet the needs of each individual child.  Each Core group of no more than ten children (and no less than six) is led by a Lead Core Teacher, who is a special educator or trained mental health professional. A competitive internship brings university upperclassmen from around the country to assist in our classrooms, supervised by our directors and core staff. Our summer director, supervising child psychologist, consulting speech therapist, founder and managing director provide hands-on, full time supervision each day. The result is a 3:1 student to teacher ratio that allows for individualized and differentiated fun for each child’s gifts and challenges.

  • Each child's specific goals and strategies are tracked daily

  • Weekly class newsletters to parents and outside providers 

  • Mid Summer Conference for each child, including outside providers, parents, teachers, and directors

  • End of Summer Report with gains, strategies, and materials to carry-over to next setting

  • Monday- Thursday structured "Core" psychosocial skills and talent development classes

  • Friday Field Trips

  • Funky Friday Carnivals and Celebrations

  • Afternoon Intensives and Services

  • Social Thinking:  The Quad Manhattan receives ongoing coaching and training by members of Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® Training and Speakers Collaborative. Social Thinking® is a teaching framework originated by Michelle Garcia Winner, consisting of the Social Thinking Vocabulary, social concepts and strategies, original characters, and several curriculums with specific materials geared to different age ranges spanning preschool children to adults.

  • Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards anti-bias framework. TTSJS is a set of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes divided into four domains—identity, diversity, justice and action. The standards provide a common language and organizational structure. The standards are leveled for every stage of K–12 education and include school-based scenarios to show what anti-bias attitudes and behavior may look like in the classroom.

  • Teacher-Child Interaction Training, or "TCIT": is an evidence-based approach for structured, consistent classrooms and positive behavior reinforcement

  • Collaborative Problem Solving: is an evidence-based  skill building framework by Drs. Stuart Ablon and Ross Greene for conflict-resolution

  • Support of Executive Functioning: is based on the work of Developmental Psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the evidence-based Tools of the Mind Curriculum

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): is an  approach to facing and conquering fear and avoidance, learning to manage anxiety

  • Evidence-based, best-practice trainings, professional development, and supervision of all staff members is conducted year-round!  Click here to learn about The 2e Study Center at The Quad's year-long training program in Meeting the Needs of Twice Exceptional Children.


25 Pine St. 4th floor NYC Financial District (on Pine Street between Nassau and William):

  • Security staff on-site

  • Building maintenance

  • Classrooms centrally located on a single level

  • Spacious and adaptable rooms for all ages and activities

  • Near express 4, 5 trains, 2,3 train at Wall St, N,R at Rector Street and A,C,E at Fulton Street

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