Summer Program

Ratner offers two summer camp options:

The Ratner Montessori Summer Camp for students ages 2 through 6, and The Ratner Arts Camp for students currently in Grades 1 through 4.

Further information and registration forms for the Summer 2018 camps can be found below.


The Ratner School’s Pre-Primary Day Camp combines classic summer fun with an exposure to the main tenets of Montessori education. This unique camp is the perfect way for families to begin learning about Montessori education while providing their children with a rich summer camp program.

The camp program reflects Montessori philosophy by using the joy children take in exploration and imagination and transforming that into days full of fun that are also days full of learning and growing – perfect for pre-primary aged children! Your child will be exposed to a variety of experiences including nature walks, art, music, and Montessori materials.

Camp programs offered include a Toddler Camp (ages 2-3) and a 3-6 Camp (ages 3-6, including students who just completed Kindergarten)

Camp Dates: June 11 – July 27, 2018 (7 weeks)
Full Day (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) and Half Day (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m) options are available.

Ratner Montessori Summer Camp Registration Form 2018

Ratner Montessori Summer Camp Required Emergency Forms:
Administration of Medication Form
Medical-Physical Care Plan Form
Enrollment and Health Information Form


The Ratner Arts Camp (grades 1 through 4) offers a morning arts program that combines sculpture, painting, clay and mixed media activities. The camp is led by Ratner’s art teacher and renowned Cleveland artist Patti Fields.

Week 1: Mark Making
Line exploration and experimenting using a variety of materials and methods

Week 2: Texture & Collage
Rubbings, magazine collage, paper-making

Week 3: Sewing
Hand stitches and machine sewing to create soft sculptures

Week 4: Clay
Slab build sculptures and functional ware

Week 5: Printmaking
Solar prints, plate prints, inked leaf prints, cardboard plate prints

Week 6: Painting
Canvas painting, landscapes, still life painting, free choice

Week 7: Makerspace
Found object robot/puppet build

For art campers looking for a longer day of summer fun, this camp offers a sports and outdoor play afternoon option led by the staff of Force Sports.

Camp Dates: June 11 – July 27, 2018 (7 weeks)
Camp Hours:
Art Camp Mornings: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sports/Outdoors Afternoons: 12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Ratner Arts Camp Registration Form

Ratner Arts and Sports Camp Emergency Forms