• So what exactly is SSA?

    • SSA is a 3-week intensive SAT prep summer camp. While students get 140 hours of SAT instruction, and scores typically improve around 200 points, we also build in personal development in the form of electives, sports and activities, and typical summer camp fun.

  • Is SSA right for my student?

    • If your student:

      • wants to improve his/her SAT score

      • needs a customized learning approach

      • is nervous about applying to college

      • is tired of reading SAT books and studying in rows, doing only what an instructor tells him/her

      • might need some help being productive this summer

    • Yes! SSA’s strength lies in our student-centered approach, where every student gets personalized instruction.

  • When are SSA 2019’s dates?

    • Friday, June 28, 2019 - Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • Where is SSA?

    • On the campus of Colgate University in Hamilton, NY (13346)

  • How does registration work?

    • Register online now! Registration information will be collected during purchase, and we will be in contact shortly after!

    • When does registration close?

      • May 31, 2019

  • Cost

    • What are the costs of SSA?

      • Full SSA (all-inclusive - room/board, materials, etc): $5350

      • Day Program (includes everything except overnight housing): $3150

    • What does tuition include?  

      • Tuition is comprehensive, including room, board, and book fees. No additional spending money is necessary.

    • When is full tuition due?

      • May 31, 2019

    • Do you offer financial aid?

      • Financial aid is limited, but does exist - apply early to get the aid before it runs out!  There is an application (similar to the CSS Profile).

    • Do you offer payment plans?

      • We’re happy to work with parents according to their needs - please contact us early to make arrangements.

  • Can I speak to former parents/students?

    • Our alumni and their parents are happy to answer questions and describe their experiences with the program. Email garrett@socraticsummeracademy.com to be connected to alumni.

  • How do logistics work?

    • Get your student to us, pick them up after, and we’ll handle the rest! Details below.

    • Dropoff: Friday, June 28, 2019 between 1:30p and 4p. We'll have signs up to direct you to the dorm on campus in which they’ll be staying.

      • Car:  You can drop the students off on June 28, 2019 between 1:30p and 4p at Colgate University at 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton NY 13346.  For those of you coming from the NYC area, plan on 4(ish) hours of car travel time.

      • Air:  Please plan to arrive between 1:30p and 4p at Colgate University (Syracuse is 50 min away; Albany is 1 hour and 20 mins.)  The easiest way to get there is to take a car service/limo service/SuperShuttle from either airport. We unfortunately can’t provide transportation, as our staff will be super busy getting everything ready for your student that day!

    • Pickup: Saturday, July 20, 2019 between 10am and 12pm.  The saddest time for us is when our campers go home!