The Middle School Summer Program (rising 7th, 8th, & 9th Graders)

  • Intensive six-week daily summer program held at The Derryfield School delivering an intentionally crafted combination of rigorous academics mixed with fun, high-energy summer experiences to prevent the proverbial “summer slide.” 
    • Rigorous instruction in math, literature, writing, and science
    • Strong focus on leadership skills and community building
    • Emphasis on social justice teaching and learning
    • Extracurriculars in a variety of fields determined by Teaching Fellows passions
    • Seminars on financial literacy and nutrition
    • Talent show every week as well as many other opportunities to present in front of a large group. 
    • Field trips to college campuses, cultural sites, a Star Island retreat, Boston city visit, and a minor league baseball game round out the summer! 


The School Year Program (7th & 8th graders)

  • Five Super Saturdays held at Derryfield throughout the school year 
  • Each month has its own theme such as
    • Identity & Belonging
    • Developing Soft Skills
    • Heroes in History
    • Empowerment Day
    • Languages Around the World
    • Developing Effective Communication Skills
  • Teaching Interns are Juniors & Seniors from Manchester area high schools 




College-Bound Program at Southern New Hampshire University (9th – 12th Graders)

  • Skill-Building Saturdays throughout the school year
    • 9th Grade focus on further developing essential, soft skills
    • 10th Grade focus on initial college search, test prep, and job skills
    • 11th Grade focus on college search, application, and financial aid
    • 12th Grade focus on FAFSA, final decision, college-readiness, and college success
  • Campus visits, Connections with Professionals, and Community Service Opportunities
  • Dedicated Advisors are current college students and recent graduates

Teaching Fellow Program

  • For college students and high school juniors and seniors  interested in learning to teach and developing leadership skills 
  • Nine weeks of intensive teaching and learning activities
  • Includes six weeks of daily educator experience from lesson planning to classroom management
  • Daily coaching from professional educators on all aspects of teaching 

School Year Teaching Internship

  • For High School Junior and Senior Students interested in teaching and gaining valuable leadership and education experience
  • School Year Teachers get trained and plan their own  50-minute classes
  • Co-Teach 7th and 8th graders during 5 super Saturdays
  •  School Year Teachers provide support to our Breakthrough middle schoolers by providing in-person tutoring as well as mentoring through monthly check-ins with students.

Breakthrough Collaborative

180 Grand Ave #1225, Oakland, CA 94612, USA