Research shows that students experience learning loss during the summer months. Students will typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do on the same test at the beginning of the same summer. In fact, students can lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math computation skills over the summer months. The data collected from our previous programs clearly supports these findings. Additionally, feedback we gathered from both staff and parents suggest that there is once again a strong interest for the Montvale Public Schools to offer summer courses during the upcoming summer break, helping to bridge the gap from one grade level to the next. Montvale is very excited to formally introduce our 5th consecutive Summer Institute!