West Suburban Summer School (WSSS) offers summer classes to students entering grades 2-12 in the fall of the upcoming school year. WSSS serves students who demonstrate an intense interest/passion about a topic, and are comfortable moving at a faster pace or pursuing a topic in depth. We also invite students from non member school districts (at a slightly higher fee). Instructors design enrichment classes in their area of expertise to provide students with unique experiences to challenge their abilities.

Classes are fee-based and designed to challenge the unique abilities of talented students.

2024 Summer Program Information 

Our catalog will be available for preview on February 14th and registration will begin on February 15th. 

If you are interested in becoming a WSSS staff member, , please open this link for more information. Summer opportunity hire note.

Registration site: Go here to register for classes.

Registration instructions: Step-by-step guide to registration.

Sites and Weeks

All classes run from 8:30 to 4:00 PM

June 17-21: (4-day week, no class on Wednesday for holiday)Ann Bremer Education Center (Brooklyn Park)
West Education Center (Minnetonka)
June 24-28Ann Bremer Education Center (Brooklyn Park)
West Education Center (Minnetonka)
July 8-12Brooklyn Center Elementary School
Wayzata East Middle School
July 15-19Wayzata East Middle School
Deephaven Elementary School (Wayzata)
July 22-26Wayzata East Middle School
Deephaven Elementary School (Wayzata)

FAQ: Registration Changes for Member and Nonmember Districts

How do I register for West Suburban Summer School?
What is a class request?

From February 15-23, families may enter requests for courses. This will not be official enrollment, nor will it guarantee a spot in the course. Families may enter up to three course requests for each week of West Suburban Summer School.

How do I prioritize requests?

If you request more than one class per week, the system will prompt you to prioritize these requests. If you only select one class within a week, then the system automatically prioritizes your request as a #1 request.

What happens after the classes are requested?

On February 27th, enrollments will be assigned to member district families according to an automated random process in the registration system based on their requests and the space available in the class. This will provide more equitable distribution of requests, and avoid the rush to be on the computer at a specific time. Backup requests can also be made in case the first choices are not accepted. On  March 6th enrollments will be assigned to nonmember district families.

What are members and non-members?

Intermediate 287 member school districts include: Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Orono, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Westonka. 

Learn more about members and non-members. 

When will families be notified of lottery results?

Members will be notified of assigned classes on February 28. Non-members will be notified of assigned classes on March 7th.

May classes be changed or dropped?

Member district families will have from February 28- March 5th to review their enrollments and consider changes before paying. Nonmember district families will have March 7-13  to review their enrollments and consider changes before paying. 

Is it possible to request to be with a friend or sibling?

Families may add the name of a friend or sibling who has an active account with West Suburban Summer School.  Because enrollment assignments are automated, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to match students with a friend or sibling. Knowing there is a preference, however, will allow us to look for potential adjustments in priority once the initial enrollments are assigned. This would be the first step to review the scope of the need, and how we can improve the process in the future. We do not wish to raise hopes, so want to be transparent about the process.

Covid Protocol
We will follow the CDC/District guidelines that are in place for Summer 2024.

WSSS Refund & Scholarship Information

How many days do I have to pay for a class after enrolling?

We request that classes are paid for within seven days. After 7 days, $100 will be deducted from refunded classes.

If my child gets invited off of a waiting list for another class, may I drop an existing enrollment and be fully refunded?

Yes. We will honor waitlist invitations at any time.

If I am waiting to hear about a sibling or friend being invited off of a waiting list for a class my child is enrolled, what is the deadline for dropping a class without paying a penalty?

We understand that there are concerns about siblings or friends who may be on the waiting list for a class. For this reason, we will extend the period to drop a class without penalty until April 1. After April 1 there will be a $100 deduction in your refund for processing.

Is there a date when I will not be refunded at all for a class?

No refunds will be made except for medical reasons after:

  • May 20 for June classes
  • June 10 for July classes
Are scholarships available?

Yes. Please click on this link to fill out a Scholarship Google Form.

If you are interested in becoming a WSSS Instructor, please open this link for more information. Summer opportunity hire note.