Beginning in June 2018, Bay Area Pathways Academy launched yet another successful six-week summer program at the College of San Mateo, serving more than 400 students in grades 6 through 9 from both near and far, including from San Mateo County, a cohort of middle school students from Japan, and a cohort of scholarship-support students from East Palo Alto.

BAPA provides students with the opportunity to gain new skills and confidence through its comprehensive academic, enrichment and fitness summer program, which is tuition supported yet open to all local students through the provision of need-based scholarships. The program offers full and half-day options for students and Monday to Friday programming for up to three 2-week sessions, with exciting classes in virtual reality, creative writing, sketching & manga, sign language, coding, dance, acting improv, chess, growth mindset, career exploration, math, science, social studies, English, water polo, and many more.

Parents of attendees have been enthusiastic about BAPA:

“It is such an amazing program. My son was challenged and learned so many things. Every day he would tell me about something new he learned with excitement.”

“My child liked all of her classes…she enjoyed the variety and really felt like she loved them all. Every day she was excited to tell me about all of her experiences and couldn’t pick a favorite. Thanks for the wonderful program and summer. Wish we had done it sooner!”

The 2018 program can be found online at