Hk Summer STEAM

Hk Summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is a full-day summer enrichment program during which your HYPOTHEkid will conduct experiments, create projects, meet practicing scientists and engineers, and take trips based on the theme of the week!

Location: The program will be held at Corpus Christi, located on 121st between Broadway and Amsterdam directly behind Columbia University’s Teachers College. The Morningside Heights area is served by the A, B, C, D, and 1 subway lines.

Dates: 8 weekly themed sessions from July 10th to September 1st

Times: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

See Sample Daily Schedule Here

Ages: Rising Kindergarten to Grade 5. Students are grouped together by the grade level they will be entering this fall.

Tuition: $695/week. 10% multi-week, or sibling discounts available. All material fees and trips are included. Our scholarship application is now closed.


Registration is now full for Hk Summer STEAM 2017!

To be added to the waitlist for any remaining week please email



July 10-14

More than crunching numbers! Come to math week and expand your math tool-box as we measure, manipulate, and change the world of science. Using calculations to practice 3-D Modeling, experimental accuracy, and scientific computations our young scientist will enjoy seeing the ties between science and math. We’ll take a trip to The Museum of Mathematics where students will see math concepts come to life in hand-on exercises, games, puzzles, and experiments! Eric Raymer, Ph.D. in Physics and PostDoc at Columbia University, will come by to help our young scientists hypothesize just how expansive our universe is!

Chemistry MATTERs!

July 17-21

It’s in me, it’s in you, it’s in a sack of potatoes? Chemistry MATTERs is all about chemical matter. Young scientists will learn about the basic structure of some of the most complex molecules. These molecules are the building blocks of the living and non-living components of our world. Join us as we build and break down the chemical blocks of this world! We will find our way through the darkness by harnessing the magnificent power of Chemiluminescence and end the week with an ENDothermic reaction so big, it could touch the sky!

Under the Lens

July 24-28

Come close, look closer, even closer. Do you see it? Or are you too close? This week you’ll learn to see a whole new world, not visible to the naked eye. During Under the Lens, we’ll be exploring organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye. We’ll start our exploration with magnifying lenses to enlarge many microscopic organisms, but of course we’ll need more detail, so we’ll make our very own microscopes to see more! Our special guest visitor Julia Sable, Ph.D. and Director of Virology at The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Institute of Mind Brain and Behavior at Columbia University, will help us observe under the lens! We’ll take a trip to Rockefeller University’s Science Outreach Program and take a tour of their state of the art lab with Jeanne Garbarino, PhD!

Living Nature

July 31 – August 4

Come with us as we travel through the ecological world. During Living Nature week, your HYPOTHEkids will be exploring botany, environmental science, and ecology. They’ll observe how plants interact with animals and nonliving elements like water and soil. We’ll become conservationists by exploring composting and ocean preservation. Scientists will take nature walks to collect observable samples from the beautiful nature trails in NYC! HYPOTHEkids will grab their magnifying lenses as NYC urban park rangers take us on a private tour of Van Cortland Park. Visiting scientist Angelica Patterson, Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University in Environmental Sciences, will teach about the importance of our trees! We’ll also be visited by Marine Biologist and NYU professor, Ayana Johnson Ph.D., who will share her work with ocean conservation.

My Body Alive

August 7-11

Atom to cell to tissue to organ to organ system to…HYPOTHEkid? Join us as we explore the many parts of the human body and other living organisms. If your young scientist has questions about how their body works, this is the week for them! We’ll journey through the nervous system, digestive system, and many other places inside our bodies. Expert scientist Julia Sable, Ph.D. and Director of Virology at The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Institute of Mind Brain and Behavior at Columbia University, will be back with us to help us explore what happens in the human body when a virus attacks. We’ll take a trip to the NY Hall of Science and put our body’s systems to work with exhibits like this one and other interactive fun down in the maker space and on the science playground!


August 14-18

Look up, look right, look left, look down. Have any questions? How does that train work? Why is there STEAM leaving that manhole? How did we build a bridge from Manhattan to New Jersey? Come explore the many sounds, sites, and inventions that make up NYC. This week our young scientist will become urban planners. Each of our scientists will explore the tools and systems necessary to build and maintain the complex streets of NYC. We’ll take a trip to the Museum of the City of New York.

Up & Away

August 21-25

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an astronaut – it’s defying gravity! How did it get all the way up there? Was it thrust; was it drag; was it lift? Let’s test your hypothesis during Up & Away! If your HYPOTHEkid is interested in how animals, and machines defy gravity, this week is for them. We’ll discuss the aerodynamics of birds’ wings and how they’ve influenced the invention of airplanes and other gravity defying technology: hovercrafts, hot air balloons, gliders, and rockets to name a few. The principles of flight behind how they fly, glide, and thrust are all different. We’ll catch up with mathematician and physicist from the 18th century, Daniel Bernoulli, whose calculations are still used in aviation science today. To cap it all off, we’ll go explore the Cradle of Aviation Museum and put our knowledge to the test on how birds, planes, and rocket ships go Up & Away!

Code Connector

Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

Let’s make things easier, simpler, and more efficient. But how? Technology! Technological advancements have helped scientists of all ages work smarter, not harder! During Code Connector, your HYPOTHEkids will be creating and using some technology of their own! Each day we’ll be working on foundational coding techniques with visiting scientists Jung-Hyun Ahn and Woonhee Sung from Teachers College, Columbia University. More than just coding, we’ll also be exploring simple circuits and different power sources using Chemistry, Material Science and littleBits! To finish the week out, HYPOTHEkids will explore the interface of computers and circuitry and how they together can make robots. We’ll making robotic faces and traveling robots where your HYPOTHEkid will express their inner engineer!