Youth Programs at Marywood

Begin your child's journey to higher education by participating in one of Marywood University's outstanding youth programs. Marywood offers summer academic enrichment opportunities, school year standards-based programs, and community outreach events that engage youth in education, service learning, and leadership development.

Perry's Academy of Learning at the Fricchione Center

Perry's Academy of Learning at the Fricchione Center is a great place for children to learn and grow in a safe, clean, interactive environment. The Center enrolls children from 8 weeks of age through Pre-K and is open to all clients in the community, not just families affiliated with Marywood University. The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a Star IV Keystone Stars facility, a designation awarded to childcare providers that exceed state health and safety licensing requirements. The qualified staff are certified in CPR/First Aid provides quality child care to those pursuing career, personal, or educational goals.


S.O.A.R. Program 

Students On Campus Achieving Results (S.O.A.R.) provides an age-appropriate environment in which high-school age students with Autism Spectrum Disorder can prepare for competitive employment and learn to live independently. S.O.A.R. students spend half of their day at Marywood in classes taught by NEIU teachers. Instruction focuses on independent living, communication, life skills, and career education. The rest of the day is spent in vocational placements that pair students with Marywood staff. SOAR students work in housekeeping, food services, maintenance, the library, information technology, grounds keeping, and the print shop.



Students Together Achieving Remarkable Success (S.T.A.R.S.) is a program that offers Hispanic youth in 7th-12th grade the opportunity to explore long-term academic goals through one-on-one academic assistance and exposure to diversified post-secondary educational paths, trades and careers.


String Project

String Project is an after-school, pre-collegiate string program for students ages 7-18. Participants take small-group lessons in violin, viola, cello, and double bass; participate in orchestra; and perform in concerts. String Project participants are divided into three levels; beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Students are assigned to a group based on experience. Marywood faculty teach the classes and ensembles alongside Marywood String Majors pursuing degrees in Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music Performance. 


Nativity Miguel School of Scranton

Nativity Miguel School of Scranton is a private, Catholic, co-educational, tuition-free/all-scholarship middle school institution proudly serving ethnically and religiously diverse students of greater economic need in grades 5-8. Historically, students have come from Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, but students from anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania are accepted.