Writing Workshops for Elementary School, Middle School & High School

Middle School student taking writing workshop

Writing Skills Lay the Foundation for Academic Success

Proficiency in written communication is a necessary skill for most school subjects whether doing a lab report or composing an essay. That’s why perfecting your child’s writing skill is critical for academic success.

Moreover, writing is also a way of training the mind to think. Writing exercises provide a structure through which students think through what they want to say and how they want to say it. With strong writing skills, your child will be able to demonstrate their comprehension of complex concepts with ease and confidence, resulting in higher grades and better exam outcomes.

“We were so happily surprised that Elan is able to write with such vivid vocabulary and in really clear organization!”   ~Mrs. Peng, proud mother of Elan, an ISEE test prep student who ranked 4th out of 100!

In A+ Writing Workshops, students practice writing in a variety of literary styles, which include analytical texts, short stories, researched arguments, persuasive and narrative essays, and poetry.  Working in small groups and individually with teachers, every student is presented an opportunity to fine-tune their knowledge of writing genres, their personal writing skills and vocabulary.

Elementary School Writing Workshop

Grades 3-5

The purpose of the A+ Writing Program for elementary students is to learn the basic writing skills necessary to succeed on assignments given in their school classes. The program focuses on teaching young students an introduction to brainstorming ideas and organizing 3 paragraph essays, as well as drafting and revising their essays in order to create original and polished papers – even at a young age. Students will learn important fundamentals of key writing concepts that must be mastered to learn to be excellent writers.

Middle School Writing Workshop

Grades 6-8

We teach students the writing skills necessary to succeed on written assignments for middle school and early high school classes, as well as on standardized tests. The course focus is on brainstorming and graphing ideas, organizing the essay, drafting, peer editing and review, and lastly, final revisions.   Students learn how to convey their ideas effectively in a variety of literary styles.

High School Writing Workshop

Grades 9-12

This class is designed to teach students the analytical composition skills necessary to receive top scores in high school classes and standardized tests, as well as prepare them for the rigors of college-level writing. Students will conduct extensive text analysis and present their ideas in polished, sophisticated essays that demonstrate higher-level engagement with text and writing.

A+ Commitment to Your Child’s Success

With over 20 years experience teaching children in Boston, ASC is committed to providing your child with a supportive, challenging, and stimulating environment in which to develop their writing skills. Enroll your child in a Writing Workshop today!

Schedule & Fees

Classes are held on Saturdays in four 8-week terms during the school year.
Starting dates for each session
Fall Session Sep Term September 11, 2021
Nov Term November 13, 2021
Spring Session Feb Term February 5, 2022
Apr Term April 9, 2022
Class time
Elementary School Writing  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Middle School Writing  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
High School Writing  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For students in Grades 3 – 5 $920 per 16-week session; material and book fee $100

$470 per 8-week term; material and book fee $50

For students in Grades 6 – 8 $950 per 16-week session; material and book fee $100

$490 per 8-week term; material and book fee $50

For students in Grades 9 – 12 $980 per 16-week session; material and book fee $100

$500 per 8-week term; material and book fee $50

*Book and material fee will be discounted to $160 for full-year sign-ups

1106 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
65 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Download Application Form

  • Complete the application form and email it to us (aplusinfo@ascenglish.com) or mail to us. We will get in touch with you within one business day.
  • Application fee $30 for new students, and it will be waived when five students or more apply at once.
  • Book fee will be charged separately.
  • Students who register for four sessions at once will receive a materials fee waiver for one session.

Schedules and Fees

Limited availability, reserve a spot now with $50 deposit and $30 application fee for new student!
Classes are held Monday to Friday in two 3-week sessions.
Session 1
June 29 – July 17, 2020 (no class on July 3)
Session 2
July 27 – August 13, 2020
Class times
Morning class 9am-12pm
Afternoon class 2-5pm
Full Day Program 9am-5pm (Drop off starts at 8:30 am and pick up by 5:30 pm, TBD due to Covid-19)

Summer Session locations

Summer Session is Only Available Online Due to Covid-19

Download Application Form

Complete the application form and email it to us (aplusinfo@ascenglish.com) or mail to us. We will get in touch with you within one business day.

Questions?  Call 617-730-3706, 617-451-8988 or e-mail aplusinfo@ascenglish.com

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ASC Writing Workshop Teacher


"I was enrolled in another program in which there were only children who were very advanced. The instructors did not know how to teach students who were performing at their regular grade level, and it was a waste of time. The teachers at ASC are always very prepared, they explain things clearly, and the homework aligns with the lessons."

M.C., 6th Grade
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