Summer Institute Details

Daily Schedule

Attending a summer institute requires a serious commitment. Sessions are held between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am and 12:30 pm on Friday. In addition, reading and writing assignments are scheduled for each evening.


The non-credit price for a one-week summer institute is $549. This includes lunch Monday through Friday.


Each institute can be taken for two graduate credits from Mount Holyoke College at the rate of $775 per credit, or $1550 per institute.

Schools that contract with Michael Flynn, Director, Math Programs and/or Sarah Bent, Assistant Director, Math Programs for professional learning are considered partner districts. Teachers from partner districts receive a 50% discount on for-credit registrations.

Meals and Accommodations

All program fees include lunch on Monday through Friday. Participants will make their own arrangements for other meals and overnight accommodations.

Mathematical Leadership Programs (MLP) summer institutes are held on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The campus is within walking distance to some nice restaurants and small shops. Class sessions and lunch will take place on campus. Free parking is available.

Participants should arrange airline travel so they are present for the entire institute. We strongly recommend that you fly into Bradley International Airport (Hartford), as it is the closest major airport to the college.

South Hadley is a small New England town. Hotels are located in neighboring cities and towns within a 15-20 minute drive of Mount Holyoke College. We recommend Homewood Suites in Holyoke, MA because they offer complimentary breakfast and evening socials with appetizers and beverages each day.

  • Homewood Reservation Line: 1-800 Call-Home (1-800-225-5466)
  • Hilton Worldwide Reservation Line: 1-800-Hiltons (1-800-445-8667)
  • Homewood Directly: 1-413-532-3100

Acceptance materials will include additional information.


If you are accepted into an institute and cannot attend, refunds will be offered only if your place in the program can be filled either by another educator at your site or through our wait list.

All Math Leadership Program institutes are subject to cancellation in the event of insufficient enrollment.  In such cases, full refunds will be offered.


ach participant is responsible for purchasing the course materials.

For Developing Mathematical Ideas institutes (DMI), purchase the casebook for the appropriate DMI module. See DMI Materials for more information about the description, cost, and purchasing information. Plan to order well in advance to receive the book in time to bring with you.

For DMI-Facilitation Institutes, purchase the Facilitator Package for the appropriate DMI module. This includes the facilitator guide and videos. You will also need the corresponding casebook.