Start with the fundamentals

Learn and apply the same skills professional engineers and front-end developers use everyday.

 Learn circuitry and engineering in our program

Circuitry

Understand the foundation for all electronic devices, from your phone to a speaker - and then some. 

 Learn web development and HTML/CSS and code websites in our summer program

HTML/CSS

Build a webpage by giving it structure and meaning with HTML - then bring it to life with CSS.

 Learn to code websites with Javascript

Responsive Design

Take the next step and build sophisticated, responsive, and dynamic sites with Javascript.

 

Dive right in

 
 
 
 Instruction with introduction to concepts

Introduction

Begin with core concepts. You'll learn the basics of engineering, including the most important parts of circuits, web page structure, and essential functions of HTML/CSS.

 

 

Skill Development

Using skills acquired from the Introduction, you'll begin to create your own projects and and expand your knowledge base through practice, creating things like sound-to-light sensors and LED circuits. You'll also be introduced to more advanced concepts, using CSS/JS to bring life to your web pages and work with advanced parts like motors.

 Practice new skills and apply knowledge by working on many programming and engineering activities
 

 
 The program culminates in students creating their own final projects through application of skills learned throughout the program

Creation

Weeks of knowledge will cumulate into your own final project- you decide what you create! Options range from building a solar powered car to an interactive web application. You choose what you want to be proud of!

 
 

A Day in the Life

 

 Mentor Leading Class Discussion in Program

Welcome!

9:50 am - 10:00 am

We start all of our classes with a recap of the previous day's work to refresh our students' memory, usually with a quirky task or activity (e.g. design a tool to peel eggs). This also serves as a warm-up to get them thinking and ready for a day of building.

 

 

 Mentor Helping Student Solder Circuitboard during stem program

Morning Session: Engineering

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Constructing a motor, soldering an LED circuit, and drilling a hole in steel are fun, but first we need to understand the fundamentals. Students will first learn about the theory and physics within the engineering, then get hands-on working with real tools on projects. 

 

 

 

 Students enjoying lunch break during stem program

Lunch Break

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Relax and chat inside, or go out for some fresh air and explore the surrounding area (Lower Manhattan is a foodie's dream!). Students are welcome to continue working on their projects or talk to mentors for extra help or guidance.

 

 

 

 Students coding websites  on laptops together during stem program

Noon Session: Computer Science

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Start the day off on the right foot by writing code! Students will be introduced to a new tool or algorithm then implement it in a series of activities and try it on anything, from debugging old code to designing a new project. Finally, the class will work on a lab that synthesizes past and new CS knowledge. 

 

 

 Mentor teaching students during program

Feedback & Recap

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

We wrap up the day with a final recap, and students are encouraged to share their thoughts on the day's work. Many students stay afterwards for extra mentoring, and they are encouraged to do so. 

 

 

 

 
 

A summer experience done differently.

 
 
 
 Mentor helping Student code website during program

We're committed to you

Everybody at Kinet-X has only one goal: to help you get the most out of your experience. When you learn at Kinet-X, you can always expect to have your lingering questions answered, discuss potential ideas and topics with your mentors, and receive meaningful feedback on improving your work.

 

 
 Students working together on code during program

Stay engaged

Programs can start off well, but keeping yourself excited might be a challenge. Our program starts off on a brisk pace and keeps it going until the very end, keeping you on your toes and completely immersed in programming and engineering with exciting activities and enjoyable lessons.

 

 
 Students engineering together during program

Make friendships

Kinet-X provides students with endless opportunities to grow and learn, and one of the most important opportunities that we provide you is the ability to meet some of the brightest, talented kids in NYC. Over the course of 2 weeks, you and your friends will solve tough problem sets, build amazing inventions, and forge friendships to last a lifetime.

 

august 2016

"Very focused, well structured program on both electrical and software engineering. The teachers were nice and I felt that my voice was heard. The class sizes were small and the teachers were very proactive if anyone showed any hint of falling behind."

Jesse Hall | Summer '16

 

Starter S

Dive into technology.

8/6-8/17

$695/week*

May 12 Deadline (extended)

For more info (including space & scholarships), read our FAQ below. Still accepting late applications.

*Sticker price. Scholarships and discounts available, read below.

 

 
 

Frequently asked questions

What sets Kinet-X apart from other tech programs?

Everybody's goal at Kinet-X is to help students reach their potential. We want our students to leave the program with more knowledge / experience than they had prior to joining. We teach an in-depth and comprehensive curriculum that combines engineering, computer science, and design to give students all the tech fundamentals they need in one course. Class sizes are small, with a 1:5 mentor student ratio. This results in tailored attention to each of our students, and an incredibly unique program modeled after real-life accelerators, designed to train and inspire students to have a successful future in technology.

 

What does tuition cover?

Tuition helps us provide you with materials, activities, laptops, snacks, a fantastic space, and talented mentors. 

 

When is the application deadline?

Our final application deadline is May 12, but admissions are rolling. That means you can submit an application any time between now and May 12 and receive a decision within 5 days. Applicants are highly advised to apply early!

 

Do I need any prior experience to attend?

No experience is required! If you do have some level of STEM experience, we'll customize your program to make sure you're never bored and always challenged. 

How much does the Kinet-X Starter S course cost?

Full tuition for our Starter S Summer Immersive is $1390. If your family has financial difficulties, we provide need-based scholarships. If you've been accepted, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you attend. 97% of our past students who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise participated in Kinet-X due to scholarships. If you sign up for two programs, you'll receive a $200 discount. Refer another family and receive $300 off.

 

When and where is Kinet-X taught?

Our Starter S Summer Immersive will be hosted at the Pine Street School. Class begins on August 6th and runs through August 17th on weekdays from 10am-3pm. Students are welcome to stay after for extra help or to just continue working on their projects. Our mentors generally leave at ~4pm.

 

Are there any age requirements?

For our Starter S Immersive, students are required to be at or under 12 years old. 

Who will be teaching me at Kinet-X?

Our mentors are bright, talented people with a passion for helping younger students succeed. They themselves have vast experience in the education system, attending schools from Caltech to the University of Chicago.

 

What if I have more questions?

We'd love to answer them! Just contact us here