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The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes are residential programs for academically talented and motivated middle and high school students.

The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for students to pursue their intellectual curiosity and meet others who share their interests and abilities.

Participants are enrolled in a single intensive-study course, taught by a Stanford instructor, that covers topics not typically presented at their grade level.


High School Program 2015

Session 1: June 21 - July 10
Session 2: July 13 - August 1
Session 2E: July 13 - August 8

The Summer Institutes High School Program provides students in grades 8-11 a unique residential academic experience where students who share talents and interests live and learn together on the Stanford campus.  Students are housed in academically themed residences, and participate in a single subject intensive course. These courses are offered in a wide range of subject areas and include university-level topics not typically available to high school students. The Summer Institutes invite students from around the world to discover, study and explore together with Stanford instructors who are experts in their fields. 

Middle School Program 2015

Session 1: June 21 - July 3
Session 2: July 6 - July 18
Session 3: July 21 - August 1

The Summer Institutes Middle School Program is a customized experience for students in grades 6-7 who are passionate about learning and want to enrich their academic development.  Students participate in one of six intensive courses, each designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.  The academic program is enhanced by social, cultural, and recreational activities that encourage fun while learning, and learning while having fun, with like-minded students from across the United States and around the world.