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High School Program (Ages 14-17)

The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes are three-week and four-week residential programs for academically talented and motivated high school students. The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities.

Summer Institutes participants live in supervised Stanford housing and are taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. Students engage in intensive study in a single course and are introduced to topics not typically presented at the high school level. The Summer Institutes provide a taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of the Stanford campus.

Summer Institutes subject areas include arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering, legal studies, mathematics, social science, physical and biological science, and writing. The instructors are assisted by undergraduate and graduate student mentors who have expertise in the course subject areas. These mentors serve a dual role of Residential Counselor and Teaching Assistant so that the academic and social aspects of the program are tightly integrated.

2016 Session dates

Session 1: June 19 - July 8
Session 2: July 11 - July 30

Other Programs

Summer Humanities Institute

Learn more about the 3-week course for 10th and 11th grade students interested in history and philosophy.

Discovering Medicine @Stanford

Learn more about Discovering Medicine @Stanford for students in grades 10 and 11 who have an interest in the medical field.

Stanford Youth Orchestra

Learn more about the Stanford Youth Orchestra for students in grades 9-11 who have an interest in intensive orchestral study and performance.