USA, Canada, Europe

  • Boston University Summer – Four summer programs for high school students. The programs provide a preview of college life, combining academic challenge and a strong social community. Each program includes a beneficial presentation by experienced Boston University Admissions officers, focusing on the best strategies for the college application process.
    Phone: (617)-353-1378.
  • Boston University – “PROMYS”: intensive experience in creative mathematical exploration to approximately 75 ambitious high school students with an exceptionally strong interest in mathematics.
    E-mail:       Phone: 617-353-2563
    Web: www.bu.summer
  • Boston College – 6 weeks at Boston College  (617) 552-3800 E-mail:
  • Cornell Summer College Program
  • Pratt University:
  • SCAD: Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Harvard Summer School
  • Carnegie Mellon – (For students entering their junior and senior year of high school) Study in an intense college setting for 6 weeks in one of seven distinct). Pre-College Programs. (Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, Advanced Placement/Early Action, Game Academy) httpss://, httpss://  , Admission Phone: (412)268-2082
  • Oxbridge Academic Program
    • Cambridge Tradition
    • Oxford Tradition
    • Spain
    • France
    • US
    • UK
  • Oxford Royale Academy
  • Oxford & Cambridge
  • Summer Discovery – Pre-College enrichment, business and leadership for high school students. Visit or websites or apply by phone. Call 516-621-3939 to apply over the phone in a few easy minutes. Campuses: UCLA,  UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, University of Michigan, Michigan/UCLA Combo, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University Boston, Cambridge University; London, Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona, Spain, Florence and Italy.
  • SUMMER STUDY PROGRAMS – Action Packed Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students at:
    • Penn State University
    • University of Colorado at Boulder
    • University of Vermont
    • The Sorbonne – Paris, France

Website: E-mail: Phone: 800-666-2556

  • National Student Leadership Conference
  • LEAD: An enrichment program that helps high school students foster careers in business, engineering camp; science. Leadership Education and Development.
  • Global Student Leadership Summit
  • American Collegiate Adventures – Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students. (Two, Three, Four or Six Weeks Programs.) Locations: Wisconsin, Seville, D.C., Italy, Spain, England, Costa Rica, Panama, Philadelphia and Boston.
    Website: acasummer.comToll-Free Number: (800) 509-7867
  • Babson College– Before you start applying to colleges,  spend your summer at a fast-paced, top-ranked business school and practice Babson College’s unique method of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action. Targeted toward high-achieving students entering their junior or senior year.
    Phone: 781-239-6001
  • Barnard College– Summer in New York City, a Pre-College Program at Barnard College of Columbia University, offers young men and women a unique opportunity to sample pre-college courses while exploring NYC both in and out of the classroom. To find more click on
  • Berklee College of Music – Five-Week Summer Performance Program – The largest most comprehensive summer music program. Classes include one-on-one private instruction, core classes with roughly 18 students, and larger lecture-style classes. Students must be 15 years old by the start of the program and have been playing their instrument or singing for a minimum of six months to attend the Five-Week Program.
    Web: httpss://
  • Cleveland Institute of Music – The Young Composers Program at CIM – Ages 14-19Web: Phone: 216-791-5000  E-Mail:
  • Florida Institute of Technology: Marine and Environmental Science – Summer Camp – a five day odyssey of discovery exploring Brevard County’s costal ocean, the India River Lagoon and local area creeks. Participants will learn how to use a variety of field and laboratory instruments for measuring environmental characteristics and standard techniques for biological sampling. Contact Information: Florida Institute of Technology – Department of Marine and Environmental Systems Phone: (321) 674-8096      Email:
    Leader in providing exceptional community service, cultural exchange, adventure travel, and language immersion programs for teens. Phone: (303) 545-2202 Fax: (303) 545-2425
    2342 Broadway
    Boulder, CO 80304
    Email: or
  • Congregation of Holy Cross – The Summer Seminary Immersion. A two-week program designed for high school men who are considering a vocation to the Catholic priesthood.  For more information please call 574-631-6385. Email: or visit rising male high school juniors and seniors only.
  • Leadership Institute- PwC Accounting Careers – Bryant University
    One week residence at Bryant University. This program is open to African American Black and Latino rising high school seniors. Bryant and PwC want high school students to learn more about various areas in accounting. Except for transportation cost, the program is offered at no charge to students who apply and are accepted into the PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute. Space is limited. (Please apply by March.) from
  • IEU Summer Program (Segovia and Madrid) – Open to students in their junior year of high school. The students will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive workshops and meet people from all over the world. Website:
  • International Language Schools – Courses abroad for students aged 10-13 and 13 to 16. or
  • Loyola University, Chicago – Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars. E-Mail: Website: Phone: 312-915-6565
  • Marist Summer Pre-College
    Program offered for rising high school juniors and seniors. 21 different courses offered on either New York or Italy campus. Choose 2-4 weeks options. Website: Phone: 845-575-3226 Email:
  • MICA – Maryland Institute College of Art
    Courses in Architecture/ Art History, Artists’ Books/Ceramics, Drawing and Painting the Figure, Fiber, Game Design/ Animation, Graphic Design/Illustration, Photography/ Printmaking, Product Design/Screen Printing, Sculpture/Video, Web Portfolio Development.
  • Miami International University of Art and Design: Workshops in Audio Production, Interior Design, Digital Filmmaking, Drawing and Illustration, Graphic Design and Advertising, Fashion Industry and Digital Photography. Website: Phone: 305-428-5700 Via Skype: 800-225-9023
  • New Worlds Emerge Programs –Short-term cultural immersion programs that include the option for high school students to earn college credit.
    Phone: 1-855-812-8219
  • New York Film Academy: SUMMER CAMPS FOR FILM & camp; ACTING. High School Students Ages 14-17 & Tweens 10-13. Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Digital Filmmaking, Photography, Screenwriting, Broadcast Journalism, Musical Theatre, Video Game Design and 3D Animation. For more information visit: or call 1-800-611-film.
  • New York University – Precollege Summer Program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Website: E-Mail: university Phone: 212-998-2292
  • Pratt SummerPre-College Program – Immerse yourself in Art, Design, Architecture, Creative Writing, or Critical and Visual Studies.
  • Phillips Academy – Andover Summer Session – You can select from more than 60 courses in Arts, English, ESL, mathematics, history, world languages, philosophy, religion, and science. Check Website: httpss:// for frequently asked questions.  E-Mail: Phone: (978) 749-4400, Fax (978) 749-4414
  • Regis Summer Scholars – A Program for Rising High School Juniors and Seniors Phone: 787.768.7064 E-mail: Web:
  • Ringling College of Art And Design Pre-College Perspective Phone: (941) 955-8866 E-mail: Web: edu/precollege
  • Saint Louis University – Engineering and Aviation Summer Academy – httpss:// For more information contact: Brooke Lund, Special Projects Coordinator, at 314-977-7820 or
  • Smith College – Precollege Programs for High School Girls (For talented girls entering grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) – The Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program
    Young Women’s Writing Workshop
    Discovering Women’s History
    Field Studies for Sustainable
    College Admission Workshop (one week)
    Phone: 413-585-2165
  • Stevens Institute of Technology – Residential summer programs for talented rising juniors and seniors who want to experience life on a college campus while gaining the advantages of an engaged academic experience.
  • ECOES (Exploring Career Options in Engineering and Science) Business Program Computer Science Program. Multimedia Production Program 1-800-STEVENS
  • Syracuse University – Summer College of High School Students – Explore your interests and college majors, build your resume/portfolio, experience college life firsthand, earn college credits, 6-week, 4-week, and 2-week options.
    summercollege.syr.eduPhone: 315-443-5000
  • Syracuse University – Summer Dance Intensive – an audition and application is required for acceptance. Auditions will be held in Syracuse and various East Coast locations. Visit httpss:// for a current list of locations and times, as well as details about the online application.
  • Tasis Summer Programs in Europe – (Language and Vacation) For information call Mrs. Jean CorneliusPhone: 787-723-9006 Cell: 787-565-6638 E-mail:
  • The Catholic University of America – Summer Programs for rising juniors, and seniors interested in Engineering or Architecture.
    Engineering New Frontiers (ENF) – a weeklong, residential summer camp for rising high-school juniors and seniors held on the campus of The Catholic University of America from TBA. Students will work closely with CUA engineering faculty members to explore the wide variety of engineering opportunities in our society.  Through classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, students will experience what college engineering majors and professional engineers do.
    Experiences in Architecture – an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields. Students are exposed to both the academics and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.
    Phones: School of Engineering: (202)319-5160
    School of Architecture & Planning (202)319-5786
  • The George Washington University– Students may choose from summer programs in a variety of topic areas, including:
    • The Arts
    • Business & Economics
    • Engineering
    • English, Writing &Communications
    • Government, Law &International Relations
    • History, Culture &the Humanities
    • Mathematics &Science
    • Medicine & Health Sciences

Phone: (202)994-6360 E-mail: Website: or

  • The University of Chicago – Summer Programs for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • University of Michigan:
  • U-M Stamps School of Art –  Design Pre-College Studios – for high-school students interested in art and design.
  • UCLA Pre-College Programs – Choose from one of three exciting programs and spend your days taking college courses alongside current UCLA undergraduates participating in UCLA’s recreational programs or working out net to NCAA College athletes at the gym. Phone: 1-855-812-8219
  • University of Dayton: Women in Engineering summer camp. Space is limited, make your reservations at Questions? Contact Annette Packard in the School of Engineering at 937-229-3296 or
  • Minority Engineering & Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men – Need more information? Call Marcelo Cofield in the School of Engineering at 937-229-5080 or contact by e-mail at
  • Vocal Performance Institute (VPI) – Find your voice – A 5-day program for young singers seeking to prepare for college music programs or for those who simply love to perform and wish to learn more.
  • University of Notre Dame – The Pre-College Programs at the University of Notre Dame offer exceptional student leaders the unique opportunity to experience the life of a Notre Dame student  httpss:// Office of Pre-College Programs: (574)631-0990 ND.EDU
    * Applications Available October 1st.
  • University of Rochester – Pre-College Programs make it possible for high school students to explore the University and its resources through both credit and noncredit courses. Website: Phone: (585) 275-3221 Toll-Free: (888) 822-2256 Email:
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    The High School Summer Scholar Program (5 weeks, credit) For current sophomore or junior
    Enroll in two college courses for credit, transferable to most accredited universities.
    • Develop academic skills through specialized seminars.
    • Live in a residence hall and enjoy social and cultural opportunities with other scholars from around the world.
    The High School Summer Institutes (3 weeks, non-credit) (For current sophomore or junior)
    • Creative Writing Institute
    • Pre-Medical Institute
    • Photojournalism Institute
    Phone: 866-209-0691 (toll free)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Frontiers and Launch Summer Programs at WPI Frontiers is an on-campus, residential, research, and learning experience that challenges soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors to explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, mathematics, and engineering. Launch is a non-residential learning and research opportunity for students entering freshman and sophomore years of high school. Website: or Phone: 508-831-5286

Free or low-cost science and engineering summer programs

  • MIT DynaMIT
    Cambridge, MA
    dyna MIT is a completely free, week-long science program for economically disadvantaged middle school students hosted on the MIT campus. The program will run August 15 to 19 for rising sixth and seventh graders and August 22 to 26 for rising eighth and ninth graders.
  • UMASS Boston Summer Transportation Institute
    Boston, MA
    Approximately twenty rising 9-12 graders will receive full scholarships to participate in the four-week, non-residential summer program.
  • New England Aquarium
    Boston, MA
    The New England Aquarium offers a variety of volunteer and paid opportunities for teens ages 13 through 19.
  • The Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA
    Over the course of three consecutive summers, 30 high-achieving students from Boston, Cambridge and Somerville high schools live on Harvard’s Cambridge campus from Sunday evenings through Friday afternoons, returning to their homes on weekends.
  • City Sprouts Summer Program
    Cambridge, MA
    CitySprouts’ tuition-free summer program provides a unique opportunity for young people to learn firsthand about the natural ecology of their local environment, starting with the school garden.
  • Boston University Artemis
    Boston, MA
    Artemis is a five-week summer program for rising 9th grade girls focused on computer science. $100 registration fee, free otherwise including lunch. All materials must be received by May 1.
  • Northeastern University Summer STEM Program (NUSSP)
    Boston, MA
    NUSSP is a free (after $50 acceptance fee) academic program run by the Center for STEM Education, which takes an active role in shaping education in students entering grades 6, 7, and 8. Applications are due March 31.
  • You GO Girl
    Cambridge, MA
    This four-day summer program is an on-MIT-campus introductory science and engineering program for girls entering ninth grade in the fall.
  • SeaGlide Workshop
    Cambridge, MA
    The SeaGlide Workshop is an intensive one-week workshop for high school teachers and rising ninth through 12th graders in the greater Boston area.
  • Engineering Design Workshop
    Cambridge, MA
    For four and a half weeks during the whole month of July, the Engineering Design Workshop (EDW) engages Cambridge, Boston, and Greater Boston-area 9th through 12th grade students in hands-on engineering projects.
  • Junction
    Cambridge, MA
    Junction is a summer program for advanced, self-driven high school students held on the MIT campus for two weeks in mid-August


Science and engineering summer programs with fees

    Lexington and Newton, MA, or at our various affiliate locations, $475 – $1200
    KTBYTE is a computer science education academy that provides a progressive curriculum designed for students 8-18 years old. Courses offered range from Scratch programming to college level courses or USA Computing Olympiad prep. Classes are primarily taught in Java and are conducted in both in-person and online formats.
  • Boston Leadership Institute
    Wellesley, MA, $559 – $2,200
    Award-winning summer STEM research programs for teens include: Biological Research, Applied Physics Research, Chemistry Research, Neuroscience, Biomedical Research, Marine Biology, Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Engineering, & STEM Entrepreneurship for rising 8th-12th students.
  • Summer Science and Engineering Program
    Northampton, MA, $5,500 (financial aid available)
    The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Girls who will be in high school (grades 9-12) in fall 2016 are eligible to apply for the summer 2016 program. Applications must be received by April 1 for a discount on your full program payment.
  • Edge on Science
    Weston and Watham, MA, $675
    Choose from Galileo’s Astronomy, Bridge Buildig, Catapult Engineering, Summer Rocket Blast Off and teh Hydraulics Makerspace. These are project-based introductions to engineering. We use drawings, tools, hardware, measuring instruments, computer applications, and modeling to buidl things like a catapult, rocket, bridge, hydraulic machine, or a telescope. Children take on challenges while making new friends and having fun. For ages 10 to 14.
  • Empow Studios
    Locations in Boston, Belmont, Brookline, Cape Cod, Lexington, Newton-Needham, and Westford, MA, half day $335, full day $595
    Empow runs two types of camps: Tech & Design Camps and Minecraft Camps. Tech & Design camps feature robotics, 2D & 3D video game design, virtual reality (VR) game design, animation, programming / coding, 3D modeling & printing, audio engineering, and music production. Minecraft camps feature modding, electrical engineering (via redstone circuits), architecture, game design, and world creation. Empow Studios is open to children who have completed grades 1 to 8 at the time of the session.
  • Summer at Einstein’s Workshop
    Burlington, MA
    From mid-June through August, Einstein’s Workshop offers weekly camp programs for students in K-12, with multiple morning and afternoon offerings each week.
  • Dream, Design, Discover
    Boston, MA, $1,200+
    Sessions are open to children ages 5 through 12 (by September 1, 2016). Students will be divided into Junior Designer, Senior Designer, and Design Leader groups within each class.
  • i2 Camp at Roxbury Latin
    Boston, MA, $850+
    i2 Camp at Roxbury Latin is co-educational and open to rising 5th through rising 8th graders. Partnering with some of the world’s leading STEM organizations, the camp broadens a child’s exposure to STEM with a wide variety of new, innovative courses not seen in traditional middle school education.
  • Wheelock STEM in the City 2016
    Boston, MA, $400 – $800
    During the camp, students explore a variety of STEM-related careers and the educational pathways needed to attain those careers. In addition, they are introduced to college life and academics through campus tours featuring Wheelock’s classrooms, residence halls, library, theater, dining hall, multicultural center, and other campus buildings. Students entering eighth or ninth grade in the fall of 2016.
  • LINX Camp
    Wellesley, MA
    LINX camps provides a traditional day camp experience that builds community and character while allowing campers to explore over 40 unique camps in a variety of areas of interest: Adventure, Fine and Performing Arts, General, Leadership, Sports and STEMM Camps. For grades K-10.
  • Brain Builds
    Needham, MA, $340+
    Students in grades four through eight will explore the wonders of the human brain. In Brain Builds, student-neuroscientists will uncover how our brains perform action, communicate with our senses and encode memories using electrophysiological and other cutting-edge techniques.
  • Emagination
    Newton Centre, MA, $1,625
    Emagination’s MA Summer Camps at Boston College for ages 8-17 include Computer Camp, Minecraft Coding Camp, Game Design Camp.
  • iD Game Design & Development Academy
    Cambridge, MA, $4,049
    iD offers a co-ed, intensive, 2-week, pre-college Game Design & Development Academy for teens ages 13-18.
  • Acera Summer STEAM Camp
    Winchester, MA, $250+
    The Acera Summer STEAM Camp is a creativity-based arts and sciences day camp where children ages 7-14 can nurture their natural desire to inquire, create, and innovate.
  • The Experimentory at Deerfield Academy
    Deerfield, MA, $8,000
    The Experimentory is an interdisciplinary summer program teaching innovation to rising seventh and eighth grade students from across the US and the world.
  • Digital Media Academy
    Cambridge, MA, $1,195+
    Digital Media Academy is a series of STEM camps for 6-17 year olds. Topics include Robotics, App Development, Programming Made by Girls, and more.
  • Launch at WPI
    Worcester, MA, $695-$1095
    For students entering ninth and tenth grades, spend your days working with WPI’s world-renowned faculty on current problems and challenges in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering technology, interactive media and game development, or robotics.
  • Camp Reach
    Worcester, MA, $1,295
    For girls entering 7th grade, Camp Reach emphasizes the social context of engineering design, girls work in teams with a community “customer” to create a plan for solving a real problem. Camp Reach keeps the connection with participants through follow-up programs during the school year. Applications are due April 15.
  • U-Design at BU
    Boston, MA, $425+
    U-Design is a fun, exciting science and engineering program for kids who are currently in grades 6 – 9 at time of registration. It is a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience that gives you the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging in the real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, experimentation, and invention.
  • Environmental Science Program
    Newton, MA, $1,295
    The Environmental Science Program is open to students who will be entering grades 7, 8, 9, or 10 by September 2016. The Envi Sci program combines fun outdoor activities with learning about the environment. Each year it builds on the “peer education” principle by having the student leaders design, develop, and deliver the materials that the students use.
  • The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine at Tufts
    North Grafton, MA, $770
    Students who have entered 7th or 8th grade as of September 2015 are eligible for all middle school sessions. Middle school applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Middle School Program is a fun and exciting way for middle school students to spend one week learning about being a veterinarian and the varied career opportunities within the profession.
  • Alexa Café at Simmons College
    Boston, MA, $999+
    Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, this program acknowledges the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seeks to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum. Alexa Café encompasses coding camps, game design courses, filmmaking classes, web design courses, and photography camps.

Free or low-cost other summer program

  • Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP)
    Boston, MA
    TEEP’s 9th-grade summer program and high school Leadership Development Program focus on three key aspects of leadership development. At the heart of TEEP is a 5-week intensive summer program during which rising 7th and 8th graders focus on academics in the morning (math, language arts, music, fine art, and computer skills) and enrichment activities, like field trips, in the afternoon.


Other summer programs with fees

Puerto Rico Summer Programs

  • BREP (“Biomedical Research Education Program”) –  Biomedical Summer Internship in Recinto de Ciencias Médicas.
  • STEM workshops for Middle and Upper School students – The University of Puerto Riiico in Arecibo (UPRA) offers three programs for Middle and Upper School students across the island focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • University of Puerto Rico– Summer School @ UPR  Pre-university course. A hybrid between English, Spanish, Science, or Math, which combines classroom and online clases. The purpose is to strenghten academic skills. You will experience university life and career exploration. The program offers participation in cultural events, self-help dynamics, and guidance through the transition process of starting college. For more information visit their website httpss://  or call 787-250-0000 x 2076, 2083
  • Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico
    Workshops in:
  • Computer Science
  • Land Surveying

For 10th to 12th-grade students
For more information call (787)622-800 x. 470 or 429

  • Campamento de Verano – Robotics, technology and recreational
    For students 5 to 18 years old – (939)642-0137, (787)233-5736
  • Atlantic University – Summer workshops – Exploration in digital arts for students from 12 to 18 years old. For more information call 787-720-1022 ext. 1027/1028 o
  • Robotics Camp PRISMA – Summer Camp Prisma Ai-Robotix Corp. Is the first camp in Puerto Rico that offers programming. Learn a new coding language (Visual, Basic or C#) and apply it to créate an app for Windows Phone, a videogame, and to program the microcontrol (Microship PIC3) to control the functions of your robot. At Inter, Bayamón for students 8 to 18 years old. For more information contact their website at or call (787)327-1094.
    For more information call (787) 622-8000 ext. 451 or 417
  • ESCUELA DE ARQUITECTURA DE PUERTO RICOTALLER DE MINI-ARQUITECTOS – Designed for elementary and middle School students from 7 to 13 years old to explore basic arquitectura concepts. TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA – Introduction to general arquitectura concepts. Designed for students 14 years and older who are considering design and arquitectura as a future profession. For more information call (787) 764-0000 ext. 2106 or 7315 or Access httpss://
  • Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico
    Art workshops for children and Young adults
    For more information call 787-725-8120 ext. 385 or visit their website at programaextensió
  • Quest Summer Camp – STEAM and Bio-Tech Programs – Four-weeks, intensive, pre-college experience for teens that are aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, robotics engineers, 3D modelers & animators in the top academic institutions of Informatics, Interamerican University of Bayamon Campus. E-Mail: httpss:// Phone: (787) 327-1094.
  • Recinto de Ciencias Médicas – Summer seminary designed for Upper School students from 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, and are interested in discovering more about the alternatives that offer careers in health. Apply before March. Apply at