Semester/Summer Programs

Semster Programs
The Island School


Summer Programs*

Architecture

American Institute of Architects http://www.aia.org/education/AIAS075245 

Boston Architectural College http://www.the-bac.edu/x352.xml 

Harvard Univ. http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/professional/career_discovery/index.html 

MIT http://www.urbanframe.org/summer#!2013-public-works/c1tfc  one 6-week or two 3-week options

Pratt Institute https://www.pratt.edu/uploads/precollege_su_15_courses.pdf 

Tulane University School of Architecture Career Explorations in Architecture 2-week residential program http://architecture.tulane.edu/programs/summer-high-school-program 

University of Southern California http://arch.usc.edu/Programs/SummerPrograms 

3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.

Art

Museum of Fine Arts http://www.mfa.org/programs/studio-art-classes/teen-schedule 

Pratt Institute https://www.pratt.edu/uploads/precollege_su_15_courses.pdf 

Business/Entrepreneurship

Babson Entrepreneurial Development http://www.babson.edu/admission/visiting-students/high-school/Pages/entrepreneurial-development-experience.aspx 

LeanGap learn how to start a company https://leangap.com/overview 

Camps

Camp Becket in Berkshires http:www.bccymca.org 

Camp Belknap in NH http://campbelknap.org/ 

Camp Dudley in the Adirondacks http://www.campdudley.org 

Keewaydin http://www.keewaydin.org/  

http://dunmore.keewaydin.org/article/view/2515/1/294/  4-week wilderness canoe trip in Quebec

http://temagami.keewaydin.org/article/view/2571/1/298/  wilderness trips in northern Ontario

College courses for college credit

Boston College…http://www.bc.edu/schools/summer/bce/ 

Boston University...http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/index.shtml 

Georgetown University…http://www12.georgetown.edu/scs/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students 

Harvard Summer School… http://www.summer.harvard.edu/ 

University of Pennsylvania http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/summer_sessions 

Tufts University…http://ase.tufts.edu/summer/ 

College courses without credit

Boston University…http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/index.shtml 

Brown University http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/ 

Cambridge College Programme At University of Cambridge, England www.cambridgecollegeprogramme.org 

Duke University www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth 

Georgetown University http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute http://www.hws.edu/fli/essyi.aspx 

Explorations At Yale University for grades 10-12 http://www.explo.org/senior 

Oxbridge Academic Programs Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Paris, Montpellier http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/index.php 

University of Pennsylvania http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/summer_sessions 

At Wellesley College for grades 8-9 http://www.explo.org/intermediate 

Yale Global Scholars http://globalscholars.yale.edu/sessions Politics, Law,and Economics, Studies in Grand Strategy

Computer camps

http://www.allensguide.com/academic/computer/ 

iDTech Camps, https://www.idtech.com/ 

Adruino Camp - Students will use their creativity and the easy-to-learn Arduino to create projects with its sensors, motors, speakers and displays, to create projects that interact with them and their world.

https://girlswhocode.com 

Community Service

Beth Israel Summer Health Corps Program http://www.bidmc.org/en/About-BIDMC/Volunteer-Services/Health-Corps-Program.aspx 

Boston Youth Zone http://www.cityofboston.gov/youthzone/JobsInternshipsAndVolunteering/ 

The Food Project http://thefoodproject.org/youth-programs 

Check the TeenLife: Guide to Summer Programs in Bostonhttp://www.teenlife.com/?page=SummerPrograms 

Student Conservation Association http://www.thesca.org/ 

Habitat for Humanity Short-term building projects in the U.S. are available to students 16 or older. http://www.habitat.org/gv 

Strive Trips…a community service/athletic training/traveling trip to Kenya http://www.strivetrips.org/ 

Creative Writing

Denison University Young Writers Workshop http://reynolds.denison.edu 

Emerson College http://www.emerson.edu/ce/programs/Summer-Arts-Communication-Academy.cfm 

Kenyon College http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/young-writers/ Young Writers Workshop at Kenyon College (2 week sessions)

Interlochen http://www.interlochen.org/camp/  Interlochen offers programs in writing, music, and the arts 

University of Iowa http://www.uiowa.edu/youngwriters Iowa Young Writers’ Studio (2 week sessions)

University of Massachusetts Amherst Juniper Institute for Young Writers www.umass.edu/juniperyoungwriters 

University of St. Andrews Creative Writing and Scottish Studies Summer Programmes www.st-andrews.ac.uk/creativewritingsummerprogramme 

University of the South (Sewanee) Young Writers’ Conference http://www.sewanee.edu/ywc/SYWCHome.htm  2 week program 

List of Writing Programs http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/page/16119599/Summer%20Programs%20-%20Writing 

Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.

Debate

Hotchkiss School Speech and Debate Camp http://www.hotchkiss.org/summer-programs/speech-debate/index.aspx 

This camp emphasis debate styles popular with the DANEIS (the Debating Association of New England Independent Schools). http://www.debatecamp.org/   

Engineering

Brown University http://www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college/catalog/index.php?tags=Engineering 

iDTechCamps https://www.idtech.com/ located on various MA college campuses

Johns Hopkins University http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu/dates-locations/ 

MIT Summer Programs http://mitadmissions.org/apply/prepare/summer 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute http://summer.rpi.edu 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute http://www.wpi.edu/academics/Summer/highsc074.html 

Film

Emerson College http://www.emerson.edu/academics/professional-studies/programs-high-school-students 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute http://www.wpi.edu/academics/Summer/highsc074.html 

Great Books

http://www.greatbookssummer.com/ at Amherst College, Stanford University, and Oxford University

Humanities

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute http://www.stanford.edu/group/summer_hum_inst/cgi-bin/wordpress/ 

Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 

Moral Life and the Classical Tradition Witherspoon Institute at Princeton http://winst.org/centers/ceu/summer-seminars/moral-life-and-the-classical-tradition-seminar/ 

Jobs in Boston

Register for summer jobs at the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment’s Success Link if you are a City of Boston resident; http://youth.boston.gov   

Journalism 

New England Center for Investigative Reporting at BU http://necir-bu.org/training/summer-investigative-program-for-high-school-students/program-details/ 

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program http://www.princeton.edu/sjp/ 

Language

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy…4-week immersion program for French, Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic in Vermont http://mmla.middlebury.edu/about/ 

Learning Programs Internationalwww.lpiabroad.com  language-intensive summer programs in Spain, France, Mexico, and Costa Rica that offer coursework and homestays

Leadership

Brown University Leadership Institute Socially responsible leadership www.brown.edu/summer 

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Civic Leadership Institute www.w.cty.jhu/summer/leadership.html 

Morehouse College Summer Institute : Leadership through Science and Math www.morehouse.edu/projectidentity 

St. Albans School of Public Service Four-week program in Washington, DC http://www.stalbansschool.org/page.aspx?pid=413 

Where There Be Dragons Four- and six-week programs in remote areas of the world (financial aid is available) http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/programs.summer.php 

Yale Ivy Scholars Program www.yale.edu/ivyscholars 

Campaigns and Elections Academy - This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns. *Application will go live in early February.

www.leadprogram.org Three-week program held at various college campuses for under-represented minorities interested in leadership development and exploration of careers in business or engineering.

Math

Boston University www.promys.org Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

American Mathematical Society summer camps http://www.ams.org/employment/mathcamps.html 

The Ross Program at Ohio State University http://u.osu.edu/rossmath/ 

 Texas State University Honors Math Camp http://www.txstate.edu/mathworks/camps/Summer-Math-Camps-Information/hsmc.html 

Canada/USA Mathcamp https://www.mathcamp.org 

Medical

Beth Israel Summer Health Corps http://www.bidmc.org/en/About-BIDMC/Volunteer-Services/Health-Corps-Program.aspx 

SCOOP at Children’s Hospital http://www.childrenshospital.org/clinicalservices/Site1544/Documents/SCOOPSummerInternshipBrochure2013.pdf 

TAHSS at Tufts University http://medicine.tufts.edu/Who-We-Are/Administrative-Offices/Office-of-Multicultural-Affairs/Pipeline-Programs/Programs/~/media/TUSM/PDF/Who%20We%20Are/Administrative%20Offices/OMA/2013TAHSS%20Program%20Application%20and%20Instructions.pdf late January deadline; paid internship

Music

Brevard Music Center (North Carolina) http://www.brevardmusic.org/main/institute/highschool/ 

Boston University Tanglewood Institute http://www.bu.edu/cfa/music/tanglewood/ 

Berklee College of Music…http://www.berklee.edu/summer/ 

Interlochen…http://www.interlochen.org/camp/  Interlochen offers programs in music, arts, film, theater, and writing

College of Liberal Arts, Univ. of New Hampshire, Summer Youth Music School http://www.unh.edu/music/index.cfm?id=944E3F6C-C5C7-4BD8-1C7CE753B93B1426 2 week session for high school students; 1 week session for middle school students New England Music Camp (Maine)

New England Music Camp http://www.nemusiccamp.com/  

Northwestern Univ. School of Music, National High School Music Institute www.music.northwestern.edu/nhsmi 

Outdoor Adventure

National Outdoor Leadership School www.nols.edu 

Outward Bound www.outwardbound.org 

Student Conservation Association Hands-on conservation service opportunities throughout the U.S. www.thesca.org 

Performing Arts

Weston Drama Workshop http://www.westondramaworkshop.org/ youth theater workshops

Week-long programs on acting, film, comedy, screenwriting, etc. held on college campuses around the country www.usperformingarts.com 

Science

MIT programs http://mitadmissions.org/apply/prepare/summer 

Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.

Most summer programs admit all or most students who can pay the tuition. However, a number of competitive-admission summer programs select only the best students, but are often then free or offered at a significant discount. Here's a selection:

 Research Science Institute (RSI) at MIT https://www.cee.org/apply-rsi 

 NASA  JPL Summer High School Internship Program Not offered summer 2017. Applications for 2018 announced in Dec/Jan 2017-18

Summer Science Program (SSP) http://www.summerscience.org/admissions/how-to-apply/ 

Minority Introduction to Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Science (MITES) at MIT http://oeop.mit.edu/programs/mites 

Army Educational Outreach Program http://www.usaeop.com/ 

Boston University, Research Internship in Science and Engineering Commuter or residential program; work in lab www.bu.edu/summer/highschool 

Boston University Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists www.promys.org 

Boston University Summer Preview: Biology One-week commuter program for rising freshman and sophomores www.bu.edu/summer/highschool 

Paid summer internships at the New England Aquarium; http://www.neaq.org/get_involved/volunteering_and_internships/internships/summer_teen_internships/index.php 

Earthwatch Institute http://www.earthwatch.org/teenteam 

George Washington Univ. Sci.&Engineering paid apprenticeship program http://www.usaeop.com/aeop.htm 

Harvard Medical School Project Success Apply in 10th grade https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/project-success 

MIT list of competitive admission science programs http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/before/science_fairs_olympiads_etc/index.shtml#summer 

National Space Club Scholars Program 6 week summer intern program http://www.usaeop.com/aeop.htm 

Naval Academy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/stem.html 

The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 8th-11th graders. All students receive a full scholarship to attend the program. https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/ 

Project SMART at UNH http://www.smart.unh.edu/MoreprojectSMART.html 

University of Pennsylvania Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology http://www.seas.upenn.edu/saast/ 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute WPI offers a number of week-long residential programs in science, film, etc. http://www.wpi.edu/academics/Summer/highsc074.html 

Broad Summer Program https://www.broadinstitute.org/partnerships/education/k-12-outreach/broad-summer-scholars-program 

Sports

Crimson Sailing Academy at Harvard For ages 10-16 www.CrimsonSailingAcademy.com 

Slovenski Camps (Maine) http://www.slovenskicamps.com/ 

Strive Trips…a community service/athletic training/traveling trip to Kenya http://www.strivetrips.org/ 

Television

Emerson College Summer Studio TV Program http://www.emerson.edu/ce/programs/Summer-Arts-Communication-Academy.cfm 

Travel/Study

Academic Study Associates (ASA) Pre-college, leadership, or cultural immersion programs Sites at Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Yale, and others

Art History Abroad www.asaprograms.com  

Art History Abroad http://www.arthistoryabroad.com/Summer-Holiday-Courses.html 

China Programs (formerly Glimpses of China) www.chinaprograms.org 

Columbia University…study in the Middle East (King’s Academy in Jordan), Spain, or NYC http://ce.columbia.edu/hs/index.cfm 

Council for International Educational Exchange China Summer 3 week program Japan Summer 3 week program www.ciee.org/hsabroad 

Earthwatch Institute www.earthwatch.org/teenteam 

Experiment in International Living www.experimentinternational.ogr 

Irish Life Experience www.irishlifeexperience.com/ 

Loop Abroad Ecology and conservation in Thailand http://www.loopabroad.com/ 

School Year Abroad Summer China, France, or Spain www.sya.org 

Service Learning abroad, Service learning is a teaching method designed to involve students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. http://studiesabroad.com/high-school/volunteer 

Where There Be Dragons Six-week immersion in remote areas of the world www.wheretherebedragons.com 

United States Air Force

Summer seminar program http://academyadmissions.com/ 

United States Military Academy at West Point

Summer leadership program http://admissions.usma.edu/moreInfo/summer.cfm 

United States Naval Academy

Naval Academy Summer Seminar 1 week introduction to the Academy http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/nass.htm 


*Special thanks to The Roxbury Latin School for sharing many of these opportunities with me.