- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Girls Only
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: STEM, Writing, Humanities
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Health Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Credit Awarded: No
Join a community of scholars to pursue academic and extracurricular passions at Smith Precollege Programs, on-campus in Northampton, MA.
What sets us apart from other programs is Smith’s commitment to helping students build college connections—with each other, faculty, staff and undergrads. All programs are for female-identified or gender-nonconforming students who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12.
Join other motivated high school students who want to be engaged, get inspired and expand their experiences both in and out of the classroom. You will be a part of a supportive community led by Smith faculty and staff and supported by our undergraduate students. Take advantage of year-round programs such as Precollege Connection and Crash Courses to meet our Smith community and get a taste of our programs.
Our Programs of Study:
- Women, Gender and Representation
- Science and Engineering
- Creative Writing
- College Readiness
- Sustainable Futures
Classes go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After that, your time is yours. Residential students will also have access to the dining hall, superb athletic facilities, an art museum, a botanic garden and greenhouse, and libraries.
I think the environment that was created for us by the staff was wonderful to come into; it was safe, welcoming, and fun. It definitely influenced our program's environment as well.- 2022 Participant - October 11, 2022
"As an international student it helped me become a lot more independent and it fueled my desire to pursue a career in STEM."- Smith Precollege Alum - October 26, 2021
"It helped prepare me to start living in a new place and be responsible for taking care of myself. It gave an excellent preview of what college classes would be like in contrast to high school classes. It prepared me for meeting and socializing with so many new people from so many different places!"- Smith Precollege Alum - October 26, 2021
"My classroom assistant was really approachable, and I appreciated her guidance during office hours. I could tell that she cared a lot about my work. She knew what it was trying to be and tailored her advice to bring it there."- 2021 Creative Writing Participant - October 26, 2021
"I learned how to create a feminist space for dialogue, where all voices are heard and where we encouraged each other."- 2021 Women, Gender and Rep Participant - October 26, 2021