Vanderbilt Summer Academy

    Vanderbilt Summer Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, STEM, Gifted, Psychology, Career Exploration, Humanities
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Call: (615) 322-8261
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    Vanderbilt Summer Academy is an intentionally designed, accelerated summer experience for academically advanced students, grounded in academic rigor and scholarly exploration, while also focused on fostering a strong sense of community and friendship. At VSA, students join peers from around the world stretching their intellectual boundaries through choice-based classes.

    VSA students take accelerated courses with instructors drawn from the wealth of talented scholars here at Vanderbilt University and from within the Nashville community. VSA courses are designed to be accelerated to meet the needs of gifted and high-ability students. With up to six hours a day devoted to academic learning, this program provides for a satisfying level of focus and depth. Because courses are accelerated, we ask applicants to submit eligibility materials to determine if an accelerated course would be a good academic fit for the student.

    While Vanderbilt Summer Academy is academically focused, additional recreational programming offers organized activities for social-emotional balance. Outside the classroom, VSA students participate in a variety of evening activities, explore extracurricular enrichment activities, and enjoy free time to make new friends. Learn more about life outside of class on the Residential Life page on our website.

    Cost and Session Information

    Rising 7th and 8th Grade One Week Program
    June 20 - June 25, 2022

    Rising 9th and 10th Grade Two Week Program
    June 20 - July 1, 2022

    Rising 11th and 12th Grade One Week Program
    June 26 - July 2, 2022

    Rising 11th and 12th Grade Two Week Program
    July 10-22, 2022

    PTY Mentor Immersion (Virtual)
    Various Summer Dates

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