Welcome to NYC Summer Academy! NYC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in New York City while studying topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business, science and more.

Each two-week course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. Working with award-winning journalists from The Times and expert practitioners from across the city, students will explore their passions and learn firsthand how ideas take shape, forming the industries of today and the creative enterprises of tomorrow.

When students apply for the program, they choose between two distinct program types – Explorations and Intensives. Explorations investigate diverse topics designed to introduce students to four different fields of work and study in a two-week Academy term. This survey approach to learning enables students to make cross-disciplinary connections and informed decisions about their academic and career choices. Intensives immerse students in a single subject area for the entire two-week Academy term, with the goal of cultivating comprehensive knowledge of that discipline. This thorough approach to learning enables students to develop deeper insights about the field by closely investigating its inner workings.

With New York City as their home and classroom, Summer Academy students will join the ranks of many of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and dreamers. From New York’s libraries and museums to world-class performing arts institutions, the city is rich in creativity and inspiration and its resources are seemingly unlimited. Summer Academy offers two levels of engagement for students from both New York and around the world. Students have the option of living on campus in the university dormitories or commuting to class from their local residence.

Students in the residential program stay in residence halls in the heart of New York City. Students are overseen by residential program staff. The location equips students with easy access to Central Park, Times Square, Columbus Circle and the Hudson River — the perfect starting point to explore everything the city has to offer. Residential students participate in a rich set of evening and weekend activities to complement the academic program.

Students in the day program commute to campus on weekday mornings to participate in the academic program. Day students have the option of staying for dinner and may choose to participate in evening and weekend activities. 

Cost and Session Information

Students are admitted to one of four terms (though students are also allowed to enroll in back-to-back terms). 

Term 1: June 9 - 21

Term 2: June 23 - July 5

Term 3: July 7 - 19

Term 4: July 21 - August 2

Tuition for Day Students is $5,150*; tuition for Residential Students is $5,750*.

Admission to the program requires the successful completion of an online application and a $50 application fee. The Early Decision deadline for our 2019 program is January 6, 2019. The Priority deadline for our 2018 program is February 10, 2019. For additional details, visit our website or call 646-438-7269.

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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