The (MS)2 program was founded in 1977 to address the compelling need to cultivate the mathematical and scientific abilities of economically disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American high school students from targeted U.S. cities. This rigorous program is free of charge to selected students.
In a residential setting on the historic Phillips Academy campus, the three-summer program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations. This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for all students selected.
Beginning the summer after 9th grade, the five-week program provides appropriate challenges to better prepare students for college and, ultimately, STEM careers. Students live in dorms on campus with other students from around the world and enjoy health meals in a large, centrally located dining hall. Afternoon activities include basketball, outdoor games, power walking, running, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The program also sponsors weekend trips to baseball games, amusement parks, beaches, shopping malls and Boston. A movie and dance are offered every Saturday night.