Overview

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a summer academic enrichment program that provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course.

Explore Your Passions. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes provides a taste of the Stanford classroom experience and challenges students with advanced content not typically found in the high-school curriculum.

Single-subject Study
Not for credit or grade, our 60+ courses provide in-depth and interactive exploration.

Join an Engaging Community
Study alongside peers that share the same talents, interests, and curiosity.

Global Focus & Real Connections
Bright peers and engaged mentors from around the world create a truly special and unforgettable experience.

Learn from Expert Instructors
Attend courses designed, created, and taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. Many courses highlight new areas of research and professional practice.

Subject areas include:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Physical and Biological Science
  • Writing

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes believes that valuable growth experiences take place inside and outside of the classroom. We intentionally design academic opportunities and student life experiences to bring together a vibrant community of participants from across the country and around the globe.

Cost and Session Information

We seek intellectually curious students, grades 8–11, ages 14–17, with a record of achievement inside and outside the classroom, and a passion for learning. Admission is selective.

2020 Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 22–July 3
  • Session 2: July 6–July 17
  • Session 3: July 20–July 31

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