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.
Our 30 summer courses provide in-depth and interactive exploration of academic material. Courses are ungraded and are not awarded credit.
Global Focus & Real Connections
Bright peers from around the world create a truly special and unforgettable experience. Study and discuss academic topics alongside peers that share the same talents, interests, and curiosity.
Live Online Classes
With small class sizes, our online classes allow students to engage in every aspect of a course through real-time discussions in which instructors and students see, hear, and interact with one another.
Learn from Scholarly Instructors
Attend courses designed, created, and taught by instructors who are knowledgeable in their fields and passionate about teaching. Many courses highlight new areas of research and professional practice.
Subject areas include:
- Computer Science
- Legal Studies
- Social Science
- Physical and Biological Science
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes seeks to not only provide enriching academic experiences, but also to facilitate engaging learning communities that foster critical thinking, promote personal growth, and inspire lifelong learning outside of the classroom. Our online program incorporates a robust student life component to complement the academic coursework of the program.
Cost and Session Information
We seek intellectually curious students, grades 8–11, with a passion for learning and a record of achievement inside and outside the classroom. Admission is selective.
2021 Session Dates
- Session 1: June 21–July 2, 2021
- Session 2: July 12–July 23, 2021
- Session 3: July 26–August 6, 2021
Limited financial aid is available. Financial aid is granted based upon need. Students who wish to be considered for both partial and full scholarships should submit a complete online financial aid application and all required income documentation. (See our website for details.) Please submit your financial aid application with your program application.