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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of intellectually passionate pre-college students. We offer a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of students everywhere.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies At A Glance

We help future generations of students grow as scholars and people by leveraging Stanford University’s world-class resources. Explore programs that cover advanced subjects rarely taught in high school and offer students a chance to challenge themselves by diving deep into cutting-edge topics
Academic Enrichment Programs
Our summer and academic year programs offer students the chance to engage in topics they are passionate about, forming an intellectual community with peers, instructors, and staff.
Mission-Driven Programming
We are committed to inspiring pre-collegiate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Discover the Program that is Right for You

Participants work together and write on the white board.
Working with industrial tools, participants build prototypes in the Product Realization Laboratory.
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We host students from across the U.S. and around the world in five summer programs and three academic year programs. Whether you're in elementary school or high school, interested in Aristotle or Astrochemistry, we have a program for you.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and accessible community. We honor students’ authentic identities, varied perspectives, thoughts and experiences in all of our programs.

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