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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

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

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies At A Glance

Join our community of passionate students, staff, and instructors. We help future generations of students grow as scholars and people through our world-class programming. Our programs cover advanced subjects rarely taught in high school courses, offering students a chance to challenge themselves by diving deep into cutting-edge topics.
Summer Enrichment Programs
Academic enrichment programs offer students the chance to explore topics they are passionate about, forming a community with brilliant peers and instructors. Currently, all summer programs are offered online.
After-School Programs
We offer enrichment circles in math, science, and the humanities during the academic school year. These quarter-long evening sessions allow passionate students to learn through discussions, lectures, and hands-on activities.
High School Diploma and College Credit
We are a division of the Stanford Online High School (Grades 7–12), an independent, accredited school. We also offer Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math & Physics courses, which grants Stanford Continuing Studies Credit.
Jobs at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
In order to operate our outstanding programs, we are always looking for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professionals to serve as instructors, teaching assistants, and more.

Find the Program that is Right for You

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Our diverse online academic programs fit a wide variety of student needs. We host students in four unique programs each summer. We also offer enrichment circles during the school year for students interested in math. Whether you're in elementary school or high school, interested in Aristotle or Astrochemistry, we have a program for you.

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