We offer summer programs that advance the education of academically talented and intellectually curious high school students—students like you! Our residential summer programs let students explore their passions through intensive, single-subject study.
Enrich your love of history and philosophy.
The Summer Humanities Institute is a three-week residential program where rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors. Students will spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. During their third week, students work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects.
Creativity. Innovation. Experience how the Arts live at Stanford!
In our newest residential program, students come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in art, visual design, music, and drama. The Stanford Summer Arts Institute will offer up to six courses that emphasize the essential connections between the arts and other areas of study, including neuroscience, computer science, engineering, entrepreneurship, and more.
Pursue your passions this summer!
The Summer Institutes are intensive residential academic programs that allow students to study a single subject for three or four weeks with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions, and interests. Courses in areas ranging from Business to Bioscience, Particle Physics to Political Science, and Creative Writing to Cosmology are customized to give students deep exposure and hands on experience.