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Welcome to Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

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.

Summer Humanities Institute

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. 

Summer Humanities Institute 2015

Dates


Session 1: June 21 – July 10
Session 2: July 13 – August 1

Grade LevelCurrent 10 – 11Student BodyGlobalCreditCertificated LearningApplication Deadlines


Early: February 4
Regular: March 11
Extended: April 1

Website

summerhumanities.stanford.edu

Summer Institutes High School Program

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. Two new courses for 2014 are Decision Leadership and Negotiation which will balance analytic rigor through decision analysis and game theory, with behavioral insights through psychology, negotiation, and leadership; and Computer Simulations and Interactive Media which will introduce students to the concepts of app development, game design, and artificial intelligence through basic programming and mathematics.

Summer Institutes High School Program 2015

Dates


Session 1: June 21 – July 10
Session 2: July 13 – August 1
Session 2E: July 13 – August 8

Grade LevelCurrent 8 – 11Student BodyGlobalCreditCertificated LearningApplication Deadlines


Early: January 21
Regular: March 4
Extended: April 1

Website

summerinstitutes.stanford.edu

Youth Orchestra

Perform in Bing Concert Hall and study music this summer!

The Stanford Youth Orchestra brings the finest young musicians from around the world to participate in a three-week intensive orchestral and academic program. Bringing together world-renowned faculty instructors, the Stanford Youth Orchestra provides participants with exceptional orchestral training in the new state-of-the-art Bing Concert Hall, and includes academic workshops in composition, music theory, musicology, and technology. Students can choose between residential or commuting options. 

Youth Orchestra 2015

DatesJuly 12 – August 1Grade LevelCurrent 8 – 12Student BodyGlobalCreditCertificated LearningApplication Deadlines


Early: February 4
Regular: March 11
Extended: April 1

Website

youthorchestra.stanford.edu