Skip to content Skip to navigation

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 Arts Institute

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.

Summer Arts Institute 2016

Dates


Session 1: June 19 – July 8
Session 2: July 11 – 30

Grade LevelCurrent 9 – 11Student BodyGlobalCreditCertificated LearningApplication Deadlines


Early: February 3
Regular: March 2

Website

summerartsinstitute.stanford.edu

Summer Institutes

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.

Summer Institutes 2016

Dates


Session 1: June 19 – July 8
Session 2: July 11 – 30

Grade LevelCurrent 8 – 11Student BodyGlobalCreditCertificated LearningApplication Deadlines


Early: January 20
Regular: February 24
Extended: March 30

Website

summerinstitutes.stanford.edu

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 2016

Dates


Session 1: June 19 – July 8
Session 2: July 11 – 30

Grade LevelCurrent 10 – 11Student BodyGlobalCreditCertificated LearningApplication Deadlines


Early: February 3
Regular: March 2

Website

summerhumanities.stanford.edu