Experience a Summer at Stanford

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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. Whether you're in elementary school or high school, interested in Aristotle or Astrochemistry, we have a program for you.

Our Programs At A Glance

Our participants are adventurous, highly motivated, and passionate in their desire to come together and deepen their learning. While exploring new subjects and making friendships to last a lifetime, they will gain new insights into themselves and what really motivates them.
Diverse Students
With participation from every state and over 80 countries, our programs draw from the best and the brightest around the world.
Transformational Teaching
Our instructors are experts in their fields and committed to sharing their love for their subjects with students.
Challenging Coursework
We offer advanced topics in mathematics, science, humanities, and the arts, plus courses in business, engineering, social science, and other subjects rarely taught in high school.
Brilliant Peers
Over the summer, our residential programs emphasize peer-to-peer learning. Grow as both a scholar and a person through intensive coursework and social activities.

The program was an absolutely wonderful experience. Besides being academically enriching, it has also helped me evolve as a person. Meeting and interacting with people from various backgrounds, getting to know their cultures and traditions, was an experience of a lifetime!

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes Participant