Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Our programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject. The choice is yours!
Need help deciding? View online, download, or print out our “Programs at a Glance Chart” for a comprehensive checklist of all our program offerings.
Stanford High School Summer College offers Stanford University credit to high school students ages 16 – 19. Become a Stanford student for 8 weeks during the summer and take university courses with other Stanford undergraduates in classes taught by Stanford professors.
The Pre-Collegiate Institutes are programs for middle and high school students looking for academic rigor and fun during the summer! Our programs offer a variety of subjects, including intensive study of the humanities, mathematics, and music. Learn from experts with peers who share your passion!
The Stanford Youth Orchestra brings the finest young musicians from around the world to participate in a 3-week intensive orchestral and academic programs. Study with world-renowned faculty and receive exceptional training in the new state-of-the-art Bing Concert Hall.
The Stanford Online High School is an accredited independent school, grades 7 – 12, for academically talented and motivated students. Be a part of a global community of students and learn from exceptional teachings in a real-time online classroom. Customize your education by being a full-time, part-time, or single-course student.
Enrich your academic pursuits during the school year on Stanford University’s campus. With the Math and Science Circles, Silicon Valley locals can attend weekly sessions for elementary, middle, and high school students. The Stanford Science Conference is an weekend event that takes place at Stanford for high school students from around the world who are interested in science.
University-Level Online Math & Physics courses bring motivated and academically-talented high school students together to allow them to explore their intellectual passions, studying directly with expert instructors. These online courses are offered throughout the year and are largely self-paced, and giving the opportunity to take a broad offering of math and physics courses not typically offered in secondary schools.