Summer Programs for High School Students

The application for both high school programs will open on Tuesday, December 1.

Challenge yourself in college-level academics. Meet new friends from around the world. Strengthen your college application. And, build important life skills that can make your future college experience a success.

Harvard Summer School offers two different programs that both offer a transformative introduction to college life.

Explore Our Two Programs

Two-Week High School Program

An intense and exciting glimpse into the college experience

During this intensive two-week program, you will take the first steps toward your college journey alongside a diverse group of exceptional high school students.

  • Challenge yourself in a college course taught by Harvard faculty and affiliates, without the pressure of grades.
  • Engage with your peers in structured co-curricular activities, college readiness workshops, and social events.

Check out the Two-Week High School Program

Seven-Week High School Program

Immerse yourself in college life for seven fun-filled weeks

In this dynamic seven-week program, you can earn college credit while experiencing firsthand what it's really like to be a college student.

  • Choose one or two classes that delve deeply into subjects that really excite you and may not be offered in high school.
  • Prepare for the future as you experience what it's really like to balance responsibility with independence.

Check out the Seven-Week High School Program

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