Our Middle School Summer Challenge program is designed to expand students' critical thinking skills in an exciting and innovative environment. During this two-week program, students enroll in one morning course and one afternoon course specifically designed to build on their strong academic foundation. Course topics include math, history, science, leadership, philosophy, foreign language, and writing. All courses are noncredit.
Students in Middle School Summer Challenge commute to campus. We provide a full daily schedule that includes classes, lunch, and additional social and team building activities. Students are supervised at all times by our dedicated program staff. See Daily Schedule and Courses for a list of courses available this summer.
2017 Program Dates
We offer one session of Middle School Summer Challenge from June 19-30, 2017. Please note that this commuter program meets Monday-Friday only.
The 2017 program fee is $1,985. Scholarship assistance is available for students who demonstrate financial need. See 2017 Fees for more information on fees and scholarship assistance.
To be eligible for Middle School Summer Challenge students should:
- Be a current sixth-, seventh-, or eighth-grade student.
- Have an academic average of B+ or better.
- As an international student, provide documentation of their ability to complete coursework in English.
How to Apply
In order to apply to Middle School Summer Challenge, students must complete an online application, including three short essays, and submit the following supplemental information:
- Teacher Recommendation
- International applicants must send proof of English ability
We review applications on a rolling basis. Once we receive all of the required supplemental information to complete an application, students are notified by mail of the admission decision within 10-12 business days. Qualified applicants are admitted until all spaces in the program are filled.
The application process for the 2017 Middle School Summer Challenge has closed. Information and applications for 2018 will be available beginning October 1, 2017.
Congratulations on your admission to the Middle School Summer Challenge! Learn more about the next steps in the registration process.
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