Excel at Amherst College



Excel participants choose from courses in the arts, the humanities and contemporary issues, languages and SAT preparation in a collegiate learning environment. Each student enrolls in one major and one enrichment course. Community service opportunities; instructional sports clinics in tennis, soccer and golf; and evening activities supplement academics. See the other domestic Excel listing under Williamstown, MA.

General Info

Name Excel at Amherst College
Location Amherst, MA
Year-round Contacts 802-387-5000
Program Focuses & Features Architecture, Business/Finance, Canoeing, Community Service, Creative Writing, Dance, Debate, ESL, Expository Writing, Fashion, Film, French, Hiking, History, International Relations, Law, Mountaineering, Music, Photography, Political Science, Public Speaking, Religious Studies, Soccer, Spanish, Speech, Studio Art, Tennis, Theater, Wilderness Camping, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 9-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 15-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Maggie Strassman, Director
Residential Fee $5090, 3 weeks.
Year Established 1950
Sponsor Putney Student Travel
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 3 sessions, 3-6 weeks long


Maggie Strassman, Director