Harvard University Summer School—Secondary School Program



Highly qualified high schoolers who have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year may enroll for college credit in the full range of Harvard summer undergraduate courses. The college preparatory program includes study skills workshops, a college fair and trips to other colleges. Summer seminars, based on Harvard's freshman seminars, are limited to 15 students and allow for classroom discussions, close attention to writing and opportunities for independent research under a faculty member. Dances, trivia bowl, a talent show, musical groups, sports, and sightseeing excursions around Boston and New England are among the SSP's activities. SSP also offers distance-learning courses featuring online course materials, discussions and video lectures.

General Info

Name Harvard University Summer School—Secondary School Program
Location Cambridge, MA
Year-round Contacts 617-495-3192
Program Focuses & Features Arabic, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basketball, Boating, Chinese, Community Service, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, ESL, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Expository Writing, French, German, Government, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Math, Music, Photography, Religious Studies, Russian, Soccer, Softball, Spanish, Studio Art, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-PG
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director William J. Holinger, Director
Residential Fee $2850-5700 (+$5100), 7 weeks. College credit.
Year Established 1966
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 1 session, 7 weeks long


William J. Holinger, Director