High School Programs
Get your first taste of college in the Ivy League. Join your peers from across the country and around the world for a Summer High School Program at the University of Pennsylvania. With a diverse array of courses and programs to choose from you're bound to find a program that caters to your academic interests. What’s more, our beautiful campus, with its tree-lined walkways and historic buildings, offers you the perfect summer learning location.
Explore your options through a variety of programs, including the Art in the City Academy, Biomedical Research Academy, Chemistry Research Academy, Experimental Physics Academy, Social Justice Research Academy, or the Pre-College Program.
Whether you plan to live on campus or commute, you’ll be immersed in the outstanding academic challenge of an Ivy League environment. All courses are taught by Penn’s world-class faculty, scholars, and distinguished outside experts. Further, classes are small—usually 15 to 20 students—so you know you’ll get the individual attention you expect and deserve.
Be sure to investigate our Young Scholars Program, a special opportunity for outstanding local high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit. As a Young Scholar, you’ll pursue your favorite discipline at a level beyond that available in most secondary schools. Or you can survey fields such as anthropology, economics, advanced calculus, philosophy, linguistics, or experimental psychology.
Explore today. Prepare for tomorrow. Start now—in a high school program at Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies.