Penn Summer High School Programs

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Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn's historic campus, engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections with accelerated three- or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.

Summer Academies

Summer Academies

July 2 – July 22, 2017

Summer Academies

Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs that fuse sophisticated scientific or social theory with relevant application. The science academies draw upon Penn's cutting-edge technology and resources to provide innovative lab experiences while the humanities academies draw upon the rich history and diversity of Philadelphia to provide a sociologically comprehensive summer experience.

Learn more about the Summer Academies:

Pre-College Program

Pre-College Program

June 27 – August 5, 2017

Pre-College Program

A true Penn experience! Pre-College students enroll in undergraduate courses for college credit and have the unique opportunity to explore the University as a residential student, including access to dorms and dining halls, recreational facilities, college admissions workshops and full undergraduate academic resources.

Learn more about Penn's Pre-College Program >

Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars Program

Session I: May 22 – June 28, 2017
Session II: June 29 – August 4, 2017

Young Scholars Program

An Ivy League experience for local students! Young Scholars enroll in one or two undergraduate courses for college credit alongside Penn students and have access to full undergraduate academic resources, including libraries, academic advising, college admissions workshops and learning resources.

Learn more about Penn's Young Scholars Program >


Penn also offers numerous summer programs managed by divisions outside of Penn Summer, including:

Scholarships for

high school students


Ready to apply for the

summer of your life?


Summer is the best season

to be at Penn


Penn Summer

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 746-6902

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