Pre-College Programs
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview
Brown Pre-College Programs Overview

Brown University Pre-College Programs

Explore the Academic Possibilities This Summer

Experience college life, prepare for academic success, and make new friends from around the world in Brown Pre-College programs. Multiple sessions 1-7 weeks in length, with more than 300 courses to choose from – on campus, online, and abroad.

Summer Pre-College

Each summer, Brown offers nearly 200 courses carefully selected to reflect the breadth of the University’s curriculum. Eligible students have completed at least the 9th grade. Experience college life and learning in these non-credit courses that vary in length from one to four weeks.

Pre-Baccalaureate College Credit Courses

Brown University's Undergraduate Summer Session is open to qualified rising and graduated high school seniors: study side-by-side with Brown undergraduates and earn college credit in these seven-week courses drawn from across the Brown curriculum.

Online Courses

Brown offers Summer, Fall, and Spring sessions of online courses - designed specifically for engaged high school students - in Anatomy, Entrepreneurship, DNA Science, Leadership, Engineering, Writing, and Medicine.

Global Programs

Global Programs offer rigorous academic experiences in the context of cultural immersions that prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century. High school students can choose to study this summer with Brown in:

Costa Rica

Rome, Italy

Naxos, Greece

Segovia, Spain

Brown Leadership Institute

This unique program combines the development of socially responsible leadership with focused study on academic topics such as health, global development, ethics, conflict resolution, and social media. Students integrate their learning through course work, leadership workshops, and the development of an Action Plan project related to their school or home community.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL)

This program challenges students to grapple with global and local environmental issues in a hands-on learning environment. Field research, discussions, site visits, and debates are a few of the ways students learn together and develop socially responsible leadership skills to apply in their home communities.

Spring 2014

BELL: Hawaii - Environmental Ecology and Hawaiian Culture

BELL: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast - Ecology, Culture, and Sustainable Development

Summer 2014

BELL Alaska: Cultural Preservation, Economic Growth, and Environmental Choices

BELL: Rhode Island - Sustainable Development

BELL: Costa Rica - Biology, Conservation, and Sustainability


Intensive English Language at Brown

English Language and Academics for University-bound Students
This acclaimed program combines focused English language study with liberal arts courses for high-achieving, university-bound students.

TheatreBridge & Playwrights Workshop

Immersive Theatre Study for High School Students
TheatreBridge and Playwrights Workshop offer a connecting link between high school and college theatre and encourage a commitment to a life of creative engagement. The highly selective programs provide promising young actors and playwrights an opportunity to stretch their imaginations and skills as they create new work under the mentorship of established theatre professionals. 

SPARK - Science for Middle School Students

Explore, Discover, Achieve
The two-week SPARK program is for students who have completed 6th, 7th and 8th grade and love science. The SPARK experience is fun, engaging, and rewarding. Students explore exciting science topics and gain a foundation for further inquiry. Carefully selected extracurricular activities additionally inspire students to reflect on what it takes to excel and ultimately lead in science. 

Summer Sports Camps

Brown University offers summer sports camps for young athletes. We are committed to providing an exceptional camp experience for campers of all ages and skill levels. Camps are led by Brown's varsity coaches, their staff and current Brown athletes.

Brown Summer High School

Brown Summer High School is Summertime Academic Enrichment for Providence-Area High School Students. Presented by the Brown Education Department.

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