Brown University Pre-College Programs
Explore the Academic Possibilities this Spring and Summer
Experience college, prepare for academic success, and make new friends from around the world in Brown Pre-College Programs. Throughout the summer Brown offers multiple sessions 1-7 weeks in length, and more than 300 courses to choose from – on campus, online, and abroad.
What to Study?
Begin with some questions about yourself:
- What areas of study do you find most intriguing?
- What do you consider you are “best” at and want to do more of?
- What are you determined to “do” better?
- What do you know little about but are deeply interested in exploring?
- What course of study do you think will bring you in contact with individuals as passionate as you about the subject?
- Among those things you think you “ought” to study, which do you most “want” to study?
- Where do you want to go, and what do you need to know to get there?
Summer@Brown courses are carefully chosen to represent a wide range of Brown University’s open liberal arts curriculum – a core principle of a Brown education. Students live and learn on Brown’s magnificent Ivy League campus and choose from nearly 200 non-credit courses. In class, attention is shifted away from grades and credits so students can fully immerse themselves in subjects they love, and discover the satisfying challenge of college-level academics. Outside of class, students participate in a full program of events and activities, and experience the independence of college life with fellow students and new friends from around the world.
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.
Brown's online courses are a great way for motivated and enthusiastic high school students to experience Ivy League academics, explore challenging subjects, and engage with other students from around the world. Courses are rigorous, active learning experiences designed and led by innovative, dedicated Brown instructors. Subjects include Medicine, Neuroscience, Anatomy, DNA Science, Writing, Entrepreneurship, Engineering and Leadership.
Brown Pre-College Global Programs offer rigorous academic programs and a cultural immersion experience designed to prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century. High school students can choose to study this summer with Brown in:
NEW for Summer 2018: Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology, Rain Cloud Forest, Ecosystems
This unique program combines the development of socially responsible leadership with focused study on academic topics such as health, global development, social entrepreneurship, conflict resolution, and environmental justice. Students integrate their learning through course work, workshops on leadership styles, public speaking, active listening, and the development of an Action Plan project related to their school or home community.
BELL students live and learn on location, and address the challenges of 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 they can apply to create change in their home communities.
English Language and Academics for University-Bound Students.
This acclaimed summer program for high-achieving students offers immersive English language study for non-native speakers, along with courses that explore American and global culture, history, economics, and the arts. Small class sizes, events, and workshops maximize student participation and student-instructor interaction.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) | Define. Investigate. Excel.
The STEM II program is for students who are entering, or have completed, 9th grade. STEM II includes a range of two-week courses that students can choose, covering a wide breadth of the STEM subjects. Each course consists of rigorous academic content, laboratory or field exercises, and a specifically designed “project” that enhances the academic learning and extend the students’ knowledge. In addition, students participate in carefully selected STEM activities, inspiring research talks, and co-curricular exercises. Students spend two full weeks exploring the foundations of one STEM discipline while also participating in programs that promote social and academic growth and support students as they prepare for success in their lives and future careers.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) | Explore. Discover. Achieve.
The STEM I - SPARK program consists of a range of courses that students can choose (either one two-week course or two one-week courses), carefully selected STEM activities, inspiring research talks, as well as thought-provoking community building and exercises. Students will study the foundations of one or two STEM disciplines while also having the opportunity to participate in programs that promote social and academic growth and support adolescents as they develop into responsible, globally aware citizens. The SPARK experience is fun, engaging, and truly rewarding.
An integrated cross-institutional two-week program of study for high school students that provides rigorous academic and creative opportunities to learn how to be an innovative entrepreneur.
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 is Summertime Academic Enrichment for Providence-Area High School Students. Presented by the Brown Education Department.