Our Middle School Summer Challenge program is designed to expand students' critical thinking skills in an exciting and innovative environment. Students participate in one morning arts or humanities course and one afternoon STEM course both specifically designed to build on a student's strong academic foundation. In addition to course work, students participate in a series of leadership and team building activities creating a well-rounded summer experience. This program is noncredit.
Students in Middle School Summer Challenge commute to campus. We provide a full daily schedule that includes classes, lunch, and additional social and team building activities. Students are supervised at all times by our dedicated program staff.
2021 Program Dates
Dates for the 2021 summer will be announced in November.
Please note that this commuter program meets Monday-Friday only.
To be eligible for Middle School Summer Challenge students should:
- Be a current fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, or eighth-grade student during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
- Have an academic average of B+ (3.3/4.0) or better.
- As an international student, have a TOEFL score of at least 90, IELTS score of at least 6.5 or Duolingo score of at least 115.