Discover. Explore. Grow.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes provides a taste of the Stanford classroom experience, and challenges students with advanced content not typically found in the high-school curriculum.
Choose from over 55 online summer courses that provide in-depth and interactive exploration of academic material. Courses are ungraded and are not awarded credit. Courses are available in subjects including computer science, math, creative writing, social justice, philosophy, engineering, and more.
Global Focus and Real Connections
Bright peers from around the world create a truly special and unforgettable experience. Study and discuss academic topics alongside peers who share the same talents, interests, and curiosity.
Live Online Classes
With small class sizes, our live online class meetings allow students to engage in every aspect of a course through real-time discussions in which instructors and students see, hear, and interact with one another.
Learn from Scholarly Instructors
Attend courses designed, created, and taught by instructors who are knowledgeable in their fields and passionate about teaching.
Application Now Closed
Our application for the 2023 Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is now closed. To learn about future opportunities, please join our mailing list.
2023 Program Dates
Courses will be offered in two sessions this summer. Each session runs for two weeks, with courses meeting Monday–Friday. Please note that students may only attend one course per summer.
Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 30, 2023
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 21, 2023
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Hear from Our Students
“My SPCS experience has truly been remarkable. Student life workshops gave me an opportunity to voice out my opinions on subjects such as health, science, and leadership. Class time was engaging through interactive lectures and discussions.”
- Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes Participant, 2022
Find the Course that Excites You
Summer 2023 Course Catalog
Each year, we refine our course offerings to reflect the interests of our students and current events. Our instructors also highlight new areas of research and findings to create exciting learning opportunities for students.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies inspires academically motivated Pre-Collegiate students on their journey to becoming leaders that will transform the future. In an inclusive classroom setting without the pressure of grades, students explore advanced study and build bonds with peers from around the world.
Director of Online Outreach Programs