Programs for High School Students

Intensive programs for academically exceptional students
Engage in a rich and demanding academic experience on Columbia's tranquil campus, in the heart of New York City.
Summer Sessions I, II and III • June 27—August 12, 2022
For students entering grades 9-12 or freshman year
Prepare for the college experience through exploratory coursework and connect with the Columbia University community over ten weekends this fall and spring.
Saturday & Sundays
Fall: Sept. 18—Nov. 21, 2021 • Spring: Jan. 22—Mar. 27, 2022
For students currently in grades 9-12
Dive into the Ivy League experience with Columbia’s world-class instructors and a rigorous and collaborative online experience.
Summer Sessions I, II and III • July 5—August 5, 2022
For students currently in grades 9-12
Earn college credit and advance your college preparation with advanced coursework taught alongside current Columbia University students.
Fall: Sep. 9—Dec. 13, 2021 (Final Exams: Dec. 14—23, 2021)
Spring: Jan. 18—May 2, 2022 (Final Exams: May 3–13, 2022)
For students in grades 11 or 12
Students will convene in Castleton, Vermont to mobilize action, drive impact, and affect change in response to our warming planet. 
June 27—July 9, 2021
For students entering grades 9-12 across the United States
Gain computer programming and problem-solving skills in this three-week program taught online by leading coding experts.
Fall Session: September—December 8, 2021  
For learners currently in grades 9-12
Educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs for student journalists.
June 21—July 30, 2021
For student journalists and their faculty advisors