Summer School Secondary School Program
General Session: June 24-August
Short Session i: June 24-July 21
Short Session II: July
Every year approximately 1,000 high school students who have
completed their senior, junior, or sophomore year spend eight summer
weeks at Harvard University. They find the Secondary School Program
(SSP) an exciting and rewarding Ivy League experience.
college-bound students prepare for the college-admissions process and for college
itself. Living and learning with students from all areas of
the United States and more than 90 countries around the
world, SSP students take courses along with undergraduates and earn
college credit. They choose from nearly 200 Harvard Summer School
courses, explore academic subjects not available in high school, work
with a distinguished faculty, use well-equipped labs, and do research
in the largest university library system in the world.
in 2006 is the College Preparatory program, which includes a
large College Fair, visits to New England colleges, and study-skills
workshops. Also featured are the Math Program, the Drama Program,
and the Writing Program, which offers a wide array of
writing classes as well as readings by visiting authors.
on the Charles River in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University
provides a dynamic environment in which to preview college life.