I n a million universes, there are a million girl detectives. They are all thinking of getting their ears pierced, pinching the fat of their lobes between index and thumbnails, imagining the bite of something through their skin. Some of the girl detectives are in the school choir, where they sing with competent, if sometimes thin, voices. Some of them are walking to school with Thomas from chemistry class. They aren’t listening to him talk. They are thinking about unsolved cases, they are thinking about stolen jewels and a men’s size 10 footprint in the dirt outside a cracked window. Some of them are in sewing class, looking at the needle and thread in their hands, how their mother said all she used to pierce her ears was a needle and ice cube, steadied her hand in the mirror reflection, droplets of blood trailing down the sides of her throat. They are thinking of the sparkle of diamond in their mother’s ears. They are thinking of her straight-backed elegance in front of her dressing mirror, they are thinking of how she said you are nearly a woman now, soon it will be time to put childhood things away. Some of them are in history class, their desks jostled when the long-legged boy behind them stretches, their pens jittering across their notes. In the margins, they have written there is something suspicious about Claude J., investigate. They are checking Instagram, they are getting Snapchat love notes, they are getting e-mails from mysterious accounts, photos of the front door of their house, I know where you live, girl detective, you’d better watch your back, girl detective. They are tucking their honorary deputy badge into their purse after quietly examining it at lunch, what’s that you got, one of the boys, singsong, long-fingered reaching, what’s that you got, girl detective, hurriedly tucking it away, nothing, nothing, it’s nothing. They are counting the days until graduation; they are counting the hours. They are thinking when will it be over, they are thinking maybe it never will. They are sending messages to little girls who say they want to be girl detectives too: You can do anything you set your mind to. I believe in you. I’m rooting for you. Some of them are daydreaming in literature class, the teacher’s droning voice, do I dare to eat a peach , they are thinking of cyanide and peach pits, they are sitting upright, they are solving Mrs. Gravley’s murder, Oh, I see now , and the teacher stops in his recitation of Prufrock and stares till the girl detectives pick up their knocked-to-the-ground papers, sorry, sorry, I’m sorry. They are standing outside the school gates watching cars pass

by, one long dark one catching their attention. The girl detectives brush their bangs away from their eyes, try to catch license plate glimpse, and the dark car turns the corner, all they see is 3A9L , reflection of sunlight off the bumper obscuring their vision. They think that night they will try self-hypnosis to see if they can recall the rest of the number, they think how cold it must be to hold an ice cube to the back of your ear with one hand, needle with the other. They think their mother’s hands must have wavered. Some of them are singing a song from choir, you shall have all the pretty little horses, under their breath, pinching their earlobes between their fingers, thinking maybe it doesn’t hurt so much, does it, only a little bite, only a little sting. They are thinking and then Mother would be so proud. They are watching the lovely clouds scudding through the sky, stretch and twist, that could be a dragon, that could be a popsicle, that could be a skeleton key . They are ignoring Thomas from chemistry class offering to carry their books, holding them tucked beneath their chin, they are walking with a small twist in their step. They are watching three squirrels bound across the street, small red bodies arching, tails curve and fluff, wind around a tree, up and up until they can’t be seen among the leaves, and the girl detectives are smiling and Thomas from chemistry class is smiling too, trying to say your hair smells like apples , but what comes out is something about quadratic equations instead. They are waving goodbye to Thomas standing on the other side of the locked iron gate, they are saying see you tomorrow and Thomas from chemistry class is watching them walk up the stairs to their house, fumble the key in the lock, turn and wave again. They are thinking of pinches and bites and stings, they are closing their eyes as the door falls away from their pressing hand, they are thinking, no, no, I guess not, except one girl detective, who has decided yes, calls to her mother will you help me pierce my ears, but the house is quiet and dark, the house is empty, and the girl detective sets her books down on the edge of the dining table and thinks tomorrow then, maybe tomorrow. –– Cathy Ulrich is a writer from Montana, and the founding editor of Milk Candy Review, a journal of flash fiction. Her work has been published in various journals, including Black Warrior Review , Passages North, Pigeon Pages NYC and Wigleaf , and can be found in Best Microfiction 2019, Best Small Fiction 2019 and Wigleaf ’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2017 and 2019. She is the author of Ghosts of You (2019, Okay Donkey Press). “A Girl Detective Decides” was first published by Pigeon Pages NYC.



D A Y S C H O O L S HOPKINS SCHOOL New Haven, CT Hopkins School is an independent, coeducational day school of 700+ students in grades 7-12. Located on a 108-acre campus overlooking New Haven, the School takes pride in its classic academic curriculum, enhanced by innovative programs, arts and athletics and community service. Here are the core beliefs that Hopkins embraces. We think intellectual curiosity is the most powerful energy in the world. We’ve created a culture dedicated to celebrating intellectual curiosity. We believe that education should be a multi-


The IDEAL School of Manhattan is the only K-12 independent inclusion school in New York City. IDEAL’s mission is to affirm and accept the full identities of all people, while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world. The school’s core principles are built into its name: Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, Acceptance, and Leadership. Every aspect of the IDEAL experience--instruction, assessment, program, enrichment--reflects a research-based commitment to inclusion education as a means for academic excellence. Because IDEAL teachers know their students as individuals in and out of the classroom, they are able to design instruction that builds upon the unique talents and strengths of the learners in their room. Rather than a one-size-fits-all curriculum, differentiated instruction allows students to pursue the same subjects at multiple levels of complexity. Supportive faculty, low student to teacher ratios, small class sizes, and partnerships between experienced general educators and learning specialists create a nurturing community where every student can succeed and every student has a voice. At IDEAL, no one leaves their identity at the door. IDEAL’s

faceted pursuit of the whole intellect, where a diverse community of individuals bond together to inspire each other, challenge each other, explore, discover and achieve. We think questions can be more exciting than answers. The ability to originate precise and probing questions is the

foundation of intellectual curiosity at Hopkins. In practice, this means Hopkins students challenge assumptions, investigate facts and experiment with new approaches. We believe learning to ask better questions results in better thinking and better answers. We think a vibrant community starts by embracing individuality. We believe an endless variety of viewpoints, traditions, beliefs, talents and styles is what makes up a stimulating, healthy intellectual community. While excellence is the common goal, students are encouraged to be who they are and contribute to a culture of thought that is enriched by individual perspectives, inspiring to all. We think intellectual growth is a shared journey. Everyone has ups and downs. At Hopkins, we navigate them together. Students and teachers join forces to meet challenges. The results: close friendships, the gratification that goes with shared success, the development of grit and perseverance and a lifetime of learning set in motion. We think engineers can be athletes, artists can be scientists, and mathematicians can be actors. We believe a well-formed intellect is the sum of many experiences. Each student is encouraged and empowered to explore far and wide through academics, art, social activities and service opportunities . Hopkins School 986 Forest Rd New Haven, CT 06515

curriculum and programs are multicultural by design, and social justice and anti-bias instruction are built-in and given dedicated instructional time. Experiential learning opportunities including a signature eighth grade Civil Rights Journey. Immersion in the arts and a differentiated athletic program round out the IDEAL experience. IDEAL’s unique program cultivates empathy and collaboration. With the confidence that comes from being known and celebrated, students not only strive for excellence in their own academic and personal pursuits--but they also support and encourage their peers. At IDEAL, we are proud of our mission and the way inclusion fosters compassionate students equipped with the leadership skills to succeed in today’s 21st-century society. Please visit our website at to learn more about IDEAL and to sign up for an Open House or a Tuesday Talk and Tour. 314 West 91st Street, NYC, 10024 (212) 769-1699



D A Y & B O A R D I N G S C H O O L S WYOMING SEMINARY Kingston, PA Wyoming Seminary, or “Sem” as it is affectionately known, is a coeducational day/boarding school situated in the picturesque Wyoming Valley of northeast Pennsylvania, which is two hours from New York City and Philadelphia. With 175 years of providing exceptional educational opportunities to students from around the world, Wyoming Seminary enjoys a strong place in the independent school world. Students at Sem follow a rigorous curriculum of comprehensive academic and extracurricular activities. In 2019, 87.4 percent of graduates were accepted into an institution in one of the top three tiers of selectivity, based on Barron’s guide. Beyond the excellent foundation of the required program, Sem students have the ability to choose from a robust suite of elective courses that includes 26 Advanced Placement courses, so that they and thorough college counseling program, Sem students develop the skills necessary for not only college acceptance and assimilation but for lifelong learning. With students from over 35 countries and 20 states, nearly 35 percent of the student body lives on campus. Students have numerous occasions to interact with peers in the dining hall, dormitories, and through an exceptional residential life and student activities. Wyoming Seminary offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage, lead and serve as active participants in the life of the school. Students are exposed to nearly 45 clubs and publications. There are 22 varsity sports to choose from, including Sem’s nationally ranked wrestling and field hockey programs and a vibrant, award-winning rowing team. Sem is also the only school in Pennsylvania with a girls wrestling program while the addition of a rowing team three years ago has grown in popularity among student-athletes. Sem pioneered the first girls Pennsylvania high school wrestling program with the partnership with the United States Olympic Development Team. The arts, too, are an integral part of a Sem education. Within a state-of the art creative arts facility, Sem offers multiple opportunities in voice, instrumental, dance, and theater. Sem is the only school in the commonwealth to have Round Square Global Membership. Round Square offers students global leadership opportunities via service project activities, conference participation and exchanges all over the world. WESTONMAGAZINEGROUP.COM 203 can truly customize the design of their studies. A flexible curriculum allows students to develop their talents and pursue their passions. Supported by an experienced faculty and a personalized

EAGLE HILL SCHOOL Greenwich, CT Learning. Transformed. For children ages 5-15 with language- based learning differences. Founded in 1975, Eagle Hill is an independent, co-educational day and five-day boarding school offering children who learn differently the opportunity to grow into capable, resilient students with the self- confidence and character necessary to meet the challenges they will face beyond Eagle Hill.

Imagine a school that provides your child with the strategies needed to succeed academically in a culture that is supportive, fosters self-confidence, and teaches to the individual challenges of each child. Eagle Hill is that school. Our skills-based program is taught by a highly credentialed faculty, uses personalized learning strategies, and is grounded in the latest research in educating students who learn differently. At Eagle Hill, your child’s learning experience will be completely customized. • Each child is carefully evaluated, and based on the specific nature of his or her learning difficulty, a personalized educational program is developed. • No single remedial technique is followed exclusively - each child’s program draws from as many approaches as needed. • Children learn and advance at their own pace. Our low student-teacher ratio provides the flexibility and time to address individual needs in each area. Your child will be prepared for continued success after Eagle Hill. Our goal is to provide intensive, short- term, remedial instruction to children with learning differences, and return them to the educational mainstream as soon as possible. • At Eagle Hill, each student learns to understand and overcome their individual challenges. They gain tools and strategies they can use throughout their life, and they learn to advocate for themselves. Our program is designed for students who have: • A language-based learning difference, including but not limited to dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, executive functioning disorder, auditory processing disorder, and ADHD • Average to above-average cognitive ability • Fallen behind or have academic weakness in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and/or attention. • Expressive/receptive language deficits Eagle Hill School 2020 Open House Dates All Open Houses begin at 9 a.m. January 14 • February 25 • April 7 • May 12 • June 2 45 Glenville Road Greenwich, CT 06831 (203) 622-9240



KIMBALL UNION ACADEMY Meriden, NH Serving a diverse student body in grades 9 through 12 and post-graduate, Kimball Union draws on its rich 200-year history to deliver a 21 st -century curriculum that challenges students and prepares them for success in college and life. KUA inspires “academic mastery, creativity, responsibility, and leadership” in a friendly, warm, holistic environment on its scenic, 1300-acre campus in Meriden, NH. Kimball Union is defined by its positive, inclusive community and vibrant student culture, supported by a comprehensive Student Life program that emphasizes leadership, character building, and ethics in the classrooms, dorms, studios, and playing fields. Our committed faculty delivers academic excellence from supported-learning to advanced concentrations in specific academic areas. Signature Programs, including visual and performing arts, varsity athletics, STEM, Global and Art Scholar programs, Capstone Projects, Fire Brigade, and sustainable farming, provide students with opportunities to expand their learning beyond the classroom. Some of the most experienced college division one level coaches in New England provide excellent training from the basics to the highest levels of competition while reinforcing our ideals of “the scholar-athlete”, and have led our alumni to compete in the NFL, NHL, and Olympic Games. • Innovative Learning for Inquiring Minds • Excellence in Arts and Athletics • Concentrations in STEM, Global Studies, Arts • 20 Advanced Placement Courses Kimball Union Academy Meriden, NH (603) 469-2100

The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes essential 21 st century skills such as innovation, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. A commitment to experiential learning bolsters the way boys learn best: by doing. Our educators and students are dedicated to building a culture

of honor and camaraderie. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world. Trinity-Pawling is located on 230 acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles from New York City.

The Campus includes turf and grass athletic fields, an all-weather track, tennis courts, squash courts, a hockey rink, a new 20,000 square foot field house equipped with PlaySight technology, a contemporary art center with 400-seat theater, and a state-of-the- art science and technology wing of the academic building. With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, allowing for strong faculty- student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning. Trinity- Pawling serves 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program. Our boarding program begins in grade 8. The School offers over 100 academic courses and 20 AP courses, competition in 13 New England Founders League sports, and a diverse menu of activities, clubs, and trips allowing students to explore many interests. Trinity-Pawling’s Center for Learning Achievement houses a number of support services to assist students in reaching their academic potential. Individualized instructional programs are available for students who have language-based learning differences, and for students with executive function difficulties. Inspired by inquiry, our Learning Labs are the unofficial help desks of Trinity-Pawling. One of the School’s most distinctive programs is the Effort System, which began 50 years ago. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is assessed for the effort he devotes to a given endeavor: academics, athletics, dormitory responsibilities, civic engagement, attendance, and extracurricular programs. The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach boys that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be. Schedule a visit today! JP Burlington, Director of Admissions 845-855-4825 700 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564





Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing young men for higher education. The school’s founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, was one of

The Gow School is a college-prep boarding school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities. Focusing on small class sizes, 3-7 students per class, and a low 4:1 student to faculty ratio, The Gow School offers a multisensory approach to teaching that enables dyslexic students to thrive. The Gow community has a sense of belonging, of equality, and of connection born on common trials and shared triumph. Gow has a start fast, finish strong mentality and students typically start to see progress soon after they step foot in our classrooms. Progress typically comes quickly, soon after they invest themselves in the program. At the School’s core is a structured program designed to help students navigate the academic day and a daily schedule designed to keep students busy. Between a packed class schedule, after-school sports, study hall and Saturday classes, there is little unprogrammed time. The School is settled on a 120 acre campus which gives our

America’s first, successful, female architects, and she serves as the cornerstone of our school’s motto, Aspirando et Perseverando – To Aspire and to Persevere. Mrs. Riddle’s fortitude and vision in 1927 created the groundwork for an institution that challenges boys in the pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement. Throughout this process, students find unwavering support and create fraternal bonds that will last a lifetime. At the core of the Avon Old Farms experience are dedicated and passionate teachers that understand the intricacy of educating boys. Teachers demonstrate expertise in their disciplines, and they also contextualize learning; this helps students to explore meaningful roles as men in today’s complex society. Small classes allow teachers to cater to the learning needs of each individual. As relational learners, boys derive tremendous benefit from faculty that serves as advisors, teachers, mentors, and coaches. Athletics is an honored tradition at Avon Old Farms where boys learn the value of teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship. Experienced coaches, state of the art facilities, strong competition, and countless athletes at the collegiate and professional level shoulder our athletic program. Each year, Avon Old Farms competes as one of the best programs in the United States. Avon Old Farms possesses a top-tier curriculum in visual and performing arts. Our rich and varied programs provide many opportunities for boys to express themselves creatively. From our top choral group, the Riddlers, to our exquisite visual artists, students are consistently honored on local, regional, and national levels for their talent. Avon Old Farms is a special place for young men to explore drawing, painting, singing, or acting. The College Counseling Office is fully engaged with every student, which allows us to be one of the most successful college preparatory schools in single-sex education. We identify and facilitate the proper matches between Avon students and institutions of higher learning. The foundation of Avon Old Farms, and all that the school offers, will always be rooted in our core values of brotherhood, scholarship, integrity and sportsmanship; these lessons are fundamental to success at Avon and stay with our graduates for a lifetime. Avon Old Farms School 500 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001 800-464-2866


students plenty of room to learn and play. Boarding school life does not always allow lots of free time, but it has plenty of room for fun. Students are so involved – playing sports, going on trips, and hanging out with each other – that they get the most out of the rich residential experience. In July, the School’s co-ed summer program is five weeks of learning and fun for ages 8-16! The Gow School Summer Program is for students who have been experiencing academic difficulties, or have been diagnosed with dyslexia or specific learning disabilities. The Summer Program runs from the end of June to early August with morning academics, afternoon fun and games and weekend adventures! The Gow School Summer Program gives students academic tools and self-confidence they can take with them wherever they go; to the classroom and beyond. By combining a structured program and environment with flexibility, individualization, and room for fun, Gow provides a rich school experience that is precisely what dyslexic students need to learn and to enjoy learning. 716.687.2001




THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL Simsbury, CT Established in 1911 Middle School: Grades 6-8 Upper School: Grades 9-12, PG Day (6-8, 9-12), 7-day boarding (9-12, PG) and 5-day boarding (7-8) For generations, young women have come to The Ethel Walker School to embrace their full potential in a community that cherishes learning and curiosity. They flourish knowing that they will become the person they were meant to be. Here, students acquire, analyze, apply and integrate knowledge that allows them to take intellectual risks and discover their unique talents and aspirations. Students are prepared to design their own future in a world where they will encounter jobs and civic challenges that are not yet known. This requires a curriculum that emphasizes speaking up and direct action. Walker’s advanced courses stir genuine excitement about learning, create real-world connections and allow for exploration. Close to 80% of our faculty hold advanced degrees and they have expertly designed a curriculum that is meaningful, rigorous and inspiring. A robust offering of advanced courses stretches students to become reflective, analytical learners who are motivated to direct their own learning. By designing our own advanced curriculum, we offer a wider variety of subject areas without the confines of culminating standardized tests. Walker’s students develop cultural competence as global citizens by learning, living and growing with people of different ages, interests, nationalities, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic

At The Hun School of Princeton, faculty members combine academic vigor with a joyful learning environment because they believe that students do their best work when they can find joy in the process. The Hun School combines its deep roots in Princeton with a highly diverse student body. Students from 18 states and 26 countries enjoy a broad range of academic programs designed to ensure they will thrive in an ever-changing world. Our global education curriculum is enhanced by the diversity of our community, a menu of domestic and international travel programs, visiting thought-leaders, cultural celebrations, and the Wilf Family are taught in a hands-on, student centered learning environment, with an emphasis on seven essential skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, cultural competency, ethics, communication, and leadership. Faculty members believe learning to analyze, create, and present your own work is essential. Whether students are using a 3D printer to bring an engineering design to life, discussing cardiac bypass with a cardiac surgeon (during a live surgery), or participating in a Harkness- style discussion, they are fully engaged in their classes at Hun. However, Hun teachers don’t just direct learning within a prescribed timeframe and model. Rather, they facilitate it at every opportunity with warmth and welcome. Strong character and conduct are demonstrated and encouraged through a wellness curriculum and a living community expectation. Teachers who also serve as advisors, coaches, and dorm parents get to know their students well, ensuring that every student receives the individual mentorship needed to maximize their personal and educational journey. The Hun School of Princeton is located on forty-five idyllic acres in Princeton, New Jersey. It is conveniently situated between New York City and Philadelphia, and easily accessible by car, train, or air. One of the most academically minded communities in the world, Princeton is also home to Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, McCarter Theater, and a bustling town center. The Hun School by the Numbers : 640 students; 150 courses; 55 members of student government; 71% of faculty hold advanced degrees; 58 clubs; 54 athletic teams; average of 12 students per class; 4 spirit houses; 4 scholars tracks; and NextTerm: a one-of-a-kind experiential mini-mester. The Hun School of Princeton 176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton, New Jersey 08525 (609) 921-7600 @hunschool Global Commons, a state- of-the-art classroom and campus center. The School’s Humanities, STEM, and Arts curriculums

backgrounds, sexual orientation, religious traditions and political

affiliations. We offer multiple classes and activities where girls grow their knowledge and desire to shape a society that is more equitable for all. Whether on the field, in the pool and on the court,

Walker’s girls set ambitious goals, act with integrity, hone their talents and work together to achieve success. We offer varsity and junior varsity teams across a dozen sports, plus riding along with a full array of arts offerings. Many of our musicians and athletic teams compete at the highest levels earning regional and national awards and accolades for both teams and individual players. For more than a century, riding has been part of daily life at Walker’s with a best-in-class equestrian program led by nationally- recognized, renowned trainers, and on-campus facilities that are considered among the best of any school in the country. Our program provides an extraordinary preparation with an emphasis on horsemanship, teamwork and personal growth. Riders of all levels develop their riding skills at an exceptional rate, competing successfully at the local, national and international levels.




FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Manhattan and the Bronx, NY Gabelli School of Business High School Programs Join us this summer! Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business offers three unique summer programs designed specifically for high school students. In just a few days, you can get a firsthand idea of what it’s like to study business in college. Our goal is to connect students to these programs who are excited about business. The NYC Business Insider Program (June 22-26, 2020) is a one week program designed to immerse rising high school juniors and seniors in the commercial center of New York City. You will be exposed to different areas of business daily and have the opportunity to learn about different career paths and experiences within each industry from business professionals. Participating students will benefit from morning class sessions with top faculty from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, lunch discussions with our undergrads, and afternoon site visits to prominent New York City businesses. Last year’s program included a tour of PVH (home of Calvin Klein), a trip to Madison Square Garden, and a visit to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The Wall Street in the Classroom Program (July 6-10, 2020 or July 20-24, 2020) is geared towards students who envision the possibility of finance in their future, or who simply want to learn more about how to manage their own finances. Student participants will learn about financial markets, stocks and bonds, alternative investments, risk management, ethics and industry trends! You will interact with top business executives and visit a premier New York City financial firm for a behind the scene look at what it is like to work in the industry. The Exploring Entrepreneurship Program (July 13-17, 2020) invites students to explore entrepreneurship in New York City at the Foundry, Fordham’s Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. During one focused week, you will work with talented, committed peers to develop a new business idea and pitch it to a panel of professors. You will also visit a start-up incubator to see firsthand what the start-up environment is like. You might even discover how you can help change the world. Interested in joining us for a summer in the city? Apply now. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and programs fill quickly! For additional program information, visit info/25162/summer_business_programs.

Conduct psychology research. Analyze diseases in a lab. Present a portfolio of creative writing. Hone photography skills. Argue a legal case. Develop a new product. Live in BU dormitories, joined by undergraduate mentors. And explore the city of Boston, making friends while learning what it takes to be a Boston University student. BU Summer Term High School Programs offer a range of experiences, each leading to challenging academics in fun and supportive college settings. With planned social activities like

beach trips, rock climbing, and museum tours, you will enjoy everything Boston has to offer while getting to know fellow students from across the globe. With meals in BU dining halls, access to world-class libraries,

and courses taught by BU’s stellar faculty and staff, our summer programs will give you the real pre-college experience. While you’re here, you are BU. PROGRAM OPTIONS Earn College Credit : In High School Honors , motivated rising juniors and seniors earn up to eight credits studying alongside current undergraduates. Students explore new subjects or get a head-start on future studies in this challenging six-week program, which includes residential, commuter, and online options. Conduct STEM Research : With Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) , rising seniors with proven skills in the sciences conduct university-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories. This six-week, non-credit program, with both commuter and residential options, is a rewarding, intensive experience. Hands-On Learning : Academic Immersion (AIM) empowers rising juniors and seniors to focus on psychology, medicine, or creative writing. For three weeks, alongside a cohort of motivated peers, students live on campus and gain deep knowledge of a subject. Labs, observational research, and writing workshops are the core of this non-credit program. Explore New Subjects : Through Summer Challenge , rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors expand their academic range by choosing a pair of discussion-based seminars in exciting subject areas. Students give final presentations and receive letters of evaluation from instructors in this two-week, non-credit residential program. Preview College Life : In Summer Preview , students entering eighth grade and rising freshmen and sophomores get a week- long sneak peek at college life as either residential or commuting students. Concise and engaging seminars in biology, business, or creative writing push students to develop new skills with hands-on group activities and projects. Deadlines to apply to BU Summer Term High School Programs vary. Please visit for complete information, including dates and pricing.



COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – SUMMER 2020 New York NY Columbia University’s Summer Sessions offer the opportunity to take classes or begin a certificate program from across the University. Taught by world-class faculty, courses are available in over 50 subject areas, including Arts, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Human Rights, International Affairs, Mathematics, Prelaw, and Statistics. Summer is a terrific time to learn something new, advance a career, and meet like- minded people in the setting of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Each summer, Columbia attracts students already enrolled in degree programs, individuals looking to improve their knowledge in anticipation of applying for higher education programs, professionals who want to move toward the next step in their career, and individuals seeking personal enrichment through Post- baccalaureate Studies. Summer students have access to the state-of- the-art student center, gym, and recreational facilities, as well as one of the most renowned library collections in the nation. The varying academic needs and backgrounds of students who attend Summer Sessions make the community one of the most diverse and dynamic on campus. Advisors help students customize a summer plan of action, whether they have their goals lined-up and need a few more courses to fulfill them, or they’re starting a new career and want to deepen their knowledge in a field. Taking advantage of the resources of one of the world’s most esteemed universities can help any student reach his or her next step. Columbia University’s Summer Session 1 runs fromMay 28–July 5, 2019, and Summer Session 2 from July 8–August 16, 2019. To apply, see a complete summer calendar, and learn more about summer options at Columbia, visit: In addition to classes for visiting and returning students, Columbia University’s Summer Programs for High School Students offer high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while sampling the vibrancy of New York City. All programs combine academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support. Summer Immersion: New York City (3-Week) dates are Session 1: June 29 - July 17 2020 Session 2: July 21 - August 7 2020. Summer Immersion: New York City (1-Week) runs August 10 - August 14 2020. To learn more and apply,

The College of New Jersey Summer Programs allow current, prospective, and visiting students the opportunity to take courses outside of the regular academic year. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including on campus, blended, online, and travel. Each option allows students who are looking to fulfill liberal learning requirements, advance in their major, or take a course for personal

interest to take summer courses at a preferred pace with varied options. Courses are offered by most schools and departments. Currently matriculated attending TCNJ students can register for summer courses directly within PAWS. Summer registration starts in November as part of the spring registration window and continues throughout the spring semester. Visiting students who are interested in a summer course on our campus should complete a visiting student registration request form on our summer website. Visiting students are encouraged to submit a registration request form early in order to secure a seat in their desired course. Credits earned through these courses are easily transferrable to many institutions; however, it is strongly advised that visiting students secure permission with their home institution prior to requesting registration into a course. To learn more, visit our summer website at! If you have any inquiries, please contact us at or 609-771-2369 Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! @TCNJSummer




SUMMER AT SMITH – PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS AT SMITH COLLEGE Northampton, MA For talented young women entering grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in fall 2020 Summer at Smith precollege programs include Summer Science and Engineering; Creative Writing; Women, Gender and Representation; Sustainable Futures: Farming, Justice and the Environment; and a College Admission Workshop. The programs offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for

Learn how to think like an entrepreneur and recognize problems as opportunities. Expand your leadership potential and global network. Join a group of emerging leaders from 15+ countries around the world. Work with a diverse team to solve a real problem facing a company or organization. This is the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive, from Lehigh University’s Iacocca Institute, an innovator in global leadership experiences for 20+ years. This summer program for international and U.S. high school students includes dynamic learning opportunities, workshops and design labs, a team project with a partner organization, visits to local companies and start-ups and mentoring from entrepreneurs, executives, investors and other professionals. About the Iacocca Institute The Iacocca Institute creates transformative, hands-on leadership experiences that develop and empower the next generation of global leaders. Collectively, its programs have hosted participants from more than 150 countries. It is part of Lehigh University, recognized among the U.S.’s premier research universities and located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Program Cost The program is $4250. This includes the program fee, room and board, instructional materials and field trips and curriculum- related activities. Limited scholarships and discounts are available. Early Application Deadline February 19, 2020 (610) 758-3401 For more information and to apply, visit


young women in high school who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Annually, 300 young women have the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects, to strengthen their college applications, and to increase their exposure to the Smith undergraduate experience while living and studying with other motivated and ambitious students from around the world. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory, challenging and rich in role models. Professors who are world-class scholars offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students’ interests and passions and helping them develop new academic skills. Here young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel— as scholars, scientists, leaders.



LAWRENCEVILLE SUMMER SCHOLARS Lawrenceville, NJ House and Harkness. Designed to give students a three-week Lawrenceville boarding school experience, Summer Scholars distinguishes itself by inviting highly engaged, academically motivated residential and day students into a warm and supportive community. Lawrenceville Summer Scholars (LVSS) has two tracks within its program: Middle School designed for rising sixth through eighth graders, and High School for rising ninth and tenth grade students. Middle School Scholars engage in Harkness learning (the pedagogy of Lawrenceville which is based on discussion and active inquiry) in each of their chosen classes. Course options include Speech & Debate, Creative Writing for Academic Success, DNA and Cancer Research, Creative Portraiture, and dozens of others. High School Scholars take Harkness out of

SUMMER CAMP AT GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Gettysburg, PA Join us for Summer Camp at Gettysburg College. A community of passionate achievers—on a campus where history and innovation intersect to shape the future. Located in the heart of historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College provides an incomparable location for summer academics camps. Subjects include psychology, creative writing, civil war history, and information technology - learn more about our summer programming below. 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp (June 21-26, 2020) 3D printing is revolutionizing our world from sculpture to medical devices, manufacturing and architecture. In this camp, you will learn the concepts and skills behind 3D printing and put them into practice to create a series of projects. At the end of the camp, you will be able to take home the printer and software with which you worked during the camp. Build a Bot and Code It Too (June 21-26, 2020) Campers will gain hands-on experience in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through open source software and hardware. This camp is an introduction into the world of coding robotics and electronics. Civil War Era Studies Camp (July 5-10, 2020) Enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, while studying the American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences. You will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war. Camp Psych (July 12-17, 2020) Enjoy hands-on experiences that introduce you to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Young Writers Workshop (July 12-17, 2020) This is a college- level writing experience where you will learn how to develop your own unique writing voice and write stories in one or more genres - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and

the classroom and into the world. The Summer 2020 theme is Rivers: Charting the Course of Civilization. The smaller cohort will design research projects and travel off campus to study rivers. In alignment with

the Lawrenceville School curriculum, high school students also take a Lawrenceville Humanities course (expository and creative writing, public speaking, reading) and a STEAM course to support their research activities. With limited enrollment and a low student-to-teacher ratio, all LVSS students receive individual attention in order to flourish in a safe and supportive environment. The school day balances class time and outdoor fun, and in all activities, including weekend trips and pop-up choirs, students will be encouraged to think critically, problem solve, collaborate, socialize, and discover their passions. LVSS students come from around the world and many states to experience the combination of academic rigor and boarding school life of Lawrenceville. The LVSS administration and faculty is comprised of Lawrenceville teachers and Harkness-trained teachers who have together created an innovative and successful community. Residential students live in Lawrenceville’s historic houses and all students are part of house life, which includes an all-school reading (a novel), communal meals, activities, and creatively fun House Olympics. This combination of warmth and academic challenge is incomparable. As one LVSS parent wrote: “It is so special for a parent to see their child thrive and grow as a result of the encouragement and fertile environment of such a wonderful place. We can’t thank you enough.” Lawrenceville Summer Scholars 2500 Main Street Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-620-6683

writing for stage and screen. Civil War Institute Summer Conference Scholarship (June 12-17, 2020) The High School Student Scholarship Program component of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an

opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War. Participants join conference sessions, interact with noted historians, and participate in special tours and programming geared toward high school students. *Application deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2020 Gettysburg College is the perfect place to experience summer. Gettysburg boasts the charm of a small, historic town with the benefit of close proximity to major metropolitan areas. For more information, check out Gettysburg College’s Summer Academic Camp website at



BARNARD PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS New York, NY For young women matriculated in grades 9-11. Our summer enrichment programs allow young women to explore their interests and put theory into practice in a New York City minute. Tune into your passion this summer at Barnard through one of our 2 or 4 week summer institute programs. Our programs are exploratory in nature and give you the opportunity to experience college life in the City as resident or day student.

THE BOSTON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Wellesley, MA The Boston Leadership Institute provides top-tier, award- winning summer programs that feature world class teachers, premium locations, and hot, marketable STEM-related topics.

Our 2020 Program Offerings include: • NYC Art and Design Summer Institute • STEMinists in Training Institute • Athena Summer Innovation Institute • Performing Arts and Media Institute • Young Women’s Leadership Institute • Young Women Writers Institute • Urban Studies Summer Institute

Our online application goes live on December 1. Priority deadline is April 15. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and need based financial aid is available. For details about our program offerings please visit our website, precollegeprograms. Make New York City your classroom this summer! Contact Us: 212-854-8866

Only in Boston will you find such a breadth and depth of top universities including Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Olin, and Brandeis. Hook your student on finance by having them spend three weeks learning from a veteran who boasts 30 years of experience at Fidelity. Or steer them towards an Entrepreneurship program taught by an MBA from MIT or a former start-up CEO with a JD from Georgetown. Does your student want to know if engineering is for them? Why not send them to engineering program led by an MIT Engineering PhD who teaches at a prominent prep school. Or maybe your student is thinking pre-med? MDs and top medical students head up programs in Biomedical & Surgical Research, Oncology, Emergency Medicine, and more. Students take full advantage of our proximity to Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, and other famous medical centers. They’ll visit simulation centers, hear from renowned guest speakers, and see the world’s most famous hospitals up close. And don’t forget the weekends! Your student might spend free time viewing masterpieces at the Museum of Fine Arts, soaking up history along the Freedom Trail, or catching a baseball game at Fenway Park. Boston is a student Mecca. Applications are open now. Visit to apply or place a deposit!



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At Summer School, we believe strongly that students should have CHOICES. Our individualized academic program enables students to further their academic progress by choosing a course of study that suits their personal needs and interests. The Summer School offers dynamic faculty, a beautiful 226-acre campus, modern facilities, a 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 10 students. YOUNG SCHOLARS (5 WEEKS) Designed for talented 7th and 8th graders who are interested in exploring the boarding school experience or taking on the challenges of rigorous public and private secondary schools, this program focuses on building essential skills, increasing independence and self-confidence, and improving time management as students look further down the road to the demands of a college preparatory program. Students choose two major and two minor courses, participate in daily athletics and take part in a myriad of on and off-campus trips and activities. LIBERAL STUDIES (5 WEEKS) The Liberal Studies program offers motivated high school students in grades 9 to 12 the opportunity to study a variety of liberal arts courses in an independent school environment. Students will be able to sharpen their academic and test-taking skills, increase their independence, improve time management, as well as broaden their cultural and global awareness as they prepare for college and beyond. Students choose two major and two minor courses, participate in daily athletics and take part in a myriad of on and off-campus trips and activities. WRITER’S LAB (2 WEEKS) This course provides high school students a chance to explore different modes of writing such as analytical, narrative, and creative. Through self-exploration and examinations of texts, students dive into the writing process and utilize discussion and reflection to shape

Since 1984 we have offered personalized adventures for students seeking a summer experience like no other. Our extensive range of programs encourages independence and friendship, striking the perfect balance between learning, exploration, and independence. We’re proud of our reputation for providing a high level of attention and care, for being pioneers in our field, and for finding exciting new ways to make each student’s summer

unforgettable.We are not a school, we are an invitation to get away from the noise and do what you can’t. Students who join our pre-college programs are able to preview college life and experience some of the world’s best campuses. Students choose daily seminars and combine

them with activities and excursions for an exciting way to gain independence, explore interests and make friends with students from all over the US and around the world. Seminars are designed to be hands on and collaborative and subjects are taught by college professors and graduate students drawn from the host institutions. Currently students can choose from the following campuses: UNC- Chapel Hill, UC-Berkeley, MIT, Tufts and Oxford University . We also offer business and entrepreneurship programs at Stanford and Columbia as well as an International Business program in Barcelona . Students develop essential business skills that put them ahead of the game. For students who wish to focus on the college admissions process, we offer college admissions “boot camps” at Tufts and UC-Berkeley . These highly focused programs are a great way to get started on your college search and learn the ins and outs of the admissions process. Our language and cultural immersion programs in Spain offer the choice of a residential program in Barcelona or a full immersion and homestay program in Andalusia, Spain . Our longest running programs, Spain offers an amazing opportunity to improve fluency, build confidence in the language and live and learn like a Spaniard for an experience that goes far beyond the limits of tourism. All of our programs are designed to broaden academic and personal horizons, and we work thoughtfully to create opportunities for a truly diverse student population. We believe that for the right student, we offer some of the most innovative programming around. We invite students to join us and find out what is important to them and prepare for the important transition from high school to college. For more information please visit: or email us: or call our New York City office: 212-796-8342

their writing. Formal and informal discussions are a staple of the course; students are charged with critically analyzing the text and incorporating newfound skills into their own writing. Students leave this course with a more nuanced understanding of both analytical and creative writing techniques, rhetorical devices, and correct grammar as well

as greater confidence in reading, thinking, and speaking critically about literature. Outside the classroom, students take part in daily athletics, as well as on and off-campus trips and activities. GOLF PROGRAM (TWO 2-WEEK SESSIONS) Utilizing the facilities at Taft’s nearby home course, this program is designed for the competitive golfer pursuing a high school or collegiate level program. All instructors are PGA certified. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per two-week session, and participation requires enrollment in one of the academic programs. Learn more at or call 860-945-7961


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