Washington University in St. Louis’ summer programs for current high school students offer opportunities to earn college credit, conduct research projects, or develop a portfolio — and these are just a few of the options.
Prepare for college success with one of our High School Summer Experiences. Earn college credit, explore a specialized field, and live and bond with students from around the country and the world.
The Tyson Research Center offers high school students the opportunity to participate in two field-based informal science education programs in biology.
The School of Engineering & Applied Science offers Explore Engineering, a free, one-day, hands-on introduction to engineering on campus for high school juniors and seniors interested in math and science.
High school students may also participate in the 2-week, Pre-Engineering Institute. Discover the exciting and diverse fields of biomedical, environmental, mechanical, computer, and electrical engineering. Learn how to apply scientific, economic, and social knowledge to solve problems, create new systems, or design a structure.
The Sam Fox School offers several opportunities for high school students to enrich their arts education on campus.
Portfolio Plus is a a five-week introduction to the study and practice of making art, open to students 16 or older who have completed their sophomore year in high school. Upon successful completion, students will earn six college credits and may receive letters of recommendation for college admissions.
The Architecture Discovery Program is an introduction to architecture and design for students between their junior and senior year of high school. Upon successful completion, students will earn two college credits.
The Alberti Program-Architecture for Young People is a problem-solving studio workshop about architecture, community, and the environment for fourth- through ninth-grade students from St. Louis area schools.
The Young Scientist Summer Focus Program provides outstanding high school students with funded research internships at the Washington University Medical Center.
Join us for special events and ongoing programming on campus this summer. From a summer barbecue and pool party to weekly events, summer is a great time to meet up with classmates and other students. Learn more and RSVP.