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.
Get an early taste of college life, earn college credit, explore a specialized interested, and live and bond with students from across the country and world with one of our High School Summer Experiences.
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.
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.