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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. We offer a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of top students everywhere.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies At A Glance

Join our community of passionate students, staff, and instructors. We help future generations of students grow as scholars and people through our world-class programming. Our programs cover advanced subjects rarely taught in high school courses, offering students a chance to challenge themselves by diving deep into cutting-edge topics.
Summer Residential Programs
Academic enrichment residential programs offer the chance to explore the beautiful Stanford campus in the summer, forming a community with brilliant peers and Residential Staff from top universities. (Please note that summer 2020 residential programs were held online due to COVID-19.)
After-School Programs
We offer enrichment circles in math, science, and the humanities during the academic school year. These quarter-long evening sessions allow passionate students to learn through discussions, lectures, and hands-on activities.
High School Diploma and College Credit
We oversee the Stanford Online High School (Grades 7–12), an independent, accredited school. We also offer Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math & Physics courses, which grants Stanford Continuing Studies Credit.
Jobs at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
In order to operate our outstanding programs, we are always looking for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professionals to serve as Residential Counselors, Instructors, and more!

Find the Program that is Right for You

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Our diverse academic programs fit a wide variety of student needs. Summer programs? We host nearly 2,500 students on campus each summer. Commuter options? We run enrichment circles for local students in math, science, and humanities. Whether you're in elementary school or high school, interested in Aristotle or Astrochemistry, we have a program for you.

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