Penn SAS High School Programs opens the Ivy League to you

Penn Arts and Sciences High School Programs welcomes bright and ambitious high school students from around the world to experience the Ivy League. Whether you’re ready for an immersive pre-collegiate experience, looking for advanced studies in a field that fascinates you, or planning to get a head start on college admissions by earning academic credit, we have a program for you.

At Penn, you can explore exciting topics in college-level courses taught by University faculty, staff, and scholars, and seek academic support or further study through Penn’s remarkable libraries and campus learning centers. Explore our offerings—with options in the summer and academic year, specialized studies or academic exploration, with or without academic credit—and choose the right path for you.

Penn Arts and Sciences High School Programs welcomes bright and ambitious high school students from around the world to experience the Ivy League

Experience the best of Penn

Penn offers academic challenges for talented high school students who want to learn from—and alongside of—the very best in the Ivy League. Our programs include:

Fall, Spring, and Summer

High School Coding Camps

Summer Only

Summer Academies

Fall and Spring

Young Scholars Program

Summer Only

Penn Summer Prep

Summer Only

Pre-College Programs

See what our students are saying

Matilde Mannil

Matilde Mannil

Neuroscience Research Academy, 2021

“The Penn Summer Neuroscience Research Academy allowed me to delve into the introductory world of neuroscience and helped confirm my decision to major in this field. Additionally, through the neuroethics discussion group, I discovered the law side of neuroscience which I am now very passionate about.”

Neelofar Tamboli

Neelofar Tamboli

Social Justice Research Academy student, 2020

“The Social Justice Research Academy taught me that in order to make a difference, having the right information and knowledge is key to making informed decisions rather than abrupt, uninformed opinions.”

Alice Chou

Alice Chou

Social Justice Research Academy student, 2020

“Students have the opportunity to attend lectures by an amazing selection of guest speakers, from Penn faculty and staff to experts and leaders across the US. Students are encouraged to ask questions, debate issues, and participate in lively class discussions as they absorb unique and professional perspectives.”

Mark Kahwash

Mark Kahwash

Chemistry Research Academy student, 2021

“The Chemistry Academy helped me develop my interest in chemistry even more by taking the learning beyond the classroom into a research-oriented environment. The balance between lectures, independent research, and labs allowed me to stay engaged and enjoy the program while also learning about cool concepts."

Explore our students’ projects

coming soon

Watch Celine’s public service announcement video from the Pre-College Program module COVID 19 – 101.

Watch students build a community radio telescope in the Penn Summer Experimental Physics Research Academy.

Upcoming dates and deadlines

Penn Summer High School Programs
(Pre-College Programs, Penn Summer Academies, Penn Summer Prep)

Summer 2022 application deadlines

International students: April 1, 2022
Domestic students: May 1, 2022

Young Scholars High School Program

Spring 2023 deadline

December 1, 2022

Ready to learn more?

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In the news
Students from across the world gathered this summer on Zoom to learn about key issues from Penn teaching fellows, activists—each other.

Penn Summer high school students take on social justice issues in an immersive, 3-week summer academy

Students from across the world gathered this summer on Zoom to learn about key issues from Penn teaching fellows, activists—and each other.

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