On-Campus Academies

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The On-Campus Summer Academies are academic enrichment programs for high school students, held on Harvard's campus, covering the fields of Business, Pre-Med, Government, and Coding. Each course contains forty hours of programming, featuring engaging lectures, keynote speeches from professionals in the field, field trips, and an interactive final project presentation. The Academies are uniquely positioned to foster connections between you and Harvard undergraduate mentors.

These are week-long programs that run between June and August from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday in Harvard-area classrooms.

Please note that housing is not included in tuition. For more information on housing, please view the relevant FAQ at the bottom of this page.

Program Dates Business: Entrepreneurship Business: Management & Strategy Pre-Med: Biology & Chemistry Pre-Med: Human Anatomy & Physiology Government: Pre-Law Government: International Politics Coding: Intro to Python Coding: Intro to Web Dev
July 29-
Aug 2
August 5-9


What are the program dates?

We’re running programs for eight weeks this summer — consecutively beginning June 3, skipping the week of July 1. Please reference the table above for details.

Where will programs take place?

Our programs take place on and around Harvard’s campus, primarily in Harvard classrooms. You will receive details of the classroom location(s) after you enroll.

Is housing included in tuition?

Housing is not included in tuition. We encourage students to seek their own lodging in and around Harvard Square.

Harvard Square (less than a 5-minute walk):

  • Harvard Square Hotel
  • Hotel Veritas
  • Harvard Square Hotel
  • Sheraton Commander
  • The Charles Hotel

Cambridge / Allston (~10-minute walk):

  • Studio Allston Hotel
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge
  • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge

Somerville / Porter Square (short Uber/Lyft or subway ride):

  • Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville
  • Hotel 1868
  • Porter Square Hotel
What does a typical week include?

A typical week includes classroom content, interactive activities, field trips to Harvard graduate schools, tours of Harvard’s campus, guest lectures from Harvard faculty and industry professionals, lunch from local restaurants, networking opportunities with Harvard undergraduates, and a final presentation.

Is a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory?

We require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend our On-Campus Summer Academies, but students may fill out an exemption form once they are accepted. Students’ vaccine exemption statuses will not impact the Admissions Committee’s review of their application. We only require your vaccine status after you are accepted.

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What is the class size?

Our programs typically contain 25-30 students. We cap enrollment at 35 students per class. The Academies offers a 10:1 student-to-instructor ratio — all programs are staffed with three members from our instructional team.