All Programs

Putney Pre-College Programs

Our Pre-College programs are designed for motivated and intellectually curious students who seek a bridge to the freedom of college in a structured and supportive campus or study-abroad environment. Pursue a passion or discover new interests in an exciting atmosphere that encourages active involvement, creativity, a sense of community, exploration, adventure, and fun.

Pre-College

Barcelona

High School
JUNE 25 — JULY 15, 2023

Join us in Barcelona for an insider’s experience of Spain on this Pre-College summer program for high school students. Broaden your horizons with in-depth, field-based seminars and elective workshops as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of instructors and students from around the world. Choose one seminar and dive into your subject matter through engaging discussions and hands-on projects that immerse you in Catalán life.


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Pre-College at

Colby College

High School
JUNE 25 — JULY 7, 2023 JULY 9 — JULY 21, 2023

Join a community of motivated and intellectually curious students for one or both sessions of our Pre-College program at Colby College. Choose one seminar per session and take part in engaging discussions and hands-on projects that allow you to explore new interests or dig deeper into existing passions. Get a taste of college life as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of Putney Pre-College faculty and students.


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Pre-College

Tokyo

High School
JUNE 25 – JULY 15, 2023

Join us in Tokyo for an insider’s experience of Japan on this Pre-College summer program for high school students. Broaden your horizons with in-depth, field-based seminars and elective workshops as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of instructors and students from around the world. Choose a seminar and dive deep into your subject matter through engaging discussions, site visits, and hands-on projects that immerse you in Japanese life.


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Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summit on Climate, Equity, & Health

High school students will tackle the intertwined crises of climate change, public health, and equity on this week-long residential program at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE). Learn from leading scientists, doctors, public health experts, advocates, and policymakers who are eager to share their knowledge with the students leading the charge in addressing the most pressing issues of our time.
High School
JULY 22 – JULY 29, 2023

Dive into issues of climate change, equity, and public health alongside peers, educators, and leading professionals from the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE). Choose an Action Focus based on your interests and explore how climate change is intertwined with public health, medicine, social justice, economics, and policy. Gain perspective from scientists, health practitioners, policymakers, youth activists, and clean energy innovators at the forefront of tackling the climate crisis. Take what you have learned and transform your ideas into a Community Action Plan, and return home ready to address these issues in your own community.

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Oxford Academia in Oxford, Paris, & Siena

Oxford Academia programs invite intellectually driven high school students to learn from the finest teachers, scholars, and industry professionals at some of the world’s most esteemed universities: Oxford University, The American University of Paris, and University of Siena in Italy. Rigorous seminars with inspirational educators, combined with cultural offerings and a magical community of peers and faculty, help our students discover their passions, inspire their confidence, and impact their future. On each program, students choose an academic major and minor, pursue subjects in the company of motivated peers, and engage with course material under the guidance of distinguished academics and prominent guest lecturers.
High School
JULY 1 – JULY 14, 2023
JULY 15 – JULY 28, 2023

Oxford Academia sets itself apart with its academic resources, unparalleled access, and decades of experience in providing transformative summer programs for students. The full breadth of the student experience—from seminars and workshops to community activities and extracurriculars—provides students the opportunity to further themselves academically, connect with peers, and set themselves on a course for future success and exploration.

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“We can’t say enough wonderful things about the program! It was life changing for our daughter. She came back so much more confident and eager to pursue her passions!”

— James & Michele Bonner, East Greenwich, RI