Brandeis Precollege Programs

About Brandeis University

Brandeis, a mid-sized private university in vibrant, suburban Waltham, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, has an extraordinary story. Just after World War II, at a time when top tier U.S. universities were openly exclusionary, the jewish community established Brandeis as a non-sectarian university, meaning that it has always welcomed and supported exceptional faculty and students of all backgrounds and beliefs. 

Ranked, since its early history, among the very top institutions around the world, Brandeis offers students direct access to small classes with faculty who, from your very first year, become transformative mentors. For nearly two decades, Brandeis has offered the very best high school students the opportunity to benefit from this extraordinary academic and social atmosphere. At our precollege summer programs, you receive college-level instruction of the highest caliber.

Our Programs

App Design Boot Camp - July 9-20
Learn to design, code and launch a mobile app in just two weeks. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.  

Genesis Precollege Programs

  • BIMA - July 3-31
    The world's premiere Jewish arts intensive for high school students. For students entering grades 10th, 11th or 12th grade. 

  • Genesis - July 3-31 
    College level coursework and community building through a uniquely Jewish lens. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade. 

Service Corps - July 9-20
A hands-on volunteer experience to give you a deeper understanding of the social challenges facing Greater Boston and the world. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

Our Mission

In the spirit of Brandeis University's tradition of excellence, Brandeis Precollege Programs offers outstanding residential experiences for exceptional high school students from around the world. We provide students with the opportunity to explore academic and artistic pursuits in connection with a diverse body of individuals who share their commitment to building a global community.

At the heart of our mission is the belief that teenagers can have life-changing experiences when they are encouraged to push themselves to learn, explore and connect with other people and with their true selves.

We aim to create an environment rich with challenge and inspiration, where self-expression is encouraged and welcomed. 

Our precollege program participants also benefit from the invaluable opportunity to meet young people from different backgrounds, different cultures, and different practices, and to learn about — and from — one another. Our programs are created and led by career professionals and caring staff who actively collaborate with our participants to shape what and how they learn.

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Financial Aid Information


$3000 Brandeis scholarship for alumni of Brandeis Precollege Programs!