Offering outstanding residential experiences for exceptional high school students from around the world

We provide you with the opportunity to explore academic and artistic pursuits with accomplished Brandeis University faculty who share your commitment to improving the world. We offer you an environment rich with challenge and inspiration, where self-expression is encouraged and welcomed.

You will also benefit from the opportunity to meet young people from different backgrounds, cultures and practices, and to learn about — and from — one another.

Our programs are created and led by faculty, professionals and caring staff who actively collaborate with you to shape what and how you learn.

Learn more by attending one of our program-specific webinars

Precollege App Design students posing and smiling for the camera at Google

App Design

Faculty and students from Brandeis' well-regarded computer science course lead students in a session which enables participants to conceive, design and code to create a brand-new computer application or game. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

A student builds something connected to a computer

Genesis

Through its signature Genesis program, and sister arts program BIMA, this session offers an immersive experience of college level coursework and community building through a uniquely Jewish lens. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

Precollege students working with a microscope in the Science lab at Brandeis University

Global Health

This scholarly course builds on Brandeis' excellent reputation for medical school preparation, and the growing field of public health. Students will benefit from rigorous lectures, stimulating classroom discussions, and supplementary site visits and speakers. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

Precollege students sitting in around a table smiling and posing for the camera

Race, Inequality and Social Justice

Classroom lectures and discussions will highlight racial disparities in issues ranging from housing access, to foster care placement, to access to higher education. Students will end the session by presenting on the range of organizations – local to national, small to large – that seek to bring change to this serious and important issue. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

Precollege students playing bingo with senior residents

Service Leadership

This program provides the opportunity to combine your love for service with volunteer experience projects and deep intellectual exploration into the issues facing communities. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

Brandeis Precollege student presenting during the QAA poster session

Queer Academics and Activism: A Seminar on LGBTQIA+ Histories and Futures

A first-in-the-nation academic summer program: Queer Academics and Activism: A Seminar on LGBTQIA+ Histories and Futures. The seminar adopts the template of precollege offerings that empower participants to apply lessons learned in the classroom to issues they care deeply about. For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade.