Now in its 45th Year
Summertime Academic Enrichment for Providence-Area High School Students
About Brown Summer High School
Brown Summer High School is a daytime program, and is open to Providence-area high school students.
Brown Summer High School (BSHS) challenges local students to engage their minds in tackling big questions. BSHS students become active participants in the learning experience, and develop essential skills in reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking.
We seek students like you...ready to act, build, share, and create!
The Brown Summer High School program welcomes Providence-area high school students to the Brown University campus to participate in innovative courses in English, History/Social Studies, Science, and Math.
Each course offers an exciting learning environment where students work in small groups, participate in discussions, conduct laboratory experiments, and engage in numerous hands-on activities. Students are expected to complete take-home assignments.
BSHS students receive individual attention from a faculty of more than 40 instructors. Regardless of your plans beyond high school, as a BSHS student, you will develop skills and insights valuable to all of your future endeavors.
All Providence-area high school students who will enter the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in September 2013 may apply. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your spot in BSHS!
Classes will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, every weekday from Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, July 24. Students must attend all scheduled class sessions. Due to the length of the program, students should not sign up for BSHS if they have other obligations during the month of July.
The total fee for BSHS is $200. $25 is a non-refundable registration fee that is required from all students; the other $175 is a tuition fee that covers the costs of all necessary educational materials, and is due on or before the first day of class. Tuition fees can only be refunded if the student/family cancel before the first day of class. Once classes begin, tuition cannot be refunded. Students may keep the books and materials after BSHS ends.
Financial aid is available on a limited basis. Even if you apply for financial aid, you must still send in the $25 registration fee. Students in need of financial assistance should fill in all the necessary information in the Financial Aid section of the registration form. Please make sure to submit a short response explaining why you are interested in receiving financial aid.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
In the past, some schools have granted partial credit for participation in BSHS, while others have not. Questions regarding credit should be directed to your school.
For information on Brown University’s residential Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs for out-of-state students, please visit: www.brown.edu/summer.
Courses are taught by teams of students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Undergraduate Teacher Education programs at Brown University. The BSHS math courses will be taught by math education students from CETE (Consortium of Excellence in Teacher Education) colleges and universities of which Brown is a member.
Teaching teams are led by exemplary mentor teachers from local schools. Teacher Education faculty supervise and collaborate with each of the teams.