Arts & Sciences Pre-College Programs offer a variety of programs for academically advanced middle and high school students. In addition to completing course work, high school students participate in specialized seminars, workshops, academic support groups, weekend outings and evening social events. Need-based scholarship assistance is available for all programs. For more information, visit the Pre-College Programs website or call 314-935-6834.

High School Summer Scholars Program

Through our residential High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, mathematics, sciences and social sciences.

High School Summer Institutes

High School Summer Institutes combine the traditional class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures and small group activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, residential programs. Themes may include medicine, leadership, writing, environmental studies, philosophy and more.

High School Summer Academy

Through the residential High School Summer Academy, students enroll in one 3-unit course for credit. In addition to the traditional classroom experience, students will participate in a series of research-focused sessions and off-campus field trips leading to the development of an original research project.

Early College Scholars

The Early College Scholars program allows students to enroll in course work while commuting from home. For students who are not from the St. Louis area, we offer a select number of online courses.

Middle School Summer Challenge

Our Middle School Summer Challenge is designed to expand students’ critical thinking skills in an exciting and innovative environment. During this two-week program, students enroll in one morning arts or humanities course and one afternoon STEM course. In addition to completing course work, students participate in a series of leadership and team-building activities to create a well-rounded summer experience. This is a noncredit, commuter program.