Summer Philosophy Programs for High School Students


A reader has asked me to solicit information about philosophy summer programs for high school students. If you know of any or involved in any, please do list them in the comments. If you have links to the programs’ sites, please include them. Thank you!

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Crawford Crews
5 years ago

The Tocqueville Project at UNO will be offering online dual-enrollment courses for high school student this summer. We will run both and general Introduction to Philosophy class and one in Philosophy of Law. See our website for more information. Report

Chris Surprenant
Reply to  Crawford Crews
5 years ago

Here’s the website for the high school program: http://www.uno.edu/tocqueville-project/high-school-dual-enrollment-program.aspx

Students can participate in one or both courses and will receive transferrable college credit for participating. The cost per student is $120 per course and runs during June and July. Courses are a mix of recorded lecture and live discussion, with the live discussion for each class taking place once a week during the evenings.

Students who may want to participate should complete this form: https://tocquevilleproject.wufoo.com/forms/mxnw1sc046kkpy/

Please email me ([email protected]) or Crawford ([email protected]) if you have any questions about the problem.Report

Kristopher Phillips
Kristopher Phillips
5 years ago

The Iowa and Utah Lyceums are running again this year in Iowa City and Cedar City, respectively. The Iowa Lyceum is scheduled for May 31-June 4. The Utah Lyceum is scheduled for June 7th through the 11th.
Both are non-residential (I.e. Students are not housed on campus), so they are geared more toward local folks, but they’re great programs for people in those areas, if I do say so myself. Report

Jared Liebergen
Jared Liebergen
Reply to  Kristopher Phillips
5 years ago

Here’s a link to the Iowa Lyceum site.
https://sites.google.com/site/lyceumiowa/homeReport

Joe Dewhurst
5 years ago

The Sutton Trust Summer School at Edinburgh had a philosophy option last year. I think they do stuff at other universities across the UK as well: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/widening-participation/projects/stssReport

Johann Klaassen
5 years ago

Saint John’s College (Santa Fe and Annapolis) has a “Summer Academy” program for students ages 15-18. While not strictly a “philosophy program”, there’s plenty of philosophy within each of the five sessions on offer this coming summer.
“Each week, high school students spend time in conversation in the classroom, convene during free-time to talk or read in the residence halls and outdoor spaces, and visit local historic and cultural landmarks. It’s a busy and rewarding week! … Depending on the week’s thematic emphasis, teens take classes in two subject areas: laboratory science, mathematics, language, music, visual arts, or rhetoric. Because the seminar class plays a central role in our discussion-based approach to learning, students participate in seminar every week.”
http://www.sjc.edu/programs-and-events/summer-program-for-high-school-students/pre-college-sessions/Report

Nick Smith
5 years ago

This will be the third year of the University of New Hampshire’s Future Leadership Institute, which combines philosophy and classics for a highly interactive and student-centered 10 day residential (overnight in the dorms) camp. Themes from previous years have included money, greed, corruption, and campaign finance. This year’s theme is “The Promises and Threats of Technological Progress,” We are committed to ensuring that every New Hampshire student who wants to participate in this program can do so regardless of financial need, and we will consider applicants from around the world. For more information, see http://cola.unh.edu/chi/fli
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Dave
Dave
5 years ago

John Hopkins offers a thing called ‘The Center For Talented Youth’ all over the east and west coast for junior high and high school age students, and they explicitly teach philosophy courses, such as ethics, philosophy of mind, logic, and introduction to philosophy. It’s also not a bad place to work as a grad student who needs some extra money–they pay the instructors pretty well.
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Dave
Dave
Reply to  Dave
5 years ago

Meant to include the link: http://cty.jhu.edu/
Programs are 3 or 6 weeks long as I recall. Residential and non-residentialReport

David Estlund
David Estlund
5 years ago

Brown has a good number of philosophy offerings in its “Pre-College” summer program. Here is a link to my “Introduction to Philosophy:”
http://www.brown.edu/academics/pre-college/catalog/course.php?course_code=CEPL0913

More here:
http://www.brown.edu/academics/pre-college/catalog/?t%5B%5D=16
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Landon Elkind
5 years ago

The Iowa Lyceum, which puts on a free week-long philosophy summer camp for high schoolers, is entering its fourth year.
The Iowa Lyceum website is: https://sites.google.com/site/lyceumiowa/home
The summer 2016 program schedule is available here: https://sites.google.com/site/lyceumiowa/this-years-lyceum/2016-lyceum
Information about the Iowa Lyceum, and also information about the Illinois Lyceum (https://sites.google.com/site/lyceumillinois/home) and the Utah Lyceum (https://sites.google.com/site/utahlyceum/home), is available here: https://sites.google.com/site/lyceumiowa/about-us
Thanks to Kris Phillips for the above shout-out! And please write to [email protected] with any questions or to get more information.Report

Laura D'Olimpio
5 years ago

The Philosophy for Children folk in Alberta, Canada hold EUREKEMP which has had great reports: http://p4c.ualberta.ca/eurekamp/About/Report

Joseph Zepeda
5 years ago

The Integral Program of Liberal Arts at Saint Mary’s College of California holds “Talk Back to Socrates!” from July 31-August 7, 2016. While not strictly a philosophy program, classes are all seminars characterized by close reading and interpretation of great texts, including philosophical ones. Faculty of the Integral Program, holding degrees in Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Rhetoric, and English, direct all classes. Students will get to live the life of the mind and also experience some of the cultural offering the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Generous financial aid is available. http://www.integralprogram.org/summerinstituteReport

Anakin
Anakin
5 years ago

…Anything in Washington?

– From some 15 year old in WA.Report

CLAIRE KATZ
CLAIRE KATZ
4 years ago

Texas A&M is hosting Aggie School of Athens Philosophy Camp for Teens–one week, free, non-residential June 20-24.
http://p4ctexas.tamu.edu/Report

Zach
Zach
4 years ago

Anything in Illinois?Report