July 8, 2017 - July 21, 2018

July 22, 2018 - August 4, 2018

All-inclusive Tuition

$4,998 USD (Full Board)

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New Haven, CT

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Campus Overview

Founded in 1701, Yale University is one of the oldest Ivy League universities, and has been rated one of the most beautiful campuses. During the Yale summer program, you will live surrounded by Gothic spires and Georgian cupolas and have access to Yale’s two art museums, gymnasiums, libraries, and beautiful leafy lawns on which to relax.

Session 1: July 8-21, 2018
Session 2: July 22-Aug 4, 2018
Tuition (full board): $4,998
Tuition (day students): $2,590

Academic Exploration Tracks

Business & Entrepreneurship

Students will learn first-hand from business veterans about starting and running a business. Topics will cover marketing, finance, operations, and sales. Over the course of the program, they will develop a plan for a new venture and pitch their idea to real world investors. Along the way, meet with leaders from different areas from business and finance.

College Tours & Test Prep

Choosing a university and academic major are some of the most important decisions facing teens. This program takes students on a variety of college campus tours so they can identify the type of university that is uniquely suited to their personality and style. In addition, prepare for the SAT test with coaches and curriculum from The Princeton Review.  Our coaches will also work with you to craft a Personal Statement, a key element in most college applications. This is a program for all high school students, not just juniors.  It is never too early to begin preparing for the college admissions process. 

Computer Science

Do you wonder what it is like to develop software for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity towards computer technology and platform development? This computer science summer program for high school students isn’t just a coding camp, it also challenges students to think critically and creatively about today’s most pressing technology-related questions. Students will be exposed to the whole cycle of product development from database architecture and APIs to debugging.

Creative Writing

In today’s ever changing world, communication and writing remain core fundamental skills. Students participating in the Creative Writing academic track gain exposure to new media and journalism techniques, topics, and skills, with today’s digital world in mind.

Engineering & Innovation

This engineering summer program for high school students doesn’t just tackle engineering and science fundamentals, it also challenges students to think critically and creatively about how to design innovative solutions to complex problems. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.

Corporate Law

This Corporate Law course gives students a grounding in the fundamentals of our legal system. Students participating in this track will gain valuable knowledge about constitutional law, regulatory organizations, and criminal justice. In addition, it’s important that students participating in this track build competencies in legal analysis and writing so there will be projects and exercises to address this skill.

Medicine & Healthcare

Learn real-world skills in emergency medicine through our hands-on, field-based curriculum.  Learning has never been so fun! For those considering medical school, you’ll have a chance to meet with students at Yale School of Medicine who will answer your questions, and to share their insider perspective on what med school is really like. Additionally, meet real world medical professionals and learn about the wide variety of occupations in healthcare.

Civic Service & Leadership

Take a deep dive into the field of community development, an experiential learning opportunity to deepen your understanding of the root causes behind some of the most common issues facing communities and the chance to develop your own sustainable project for your community.

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in the heart of New England with access to the premier facilities offered by Yale University, this program will combine time in the classroom with visits around the New Haven area. Students will have the chance to experience interesting tourist and academic-related locations to help broaden them experience and expose them to one of the most exciting areas of the East Coast. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are included in the tuition and will be fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

Horse Island

Horse Island is the largest of the Thimble Islands, an archipelago located off the southern coast of Connecticut. The island is owned by Yale university and is maintained as an ecological laboratory. We’re ride out to the island, go for a hike, learn about the local ecosystem, and enjoy the stunning scenery and sea breezes.

Community Service

We’ll put into practice all of the skills we’ve been developing at a community service project. Volunteering together is the ultimate way to unite people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal, foster empathy, and make a difference! Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate verifying completion of eight hours of community service.

Track-Specific Excursions

In order to take full advantage of everything New England offers, Academic Exploration Track groups will take their students on related trips. The goal of these trips is to augment their study and exposure to a particular subject area. Examples of supervised academic excursions include: hospitals, tech startups, media and communications firms, think tanks and government institutions. During these visits students, will meet with industry experts and have the opportunity to experience their fields of interest first-hand.

Student Life

  • 8:00am

    Breakfast + *Wake Up Call*

  • 9:30am

    The True You

  • 10:45am

    Academic Exploration Track

  • 12:00pm


  • 1:00pm

    Success Skills

  • 3:00pm

    On Site + Campus Visit

  • 5:30pm

    Break/ Recharge

  • 6:00pm


  • 7:00pm

    Wrap up + Reflection

  • 7:30pm

    Social Event

  • 10:00pm


Yale is the academic and cultural center of New Haven, Connecticut. The area has the vibe of a quintessential college town with unique shops and restaurants just a short walk away. You don’t even need to leave campus to enjoy the cultural treasures located right on campus.


Just like a college student, Yale summer program accommodations will usually be in a twin room with shared community bathroom facilities. Due to the historic nature of the campus, residential colleges will not be air-conditioned. All floors are gender-segregated and housing is assigned based on our housing survey, student age and geographic diversity.

Even though you’re away from home, your Resident Advisor (RA) lives just down the hall and is there for anything you might need, and to ensure your safety and security. In addition, RAs create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Yale. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.


During your high school summer program at Yale, you will live in a residential college on campus. All residential colleges have 24-hour security and use electronic key cards to enter gates and entryways. Yale Police and Security is available 24 hours a day and actively monitor the campus.

Campus Director, Dianne Nolan

Dianne Nolan, is an accomplished leader, educator, coach and mentor with a passion for guiding high school students to achieve their goals. After graduating from Rowan University where she was a four-sport student-athlete, Dianne continued her education at West Virginia University and later earned a second master’s degree in Political and Corporate Communications from Fairfield University.

As a College Basketball Coach at Lafayette, Yale, Fairfield and St. Francis College, Dianne holds a career record of 500+ victories, with 100% graduation rate of all her student-athletes. She directed the Hoop School at Fairfield University and serves as a mentor in the Residential College. She has a proven ability to inspire young people to maximize their own potential while working within a team environment to reach a common goal.


Yale is organized into 12 separate residential colleges around an internal courtyard with multiple entryways. The entryway defines local “neighborhoods” within each college, offering students a sense of security and community. Our high school summer program at Yale has its own dedicated entryway.

There is wireless internet throughout campus and coin operated laundry facilities are within the dorms.


Dining halls are located within walking distance from dorms, and most meals will be eaten on campus, giving you the opportunity to interact with your fellow students and get a taste of college life. Yale has made a commitment to sustainability, and therefore serves sustainably grown food, purchases from local producers when possible, and regularly changes menus to reflect seasonal and local availability. We can accommodate special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

Note: Schedule is illustrative and is subject to change. Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.