• Venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights: Central Park, Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, and Fifth Avenue for shopping.
• Build strategy, cooperation, trust with your fellow students at a state-of-the-art Ropes Challenge Course.
• Have fun at Six Flags New England with over 100 rides, shows, and attractions. Just released in 2019 is CYBORG™, a new indoor spinning dark ride!
• Explore the Yale campus with access to two art museums, gymnasiums, libraries, and beautiful leafy lawns to relax.
Extended Commuter Tuition:
June 19, 2022 July 1, 2022
July 3, 2022 July 15, 2022
July 17, 2022 July 29, 2022
New Haven, CT
At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips and guest lectures that reflect the resources of the Yale University area. Whenever possible, classes are held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that New Haven has to offer.
In addition to our academic morning courses, students spend the afternoon either in electives (i.e. Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Athletics, College Prep and Photography) or doing our True You program which explores elements of one's real self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
Business & Entrepreneurship
Students will learn firsthand from business veterans about starting and running a business. 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 of business and finance.
Excursions at Yale – Students visit Platt LaBonia for a behind the scenes look at running a small business. In addition, they will visit one of the startup business incubators in the New Haven area to meet with real world entrepreneurs
Criminal & Forensic Science
Forensics is a field focused on the scientific gathering and analysis of evidence that can ultimately be utilized in the legal field. Although there are many types of forensics (accounting, psychiatry), this course will concentrate on crime scene investigations and lab science. Whether students are curious about doing crime scene investigations or want to be a forensic pathologist, this course will help them sharpen their investigative and observational skills and review a range of scientific concepts.
Course Excursions and Speakers: Students will have the opportunity to visit a local crime lab and speak to both scientists and crime scene investigators.
Summer Springboard gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.
Excursions at Yale – Students go to the Fairfield Simulation Center. Their state-of-the-art center promotes the acquisition of basic and advanced clinical skills that are essential for medical students and residents to master. Additionally students will receive a behind the scenes tour of Yale New Haven Emergency Department, which has a full range of specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day as well as educational, preventive and outreach programs designed to understand, treat and prevent the most serious of patient injuries.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Imagine learning English, living with other American teens, and getting a taste of life in the Ivy League!
The ability to speak English is fundamental for real-life success wherever you are from. More than grammar, reading and writing, this program will integrate English language learning with topics in cross-cultural understanding and key global issues while giving you the confidence needed to communicate in English in any situation. Students will not only learn inside the classroom with a knowledgable instructor, but also outside the classroom with new American friends!
Excursions at Yale – Students will have an opportunity to put their English skills to the test with excursions to New York City, Six Flags, a ropes challenge course, and businesses on visits alongside other courses.
Fundamentals of Engineering
Engineering is one of the top desired careers in many companies. For students considering a career in Engineering, this course will help them explore what it takes to be an engineer. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.
Excursions at Yale – Students visit Luchs Consulting Engineers. Founded in 1948, Luchs is a dynamic Connecticut licensed engineering and land surveying firm providing a full range of services to federal, state, municipal, utility and private clients throughout New England.
Psychology & Neuroscience
Through psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. Whether you are interested in the physical aspect of the brain and central nervous system or more intrigued by human behavior and thought processes, connect with professionals that have a background in both psychology and neuroscience.
Excursions at Yale – students will visit the Cushing Center at Yale University, named after one of the most important names in neurosurgery.
This program introduces students to vital techniques that are used by trial lawyers throughout the United States. Real world experts will share their knowledge about Trial Law and students will hear the inside scoop on law school and the admissions process.
Excursions at Yale – students will visit the New Haven Superior Courthouse. This will be a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and get exposure to a “day in the life” of legal and judicial experts.
Writing for College
Writing for College = Writing for Life. The course stresses the fundamentals of writing, prepares students for college applications as students create their own resumes and master their college essays. Students will also be introduced to specific AP and college-level writing techniques – skills that are not only useful in their high school days, but in college and beyond.
Excursions at Yale – Students have a unique opportunity to visit the iconic home of one of America’s greatest writers, Mark Twain. In addition, students will visit various local colleges and universities, having the chance to meet with and gain valuable insight from admissions counselors.
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 their 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 fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.
New York City
Students will venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights of this thriving metropolis including Central Park, Top of the Rock, and Grand Central Station. There will also be some time for souvenir shopping.
New Haven, Connecticut
While best known for Yale University, the city of New Haven has a bustling pedestrian life too with its numerous shops, cafes and top-rated restaurants. Some favorite restaurants are Yorkside Restaurant, Ashley's Ice Cream, and Shake Shack. There are also world-class museums available to students, such as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.
Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England has over 100 rides, shows, attractions and is home to New England’s largest water park, Hurricane Harbor. New in 2019, the park launched CYBORG™ a new indoor spinning dark ride!
In order to take full advantage of everything New England offers, each academic program may take their students on related trips. The goal of these trips is to augment their study and exposure to a particular subject area. Previous visits have included: Yale New Haven Emergency Department, Supreme Court, Mark Twain House & Museum, Wholesome Wave, and more.
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 at Yale, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, and a closet. Due to the historic nature of the campus, residential colleges are not air-conditioned.
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 Summer Springboard 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.
Most meals will be eaten at the dining hall, walking distance from the dormitory where we live. Students may also take a short walk to dozens of restaurants and dining options in the New Haven neighborhood.
Recreational Activity or Academic Excursion
Commuter Students Depart
Extended Commuter Students Depart
Note: Schedule is illustrative and is subject to change. Summer Springboard - Session 1-3 - 2022 is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.