Middle School Psychology

This program combines academic courses, interactive labs, and recreational activities to give middle school students a supportive, fun, and enriching summer experience.

Program Highlights

Learn how the mind works and examine the intricate connections between humans and their brains.
Explore complex questions of human behavior through hands-on activities.
Evaluate treatment strategies for a variety of mental health issues.
Explore the fields of psychology and neuroscience with professionals in the industry.

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Commuter Tuition:


Session 1:
July 7, 2024 July 12, 2024 Waitlist

Session 2:
July 14, 2024 July 19, 2024 Waitlist


Berkeley, CA


  • "I had a really great time at SSB Berkeley. It was a positive and enjoyable environment with fun activities and really good courses. Definitely recommend for others!"

    Rihan K.

  • "I felt so welcomed by my peers and staff at this program, and I am so excited for a real college experience!"

    Carter G.

Course Overview

This program is a jam-packed week for middle school students interested in being introduced to the field of psychology. This program offers students who are interested in pursuing a career in psychology and neuroscience an exploration of how psychologists study and understand how people work. Students will explore social dynamics, emotions, personality, the nature of beliefs and the relationship between the mind, brain and body.


Meet your instructor

Janet Muro, MFA


Janet holds her Master of Arts in Education from the University of the Pacific and her BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University. She also studied developmental psychology and research methods in psychology at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands on Learning

Students will have the opportunity to engage with highly accomplished specialists in this field. Practicing professionals will share their wealth of knowledge and encourage innovative thinking in this area of learning. Hands-on learning is experienced through curated academic excursions and project-based activities. Outside of course specific studies the students will explore all the Bay Area has to offer! With so much rich history, breathtaking sights, parks and famed landmarks at our fingertips there is something for everyone to discover!

Course Structure

There are five 3-hour class sessions over the one-week course. During the week, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday (program check-out is on Friday afternoon). Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to additional academic time with possible excursions off-site and/or guest speakers.

The Middle School programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, classes, and a more structured environment. For students completing grades 6-8.

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