• Summer and Weekend Opportunities

    Please click here for a list of JQUS recommended summer 2019 programs.  Please contact Will Osier with any questions.

    The Summer Program is designed to prepare students for the rigor of International Baccalaureate Programs. This Summer Program will focus on the habits and skills necessary for students to complete all the requirements of the Diploma Program as well as the Middle Years Program.
    At each IB World Student Conference, students from around the world collaborate to develop innovative solutions to global issues. Students hear from inspiring speakers, engaging in thoughtful inquiry focused on the conference theme, in small sessions. They also participate in excursions and recreational activities. These experiences encourage the building of meaningful relationships with peers, and develop international understanding and leadership skills that benefit participants far beyond the conference week.

    MIT Seed Program
    The MIT SEED program is a 7-semester  Saturday program for 7th-10th grade students interested in STEM subjects. The students participating in this program are known to be recruited in their senior year by MIT Admissions Office. Full scholarship is provided. 
    Phillips Andover (MS)^2 Program 
    The Phillips Andover is a 3-year summer boarding math and science program for 9th grade Black, Latino and Native American students. The full scholarship includes room and board. Application deadline is 12/15.
    Chinese Youth Initiative
    CYI hosts a seven week paid summer internship that provides high school students with the opportunity to learn about and make a difference in the Chinese American community in Boston.  The internship covers issues such as worker rights, community stabilization, immigrant rights, and political empowerment. Summer interns have the opportunity to connect with the Chinatown community and youth across Boston.

    Boston University - Artemis Project
    A five-week summer program that introduces rising 9th grade girls to the creative thinking and problem-solving skills that are at the core of computer science.  

    Boston University - Upward Bound Math and Science
    The goal of Upward Bound is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in those subjects.
    Boston University - Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) 

    PROMYS provides a lively mathematical environment in which ambitious high school students explore the creative world of mathematics.

    This summer program will work with a group of BPS high school students, who will be seniors in the fall of the next school year to prepare them to take the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus course or a regular Calculus or Pre-calculus course during their senior year. The summer program is free of charge but interested students must apply. In addition your parent/guardian must sign a release form. Bridge to Calculus is a special partnership of the Boston Public Schools and Northeastern University, and it seeks highly motivated students.   

    Institute of Contemporary Art - Teen Arts Council
    Whether you are an artist yourself, you support contemporary art, or want to do your part in a museum setting, the Teen Arts Council wants your voice heard. The TAC is a year-long commitment that meets once a week during the school year, and each member is paid a monthly stipend. Opportunities include but are not limited to planning and running Teen Nights, conversing with contemporary artists about ideas, and engaging in depth with all the museum’s exhibitions and offerings. 
    Harvard University - Project Link
    Project Link is an intensive four week program that seeks to immerse rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors into the world of design. Students will be exposed to drawing, modeling and representation techniques associated with architectural design as well as exposed to alternative design perspectives of landscape design, urban planning, graphic, industrial, and fine arts design. 
    The program is run by graduate students in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

    StatStart is a month-long intensive computing and biostatistics summer course geared towards high school students from under-represented minority and low income background students in the local Boston area and beyond. The course is presented as an introduction to statistical programming, with course goals including the development of basic programming and problem-solving skills. 
    It is a fun, exciting science and engineering program for kids who are currently in grades 6 - 9 at time of registration. It is a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience that gives you the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging in the real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, experimentation, and invention. Here you get to think of your own ideas, and build your own way-cool inventions. Also, students experience cutting-edge research and demonstrations by visiting College of Engineering faculty and students, such as those who are developing UAVs, Smart Lights, studying the Aurora Borealis and using light to activate and study the brain.  

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  • Arlington Street Campus
    152 Arlington St
    Boston, MA 02116
    Phone: 617-635-8940
    Fax: 617-635-8945 
    Washington Street Campus
    900 Washington St
    Boston, MA 02111
    Phone: 617-635-1515
    Fax: 617-635-1524
    Heads of School
    Stephen Cirasuolo
    Richard Chang