The UW’s Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers fifth- through 10th grade students a unique combination of vigorous academic work and summer fun in two summer programs.
Students in fifth and sixth grade spend their summer on the UW’s campus taking classes like the “The Meaning of Life,” which introduces students to philosophy and includes visits to the zoo and the art museum, and “Puget Sound 2050,” in which students integrate chemistry, ecology, research, writing and theater production to understand the past and analyze the future of the Puget Sound region.
Older students may enroll in Summer Stretch, a series of accelerated classes designed to provide intensive instruction in a fast-paced curriculum. Stretch students build robots in “Physics: Rockets & Robotics,” have fun with math in “Discrete Math: Logic, Chance, and Game Theory,” and study the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck in “American Literature.”
Qualifying scores on the WASL or ACT/SAT are required. Tuition is $895 for Challenge and $875 for Stretch (financial aid is available). Learn more online here.