Barnard's Pre-college academic programs in NYC are for young women who are intellectually prepared for college-level work and will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2015. This year we will be offering six different programs:
In our Summer in the City four-week program, participants choose two courses from a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, Literature and Writing, Political Science, Psychology, Architecture, Religion, Art History, Dance, Theatre and Film. Four-week students also participate in our Life After College series.
Our Liberal Arts Intensive one-week program allows students to focus on a single subject. Courses are offered in diverse subjects from Theatre to Psychology, from Literature to Urban Studies, and more!
In our Young Women's Leadership Institute students attend on-campus Women's Studies courses and workshops and explore female-driven businesses and organizations as they understand the complex relationship between gender and leadership in this dynamic and interactive program,
Throughout Dance in the City, students will engage in academic dance courses at Barnard, perfect their technique at the Alvin Ailey Extension School, and attend professional dance performances all over NYC.
Students attending Summer Science Seminar (S-Cubed Summer) will study the sciences both in and out of classroom with acclaimed Barnard professors in fields ranging from environmental studies to chemistry. Classes offered will be 1 or 4 weeks in length.
Entrepreneurs in Training will prep young women with a range of skills necessary to build successful endeavors. Workshops range from creating a brand to creating a business plan.
Each program offers a unique opportunity to explore New York City both in and out of the classroom while you live and learn like a college student, build leadership skills, and explore career opportunities. Your studies may include visiting an art gallery, attending a poetry slam, or meeting city leaders. Evenings and weekends are filled with organized trips to cultural attractions and landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. You may want to catch a film at an outdoor festival, hang out in Central Park, or escape to Jones Beach for a day. In short, you’ll get an unforgettable taste of the college experience while living in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Admissions: Admission is selective, and is based on strong high school records, recommendations, and a personal statement. Applications from students whose preparation may vary are welcome, especially if they reveal unusual talents and interests that can be further developed in this program.