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Outreach Programs

Classes at Stanford for Middle School Students

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS)

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offers online classes for academically talented youth, residential programs on campus during the summer for high school and middle school students, and a fully accredited online high school.  

Educational Studies Program/Splash!

November 7 - 8, 2015

The mission of the Stanford Educational Studies Program community is to reach out, to enthuse young eager minds, and share our muses and sources of joy and inspiration with people around us, especially high school students.

We offer days on campus full of academic and non-academic classes taught by Stanford students. ESP invites students to attend classes that could vary from completely “non-academic” stuff like cookie baking and origami, to complicated and challenging classes on machine theory or quantum mechanics.

The Splash! program fee is $40, but generous need-based financial aid is available.

Stanford Science Circles

The Stanford Middle School and High School Science Circles are academic enrichment programs for students in the Stanford area who are interested in the sciences. Activities take place in the evening during the academic year. Program fee of $250 or $375 per quarter.


Stanford Math Circle

Math circles are weekly gatherings of high school, middle school, and elementary school students working on problems involving complex and advanced mathematical topics, guided by mathematicians and educators. Fee of $250 per quarter.