There are regular pre-college summer programs, and then there’s Frontiers.

A residential, on-campus summer program for high school students, Frontiers is celebrating more than 30 years of challenging participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Frontiers participants will be utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and sports tournaments. Throughout each session, participants will focus most of their time in a Major Course and some of their time in a Minor Course. Learn from WPI professors and graduate students while using experimental, analytical, and computer technology.

WPI Pre-college Program: Frontiers II

Entering Grades 11 & 12
Session I: July 5-17, 2020
Session II: July 19-31, 2020
Frontiers for Credit or Session I&II: July 5-31, 2020
Session I or II: $3095.00
Sessions I and II: $5295.00
Frontiers for Credit: $5995.00

Apply to Frontiers!

Interested in attending a pre-college summer program here at WPI? Frontiers applications go live on January 15, 2020.

Virtual Tour

Can't wait to visit campus? We'll bring our beautiful campus to you! Enjoy a walking tour on your desktop or mobile device.

Frontiers for Credit

Frontiers For Credit is designed for high school students who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically fulfilling WPI college course. We are excited to announce we will be launching two credit-bearing opportunities for Summer 2020.


Spend two weeks on campus exploring a selected Major Course and a Minor Course, along with a full schedule of activities and events. 

Frontiers Participants Say...

Frontiers expanded my perspective to define who I want to be in the future as a scientist or engineer and inspired me to follow my dreams.
Megan S.
2015 Frontiers Participant
This is Sebastian R... (CRUD Name:...) from the Frontiers Robotics class and I wanted to thank you guys for helping make this the best 2 weeks of my life so far! You have been the coolest, funniest and best teachers/assistants I've ever had!
Sebastian R
2015 Frontiers Participant
I really enjoyed how hands-on and project-based the STEM workshops were and thought that that made learning a lot more fun!
Erin B.
2016 Frontiers Participant
I can honestly say attending Frontiers was the best decision I could have ever made. The program cultivated my love for not only Electrical and Computer Engineering, but also for WPI's tight-knit community that I am so blessed to now call my home.
Daniela C.
2012 Frontiers Participant
Great staff. Extremely pleased with the STEM workshops. Perfect blend of fun and educational.
Mitchel H.
2016 Frontiers Participant

Learn More About WPI!

Are you curious and creative? Do you like to work in teams to get things done while making your own decisions and setting your own course? Do you love math and science, but feel just as passionate about subjects such as music, art, or movies? WPI could be the right choice for your college decision.