Summer Pre-College Programs
for Grades 9-12: Launch & Frontiers

STEM-focused, humanities enriched college experience
that makes for one unforgettable summer!





Frontiers: Students entering grades 11-12 

Experience college life firsthand through two or four weeks of hands-on classes and labs in a “major” course, plus an exploration of the humanities in a “minor” course. Check out the major and minor course descriptions and be sure to rank your top three choices when applying!

Audience: Entering grades 11 & 12
Session I: July 7-19, 2019
Session II: July 21-August 2, 2019
Single Session: $2,995
Both Sessions: $5,295

Launch: Students entering grades 9-10

Launch knowledge through a learning and research program for students entering grades 9-10. Leverage research and technology to find solutions to current problems in one of a variety of topics. Participants can choose to attend Launch as a residential student or as a commuter student. Click here to view Launch course descriptions.

Audience: Entering grades 9 & 10
Dates: June 24-28, 2019 (Residential participants move in June 23)
Commuters: $795  
Residential: $1,295

NOTE: In the event that snow days extend your school district’s calendar, WPI will allow cancellation with a full refund.

Living on Campus

The best way to get a true college experience is living on campus, which is exactly what you’ll do during Frontiers and the Launch Residential Program. You and your roommates will live in secure, first-year residence halls situated along the Quad in the heart of WPI’s campus.

WPI undergraduate staff will live in your residence halls with you to provide help or answer any questions. 24-hour nursing care is available, and regular check-ins with staff will be held to ensure that your time at Frontiers is fun, exciting, eye-opening––and safe.

Did we mention the food?

All meals will be enjoyed in WPI’s dining facilities, including lunch for Launch commuter students. A wide-variety of foods are offered each day, ranging from a salad bar and sandwiches to hot entrees, grilled items, and desserts. Vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and gluten-free options are also available

Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs

For more than 35 years, WPI has helped students explore the STEM fields while honing leadership and collaborative skills, building confidence, and encouraging friendships. WPI enables students to pursue their passions and position themselves for success in higher education, a career, and life. For more information on summer programs for younger students, school year programs, program policies, and pre-college  programs at WPI, visit our website.