FREE Summer Programs

CUNY Summer in the City College courses:

College Now Summer Programs: College Now summer programs are open to all NYC high school students. You should contact the program you wish to apply to directly for specific information about requirements and how to apply. You can find program contact information at the bottom of each page

Participants will receive a student MetroCard, snacks and lunch.


The Girls’ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Summer Program, offered through the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, gives high school juniors the chance to work on real-world projects alongside researchers. Explore the possibility of a career in the mathematical and physical sciences.

NYU GSTEM is a six-week summer program for high school girls who have high aptitude in STEM subjects. Students will have the opportunity to receive mentoring from STEM professionals, as well as participate in activities such as classes, lectures, and field trips.

Students will live at home and commute to internship sites for 4.5 weeks. They will work on a small project alongside researchers, produce a brief paper about their work, and deliver a short oral presentation to their peers.

A week of preparatory lectures and workshops will precede the internship. These classes will provide experience in all STEM areas and will help students develop a professional learning community.

One day in each of the other weeks will be a “campus day” when the girls will be brought together for lectures, workshops, field excursions, and social events. Tutors will support participants and help them adjust to laboratory work, prepare their final talk and paper, and provide other intellectual and emotional supports.

Tuition for the six-week G-STEM Program is $2,600, which covers all participant costs, including travel, meals, field trips, and program materials.

Details here:

Pre-College: Math (Outside NYC)

American Mathematical Society Summer Math Camps & Programs:
Summer programs that help students explore the world of mathematics research (most are residential programs accepting applications nationwide).

Cornell University CATALYST Academy
A one-week summer residential engineering program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

 Cornell University CURIE Academy (girls only)
A one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere.

Hampshire College - Summer studies in mathematics An intensive six-week encounter with college-level mathematics for talented and highly motivated high school students.. Located at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Math Camp at Puget Sound
Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students, designed to expose these students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking.

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) at Boston University
PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.
Admission is rolling. Cost is ar0und $2,700 and need-based aid is available.

Rose Mathematics Program at Ohio State
Students to explore math, a six week summer program at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
Cost is around $2,200, with some scholarship money available.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp
Four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits.
Financial aid is available.

Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics at Rutgers Selected students participate in an intensive four-week residential academic program that provides a challenging introduction to discrete mathematics


STEP: Science Technology Entry Program

STEP at New York Institute of Technology
This program is funded by the New York State Department of Education

The STEP program is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and disadvantaged students prepared to enter college, and improve their participation rate in:

* Mathematics
* Science
* Technology
* Health Related Fields
* Licensed Professions

STEP provides academic enrichment in science and mathematics content areas.
Projects consist of academic year and summer components including:


For more information, visit 


contact: Tom Diener, Grants Administrator

Application deadline is rolling.

New York Math Circle

The Summer High School Math Circle is an intensive three-week long weekday program, lasting every day from 10am to 3pm. A typical day consists of a class in the morning, followed by lunch, and a problem solving session in the afternoon. Instructors and teaching assistants are very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is open and collaborative.

Students are expected to work hard in the program, but also to have fun. Fridays are set aside for unusual activities, mathematical games, team-building, and more.

For details visit:

Application Deadline is rolling.