July 1 - July 23, 2021
Dates include move-in and move-out days (if needed).
Applications open on December 1, 2020.
Residential and commuter options (if in-person)
Eligibility: Current 9th-11th grade students
International students welcome
Financial aid for select Philadelphia students
Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs that fuse sophisticated scientific or social theory with relevant applications. The science academies draw upon Penn's cutting-edge technology and resources to provide innovative lab experiences while the social academies draw upon the rich history and diversity of Philadelphia to provide a sociologically comprehensive summer experience.
The Penn Summer Academies have traditionally been on-campus, in-person experiences. Because of COVID-19, the programs were delivered entirely online during the summer of 2020, with great success! No decisions regarding delivery (on-campus or online) have been made yet about the summer of 2021.
Application deadline: May 1, 2021. We recommend applying to the academy of your choice by February 1, 2021, as many programs fill quickly.