Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Have a safe and happy summer!

The Guidance and College Counseling Team

Tuesday, June 8, 2021


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Thursday, May 27, 2021



As the 2021 school year comes to a close for your students, I wanted to reach out once more about Columbia University’s Summer Immersion program for high schoolers (grades 9-12). Our teams are reviewing applications for Session 2 (July 20–August 6) and Session 3 (August 9–August 13). 

This code to waive the application fee: GC20.


Designed for bright, high-achieving high school students, this program will give them a rigorous college preparatory educational experience through exploratory coursework and community activities.


Interact with Columbia scholars and experts in their fields.

Engage with an international community of students.

Prepare for college and the admissions process through specially designed programs.

Participate in extracurricular activities led by current students.

Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluation letter.

Academic Year Immersion 2021

For students looking to plan ahead for the 2021-22 school year, we’re happy to announce the return of our Academic Year Immersion program, beginning September 18. Over 10 weekends, your students will have the opportunity to delve into courses, learning from experts in fields as varied as the arts and social impact, to economics and international affairs—all while forming lasting connections with fellow academically advanced students from all over the world.


If you have any questions about Summer Immersion or Columbia University’s other Programs for High School Students, please contact my team at 



1. The Oxbridge Online Research Programme
Personalised, one-to-one programme with your own personal Oxford or Cambridge University tutor. Develop a university-level academic research project in any specialist subject field over 2, 4, or 8 weeks. Ages 13-18. Visit the website to learn more.

2. Online Insights - University Level Preparation Courses

Gain an unparalleled understanding of a subject of your choice. Learn university-level topics alongside other students from around the world with the guidance of expert university tutors from Oxford University and Cambridge University. Ages 13-15, Ages 16-18. Visit the website to learn more.

3. Essay Competition for 2022 programmes
Win a scholarship to participate in the Cambridge 2021 academic programmes. Round 1 of the 2022 Essay Competition is now open, with entries closing on 31st August 2021. Ages 13-18. 
Visit the website to learn more.

Immerse Education

Friday, May 21, 2021



Are you a…

Student looking for test prep, academic growth, and a certificate for your college application?

Parent looking for engaging summer content for an intellectually curious elementary school, middle school, or high school student?

Teacher looking for a summer assignment to boost the historical knowledge of your incoming students?

If so, our Summer History School is the program for you!



This summer, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to offer seven free History School courses, led by award-winning history teachers, for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Programs for Elementary School Students

  • Hamilton Read Alongs

  • History Camp: Life in Colonial Times

Programs for Middle School and High School Students

  • The Global Cold War

  • “History in the Making”: A Gilder Lehrman Collection Project

  • Immigration and the American Story

Programs for High School Students

  • AP United States Government and Politics: Foundational Documents

  • AP United States History, Test Preparation

Registration for History School opens on May 26, 2021 and classes begin in June.

Want to be alerted when registration opens? Sign up here.

Visit this page to learn more about our Summer History School and email with any questions.

Sign up for History School announcements

Monday, May 17, 2021

Summer vacation is just about a month away. Are your students looking for something fun and productive to do this summer? Did you know that Alfred University will again offer high school students with premier virtual and socially distanced in-person summer camp options this summer? Camps will be instructed in either a virtual, interactive online format (academic camps) or an active, socially distanced in-person setting (athletic camps) on our vibrant Western NY valley campus.

Our exclusive camps provide:
- enjoyment to students across the street and across the nation
- a comprehensive, affordable and individual glimpse into college life at a small, private university
- quality instruction that's ranked in the top 50 nationwide by Value Colleges for 2021!

A complete list of our virtual academic offerings can be found here: Academic Summer Camps

A complete list of our in-person athletic offerings can be found here: Sports Day Camps

With Alfred University's excellence in teaching and commitment to offering quality academic and athletic programming, these are some of the most unique, educational and fun high school summer camps we've ever offered, and they're open for enrollment. We'd love to have Saint Peter's Preparatory School students attend!

Fiat Lux!

Kristen Vargason ’96
Director of Admissions // Undergraduate Admissions // School Counselors //


The Virtual Summer Leadership Institute is a free opportunity for rising high school seniors who wish to gain a better understanding of leadership within the various contexts of the college experience. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own leadership abilities and the role leaders play in groups. Students will also learn about what it means to act as a leader in service to others in the community. Finally, we will discuss how to convey leadership experiences in college applications.

This program is designed for students who are the first in their family to go to college or who come from a multicultural background. International students are welcome to apply, but please note that all sessions and presentations will be conducted in English.

Applications for the program will be reviewed on a competitive basis. Completion of this application does not guarantee that you will be selected to participate in the institute.

Program Dates

The program will occur during the week of July 19, 2021. Precise program dates will be determined shortly; please check back for exact dates. 


  • Complete the application information form.
  • Submit an activities list. Highlight no more than 5 activities that best represent you.


The application deadline is June 28, 2021. 


Virtual SLI E-Learning Best Practices

  • Create or find a quiet space. This will allow you to focus during the presentations and engage fully with your group during discussions. Make sure your household knows your schedule so you will not be disrupted during your sessions.
  • Be conscious of your technology. Keep your camera and microphone muted during presentations. This will help reduce distractions and echoes or mic feedback. During discussions you may use your video and microphone but remember to respect your fellow participants.
  • Think before you speak. Although you may not see everyone’s face the entire time, keep in mind that you should show the same respect and attention.
  • Don’t be shy. You get out what you put in! Your voice and thoughts are important so make sure you use them during the discussions.