Middle & High School Program
The Cambridge Prep Experience
Peterhouse was founded in 1284, making it Cambridge's oldest college, and is the setting for the Cambridge Prep Experience that offers all the discovery and learning of the Cambridge Tradition program to students in grades 8 and 9.
Students attend one of two Sessions and choose one course per session from options that include Medical Science, Business, Psychology, Espionage, or Law. The classes are taught by university professors and creative professionals and are designed to use Cambridge as a teaching tool, so that the students discover the city and the university as they discover the topic.
Costs & Payment
Session one: July 8 – July 21, 2023
Session two: July 22 – August 4, 2023
July 8 – August 4, 2023
August 4 – August 8, 2023
At the end of the program, students can choose to add on the Paris Connection and spend 5 days exploring the French capital before heading home.
Tuition Information: Costs include accommodation, classroom instruction, workshops, field trips, two daily meals, and all program-organized activities. We also offer a select number of scholarships based on financial need. For full details, see our Tuition page.
A Day in the Life
- Breakfast in Hall
- Major classes on topics ranging from Robotics to Espionage meet in classrooms, labs, studios, or out in Cambridge
- Students can choose to have lunch at any of a plethora of local restaurants or sandwich shops in town
- Three afternoons a week, students attend class in the afternoon. When there is no class, they are free to join in organized activities or trips and tours in and around Cambridge
- Dinner in Hall
- Evening activities, events, or shows
Access to cultural sites and local events
Extracurricular activities, workshops, and event offerings
On-site staff of experienced professionals
Full Course List
Every class is designed to use Cambridge as a teaching tool. When not in class, students have access to a full range of activities designed to help them discover local and national culture. They have the option to take tours of sights like King's and Trinity, take part in a variety of sports (including Quidditch!), attend local Shakespeare productions, participate in talent shows, or take field trips to the Duxford Air Show and London.
Accommodation and Rooms
In Cambridge, students live in rooms that are occupied by undergraduates during the year. Students are housed in singles or doubles. Students can request a private bathroom (for a fee), on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students have access to common areas within the residences as well as a variety of sporting and educational facilities (gyms, basketball courts, tennis courts, pitches, libraries). Oxbridge provides every program with computers, so students have daily access to email and social media. The program staff maintains message boards and distributes mail every day.
Students enjoy breakfast and dinner in their residence's dining halls. Breakfast is primarily continental style with choices such as cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, coffee, and tea. Several options are available at dinner, including a vegetarian dish and a salad bar. Special dinners are regularly held, and each program ends with a formal banquet. Students are responsible for their own lunch, which can be purchased from a college snack bar or one of the many sandwich shops, small restaurants, patisseries, or bodegas near each residence.
After the Program
Shortly after the program, all students and their parents receive a comprehensive set of grade reports, presenting their course syllabus and highlighting their specific contributions and achievements within their course(s). Most of our alumni later ask for additional copies to include in their college applications.
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