High School Program
The Oxford Tradition
The Oxford Tradition is housed in Pembroke College, which was founded by King James I, in 1624. Pembroke boasts Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, American Senator J. William Fulbright, Samuel Johnson, author of The Dictionary of the English Language, and Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg among its alums.
Our students live in the same rooms as undergraduates do during the university year, and work with leading academics, including professors. They pick two courses, a Major and a Minor, from a myriad of choices that includes Medicine, Business, Psychology, Politics, or Law.
Costs & Payment
July 2 - July 29, 2023
July 29 - August 4, 2023
At the end of the program, students can choose to add on the Paris Connection and spend 7 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 in a broad range of academic and creative topics, ranging from The Biology of Disease to Philosophy, meet in classrooms, labs, studios, or out and about in Oxford
- Students can choose to have lunch at any local restaurants or sandwich shops in town
- Three afternoons as week, Minor classes meet in classrooms, workshops, labs, or studios. When there is no class, they are free to join in organized activities or trips and tours in and around Oxford
- 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 Oxford as a teaching tool. When not in class, students have access to a full range of optional activities designed to help them discover Oxford and immerse themselves in English life and culture. They have the option to take tours of local sights like the Bodleian Library and Christ Church, take part in a variety of sports, attend local Shakespeare productions, participate in talent shows, or take field trips to Blenheim Palace and London.
Accommodation and Rooms
In Oxford, 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, or 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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