About Us The Summer Academy Difference

The Summer Academy Difference

Discover a Unique Pre-College Experience

At Lehigh University Summer Academy, you’ll experience a highly personal enrichment program in a safe and supportive learning environment. Each session is limited to only 80 students, guaranteeing a low student-to-teacher ratio. Our unique pre-college experience offers a balance of class time, service learning, character-building activities, and outdoor fun while providing powerful and relevant experiences along the way.

Life Skills & Character Education

Accepted participants will explore their natural abilities, improve self-awareness, and enhance their social skills through the program’s innovative character-building curriculum and opportunities for leadership development. Students will discover character virtues, which include honesty, kindness, respect, empathy, and gratitude are the keys to interpersonal and academic success. 

Program Safety

The safety, security, and health of our students is always our top priority. Participants will have access around-the-clock to residential nurses, as well as an on-call doctor, and experienced staff who have been carefully background-checked, following all state safety regulations and standards. In addition, the Lehigh University Police Department provides a safe and secure environment on and around campus.    


Our expertly designed, project-based curriculum encourages students to take charge of their academic futures. Summer Academy participants will explore subjects and activities they’re  passionate about and discover new interests along the way. This pre-college program builds on individual experiences, while providing an environment for growth. Stay tuned for our Summer 2021 course offerings – coming soon!

Faculty & Staff

Lehigh University Summer Academy is an exclusive summer learning experience, which features an impressive roster of expert educators. Instructors and staff are leaders in their fields who will challenge students to discover their passion, while providing an inclusive environment that fosters individualized learning and service to others.

Course Options

With a broad range of subjects, from technology and science to arts and communications, Lehigh University Summer Academy promotes critical thinking in a collaborative, innovative environment. We keep the class size low and the individualized attention high, guaranteeing a personal and powerful enrichment experience. Stay tuned for our Summer 2021 course offerings – coming soon!

Beyond the Classroom

Each three-week session immerses students in a variety of cutting-edge, thought-provoking and enriching experiences that extend learning outside the walls of the traditional classroom. Service-learning, community engagement, field trips, campus events and recreational activities are an integral part of Lehigh University Summer Academy.


Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Enrollment is limited to 80 students per session to maintain our commitment to low student-to-teacher ratios. Smaller class sizes ensure a highly personalized enrichment experience, while promoting classroom engagement in an inclusive learning environment.

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