At Georgetown, the summer experience expands far beyond the classroom walls. Our Summer High School Programs are designed to reflect the college experience, and as such, we offer our students the flexibility of choice in how they spend their free time.
Outside of class, you can choose from a wide range of daily activities to participate in, or opt for unstructured time, where you can venture out and explore the city or stay in and catch up on your summer reading.
Regardless of how you choose to spend your free time, we’ll always have a variety of planned activities to give you the freedom to make each day different—and tailored to fit your interests.
Events & Activities
While many of our activities and events are open to all Summer High School students, some of our offerings (such as our off-site trips) are only available to students participating in the two-, three- and five-week programs. If you are in a two-, three- or five-week program and have decided to commute daily to Georgetown, you’ll still have the same access to student life activities as residential students. See below for a sample of events and activities from last year.
- Art & Music
- Sewing 101
- Piano Lessons
- Open Mic Nights
- Origami: The Art of Paper Folding
- Slam Poetry
- College Readiness
- Crafting Your College Essay
- Exploring College Majors
- Eating on a College Budget
- College Applications
- What Does It Mean to Be Greek?
- Getting Involved on Campus
- Athletics & Games
- Dance 101
- Sand Volleyball
- 5K Training
- Board Games
- Friday Night Spotlight Events
Each Friday, we host an event that brings together all students enrolled in our programs, such as:
- Dances & Galas
- Casino Nights
- Glow Parties
- Outdoor Movie Screenings
- See D.C. & Beyond
Open to students in both the two-, three- and five-week programs, our off-campus trips include:
- D.C. Neighborhood Tours
- Weekly Trips to Smithsonian Museums
- Hike (or Bike) D.C.
- Six Flags America
- Nationals Baseball Games
- D.C. United Soccer Games
- Paddleboarding on the Potomac
- College Tours
Looking to get even more out of your Georgetown experience? Sign up for a Mini Course! Available to students in the two-, three- and five-week programs, our Mini Courses are designed to give you a leg up as you prepare for college and beyond.
SAT/ACT Mini Course
This course will introduce you to test-taking techniques, time-management strategies, and critical reading methods that are central to mastering the SAT and ACT tests. You’ll complete a full-length diagnostic SAT or ACT test, after which you’ll receive an individualized, comprehensive analysis of your results.
College Essay-Writing Mini Course
This course will expose you to the organization, content, and grammar that make for successful college essays. You’ll have the opportunity to review sample essays, brainstorm ideas for topics, develop a comprehensive outline, and write a complete college personal statement essay. Looking to get even more out of your experience? This is available for two-, three- and five-week students.