May 23, 2018

High school students will have unique opportunities to experience a taste of college life this summer at The Catholic University of America, which is offering a wide range of summer programs focused on academics and the arts.

Summer Band Workshop
June 19-23
Students enrolled in 8th through 11th grades have the opportunity to spend a week improving their musical abilities and learning from talented conductors Lori Schwartz Reichl and Richard Roberts. The week will conclude with a recital on Friday, June 23. For more information, email or call 202-319-5840.

Summer Business Institute
June 24-29
The Busch School Summer Business Institute is a week-long experience exploring business innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and ethics through the lens of Catholic Social Doctrine. Rising juniors and seniors in high school will have the opportunity to dive hands-on into business principles, competitions, and applications, while experiencing life in D.C. For more information, email or call 202-319-6286.

Applied Math in Action
June 25-29
See where math can take you with a fun look at applied mathematics that will inspire students to study STEM fields. This week will include everything from creating and cracking codes to educational trips around Washington, D.C., with visits to the national monuments, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Spy Museum. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5221.  

Light the World Institute
June 24-30, July 8-14
The Light the World Institute is a Catholic college experience where high school students are challenged intellectually and spiritually. The institute includes talks from engaging speakers on the many ways the Catholic theological tradition relates to science, art, business, politics, sports, and other fields. Students will also meet successful people working around the city who can speak about the role of faith in their work. For more information, visit or email

Experiences in Architecture
July 9-27
The Experiences in Architecture program is an intense three-week, pre-college workshop for students who are interested in architecture or other design-related fields. Students will be exposed to both the academic and professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city becomes their classroom. This year’s program launches a new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council to offer special LEED-certified building tours, sustainability expert lectures, and more. For more information, visit or contact

High School Drama Institute
July 9-27
The High School Drama Institute, organized by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Department of Drama, is a three-week residential drama program for rising high school juniors, seniors, or college freshmen who wish to pursue a serious drama training experience. Students take voice, movement, and acting classes, as well as master classes taught by Catholic University professors and local theatre professionals. They will also have opportunities to attend live theatre performances and visit Washington, D.C. sights. For more information, email or call 202-319-5358

Engineering New Frontiers
July 23-27
Engineering New Frontiers is a week-long, residential summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will work closely with Catholic University’s engineering faculty members to explore the wide variety of engineering opportunities through classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments. Students will also experience the best of D.C., including private tours and sporting events. For more information, email