Upper School

Summer Institute's Upper School Program offers high school students (Grades 9-12) the opportunity to explore new subjects, or to advance in core academic or artistic subjects. Students who are serious about their academic and personal growth will find our intensive college preparatory courses the perfect way to excel this summer.

The Summer Institute at King is open to all students from schools in the CT/NY area.

Academic Courses:  NEW! See our new enrichment and acceleration programs, plus a new, extra session in August. All courses which will be run remotely and will include: 

  • 45-60 minutes daily of synchronous teaching and learning
  • Opportunity for virtual teacher-student one-on-one connection and small group work
  • Plus, independent student work

Remote courses will leverage the best practices of KingIsHome, our successful remote learning program, which provides a mix of synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. 

  • In synchronous remote learning, participants interact at the same time and in the same virtual space. For example, the entire class would participate in an interactive videoconference, or a teacher would conduct a help session virtually with a student. 
  • In asynchronous remote learning, participants interact in elapsed time, as we do with email, online discussion forums, blogs, podcasts, etc. Learners are not together with each other or participating in the same activities all at the same moment.

1 Definitions derive from The Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL: the International Association for K-12 Online Learning): http://www.aurora-institute.org/wp-content/uploads/iNACOL_DefinitionsProject.pdf

Click on the sessions below to see the details for each course.

"I took two different classes over two consecutive summers; Introduction to Global Studies and Topics in Global Studies. Both classes helped me get a jump start on my academics because they were both requirements for King's Global Distinction. Taking those courses helped me to better select my classes during the academic year and I felt more prepared."

- Abby Mancuso '20

Hear from more students and parents talk about their Summer Institute experiences.

Six WEEK SESSIONS (Earn Academic Credit)

THREE WEEK SESSIONS (Earn Academic Credit)


"I was fortunate enough to take a 6 week Physics course the summer before my junior year which truly helped me get ahead academically. With an extremely small class size, and plenty of free time to focus on just one course, I was able to really thrive in what could have been a tough full-year physics course. Also, because I got to take physics over the summer, I was able to take AP Biology junior year instead of the required Physics course, and taking the AP really gave me an academic edge."

-Idalis (student)