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The Summer Coding Academy is a week-long, intensive introduction to the enterprise of computer science through the lens of programming in Python. In addition to the overarching themes of abstraction and algorithmic thinking, students will learn fundamental building blocks of procedural programming including variables, conditions, loops, functions, and file input/output. By the end of this course, you will be able to further study all that can be accomplished with Python or bootstrap yourself into learning another language; empowering you to become a life-long student of computer science!

Write code.
Complete projects.
Learn to think like a software engineer.

Find Your Passion in Coding


Our curriculum, designed by Harvard students concentrating in computer science, is geared towards teaching high school students the fundamentals of coding. Topics covered include:

June 17th – June 27th
June 24th – June 28th
July 8th – July 12th
July 15th – July 19th
August 5th – August 9th
Session IV
Session V
Session VI
Session I
Session II
Session III
August 12th – August 16th

Summer Coding Academy II

The Summer Coding Academy II is an intensive introduction into web development with JavaScript and React.JS. Day one will be a fast-paced walkthrough of JavaScript, so significant experience with another language or JavaScript will be essential for success in this course. Students work on projects, learning HTML/CSS, JavaScript, React.JS, Styled Components, Git, and Heroku. By the end of the week, you will know how to build websites using React and be able to share them with the world!

2020 Program Dates

SCA Level I

SCA Level II

Session I
Session II
June 15th – 19th (M-F)
Session I
July 20th – 24th (M-F)
Session II
August 3rd – 7th (M-F)
June 22nd – 26th (M-F)
June 29 – July 3rd (M-F)
July 6th – 10th (M-F)
Session III
July 13th – 17th (M-F)
July 20th – 24th (M-F)
July 27th – 31st (M-F)
August 3rd – 7th (M-F)
Session IV
Session VI
Session V
Session VIII
Session VII


Program tuition covers one week of instruction, lunch, and snacks. Our program grants exclusive access to the people and unmatched resources at Harvard.

Please note that this tuition does not include housing or computers for the students. Each student must find their own accommodations and bring an internet–capable computer. Tuition for a five-day session of the Summer Coding Academy: $795.

Financial aid is offered on a case-by-case basis. To reach out regarding financial aid, please contact us at There are other opportunities available to reduce the cost of tuition. In addition to the 10% sibling discount, we also offer a referral program where if someone you refer registers for the program, you will receive a percentage off the final tuition payment; the more people who register, the greater your discount. The tuition deadline for all sessions is June 12th. Please contact us at if you need to make other payment arrangements.

The Summer 2020 Application is open!

Early Application Due
March 6th, 2020

Regular Deadline
May 1st, 2020

Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, all programs are now online.
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