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Pre-College Programs


You don't have to be out of high school to enjoy a Vanderbilt education. Vanderbilt offers a variety of programs to pre-college students, including:

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY)

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) offers weekend enrichment classes for students in kindergarten through 7th grade.

Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach (CSO)

The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach establishes partnerships between university scientists, K-12 educators and students, and the local and global science community and offers summer programs including GAS (Girls And Science) and BEST (Boys Exploring Science and Technology).

Vanderbilt Pre-College PAVE

PAVE is a six-week summer course of study designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program. Applicants should currently be in the 11th (5th form) or 12th (6th form) grade.

Vanderbilt Summer Academy

Vanderbilt Summer Academy serves the needs of highly gifted rising 8th through 12th grade students through a fast-paced academic enrichment program with residential living on the Vanderbilt campus.

Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University (WAVU)

Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University (WAVU) is an exciting two-day residential learning and social experience for gifted students currently in grades 7 through 10.

More Summer Programs at Vanderbilt: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cngr/summer_programs/