Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code

What do art, biology, music, and cooking have to do with coding? As students will learn in this new program, a lot!

This new five-week program for rising 8th grade students only is offered in two parts. The first part takes place on the Phillips Academy campus for two weeks, June 27-July 9. The second part is completed online (at home) July 10-31, with students working both independently and collaboratively with peers and instructors.

This new program combines a variety of disciplines -- including poetry, design, linguistics, history, physics, computer science, and math -- to help students solve problems, communicate more effectively, and use elementary programming as a tool for inquiry and expression.

Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code provides an exciting opportunity for academically qualified students to look at problems from a fresh new angle. Students will be encouraged to think like artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm for invention and a willingness to learn from mistakes!

Designed in a unique and innovative format, the five-week program brings students to the Phillips Academy campus as boarding students for the first two weeks, where they will utilize the school's excellent facilities and resources, including the Addison Gallery of American Art, to think about coding in both complex and simple ways. During the final three weeks, students will collaborate with peers and instructors online as they tackle an array of challenges and complete the program at home

To apply to this program, please submit the full Summer Session application plus Form 8, Supplemental Form for New Program.

Space is limited! Please apply soon.