Summer Programs

High School Program (HSP)

Ages 14-17


  • Intensive courses in languages, visual and performing arts, academic writing, IB prep, and more
  • Wide range of sports and outdoor adventures
  • Cultural excursions to some of Europe’s most beautiful locations

Our travel program introduces students to some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in Switzerland and Italy. Hike the Jungfrau. Sketch in Venice. Climb a glacier. Eat in Rome. Go canyoning, whitewater rafting, or kayaking.

With a location in the heart of Europe, the HSP travel program introduces you to beautiful and exciting destinations—from the Italian lakes to the Swiss Alps to the Mediterranean coast.


Afternoons at HSP are devoted to sports, the arts, travel excursions, outdoor adventures, and other activities. Go windsurfing, paddleboarding, sailing, or swimming on the Italian lakes; play tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, or volleyball; or relax with yoga or Pilates. Dance, drama, and musical theater options are also available and culminate with performances during the Summer Arts Festival.

Special sports are available at an extra cost. Students may choose to participate in Olimpia Milano Basketball, where coaches from the program focus on improving physical strength, fitness, and confidence; Milan Academy Scuola Calcio soccer offers the exceptional opportunity to work on skills with professional coaches; Golf Club, for young golfers who are looking to improve their game on the driving range, pitch-and-putt, and main course at Panorama Golf in nearby Varese, Italy; or in Crossfit, a strength and conditioning program consisting of aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and weightlifting.

Evening social time offers students the opportunity to participate in fun activities, practice the languages they are learning, and appreciate the multicultural and multilingual experience of the program.


Challenging. Inspiring. Engaging. HSP courses offer you the opportunity to stretch your mind alongside new friends from around the world.

Each HSP student selects one course and focuses on that subject for approximately four hours each weekday morning. Depending on which of the two summer sessions they attend, students can choose from the following courses: English as an Additional Language (EAL), Academic Writing, Intensive French, Digital Photography, Fine Art Portfolio, Architecture & Design, Fashion & Textile Design, Musical Theater, International Baccalaureate Prep, Math Skills, Lean Startup Masterclass, and Italian Cooking.

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