Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Studies

Division of Enrollment Services

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many K-12 programs have made remote modifications. See the linked program descriptions for more information.

K-12 Programs

Did you know that more than 10,000 K-12 students participate in educational and fun activities at Carnegie Mellon each year? 

There is ample opportunity for children to learn and grow at Carnegie Mellon - and many of those activities are held during the summer! To find out if any of our programs align with the needs of your family, we invite you to visit the Leonard Gelfand Center website to view the programs offered to K-12 students.  

Various camps and clinics are offered through the respective athletic programs at the university for K-12 students. For information regarding these programs, visit the Athletics website.

Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences

The Pennsylvania Department of Education established the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) to provide a summer enrichment experience in science and math for talented high school students in Pennsylvania. The program hopes to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. After a brief hiatus, the program is returning to CMU's Mellon College of Science. Vist the PGSS website for more information. 

CMU Engineering Workshop

This program aims to show rising high school 10th and 11th graders what engineers do and what it is like to study engineering in college. Students will get hands-on experience using engineering software to design products and will then fabricate them in a CMU maker studio. They will also learn about different engineering disciplines through guest speakers and tours of CMU engineering labs. Learn more on the Engineering Workshop website. 

Summer String Workshop Program

Carnegie Mellon's School of Music offers a Summer String Workshop for children ages 7-14. Eligible students who register by April 30, 2020 will improve their skills by attending daily classes and recitals and perform in a final concert. Students must be able to read notes fluently, and previous group or ensemble experience is highly recommended. For more information and to apply, visit the Summer String Workshop Program website. 

Architecture Explorations (AE)

This program is a collection of architecture-based extracurricular and academic enrichment programs for students in kindergarten through high school and is offered through CMU's School of Architecture. Learn more about AE's summer programs