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Summer HSSP 2021 will once again be virtual. The first-come-first-served phase of student registration is open till Wednesday, July 7th! Payment or Financial Aid are also due by then.

Welcome to HSSP!

With over fifty years of history, HSSP is a multi-weekend program where hundreds of middle/high schoolers come to take classes, both academic and non-academic, at MIT. Join us for many days of learning anything and everything!

HSSP is fully student-run by MIT ESP. It is held once during spring and once during summer.

Cups of fruit juices
An HSSP class where the teacher is wearing a costume

Learn Anything!

HSSP classes cover various fields, from "Crime Scene Chemistry" to "The Mathematics of Music" to "Politics for the Modern Era". Over the course of multiple weeks, you can take a deep dive into whatever interests you, be it algorithms, Irish history, bioengineering or quantum mechanics!

When is HSSP?

Summer HSSP 2021 will run on Saturday afternoons from July 10th through August 14th.

Spring HSSP 2022 dates have not been determined yet.

Who Can Participate?

Spring HSSP is open to current 7th to 12th graders. Summer HSSP is open to rising 7th graders to graduating 12th graders.

Unfortunately, absolutely no exceptions can be made to this policy.

Mutant plushie lab
HSSP students smiling

HSSP Classes

Summer HSSP 2021 will have 3-week long classes called “Half-term” classes, and 6-week long classes called “Full-term” classes. In previous years, all classes were Full-term classes, and HSSP students received an average of one or two classes. Check out this year's catalog here!

HSSP Details

Many frequently asked questions are answered on our website. For more information, start by visiting the Summer HSSP Details page.

If you have further questions, you are welcome to contact us at summer-hssp@mit.edu.


The entire program costs $40, regardless of how many classes attended. The program fee is paid after your class lottery results are released and you confirm your enrollment.

Generous financial aid is available!


Registration for Summer HSSP 2021 has closed.

Last modified on July 07, 2021 at 09:07 p.m.