Junction

Welcome! The student application for Junction 2014 is available and is due on April 25. To learn more, visit our Program Details and Applying for Junction pages.

Program Vitals

What? ESP’s most intense program, offering college-level, academic courses four evenings per week during the summer.
When? Junction 2014 will run July 7th to August 14th, 5 PM - 9PM, with optional activities on Fridays.
Who? Mainly geared towards advanced 10th-12th graders, though students entering 9th grade through freshman year of college may apply.
Cost $600 (includes dinner three nights per week). Generous need-based financial aid is available.
How? Admission to Junction is by application and is somewhat selective. Students apply for the specific classes they are interested in taking.


MIT ESP's Junction program is a non-residential academic summer experience for advanced high school students who want to explore a subject in depth. Classes are challenging, exciting, and experimental; usually a step beyond what's available in typical high school curricula.

Two hours of each evening are dedicated to taking one core class (see examples here). In addition, after dinner Junction students choose from a small selection of single- or multi-session seminar classes in a wide range of topics, both academic and just-for-fun. Seminar classes vary day-to-day and are like a Splash, spread out over the course of the summer.

Teachers are primarily MIT undergraduate and graduate students.


Learn More


What does a Junction look like?

Check out some photos from previous summers in the slideshow below. Click to view fullscreen, and captions should display in the bottom margin.


For former students...

Additional photos

are available at a private URL. E-mail junction@mit.edu to get it.

Nostalgic for Junction 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009?

Join the MIT ESP Junction Facebook group!

Graduated and in college?

Consider joining the staff!



Last modified on March 25, 2014 at 06:07 p.m.