What is MIT HSSP?

HSSP is a 6- to 8-week program held twice each year at MIT, once in the spring and once in the summer. About 300 students from 7th through 12th grades visit MIT each weekend to take up to four classes about various subjects.

  • Summer HSSP 2018 will run once a week on Saturdays from June 30 to August 11.

  • Spring HSSP 2018 occurred on Saturdays from February 24 to April 7, skipping March 17 for Spark.

  • As an HSSP teacher, you get to pick any subject that interests you and explore it in depth with any number of students you choose.

  • HSSP is run entirely as a volunteer program. We usually have over 40 teachers to teach our Boston-area students.

If you have any questions, email

What can I teach? Anything you want! If you're not sure what to teach, check out either the Spring HSSP 2017 Class Catalog or the Summer HSSP 2015 Class Catalog for ideas.

Who can I teach to? Both high school and middle school students! HSSP has students ranging from 7th graders to 12th graders. We are often especially short on middle school classes. If you'd like help figuring out how to adjust your class idea to a middle school audience, let us know!

Last modified on April 30, 2018 at 05:23 p.m.