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 week to take up to four classes about various subjects.

  • Summer HSSP 2017 will run once a week on Sundays from July 9th through August 13th.

  • Spring HSSP 2018 will run once a week 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. This year, we're looking for 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 Dec. 30, 2017 at 06:45 p.m.