Discover a new interest. Forge a new path. Meet new friends—all while living and learning in one of the world's greatest cities. NYC Summer Academy students are offered course, which tackle topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business are taught by award-winning Times journalists and industry experts.
Discover a new interest. Forge a new path. Meet new friends—all while living and learning in one of the world's greatest cities.
With New York City as their home and classroom, NYC Summer Academy students join the ranks of many of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and dreamers. From New York’s world-class museums and performing arts centers to startup labs and think tanks, this city is rich in creativity and inspiration and its resources are seemingly endless. Summer Academy provides students with an immersive environment in which they learn, investigate and explore while having fun with friends, mentors and instructors who share their passions and interests.
Students are offered two-week programs throughout June and July and may enroll in more than one term. Academic and nonacademic components of the program are integrated to form a holistic approach that ensures students are making the most of their time both inside and outside the classroom.
Students can elect to attend Summer Academy as either a residential or day student.
Residential students stay in a dorm-like facility in the heart of New York City and are overseen by program staff. The location equips students with easy access to Central Park, Times Square, Columbus Circle and the Hudson River — the perfect starting point to explore everything NYC has to offer. Students participate in a rich set of evening and weekend activities to complement the academic program.
Day students commute to a dorm-like facility in the heart of New York City on weekday mornings to participate in the academic program. Students have the option of staying for dinner and may choose to participate in evening and weekend activities.
On Campus in New York City
New York is Our Classroom
With New York City as their campus, students will have access to all that the City has to offer, attending field trips, site visits and special events. Transportation during the program will be provided by bus, subway and rail. Student will receive weekly MetroCards each Monday of the program.
Living in New York City
Students will be housed in a dorm-like facility in the heart of New York City. Roommates are assigned by gender identity and age. Building security and residential staff are present in the residence hall and available to students 24/7. The residence hall is air-conditioned and also contains student lounges and programming spaces.
Residential program staff members, including the Residential Directors, reside adjacent to students in the residence hall. Academic residential assistants are undergraduate students and recent graduates who supervise program participants in residential life activities and serve as well-informed educational guides throughout the program. They ensure students are in a safe and nurturing environment that is also fun and engaging. Academic residential assistants are joined by other staff who are responsible for organizing extracurricular activities and ensuring smooth program operations.
Students will eat most of their meals in the housing facility’s cafeteria-style dining halls that serve a wide variety of healthy menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining halls may provide vegetarian, vegan and kosher options and are able to accommodate some special dietary needs. In addition to meals in the dining halls, students will also have opportunities to partake in the diverse range of food options that New York City offers.
Our Commitment to Diversity
The School of The New York Times is committed to fostering a culture that embraces the values of diversity and inclusiveness. We strive to create an inclusive learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds who come together and share their opinions and perspectives about the world. We believe that diversity is a driver for new ideas, creativity and academic excellence. We offer financial aid & scholarships and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.
Rising high school students (grades 10-12) and graduating seniors. Students must be 15-18 years old by the first day of the program.
• Online Application
• Transcript and School Report: Forms must include the school’s grading system and the most recent completed semester grades. Transcripts must be in English and do not need to be official. Report cards for the last two years are acceptable.
• Reference: must be a teacher, guidance counselor, coach or school official.
• Work/Writing Sample (optional): Students can submit any piece of work as an optional supplement to their application (e.g. research paper, poetry, course assignment, artwork, proposals, etc.)
• Short answer questions
• Application Fee of $50.
Applications for Summer Academy 2023 are now closed.
• Day students - $5,325
• Residential students (tuition + room and board) - $5,975
Tuition is based on 2-week course.
• Materials Fee - $245 per term (some courses carry an additional $50 materials fee)
• Health Fee - $100 per term
• Processing Fee - $150
Limited financial assistance is awarded based on a combination of merit and need.
Historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply for full-tuition scholarships.