The Oxford summer school experience (for ages 12 to 14)

Looking for a summer school that can prepare you for the future and give you the experience of a lifetime?

Set in the famous city of Oxford, our programme gives students the opportunity to explore a subject of interest, meet new friends from around the world, and live away from home on the oldest university campus in the English-speaking world.

summer school for teenagers aged 12-14
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Discover the magic of Oxford

As the inspiration behind Harry Potter, Narnia, and Alice in Wonderland, Oxford is the perfect place to embark on a journey of learning and self-discovery. 

Learn from world-class tutors

Take classes led by tutors from universities like Oxford and Cambridge. They’ll help you level up your academics and inspire you to learn like never before.

Make lifelong friends

Meet other extraordinary students from around the globe who are keen to embark on new experiences and make a positive change in the world.

Have fun!

Whether it’s dancing the night away at our International Ball, exploring castles, or playing sports, we’ve got activities to fill your schedule.

Summer courses for ages 12 to 14

Our “Discover” courses for students aged 12-14 are the perfect mix of theory and hands-on learning. They let you focus on a field you’re interested in, and inspire you to explore potential future options along the way.



business academic course

Discover Business

Want to know what life in the business world is really like? On this course, you’ll learn basic economics, corporate law, leadership, management and public speaking. You’ll also explore the roles of marketing and social media in modern business.

Discover Medicine

If you’re interested in medicine and helping people, then this course is for you. Alongside theory, you’ll look at X-rays, discuss real clinical cases, and learn about recent and future advances in medical techniques and research.

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technology course for teens

Discover Technology

Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you love playing with computers?  In this course, you’ll learn how websites are built using different coding languages, design a rocket using practical applications of maths and physics, and build your own hydraulics system.

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The Oxford Scholastica Academy is accredited as a short course provider by the British Accreditation Council.

Dates & Prices

**Book before 31st December 2022 to benefit from our our early bird fees.**

Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
Two Weeks 2nd July 2023 15th July 2023



Two Weeks 16th July 2023 29th July 2023



Two Weeks 30th July 2023 12th August 2023



Four Weeks 2nd July 2023 29th July 2023



Four Weeks 16th July 2023 12th August 2023





academic challenges for teens
Challenges are one of the most exciting parts of our programme! You’ll work in small groups within your class (or jointly with another class) to solve a problem or build something from scratch.

These activities let you put what you’ve learned on the course into practice and give you an idea of what it’s like to pursure a career in your field of study.

Examples of challenges

The Discover Medicine students go to Oxford’s famous John Radcliffe Hospital to meet real patients and take their medical histories. They then work in small groups to attempt to diagnose the patients, based on the information they’ve gathered.

The Discover Business and Discover Technology students work together to launch a rocket, with the technology side designing and building it, and the business side writing a business plan and marketing pitch for it.

The Heroes Programme

hero programme academic

What better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s living it? Our Heroes programme invites you to meet young professionals in your field of study who’ve gone on to have early success, and:

  • Learn more about what a day in their life looks like
  • Take part in a practical activity related to their day-to-day work
  • Ask them questions about their career path

 In past summers, Discover Technology students have met an engineer who helped pioneer the Playstation technology and Discover Medicine students met a young surgeon, who spoke about his experiences in laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) .


I had such an amazing time on my Oxford Scholastica course! This course has broadened my view on politics and allowed me to connect with other kids my age from around the world. The programme exceeded my expectations and I am definitely going to sign up for more courses next summer!


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USA, Politics & Debate

My 13 year old son had a terrific experience. He finished his programme excited about what waits for him in high school and college.


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Elizabeth C,
USA, Parent

Not all Oxford summer school programmes are the same. I am so happy that I chose OSA this time. The OSA staff are absolutely amazing – they immediately made me feel welcome and safe. I am definitely going back next year!


Headshot of Alex, an Oxford medicine student

USA, Discover Medicine

Our teaching philosophy

We believe that learning should be interactive and fun, and this belief fuels our approach to teaching. As a student on one of our courses you’ll:

Take part in our engaging courses and expert-led Masterclasses.


Meet inspirational Heroes and see what your future could look like.


Apply what you’ve learned on the course in fun, hands-on challenges.

Reserve Your Spot

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