Oxford Summer School for ages 12-14

Looking to spend your summer immersing yourself in a new subject and reimagining what you thought was possible?

Set in the famous city of Oxford, our summer school programme gives students the opportunity to meet new friends from around the world, explore a subject of interest, and experience a taste of life away from home in a supportive environment.

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Course Selector
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Benefits of Our Summer School for Middle School Students

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 fall in love with your subject 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” summer courses for students aged 12-14 are designed to offer a safe space for you to express your curiosity and explore through a perfect mix of theory and hands-on learning.




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Discover Business

Want to know what life in the business world is really like? On this business summer programme, you’ll learn about economics, entrepreneurship, 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 healthcare and helping people, this summer medicine course is for you. Alongside theory, you’ll look at X-rays, discuss real clinical cases, and learn what it takes to be a doctor.

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Discover Technology

Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you enjoy playing with computers? On this technology summer programme, 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.

Summer School Dates & Prices

Length Start Date End Date Price From Next Step
Two Weeks 30th June 2024 13th July 2024


Two Weeks 14th July 2024 27th July 2024


Two Weeks 28th July 2024 10th August 2024


Four Weeks 30th June 2024 27th July 2024


Four Weeks 14th July 2024 10th August 2024



Class Challenges

Students outside John Radcliffe Hospital

Challenges are one of the most exciting parts of our programme! They offer you an opportunity to collaborate with your classmates, putting everything you’ve learned in class to the test in order to solve a real problem or build something from scratch.

As well as gaining practical experience – and having a lot of fun doing it – the challenges offer a real insight into what a career in your chosen subject might be like.

Examples of class 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 together to diagnose the patients, using the information they’ve gathered and things they’ve learned in class.

Our Discover Business and Discover Technology students collaborate to launch a rocket, with tech students managing the design and build, while the business cohort write a business plan and marketing pitch for it.

The Heroes Programme

Tutor speaking at the Oxford Union

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

  • Learn more about how a day in their life looks
  • 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) .

Oxford Summer School Testimonials

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 attending our Oxford summer programme, 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 Today

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