Oxford summer school classes hosted on the Oxford University campus

Oxford Summer School

Join our Oxford summer school to master your subject, gain clarity on your future and prepare for a changing world. Our Oxford summer courses are your chance to learn on the famous Oxford University campus this summer.
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Get the Oxford Experience

Rooted in Oxford’s spirit of academic excellence, Oxford Scholastica Academy’s 2023 Oxford summer school is your chance to learn on the famous Oxford University campus this summer.

The Oxford experience is unlike any other.

At our Oxford summer school you’ll learn from the best and brightest minds. You’ll build relationships with like-minded students to last a lifetime. And you’ll have the chance to benefit from the very best of what this remarkable city has to offer.

Our summer courses are for 12-18 year olds across a range of exciting subjects such as Medicine, Business and Technology

Joining one of our acclaimed Oxford summer courses is your chance to live the Oxford experience.

Benefits of Attending Oxford Summer School

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The Best Courses

Designed to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – whatever your subject knowledge

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The Best People

Taught by tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge

Students at the Oxford summer school graduation ceremony

Your Future Success

Tailored specifically for students aged 12-18 to help them discover, experience and prepare for a successful future

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Experience Oxford University Campus

Delivered on the prestigious Oxford University campus

Oxford Summer School Testimonials

Going to classes every morning was an exciting experience as we were all on edge as to what we would learn. From classroom discussions to exploring Oxford during free time, the whole Oxford summer camp experience was unforgettable. The friendships I made will last me a lifetime.

Douw Steenkamp

South Africa, Experience Business & Enterprise Academy

It just surpassed our expectations in every way – pre-attendance organisation, facilities, high level of the programme, challenging course, interesting and diverse attendees from all around the world, dedicated creative teachers, great balance of time working and time for personal endeavors and friend making, supportive staff, teamwork oriented, family-like atmosphere, caring and nurturing environment, academically and personally challenging, true college campus experience…in short, just exceeded all expectations.

Bill & Tanya Mateo

Russia, Parents of Paulina, Debate & Public Speaking Academy

I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered at their Oxford summer school. As both a former teacher of A Level economics and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university. It really does give students an advantage.

Jo Cruse

Tutor, and former A Level Economics teacher at leading UK school

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Oxford Scholastica Academy at a glance

This past summer, high school students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our Oxford summer programme and study abroad:

out of 10 students said our Oxford summer programme was one of the most memorable summers of their life

out of 10 students said that their experience at our Oxford summer courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction

out of 10 parents said they would recommend our Oxford summer school to other parents

Oxford summer programme graduation at the Said Business School

Accredited Oxford Summer Camp

We have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.

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Rated 4.84 out of 5 stars based on reviews from our students

Why choose Oxford Scholastica?

Every year, high school students from all over the world apply to the Oxford Scholastica Academy to get the Oxford experience.

Founded by two Oxford graduates, we are a British education venture which specialises in exclusive summer schools in Oxford. We are passionate about enabling students to master their subjects, gain clarity on their futures and prepare for a changing world.

Our Oxford summer courses combine Oxford’s spirit of academic excellence with the opportunity for students to study and socialise on the University of Oxford campus. Our expert teaching faculty offers our students first class tuition from subject experts. Our suite of courses offers the right fit for every student – from introductory programmes to advanced university preparation. You’ll have access to the best people, the best courses and the best opportunity to achieve future success on our Oxford summer camp.

We offer each student the very best academic, cultural and social experience of Oxford. However, we also understand that a summer away from home can be daunting for parents and students. That’s why all our students also have 24-hour support, security and care from our specialised staff.

What Oxford Summer Courses Do We Offer?

Our accredited summer school in Oxford combines authentic university teaching methodology with practical Challenges, and Masterclasses in key life skills like public speaking, plus inspiring cultural adventures. You’ll leave with clarity about your future, mastery of your subject and a global community of friends.

We have honed our proprietary teaching methodology to give you the very best Oxford experience. During your Oxford summer programme, you will:

Oxford summer camp students in class
You’ll take part in small, dynamic seminars led by our brilliant tutors who are subject experts from world-class institutions
High school students with their summer tutor
You’ll meet our Heroes, who have built a successful career related to your course. Discover what steps they took to realise their potential, and how you can too
A young Oxford student in a medical summer class
You’ll be able to put theory into practice through our hands-on approach to learning, and our intensive cross-subject Challenges

We offer two categories of courses, to ensure they are tailored to your specific needs:

Younger international students at the Oxford summer program

Discover (12-14 year olds)

Our Discover Academies are aimed at introducing students to a field of study and possible career path

Students studying at the Oxford Union

Experience (15-18 year olds)

Delve deeper into your subject and experience what it’s really like with practical application and real-world theory

Our Oxford Summer Courses

Why choose an Oxford summer school?

Oxford is a world famous centre of academic excellence. This year, Oxford University was once again named the world’s top university by the respected Times Higher Education World University Ranking, while the town’s second university, Oxford Brookes, has an international reputation.

Oxford University is also the oldest in the English-speaking world. The city is the birthplace of famous leaders, entrepreneurs and cutting-edge scientists. It is the inspiration behind Narnia, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. From literary greats to medical breakthroughs, Oxford is a place of history and discovery.

Oxford’s tradition of excellence underpins our summer school. Whether it’s the city’s academic prowess, cultural delights like punting on the river, or rich history that appeals to you, Oxford is a place unlike any other. The Oxford experience truly is extraordinary.

Join one of our Oxford summer courses for high school students, and live it for yourself.

5 Reasons To Choose Oxford Scholastica’s Oxford Summer Programme

Oxford summer school student at the Debating Masterclass

1. Gain Clarity About Your Future

In an increasingly competitive world, students are having to make decisions about their futures earlier in their school careers. We know that this can be a daunting prospect. With expert tuition, Masterclasses on topics such as how to navigate university and college applications, and the chance to speak to successful young professionals building careers in areas that interest you, you’ll leave us with much greater clarity about your future direction.

2. Experience Oxford

We’ll give you the chance to experience the very best of what Oxford has to offer. You’ll follow in the footsteps of famous faces of past and present including former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, actress and campaigner Emma Watson and astronaut Buzz Aldrin when you speak at the historic Oxford Union during our Debating Masterclass. You’ll take classes in spectacular surroundings like the Blavatnik School of Government. When you graduate on successful completion of your Oxford summer programme, you’ll do so at the prestigious Saïd Business School.

Bridge of Sighs at the Oxford campus
Oxford summer school students giving a speech

3. Prepare for A Rapidly Changing World

Today knowledge is available at the touch of a button, so a successful education needs to be more than learning facts and taking exams. Our tutors will introduce you to cutting-edge projects at the forefront of their research and we’ll give you a taste of your future, helping to inspire you to develop the skills and expertise needed to thrive in the workplace of the future.

4. Discover Oxford

Synonymous with academic excellence and architectural beauty, Oxford lies at the heart of the leafy English county of Oxfordshire. Only an hour from London by train, the city has housed scholars and royalty for hundreds of years and is now also home to a thriving start-up and tech community. You’ll discover the traditions and experiences Oxford is famous for, such as punting on the river.

Summer school kids punting on the River Cherwell
A group of Oxford summer program friends

5. Make International Friendships For Life

Many different nationalities are represented at our summer camp each yaer. You’ll learn about other cultures, experiences, beliefts and traditions from young people just like you. You’ll get to celebrate together during our annual Ball on a boat on the historic River Thames. And you’ll leave with friends all over the world.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Oxford Summer School

Where do the high school students who attend the Oxford summer school come from?

Our students come from the UK and all across the globe to join us on our Oxford summer camp. Last year, we had over 70 nationalities on the Oxford Scholastica Academy, ranging from Brazil to China, America to India, Holland to Malaysia – and more.

What is a typical day of Oxford summer school like?

The morning will typically involve your classes. After lunch, you will normally have a mixture of either workshops or seminars, while the evening will usually involve fun social activities. For a more detailed outline, visit our Oxford summer courses page.

Will I get a certificate/accreditation at the end of the course?

All students who successfully complete the course will be given an Oxford Scholastica Academy certificate at our Graduation Evening on the last night of their Oxford summer courses at the Saïd Business School. Parents or relatives are very welcome to attend this.

Who will my tutor be?

We dedicate an enormous amount of time to carefully selecting and training the very best tutors for each course. Our tutors are subject experts from world-class institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge. You can find examples of our Oxford summer programme’s previous years’ tutors on the course page for your specific course.

Does Oxford University have an official summer school?

Oxford University doesn’t run summer schools for international students. However, the University runs a highly respected summer school for UK students from disadvantaged backgrounds, called UNIQ, but it’s not offered to international students.

Our summer courses at Oxford Scholastica Academy give all students around the world the opportunity to explore subjects of interest in small-class settings with Oxford-style teaching on the Oxford University campus. However, We have no formal connection with Oxford University.

Read more about our relationship with Oxford University.

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