Oxford Scholastica Academy: Academic Summer School for 12-18 year olds

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Teens smiling on a prep program in Oxford, UK.
Teens smiling on a prep program in Oxford, UK.
Oxford University high school student group.
Oxford University high school student group.
Prepare Courses for Teenagers in Oxford.
Prepare Courses for Teenagers in Oxford.
Prepare course activities such as canoeing.
Prepare course activities such as canoeing.
High school teens playing soccer in England.
High school teens playing soccer in England.
Academic center for teens studying abroad in Oxford.
Academic center for teens studying abroad in Oxford.

About

We offer students the the chance to master their subjects, gain clarity on their futures and prepare for a changing world - all while experiencing Oxford and making friends from all over the world.

Our Discover, Experience and Preparation Academies have each been tailored to the educational needs of specific age groups to support students in what they could go on to study and the types of career paths that this could lead on to.

Discover Academies are for young students aged 12-14 offering Business, Medicine, Technology and Writing
Experience Academies are for ages 15-18 offering Business, Creative Writing, Computer Science & Coding, Debate & Public Speaking, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Maths and International Relations.
The Prepare Academies are for students certain of what they want to study.

Highlights
  • You'll learn in small, dynamic classes like at leading universities
  • Courses are taught by tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities
  • Get key skills for the future - like public speaker, how to prepare for your future career and how to bounce back from failure -thanks to our Masterclass programme
  • Start building your future professional network by making friends with other ambitious students from around the world
  • Enjoy the Oxford student tradition with the International Ball, and dance the night away in a traditional Scottish Dance 'ceilidh'

Questions & Answers

Reviews

99%
based on 8 reviews
  • Growth 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 9.1
  • Safety 9.9
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Saumya
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The 2 weeks of my life which became the best 2 weeks of my life

Oxford scholastica gave me the most memorable , exciting and educational 2 weeks of my life ...(I regret not staying there for 4 weeks ) . Scholatica doesn’t only broaden your knowledge on your subject but helps you discover so many talents in you which even you yourself didn’t know of.The quality of education you receive here .. helps you in innumerable ways even in your own country but but but ...scholatica is not only about education ...I did so many fun activities here ...like punting , the Scottish dance , international ball to name a few . I made friends for a lifetime and I thank scholatica from the bottom of my heart ... I am still in touch with the wonderful activity coordinators Omar and tia they were my support system back in oxford . I would recommend this Summer school to everyone .ITS A MUST. And would love to visit it again myself . All this was possible thanks to the wonderful , encouraging and understanding staff of scholatica !

What would you improve about this program?
I am not just saying this for the sake of saying it but there’s nothing one can really improve . When I say ITS PERFECT I mean it . Though I would love if scholatica could have people over the age of 18 also due to my own selfish reasons (I would love to come back again and again )
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prutha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

OSA!!

OSA was absolutely amazing! i had heard about it and their programs were in the middle of the school year for me but it was absolutely amazing. i genuinely miss it so much it was so much fun learning about different careers, cultures and still having an absolutely amazing time. 100/100 would recommend this to anyone planning on going to a summer school in england. the highlights of my trip were the ball and the different opportunities we had to meet people and talk about their careers/countries. i now have so many friends in so many parts of the world who i’m still in contact with.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
don’t miss out on all the things this school has to offer
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Megan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Oxford 2019

The most valuable experience I’ve ever had in a multitude of ways. The academic side was fascinating and stimulating, not only I n terms of content, but it also gave me so much more confidence, in a classroom setting that has definitely helped when going back to school since. I made friends from all over the world and remain in touch with them through social media, which is such a rare occurrence at such a young age, Also we took part in so many fun activities, including the famous oxford punting! (Which was so much harder than it looks, but completely hilarious and one of my favourite memories to date). The beautiful city of Oxford combined with the awesome people and OSA team serves for a guaranteed unforgettable experience.

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Eva
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best summer school!

I’ve had the greatest experience during the summer school. I had the chance to meet new people from all over the world who have the same aspirations as me. It made me feel even more passionate about what I want to study in the future. Not only the learning, we got to visit really cool places and do so many fun activities. The staff are so friendly and welcoming as well. When I signed up for the summer school I was really nervous and not sure of how it’s going to be like but from the first day I started I felt so welcomed. I honestly experienced so many things that I would’ve never done on my own. :)

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy every moment of it because it goes by fast!
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Thomas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Oxford Scholastica

This summer school is the best i’ve ever been to ! You get to meet a lot of people from all around the world, you get to learn a specific subject, and it’s taught to you by some amazing teachers. And the staff is really nice too. But you also get to do some fun activities in your free time or in the evening like punting and even going ice cream tasting ! All in all, Oxford scholastica was the best two weeks of my life and I truly recommend it to anyone looking for a 2 or 4 week summer school. Truely amazing experience !!!

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Aisha
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

About my experience

My whole experience was the literal best, i spent two weeks there and honestly when it was over i wished I could spend more time there im not usually a social person but joining oxford scholastica really helped me step out of my comfort zone and become a more outgoing person it was really amazing and i would recommend it to anyone, also the variety of different courses is really nice and the course i joined in was really interesting and the fact that we actually got to experience what we wanted to be in the future was amazing.

What would you improve about this program?
The housing in St.thomas and more free time if possible
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Sofia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A truly wonderful summer school

Firstly,
I would like to thank the wonderful team of Oxford Scholastica for making my summer literally AMAZING! Staff and fellow students were very nice and down to earth.
I enrolled on a two week “Discovering Medicine” course. I absolutely loved living in the magical atmosphere of the city of Oxford and making new friends from all around the world. Oxford Scholastica is an unforgettable experience I can only recommend! The course can really be a defining experience for your future, and for me it definetely was.

What was your funniest moment?
I had a lot of fun making cupcakes during one of the house nights!!
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Jayden
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever! Not only fun but a place to grow

I took this course when i was only 15. Being one of the youngest their i was very worried and thought it was going to be scary, too hard and even boring. I was more than wrong in this instance... Not only was it fun, i got to meet knew people who i still talk to 2 years down the line that are some of my closest friends. I was right that the course was hard but the support I given was so amazing. My computer Science tutor was so helpful and making sure everyone understood and making sure everyone could do the best they could, No matter what ability you were at he would make sure he would cater his lessons so everyone is engaged and everyone is still enjoying what they're doing. If you wanted a challenge then you'd get a challenge. Other than the academic side it was also lots of fun. The staff were so amazing in helping you have a good time be that playing games of werewolf at night before everyone went to bed or having a picnic in university parks and playing multiple different sports accompanied by very cute dogs. If you ever had a problem it would be dealt with instantly. If you ever have any questions you'd never be left unanswered, doing their best to make sure you have the best time possible. For these reasons and many more is why Oxford Scholastica was not only the best summer of my life But probably the best two weeks of my life as well.

What was your funniest moment?
In my opinion the talent show was so amazing. Everyone having fun and people showing off their talents. From amazing singers to funny comedians and dances and everyone just having a laugh together... It was truly so much fun and i have to admit it was one of my favorite days