The Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute, formerly known as Summer Academic Programs, works with high school students and high school teachers each summer to ensure that they have an enriching and memorable experience while on campus.

So... what makes Carleton unique?

We offer three-week long pre-college programs in topics such as science, computer science, writing, humanities and quantitative reasoning where rising juniors and seniors live and learn in a welcoming community of peers.

The Summer Teaching Institute provides high school AP® teachers the opportunity to work on their own professional development as well as work collaboratively with other teachers from around the country and world.

 Our residential pre-college and Summer Teaching Institute guests are able to enjoy summer amid the beauty of Carleton’s 880-acre arboretum, Japanese Garden, and the many historic academic buildings.

Carleton Students: Apply for work for our office this summer. Applications are available on our Employment Page.