The National High School Institute
The premier university-based summer program for outstanding high school students - since 1931.
Now accepting ALL 2013 student applications!
Film and Video: Jun. 30th - Aug. 3rd
Theatre Arts/Design Tech: Jun. 30th - Aug. 4th
Musical Theatre Extension: Aug. 4th - Aug. 18th
Debate: various programs: Jun. 29th - Aug. 10th
Approximately 400 students will enroll in the Institute’s 3 Divisions: Debate, Film & Video Production, and Theatre Arts. Students in the Institute are affectionately called Cherubs, a tradition that began in the 1930s with the founder of the Institute, Dean Ralph Dennis.
NHSI’s goal, as stated by Dean Dennis and as followed today is, “to bring together gifted young people and superior teachers in an atmosphere of affection, knowledge, and trust.” In each of the 3 divisions, students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students. NHSI students leave the Institute better able to make decisions about their future and many go on to study at the finest colleges and universities.