Exeter Summer

July 6 – Aug 8, 2024

Five weeks of academic study, athletics, and personal exploration. Programs for both middle and high school students. 

Find the 2024 application at How to Apply.

Experience Exeter Summer

At Exeter Summer, the focus is on learning through preparation, careful listening, well-considered discussion contributions and collaboration. Courses are taught by experienced faculty using Harkness, a philosophy based on student-led group discussion.  This way students develop the ability to direct conversations and their own learning.

Summer students enjoy full access to our beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities. The 673-acre campus Academy is surrounded by fields, forests and a quaint New England town just 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and one hour north of Boston. Afternoons are devoted to a wide range of sports and our extensive performing arts program. Rounding out the fun are activities such as movies and games on the quads, a talent show and excursions off campus.


Students currently in grades 7-8

Accelerated study in a themed “cluster” of three courses that approach a topic through different disciplines. Collaborate with fellow students on subjects you’re passionate about while sharpening your skills of observation and expression.

Go to the page titled ACCESS EXETER


Students currently in grades 9-12

Design your own academic curriculum. This is your chance to sharpen skills, dig deeper into a favorite topic or pursue something totally new. Choose from a diverse offering of courses as well as college preparation opportunities.

Go to the page titled UPPER SCHOOL
The Harkness method is very dynamic, I really appreciate the way that everyone has to participate. It keeps us active, focused and teaches us a lot.
Charlie, student


Questions about application, financial aid, residency, and more.

Go to the page titled FAQs

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How to Apply

We have rolling admissions. Application opens in December.

Go to the page titled How to Apply


Exeter Summer: Hands-on learning

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Exeter Summer

20 Main Street, Exeter, NH 03833



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