Programs for Cambridge, Boston, and beyond
The Crimson Summer Academy is a rigorous enrichment program that provides academically talented high school students with skills and financial support to thrive and excel in college. To date, more than 85 percent of graduates have gone on to attend four-year colleges or universities.
Science Brought to Life
MEDscience is an innovative high school science curriculum that provides Boston public school students with the opportunity to bring science to life through hands-on mock clinical cases and classroom lessons conducted at Harvard Medical School (HMS) labs. The program, which launched in 2005 and is currently in 11 Boston schools, is a semester-long high school biology curriculum focused on the anatomy and physiology of seven human organ systems. Each school’s science teacher integrates a MEDscience-designed curriculum into his or her classroom instruction. Once a week, the class travels to the MEDscience Simulation Lab at HMS to apply classroom learning to patient care.