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Welcome to Centenary Summer Scholars
Premier pre-college summer programs for high school students

Summer Scholars is a fantastic program now entering our 8th summer!

Centenary Summer Scholars feature pre-college summer programs for rising 8th through 12th grade students. Located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Centenary College provides a fun and creative learning space in which students can make the most of our wonderful resources.  Our majors are a great way to experience the College environment.

Our summer scholars program allows students to explore their academic passions. We introduce subjects that school may not offer, while encouraging students to experiment with classes as they begin to consider their college major. Our pre-college summer programs also feature fun structured events outside of class as well as an academic trip to NYC.

Thousands of students from across the country and around the world have chosen CSS as their summer destination because of our unique mix of classwork and structured experiences as well as our excellent staff and top-notch facilities.  We work all year to ensure every aspect of the summer is planned and programmed as best as possible.

Download our PDF, check out our Facebook page, and call and talk to our Camp Directors.  This program is a very important experience for a student who is in high school and is planning on attending College one day!


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Open House April 25th

Join us Saturday April 25th from 1 - 3 pm join us for an Open House. Home base for the Open House is the Lackland Center. Just pull around the back of campus (to the one big parking lot just past the softball field) and look for the balloons! We will be at the Lackland Center ready to take you on a tour. You can see the residence hall and one of the individual suites where your student will live, you can mosey your way through the dining hall, you’ll get to peek in to the classrooms and labs, and you'll be able to meet certain key staff members. Mostly we want to give you the opportunity to get a feel for the program and the campus! We’ll have a computer and you can even sign up for one of our remaining spots on site if you want! Call or email us for more details, to ask questions, or to make a reservation. Reservation not required, you can just show up (but it would be nice if you let us know you’re coming!).  Read more about it, and reserving space, and other questions, in our other section FAQs just click HERE to go there!

Our Courses

Centenary Summer Scholars gives rising 8th–12th grade students the opportunity to immerse themselves in one course of study for a full week. Students choose one intensive course of study at the time of registration (which we refer to as their Major). Students may sign up for multiple sessions, choosing a different course each session; students may also benefit from the intense focus that multiple weeks in the same course would provide.  The choice is yours!  The most important thing is to join us on campus for the summer of a lifetime!

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