Boston Leadership Institute


program overview

The Boston Leadership Institute selects outstanding high school students for our three-week programs.  Students develop high-level research skills and subject matter expertise that strengthen credentials valuable for college admissions, interviews, and essays. 

Programs are led by distinguished teachers from leading colleges or high schools with experience teaching high-achieving students. Many of these teachers have won major teaching awards and/or hold advanced degrees from top-ranked Ivy League schools. Students excelling in honors or advanced STEM classes are encouraged to apply to our pre-college research programs. Top students from 45 states and over 30 countries have enjoyed our hands-on research programs. Students may choose day only or residential programs at three locations in downtown and suburban Boston.

Separately, for teens wanting one-week science or math opportunities, consider: ForensicsAnatomy, Sports Statistics, and Marine Biology. Students take fun, behind-the-scenes field trips. They participate in interesting activities and tours geared toward teens at Boston museums and attractions. These adventures are combined with stimulating classroom enrichment and laboratory activities.  Finally, our Chemistry Edge and Physics Edge programs are designed to give students the edge they need to excel in their Fall science courses and on standardized tests. No application is needed for one-week day and residential programs. You may reserve your place with a deposit.

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Specialization(s): STEM

Selectivity: Selective

Location: Three locations around Massachusetts on one of the school's campuses

Duration: 1 to 3 week programs

Financial Aid:  For families with documented 2017 household income less than $60,000, a few limited scholarships are available: Apply here: