From the arts, to field-work, to creative writing, Sewanee's pre-college programs give high school students a taste of life on the Domain during one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Sewanee's Pre-College Programs

STARTALK - Sewanee Chinese Language Camp (Full)

A FREE immersive language camp with a focus on environmental sustainability and outdoor recreation for 9th-11th grade high-school students already at a novice-high to intermediate ACTFL proficiency level.

Sewanee Russian Language Camp (Accepting Applications)

A fifteen-day Russian program designed to help students who have limited or no experience with the Russian language attain novice skills. 

Sewanee Spanish Language Camp (Accepting Applications)

A fifteen-day immersive language and culture program designed for high-school students to develop further along their path to proficiency.

The Choral Institute

A weeklong experience bringing together students who love to sing and share a passion for learning and music.

Sewanee Environmental Institute

A pre-college field studies experience providing an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies while exploring Sewanee's ecologically diverse 13,000-acre campus.


A uniquely meaningful experience developing skills in public speaking and debate while engaging with topics such as religion and science, social ethics, and interfaith relations.

Sewanee Summer Music Festival

An internationally acclaimed festival combining a four-week program for advanced music students with a professional concert series.

Sewanee Young Writers' Conference

A two-week program for serious young writers working with small workshops devoted to poetry, fiction, playwriting, or creative nonfiction.