The Robinson Center’s Summer Program provides an intensive, inspirational, and in-depth learning experience for students who are prepared to take on the challenge.

We offer a rich variety of math, science, literature, philosophy, and writing classes. Classes are small in size and taught by faculty members who are experienced teachers and specialists in their fields.

Summer Challenge, for current 5th-6th graders, emphasizes hands-on learning, field trips, and activities; Summer Stretch, for current 7th-10th graders, is more academic in nature, providing an accelerated, rigorous learning experience. Both programs are characterized by high-level thinking, intellectual adventure, and pursuit of understanding.

Note the change in registration dates for 2021: Registration for Summer Challenge begins March 21st at 4:00 PM. Registration for Summer Stretch begins March 14th at 4:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: Robinson Center Summer Programs are currently being planned with online instruction in mind. Should the University of Washington re-open campus in accordance with Washington Safe Start protocols, classes may be moved to in-person status. 

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Summer Programs

Summer ChallengeSummer ChallengeSummer Challenge is an academically advanced summer program for children who will have completed the 5th or 6th grade.
Summer StretchSummer StretchSummer Stretch offers both accelerated courses and courses for enrichment that provide an in-depth, intensive learning experience.