The Catholic University of America


Pre-College and Special Summer Programs 

·        Business Summer Institute (Busch School of Business) - June 18-23

·        Summer Band Workshop (Benjamin T. Rome School of Music) - June 19-23

·         Light the World! (School of Theology and Religious Studies) - June 25-July 1 or July 9-15

·        Experiences in Architecture (School of Architecture and Planning) - July 10-28

·        Summer on the Stage (High School Drama Institute) - July 10-28

·        Engineering New Frontiers (School of Engineering) - July 24-28



 Busch School of Business Summer Institute

Session: June 18-23, 2017

Busch Summer Business Institute The Summer Business Institute aims to inspire and engage high school students in Catholic Social Teaching through the practice of entrepreneurship and business. Students will engage with real-world business practitioners and entrepreneurs. Students will create their own business idea and present to CUA “Shark Tank” judges.

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 Benjamin T. Rome Summer Band Workshop

Session: June 18-23, 2017


Summer Band Workshop The Benjamin T. Rome Summer Band Workshop is open to any student currently in 8-11th grade. The workshop will provide an opportunity for students to prepare, rehearse, and perform a concert or concert band literature at the end of one week. Students will be coached in specific instrumental technique and large-ensemble skills by Catholic University faculty and other professional musicians.

For more information, please visit: or contact Dr. Richard Roberts ( or 202-319-5840).

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 School of Theology and Religious Studies: Light the World!

Session I: June 25-July 1

Session 2: July 9-July 15 

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Light the World! Encourages high school students to learn to see theology in everyday life by exploring theological traditions, asking questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examining how their faith calls them to lives of service.


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Experiences in Architecture

Session:  July 10-28, 2017

Experiences in ArchitectureThe Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields.  Students are exposed to both the academics and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare you for the rigors of architecture school, giving you a head start, as well as acquaint you with campus life at the university level.  Students, who have participated in EiA's summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level.

For more information about EIA, please contact Ms. Tonya Ohnstad at

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Summer on the Stage

Session: July 10-28, 2017

The CUA High School Drama Institute is residential program for students who wish to pursue intensive summer training in the performing arts. Study voice, movement, and acting with experts in the field. 

For more information, please contact the drama department at or 202-319-5358. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: CUAHSDI.


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 Engineering New Frontiers

Session: July 24-28, 2017

Engineering New Frontiers (ENF) is a weeklong, residential summer camp for rising high-school juniors and seniors held on the campus of The Catholic University of America.

At ENF, students will work closely with CUA engineering faculty members to explore the wide variety of engineering opportunities in our society.  Through classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, students will experience what college engineering majors and professional engineers do.  Living on campus, students also get a "taste" of college and exposure to the best of Washington, D.C., including special museum tour, sporting events, and various other safe recreational activities.

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