Clarkson School students spend a year among peers who are intellectually talented,
driven and eager. The Clarkson School will become their second family. They will live
and study together, have dinner with one another, celebrate birthdays, take field trips
to the Adirondacks and cultural cities like Ottawa and Montreal, while also participating
in Clarkson University clubs, sports and organizations. Academic support is an integral
part of the program as students have access to their own professional academic advisor
who compiles progress reports, offers academic guidance, and assists students who are
applying to other universities.
Students develop time management and study skills, while adjusting to living away from
home. They are full-fledged college freshman, getting themselves up in the morning, doing
their own laundry, and learning how to be independent and responsibility.
A Home Away from Home
Where do they go after their year at The Clarkson School?
Pretty much anywhere they want.
While many Clarkson School
students choose to stay at Clarkson as sophomores, a number of students
also migrate to some of the best colleges and universities in the country,
including Ivy League, major research universities and other highly selective
liberal arts schools. In almost every case, they enter with advanced standing.
Wherever they go, they will typically take sophomore-level courses the
A sampling of other colleges and universities appear here. For a more
complete list, go to
Carnegie Mellon University
Michigan State University
United States Military Academy at West Point
University of California at Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
The Clarkson School boasts a diverse student body,
with 60% hailing from New York state and 40%
from across the U.S. and all around the globe.