The Clarkson School: Start Here...Go Anywhere
As the second oldest early college program in the country, we understand that some students are ready for college earlier than many of their peers. If the challenge of university academics sounds more appealing than simply returning to high school for 11th or 12th grade, we welcome you to explore The Clarkson School. We are one of just a handful of residential college experiences designed for younger students who are ready to start college early.
The Clarkson School (TCS) is a selective early college program for high academic achievers who have progressed beyond their high school curriculum and are ready for a fresh challenge. Students will live in a special living and learning community that provides additional support for personal growth, academic achievement and professional development. Clarkson School students take the same courses as Clarkson University first-year students and enjoy the same unlimited access to athletics and recreation, the Student Success, Diversity and Inclusion office and clubs and activities.
Attending The Clarkson School is similar to being a first-year student at Clarkson University. You will take a full course load and have the opportunity to join student clubs, academic and social organizations and sports teams. As opposed to the typical Clarkson University first-year experience, Clarkson School students live in their own residence hall with a dedicated staff of house advisors (HAs). This extra layer of support ensures that Clarkson School students make a smooth transition to college life.