Academics

Advanced Studies Program

THE MISSION

More than just a summer school, the HH Advanced Studies Program (HHASP) is a unique summer experience no other private school offers with its mission united with uniquely available assets in an idyllic Berkshire setting. Our mission aspires to a focused learning and living experience. The course material, pacing, differentiated instruction, depth, and project-based approach are those of elite forward-looking learning institutions. For many students, the HHASP will provide your first experience of an intensive, boarding educational environment in which academic inquiry and cultural exposures are the singular focus.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE

The program is a life-changing opportunity for any aspiring, recently graduated, or current Heritage Hall student - or for a recommended student from an OK peer high school. We encourage all families to attend future information sessions.

The program cost is $3955 inclusive of food (except Thursday evenings), boarding, all course instruction, local transportation to cultural venues, and special museum/concert/theater/dance tickets and tours for the entire 24 days.

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  • FLIGHT AND PACKING DETAILS

    • Fly into / out of Albany, N.Y. (includes airport pick-up and return) within a six hour window June 14 (11 am - 5 pm) and a departure mid-morning - early afternoon on July 10, 2022.
    • Packing list will be provided
    • Nearby Williamstown (walking distance from campus has all amenities from pharmacies to coffee/ice cream houses, to pizza, movie theater, bookstore, groceries, and retail stores; medical facilities nearby)
    • One backpack and one suitcase only (laundry facilities available)
    • The Williams Inn (accommodation for families)
  • THE SCHEDULE

    7:30 amBreakfast/Sunday Brunch
    8:15 amAll Student & Faculty Meeting (Mon-Sat)
    8:45 amMorning Intensive Class (Mon-Sat)
    10:00 amBreak
    10:20 amClass resumes
    12:45pmLunch
    1:30 pmWriting or Art electives
    3:30 pmRecreation
    5:45 pmDinner
    7:30 pmStudy Hours (except Thurs and Sat)
    10:00 pm
    Dorm Check-In
    (Sat, 11:30 pm; Thurs, 11:00 pm)
    11:30 pmLights Out (Sat extended to 11:45 pm)
  • OTHER

    The program is a life-changing opportunity for any aspiring, recently graduated, or current Heritage Hall student - or for a recommended student from an OK peer high school. The enrollment deadline has been extended until the five remaining spots are filled. The balance will be due by May 15, 2022.

John Dewey

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature to demand thinking; learning naturally results.

MEET OUR STAFF

    • Nick Carter

      Program Director and Founder (graduate of local Williams College and familiar with the area and Buxton campus)

    • Matthew Carolan

      Residential Life Coordinator, Assistant Cultural Activity Coordinator, Faculty: Creative Non-Fiction course (afternoons), Fly Fishing Guide

    • Katie Horn Davis '09

      Assistant Academic Program Director, Application Process Coordinator, Dorm Parent Advisor

    • Ashley Adams

      Faculty: “Power and Protest” History and Government (morning intensive course)

    • Sidney Leite

      Faculty: “Around the World in 18 Days: Explorers Who Changed History” (morning intensive)

    • Dan Kennard

      Faculty: “Utilizing Concepts to Create New Forms in Creative Writing” (afternoons)

    • Courtney Hubbart

      Faculty: “Dangerous Designs: Inventions of War and Peace” or “The Human Body - Beauty and the Beast” (morning intensive)

    • Emily Nickel

      Art Faculty: “Building Community through a Shared Table” (afternoon ceramics engaging in a creative dinnerware project)

    • Jake Steelman '19

      Faculty: "Modern Web Design and Branding", University of Central Oklahoma student

    • Wesley Jansen '21

      Evening Study Hall intern, Tufts University student

    • Sam Ring '21

      Evening Study Hall intern, Colorado College student

    • Emma Nickles

      Marketing and Media Specialist Intern, University of Central Oklahoma student

Heritage Hall is a co-educational college preparatory school in Oklahoma City. As one of the few secular private schools in the state, we offer a challenging academic curriculum for students from preschool through grade 12, as well as unique leadership opportunities, a wide spectrum of athletics, and a well developed fine arts program.