The Boston Leadership Institute is an award-winning summer program for high-achieving teens. Since 2011, BLI has provided unique, engaging, and valuable opportunities to thousands of students from around the United States and the world. Led by highly qualified and decorated teachers and professors from the Boston area, the BLI lineup now covers Healthcare. The subject matter is challenging and exciting, and students gain important credentials to include on college applications...(more)
- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Forensic Science, Marine Biology, Pre-Med, Veterinary Medicine, Robotics, Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Aerospace, Physics, Sports Medicine, Coding
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (781) 431-2514
Take part in our award-winning summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) teen academic programs. Gifted students will engage in experimental research & take exciting field trips. Topics include Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, STEM Entrepreneurship, and more.
One-week programs allow students with limited free time the opportunity to dive into a unique STEM subject. These are also an excellent way to mix and match several subjects, helping students decide what they feel most passionate about.
Three-week research programs offer an exclusive opportunity for high school students to study at an advanced level. Whether it’s in the lab, on a field trip to Boston’s famed facilities, or presenting their individual project to the class, BLI three-week students join an elite group who experience college-level academia before graduating from high school.
One-week edge programs offer students the chance to get ahead of the curve when preparing for math, science, or AP courses. Whether it’s to get a better score in geometry, get a five in AP Biology, or to strive in Physics, Edge programs will prepare you for that task.
SCIENCE: For students who envision themselves making discoveries in the lab or developing groundbreaking cures, a three-week research program will be a dream come true. Not only do the Science programs allow students the opportunity to clock hours upon hours in the lab, but many are BLI’s flagship programs. Having been honed over time and led by teachers with incomparable lists of accomplishments, these programs are perfect for the future scientist.
ENGINEERING/TECH: Given that engineering is one of the most lucrative career paths, it does a student well to select this area of study early on. BLI offers programs in robotics, aerodynamics, mechanics, and more, all of which require students to develop advanced critical thinking skills and techniques. Whether it be an airplane or a prosthetic limb, high school students rarely have the opportunity to study the inner-workings of our most fascinating technology like they do in BLI’s Engineering programs.
MEDICINE: For students on the pre-med track, there is no better credential to add to a college application than a three-week, competitive admissions research program. Students may practice suturing skills, emergency procedures, or anatomy research, spending hours each day in the lab assisted by experienced TAs and outstanding instructors. Future medical students will thrilled by the active, hands-on nature of BLI’s Medicine programs.
Cost and Session Information
We have one and three week program options. Our programs will run in June through August. See our website for specific program session dates and costs.
Both the program and the teachers were incredible. I truly enjoyed everything we did from our in-class lectures to labs and dissections to our field trips. The program is constructed to give the students the best experience possible and Im very glad I came. The teacher is also very interested and excited about the material, which proceeds to make the students more interested.- Student Comment - August 2, 2019
I really enjoyed the program. In the morning we had lectures. In the afternoon we had a lab based on a lecture so that we understood the concept even better. I also liked the project at the end of the 3 weeks. I learned a lot during class but also while researching my project. The teachers were helpful and knowledgeable.- Student Comment - August 2, 2019
"I really enjoyed this program because it gave me a good insight into what working as a chemistry research scientist is like. I enjoyed how much lab time we had and that we did a variety of activities and learned about a variety of topics. This gave me a good taste of a wide array of scientific topics. I thought that my teachers were engaging and knowledgeable.- Student Comment - July 19, 2019
"The program was very interesting and engaging and I learned a lot in a short period of time. The teacher was very knowledgeable and rehearsed and could answer all of our questions."- Student Comment - August 10, 2018
"I learned so much from this program that I wouldn't have been able to accomplish without it. I learned key lab techniques and performed labs that will prove to be extremely useful in the future."- Student Comment - July 13, 2018
"I liked the experience I got being around many other people similar to me but from all different parts of the world. I also loved the class as I improved both my presentation skills and my knowledge and view of the medical field."- Student Comment - August 3, 2018
'It was a very great program. I had an experience that my school could never give me. I see equipment that I have never seen before. We learned with some entertainment along the way.'- Student Comment - July 15, 2016
'I really enjoyed my time here. The morning lecture and afternoon lab was really fun. It was cool to be able to learn about something and then perform it. All my teachers were really cool and fun. I learned a lot and had a great time on the field trips. Overall, it was a great experience and I would recommend it to others. '- Student Comment - July 22, 2016
'The program was so fun and a great and new experience. Lab sessions were very exciting... Teachers were very friendly, caring and nice, it was a pleasure attending this program with these great teachers.'- Student Comment - August 4, 2017
'I loved how hands-on the program was. I felt the combination of class time with real labs immediately following was very beneficial. I loved the teachers for their drive for the subjects they taught and their witty humor. I also enjoyed talking to them outside of the classroom setting.'- Student Comment - July 21, 2017