Pre-College Programs are On the Rise for RHS Students

by Margaret Lindenburg

Ridgefield High School students have spent their summer doing a variety of activities including traveling, playing sports, working, and even going to college! That's right, Pre-college programs for high schoolers are gaining popularity, and offer students the opportunity to board at, or commute to, colleges and take a wide variety of interesting courses.

Check out these RHS students who were lucky enough to spend some of their summer weeks at colleges around the Northeast:

Kate Lindenburg, incoming sophomore at RHS

Kate enjoyed this opportunity because she "Worked in a diverse environment with students across the globe, and received help and guidance from Columbia Graduate students in an intimate workshop setting."

Steffi Colao, incoming junior at RHS.

  • School she attended: Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Course: American Consumer Studies which focused on the history of advertising, materialism, and the media.
  • Course length: 2 weeks (boarding)

Steffi said she enjoyed the experience because the class was very discussion-oriented and she was living independently, meeting people from other countries and could walk into Providence. 

Maddy Pesce, incoming junior at RHS.

Maddy said getting to study at Georgetown was fun, as well as a great opportunity and she enjoyed living on campus and going to classes like a real student.

Did you attend a pre-college program this summer? Let us know with an email to

Submitted by Ridgefield, CT

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