What We Do

For more than 50 years, we’ve run the finest educational programs reaching over 100,000 high school and middle school students worldwide.

Our experience has helped us refine our programs and enhance our services for the benefit of our students, families and partners. When you work with us, you get excellence. We’re detailed-oriented, customer-centric and believe in going the extra mile to ensure our students receive the positive and impactful experience they deserve.

Services & Solutions

Residential Life Management

With more than 55 years specializing in large-scale, multi-campus operations across three continents, we understand the detailed ins and outs of residential life management. From form management and roommate matching, to move-in and beyond, we deliver a superior residential experience for high school and middle school students while they are on your college or university campus. We provide comprehensive services with a personal touch to ensure students are more than just a name.

Holistic Student Development

Holistic student development is the cornerstone of the university experience and the core of our pre-college programs. We believe in helping our students find their purpose and meaning while assisting them in connecting to the community and world. Our students go home transformed as global citizens, with academic and life skills for the 21st century. We provide a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and excursion opportunities to engage students as life-long learners both inside and outside the classroom.

Staff Recruitment, Training, and Management

Summer Discovery employees the most experienced residential management team in the industry with over 225 years of collective experience among our senior program leadership. We believe that our staff are critical part of the on-campus student experience. That’s why we invest in recruiting hiring, training and managing top-notch employees that will deliver the holistic student experience while positively representing your university’s brand. Our multistep interview process and extensive background checks help to ensure high caliber staff will be leading your programs.

Student and Family Customer Care

We’ve operated for more than 57 years and believe that students and parents are an extension of our family. When students are in our care, they become part of our Summer Discovery family. That’s why customer service and support is one of our top priorities. We treat our customers how we’d want to be treated through the entirety of the student lifecycle. From research, to application, to enrolling and experiencing campus, we’re here to guide students and parents. Timely, personal service is the Summer Discovery way.

Compliance and Policy Management

Having minors on campus for summer pre-college programs is an amazing opportunity for colleges and universities, but it also comes with a multitude of compliance, and policy solutions to mitigate risk. Summer Discovery has industry-leading risk management policies and procedures. We maintain the highest standards of safety and child protection and have unmatched liability coverage. When working with university partners, our goal is peace-of-mind. Know that when you work with us, you’re working with an experienced and established partner who goes way beyond industry norms to safeguard students.

Program Development*

Many universities are looking for innovative solutions to maximize tuition and auxiliary revenue through pre-college offerings, not only in summer but through year-round and online offerings. Our innovative team is versed in the development and implementation of market relevant residential and online pre-college programs. We use a data-driven approach to develop new programs, establish enrollment targets, create program infrastructure, and ultimately launch world-class experiences. Our market research leads to strategic recommendations for adapting programs to meet the current demands of students and parents. We provide expert consulting providing a strategic roadmap for solutions, guidance and insights at every stage in development. Whether you want help expanding an existing program are building a new one, we’re here to help!

Strategic Enrollment Strategies and Management*

We’re here provide end-to-end management of your enrollment process and administration. From application creation and processing, data analytics, with expertise in optimizing yield to providing technology solutions – we’re your partner in exceeding your enrollment goals. We provide practical thinking and solutions rooted in real experience, data and proven results.
*Our Residential Life Management partners have access to this additional services