Program for Entering Freshmen

  • June 22 to June 26
  • 10:45 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Sessions take place at the Tenley Study Center

Why High School & Beyond?

As you begin high school, college may seem like something in the far distant future. It is not. Before long, you will be taking the SAT, going to college fairs, and poring meticulously over applications. Your options in choosing colleges will be determined by your performance in high school, which begins with your freshman year. A smart entering 9th grader will begin planning his high school career before he even walks through the school doors on the first day of class.

High School & Beyond is a program designed to help responsible students make the most of their high school years and maximize their college opportunities. It makes use of a well-crafted curriculum combining lectures, readings, discussions, strategy games, and team sports. The program challenges students to think critically and to establish goals and pursue them energetically.

High School & Beyond also emphasizes the need to grow in character at the same time as one develops one’s intellectual life. The program promotes the idea that one’s high school career should be seen not only as an opportunity to pursue self-development, but also, and more importantly, as an opportunity to learn to put one’s talents at the service of others—in short, to become a leader.

Application and Payment Information

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, space is very limited and all participants will be required to sign a waiver. Priority will be given to boys who have already applied to HSB in Pittsburgh and also to those who attend Tenley programs most frequently.

If you’ve already applied to HSB in Pittsburgh: 1) Please fill out an application; 2) You are not required to submit an essay; 3) you will automatically be admitted. 

Electronic/Smartphone Policy

In order to foster friendship and dialogue among the participants, cell phones and other electronic devices will be collected by the staff. In case of emergencies, to contact your son right away, please call Mike Cheely at (773) 841-3655.

Medical Release Form

Please click on the picture below to print out a medical release form.