Summer Residential Program

Join us for your Summer 2017 Adventure! Sunday, July 16 – Saturday, August 5

Riverstone’s Summer Residential Program is designed for students looking for a unique residential summer experience in the United States’ beautiful Pacific Northwest region. If you are ages 13-17*, our summer program will provide you with opportunities learn, play, and explore at Idaho’s #1 private school!

  1. Improve your English language skills by three weeks of English language classes
  2. Enjoy an array of academic and artistic endeavors
  3. Explore one of the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant and safe cities
  4. Discover what it is like to be a boarding student while living in Riverstone House, our new dormitory in downtown Boise
  5. Learn about the American collegiate system, including touring two Idaho colleges

With a maximum of 24 students enrolled, every attendee will receive personal attention, explore new adventures, and build friendships with other students from around the world.

Registration for our 2017 session is closed; stay tuned for more information about Summer 2018!

Improve your English skills.

Improve your English language skills with weekday English language classes that focus on reading, writing, and speaking. All instruction and conversations, including time spent out of class in social activities and local explorations will be in English. Immerse yourself in English!

Join a wide variety of classes, workshops, and  activities.

Our weekday class and workshop schedule features the opportunity for students to pursue exciting academic and artistic offerings (Monday – Friday). Options may include:

  • English language classes
  • SAT and ACT preparation
  • Creative writing
  • Scientific investigations
  • Plein air painting
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Movie making
  • Ceramics
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Afternoons and evenings on weekdays may include group activities such as:

  • Going to the movies
  • Exploring downtown Boise
  • Shopping
  • Rafting or tubing the Boise River

Download a sample weekday schedule (Monday – Friday) here.

Explore Idaho’s mountains and enjoy local cultural events.

During one weekend, everyone will travel together to one of Idaho’s beautiful mountain ranges to camp for two nights. Learn to set up a tent, cook outdoors, hike, swim in a mountain lake, and see some of the United States’ most beautiful scenery.

For the other weekend, students will have the rare opportunity to attend a local festival, San Inazio. This festival is celebrated by Boise’s Basque community (the largest outside of Basque country!), and features traditional Basque food, dance, music and competitions!

Get a taste of residential life in our new dormitory.

Learn what residential life can feel like in our new, light-filled dormitory, called Riverstone House, in downtown Boise. Students will share our dual-occupancy rooms, enjoy group meals, study and explore together, and build friendships.

Once you arrive in Boise, all transportation to summer program activities is provided. Because our dormitory is in downtown Boise, many of our afternoon or evening activities are accessible by walking.

All meals will be provided.

  • Typically, breakfasts will be served at Riverstone House and may include muffins, fruit, cold cereals, and coffee/tea.
  • Most lunches will be served at school and may include typical American lunch fare of sandwiches, fruit, and chips.
  • Dinners will be served at various places, depending on the evening’s schedule. Dinners may be catered at Riverstone House, may be held at a favorite Boise restaurant or eatery, or may be served picnic-style while exploring the outdoors.
  • Students may bring extra spending money for additional beverages or treats while exploring downtown Boise, but otherwise, three meals per day are provided!

Two adult Residential Coordinators will be on site to supervise and assist students.

Learn about the American Collegiate system.

One of Riverstone’s college counselors will lead a class that focuses on the American college application process.

You will also visit and tour two local colleges, The College of Idaho and Boise State University, and see what college life in a small, private college and a large, public university looks like.

Our tuition is a great value.

Tuition for the 2017 Summer Program is US$4250, including all meals and daily transportation to summer program activities. The cost of tuition includes entry to evening and weekend social events, such as the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, rodeo, and camping.

The tuition does not include transportation to and from Boise, Idaho.

Students should bring additional spending money to cover the costs of souvenirs and shopping.

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2017!

*If you will be ages 13-17 before June 1, 2017,  and would like to apply for our summer program, please email our Admissions team here.

Applicants will be required to complete their application by May 15, 2017. Application information is required for the registration process and does not guarantee admission.

There are English proficiency requirements that we will assess during a SKYPE interview.

Upon acceptance into Riverstone’s summer program, students will be issued a Form I-20, which allows students to then apply for an F-1 student visa at the US Embassy or consulate in their home country.


Registration for our 2017 session is closed; stay tuned for more information about Summer 2018!