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 summer experience in the beautiful Pacific Northwestern United States. 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. Enjoy an array of academic and artistic endeavors
  2. Explore one of the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant and safe cities
  3. Improve your English language skills by three weeks of English language acquisition classes
  4. Stay in Riverstone’s new dormitory in downtown Boise
  5. Learn about the American Collegiate system, including touring two Idaho colleges

We are  a maximum of 28 participants,

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

Our weekday schedule features the opportunity for students to pursue exciting academic and artistic offerings (Monday – Friday).

Options may include**

  1. English language learner classes
  2. SAT and ACT preparation
  3. Creative writing
  4. Scientific investigations
  5. Plein air painting and drawing
  6. Photography
  7. Movie making
  8. Ceramics
  9. Basketball, tennis and volleyball
  10. Yoga
  11. Dance

**We are currently finalizing our course options.

Afternoons and evenings on weekdays may include group activities such as going to the movies, exploring downtown Boise and shopping, going to a western rodeo, swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or watching Shakespeare under the stars.

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 overnight. Learn to set up a tent, cook outdoors, raft, kayak, take a day hike, swim in a mountain lake, and see one 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!

Improve your English skills.

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

Get a taste of residential life in our new dormitory.

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

All meals and transportation to summer program activities 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 $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.

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

Are you ready to apply?

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.

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.

Email our admissions team to inquire or apply