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Summer Academy

The Make School Summer Academy is a three week program for high school students of all experience levels to enhance their programming skills.
View the full syllabus here.

This is the summer that will change your life.

Students at the Summer Academy get a Silicon Valley education provided by instructors trained in San Francisco. With an instructor-student ratio of 1:12, the Summer Academy is designed to maximize the amount of individual attention each student receives from these leading experts.

Demo Day

Our amazing community of alums go on to attend top 10 CS programs (Stanford, Columbia, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard) and work at companies like Apple, Tesla, Snapchat, and Google. You’ll gain access to a network of visionaries who get invited to demo their apps at The White House and are featured at conferences like Oculus Connect 3. Most importantly, you’ll launch products alongside students and instructors from over 50+ countries who will become your future colleagues and lifelong friends.


Week 1 iOS Programming Basics

Learn Apple's new programming language Swift and the fundamentals of programming iPhone Apps.

Week 2 Computer Science Fundamentals

Dive deeper into programming concepts. You'll use these concepts to study and implement algorithms commonly used in programming iPhone apps. You'll also develop an understanding of how to structure and build Apps by modifying simple apps.

Week 3 Build an iPhone app!

You'll recreate popular apps and be able to run what you built on your iPhone! You will be able to continue building even more complicated apps after the program ends with lifetime access to our online materials and alumni community.

Important Dates

  • May 1 Early Application Deadline

  • June 16 Final Application Deadline

  • July 1 All Admissions Decisions Released

  • July 17 - August 4 Beijing Summer Academy runs weekdays 9AM-5PM

  • Our admissions team will contact you within 1 week of submitting your application.

Location for the Beijing Summer Academy

The Affiliated High School of Peking University

Daniwan St, Haidian District, Beijing


Tuition for the iOS Track is 20,000 RMB.

Housing is available at Peking University Affiliated High School. Contact for more information.

Apply for the iOS Track in Beijing

We encourage you to submit your application to the Summer Academy today.

We review applications on a rolling basis, and enrollment is first come first serve for admits.

The Summer Academy is suitable for students of all skill levels. Based on your experience level we will admit you into the appropriate level and match you to the right instructors.

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