High School Summer Program
Our 2023 Theme: Honor, Humility, and The Christian Life
Grow in Wisdom and Friendship
Schola is a week-long summer program for high school students to read classic works of philosophy and literature, engage in group discussions with Honors College faculty, and experience the local culture and recreation of the beautiful Charlotte, NC region.
The Schola program takes place on the Belmont Abbey College campus along with excursions in the nearby area. Students will build friendships together through conversations with peers and professors, time to relax and join in the daily prayer life on campus, and outdoor activities. By the end of the week in our Belmont, NC Catholic college summer program, students will have grown in wisdom, critical thinking, and camaraderie.
July 16-22, 2023
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About the Schola Program: Our Catholic College Summer Program
High school students who will have completed one year of high school by summer 2023 can participate in our Catholic college summer program at Belmont Abbey College, located near Charlotte, NC. The program is open to students both in-state and out-of-state.
The total cost of our in-person session is $575. This includes room and board on campus, seminar sessions and discussions with our Honors College faculty, and cultural and recreational activities during the week. Belmont Abbey College does not cover travel costs.
Do you know a student who should be nominated for our Washington D.C. Schola: The Colloquium for Catholic Statesmanship? This is a four-day summer program that examines the role of Catholic statesmanship in the American public square. Through daily seminars, students engage with the writings and speeches of the most important Catholic intellectuals and politicians who grappled with the nuances of being both Catholic and American. Students analyze case studies of important Catholic politicians, examine how Catholicism has impacted the history of the United States, and explore how Catholic social thought can be applied to public policy.
More About the Experience
Our 2022 in-person program included activities like whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, hiking in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains, intramural sports, a talent show, and an excursion in the City of Charlotte. Students also participated in the spiritual life of the college, including daily Mass, Adoration, and prayer with the monks. We are looking forward to another great summer in 2023!
Reserve Your Spot for a Week of Fun and Adventures
At Belmont Abbey College, we seek and find God by living, praying, and working in the Charlotte community. While on our campus, you will foster a spiritual life that will be with you throughout your years here and beyond.
If you are interested in exploring your faith while creating connections with your peers, our Catholic College summer program near the beautiful City of Charlotte, North Carolina is perfect for you.
When it comes to payment, be sure to check out our available options. You can reserve your spot for $60, pay in full, or elect to use one of our payment plans. Full tuition is due by July 5. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus for a week full of learning, exploring, and celebrating our faith!
Contact Belmont Abbey About Our Belmont, NC Catholic College Summer Program
If you are interested in getting more information about our Catholic college summer program, be sure to reach out to Dr. Joseph Wysocki or contact our institution to learn more!