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ACT/SAT Review

February 18 - March 18, 2014
Learn strategies to help you prepare for the ACT and SAT college entrance exams.  If you're a high school student taking the test for the first time, or if you are looking to improve your previous score, this review will help you!


June 10 - August 9, 2013
Building Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow (BEST) is a summer program developed by Bradley University’s Center for Stem Education and designed for high school students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Participants are placed in research labs in the Peoria area for 150-300 hours of research experience, working side-by-side with top researchers and their teams to learn first-hand about the research process. Students will also receive additional training in science methods, scientific ethics, safety and related topics.

High School Chemistry Contest, 36th Annual

May 8, 2013
Is chemistry one of your strengths?  Then test your skills and measure yourself against fellow students who share the same passion.  This competition is designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry.  Watch for details for the 35th Annual Conference at Bradley University May 8, 2013.

Music Preparatory School (formerly the Piano Preparatory School)

August 27 - December 9, 2014
For over 25 years, you have known us as the Piano Preparatory School, a program that offers outstanding private piano instruction for Central Illinois youth. In 2013, we are expanding our preparatory program to include classical guitar.

Summer Forensics Institute 

July 13 - 26, 2014 
Every summer, students travel from around the world to attend our Summer Forensics Institute (SFI) for personalized instruction by Bradley University's national forensics champions.  Your high school student will learn from the best at this 2-week residential camp.

Summer Reading Programs for Children

June - July, 2014
Interested in an enjoyable activity for your child that has lifelong benefits?  Why not invest in one of these summer workshops that will improve your child's reading skills!

World of Wonder (WOW)

Session One:  June 16 - 20, 2014
Session Two:  August 4 - 8, 2014
Your child is unique.  Why not give him or her the opportunity to participate in a gifted and talented program that offers in-depth study, by enthusiastic teachers, with peers, in a university setting.  It's gifted education at its best!