Pre-College & Youth Programs

Pre-College programs at Sarah Lawrence College provide creative and academic immersion into subject areas that represent the strengths and talents of our faculty and undergraduate offerings, making the experience of study and creation at Sarah Lawrence accessible to pre-college students.

Each program is designed to meet students at their current talent and skill level, and to help them develop and grow through individualized attention and the creation of original work. Residential options give pre-college students a taste of living on a college campus, while non-residential options offer scheduling flexibility.

Youth Courses at The Writing Institute

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College gives everyone—from novice to seasoned writers; pre-teens to retirees the opportunity to explore their talent, engage with a genre, and bring their inner writer to life.

Course offerings for youths at The Writing Institute include creative writing workshops for both middle school and high school students and courses designed to assist high school students write their college application essays.

Fall courses for youth at The Writing Institute have just concluded; join our mailing list for updates on future offerings.

Fitness & Aquatics Programs

Sarah Lawrence College's Campbell Sports Center is home to a number of recreation classes throughout the year, such as Parent and Child swim classes and Swim for Fitness offerings for children as young as four years old.

The Early Childhood Center 

The Early Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides a thoughtful, progressive curriculum for children ages 2 through 6 in preschool and kindergarten. Its programs are modeled on the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, and it provides a setting for observation and research for Sarah Lawrence College students interested in child development and teaching.