Program Overview

Starting in the ninth grade, we provide rigorous academic instruction, quality mentorship, and individualized advising, to ensure that our Scholars are admitted to competitive colleges, and experience a rich and rewarding college education. 

When a student joins SEO they must commit to the following:

Weekday: One day of after school in-person classes (T-Th)

Saturday Academy: Three Saturdays a month of in-person classes

Summer Academy: Five weeks of in-person Summer Academy (July-Aug)

After-School Instruction

Weekly, after-school, seminar-style classes and small-group tutoring is a vital component of our program model. Classes are discussion-based and mimic college courses.

Saturday Academy

A full day of “school” is provided three Saturdays per month during the academic year. Experienced Instructors deliver a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum of reading, writing, grammar, and math. 

Summer Academy

Our five-week Summer Academy features classes Monday through Friday, that bring our Scholars closer to their goals of college graduation and establishes community amongst peers.  

additional programming

SAT Strategy Course

Saturday Academy continues throughout the 11th grade, concluding in an SAT strategy course in the spring.


Scholars work one-on-one with volunteer mentors throughout the 11th grade. 

Summer Enrichment Programs (EPs)

Scholars participate in EPs that promote leadership and independence, including travel abroad, experiential programs, college courses, and professional internships, during the summer before 12th grade.

Learn More about EPs Here

College Applications and Financial Aid

Under the guidance of our dedicated college admissions team, SEO Scholars visit campuses, meet with admissions officers, and receive personalized essay writing assistance. They also get one-on-one counseling and support in applying for scholarships and financial aid so that, regardless of family income level, our Scholars can attend the best school to which they are accepted.

High School Class of 2020 College Acceptances

Take a look at our High School Class of 2020 opening their their college acceptance letter! We're so proud of all that they have achieved thus far. This could be you too!