Thomas Jefferson University

Saturday Academy

Fall 2021 Program will be held virtually from October- December. 

Application due by Friday, October 1, 2021. 

As the middle school component of the Future Health Professionals Program, the Saturday Academy is a program in which local students  participate in educational activities for six Saturdays throughout the academic year.  Students participate in basic science lectures that serve as supplementary education in anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, and math/biostatistics with a laboratory component that helps them gain laboratory skills.  Additional experiental education opportunities focused on health related professions are also integrated throughout the program each afternoon.  

Middle School Summer Academy

The overarching themes of Saturday Academy are to:

  • Provide supplemental enrichment opportunities in STEM subjects for Philadelphia 7th & 8th graders
  • Engage students in activities that are hands-on and fun
  • Encourage students to take a team based approach while participating in the discovery process
  • Serve as preparation for future education opportunities

Program Details

STEM and having fun

Audience: Rising 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in STEM and the health sciences

Location: Virtual this Fall 2021

Dates: Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Dec. 4

Times:  Virtually 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm.


Application Process

A completed application includes the following:

  • Submission of application form (above).
  • Completion of the Teach Recommendation form to be submitted by the teacher separately)

Send all application materials to Ms. Moira Pannepacker at moira.pannepacker@jefferson.edu. 

Application Process