Vanderbilt University is proud to offer a number of diverse Precollegiate and Continuing Education programs:
CSO - STEM Exploration Experience for Kids (SEEK)
The Center for Science Outreach (CSO), within the Department of Teaching and Learning in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, is dedicated to enhancing literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through development and implementation of educational STEM programs in partnership with local and national K-12 classrooms. These programs include summer science camps for 1st-6th grade students to engage them in STEM-related activities to help them become more excited about STEM.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University is an inclusive group that strives to organize and present to the greater Nashville community stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit courses, programs, and trips for adults over 50 of all educational backgrounds. OLLI focuses on the joy of learning. Interesting topics are explored with thought-provoking and engaging instructors, who are primarily active or retired Vanderbilt faculty, as well as other community experts. In a relaxed atmosphere, with no homework, tests, or grades, you have the opportunity to ask questions, contribute ideas, and interact with people who share similar interests. OLLI participants exercise their minds while making new friends, not only in the classroom but through other educational activities, special events and community engagement.
Precollege and Adult Program
Offered through the Blair School of Music, the Precollege and Adult Program provides studio instruction in both individual and group settings, classroom instruction, and ensemble instruction.
Phone: (615) 322-7651
Sarratt Art Studios/Vanderbilt Dance Program
The Office of Arts & Campus Events (ACE) includes the major arts programming committees on Vanderbilt’s campus: Sarratt Art Studios, Sarratt Youth Art Institute, and the Vanderbilt Dance Program.
Sarratt Art Studios offers noncredit art classes to adults from Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville community every semester of the school year.
The Vanderbilt Dance Program offers a curriculum of dance classes in all areas and levels of expertise.
Phone: (615) 343-0491
Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth
Offered through the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, the Programs for Talented Youth include the Summer Academy and the Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY), the Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University (WAVU), and the Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA). In addition, professional development opportunities for educators are available through the Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute.
Phone: (615) 322-8261