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For High School Students and Heads of School

Undergraduate students may be the largest cluster on campus, but Gordon’s resources and opportunities extend well beyond the college age. We are pleased to partner with high schools around the country to offer programs for students and professionals. Gordon helps individuals stretch their minds, deepen their faith and envision ways that they might elevate their contribution to society—before they even enter college, and well into their careers.



Elevate Leadership Lab is open to rising high school juniors and seniors from around the world. This weeklong entrepreneurial and problem-solving summer program will provide students with personalized leadership coaching, world-class speakers, adventure learning and opportunities to develop real-world solutions to issues close to their hearts. Elevate ➔  |  Nominate a student ➔


Equip is a transformative weeklong summer program that challenges young people to explore the implications of their Christian faith on important issues like creation care, social justice, the arts, innovation and technology. Mentored by current Gordon students and guided by distinguished professors and staff, participants learn how to own their faith in today's world. Equip ➔


Wilderness, theology and ministry intertwine in a unique leadership development program for high school students around the globe. This month-long program includes a wilderness education experience, theological studies under renowned professors and a cross-cultural service project. These three back-to-back expeditions challenge and encourage students toward Christian leadership and maturity. Compass ➔

Adirondack Leadership Program

Run by Gordon's La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership (one of the first of its kind in the country), this 10-day program challenges high school students to nurture their leadership potential and character development through adventure and experiential outdoor learning. Adirondack Leadership Program ➔

Dual Enrollment

High school students can begin their college careers while still in high school, and at a very affordable price, through the dual enrollment program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in college-level courses that illustrate how faith and knowledge are complementary, not contradictory, while engaging with Gordon College students and faculty. Courses are offered online during the fall and spring semesters. Dual enrollment ➔

Faithful Leadership Book Award

Christian school administrators may nominate a junior for the Faith Leadership Book Award based on academic performance, leadership potential and Christ-honoring service. The award includes a four-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship to Gordon College and a copy of President Michael Lindsay's most recent leadership book, A View from the TopNominate a junior ➔

Athletics Summer Camps

Students of all ages have opportunities to grow their athletic skills in 12 different sports through summer campus run by Gordon Athletics (named one of the "50 Best Christian College and University Athletic Programs" in the country). Fighting Scots coaches and varsity players create a fun and safe environment for learning and positive competition. Athletic Summer Camps ➔

Studio for Art, Faith and History

Gordon partners with Classical Academic Press and the Society for Classical Learning to offer educational summer programs in Orvieto, Italy. Designed specifically for classical students (two weeks), and teachers and administrators (eight days), the programs explore the question, "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" Studio for Art, Faith and History ➔

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NEXT Summit

The annual NEXT Summit brings together a select group of leaders from Christian secondary schools around the country that stand out for producing exceptional graduates who are both academically talented and deeply committed to Christ. NEXT participants engage in two days of professional development, networking and collaborating, sharing insights from the field, and learning from fellow thought leaders. NEXT Summit ➔

Graduate Leadership

Prepare for success as a leader in a Christian school or organization. The only graduate leadership program taught from a Christian liberal arts perspective within the greater Boston area, Gordon's Master of Arts and Education Specialist in Leadership degrees offer an unparalleled approach. Designed by heads of Christian schools, the program draws students from around the country to glean insight and expertise from nationally recognized leaders as they hone a leadership style rooted in faith. Graduate Leadership ➔

Graduate Education

Advance your career as an education professional with Massachusetts state licensure through Gordon's Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees (including 36 concentrations) or licensure-only and targeted training programs. In addition to competitive pricing and flexible scheduling, graduate education offers personalized advising from initial coursework through practicum to match each student's strengths and skillsets with their educational goals. Graduate Education ➔

Graduate Music

Join a supportive and driven community of students and faculty who share a passion for advancing music education. The Graduate Music Department at Gordon offers a full range of programming, including a summers-only Master of Music Education degree, as well as professional licensure options, certification classes and a variety of workshops for professional development. Graduate Music ➔

Graduate Financial Analysis

Earn your Master of Science in Financial Analysis at the flagship Christian school near the financial hub of Boston. Through full- and part-time options, students gain Christian leadership and real-world business training as they prepare for CFA Level I and II exams and gain access to leading financial services in Boston and New York. Graduate Music ➔

Adventure Pursuits

Bring your staff together for a time fo professional team building, leadership development, spiritual formation and personal growth and discovery. Gordon's La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership offers special programming called Adventure Pursuits for groups of eight or more. Adventure Pursuits' experiential learning options include La Vida's Challenge Course (high or low ropes), snowshoeing and camping. Adventure Pursuits ➔

The Grapevine Consortium

The Gordon Grapevine Consortium is a strategic partnership with specific Christian schools, homeschool co-ops and organizations and Gordon College. The mutually beneficial, non-exclusive agreement seeks to promote Chrsitian education in the lives of the students, parents, staff and faculty of each participating institution. Benefits to partners include:

  • $2,500 scholarship awarded to graduates who enroll at Gordon College, renewable up to four  years.
  • Tuition discounts for faculty, staff and spouses on graduate courses.
  • Priority access and discounted tuition for Gordon's dual enromment courses.
  • Priority consideration for Gordon summer programs (Elevate, Equip, Compass and La Vida).
  • Access to Gordon campus facilities at discounted rates.
  • a 10% discount on NEXT, Youth Ministry Symposium and other Gordon College events offered for faculty, staff, and administrators.

To learn more about joining the Gordon Grapevine Consortium, contact Sharon Carlson, Director of School Relations, at .