The Oliver Scholars journey begins with the recruitment of highly motivated 7th grade candidates from public schools and parochial schools in New York City. We work with students for 14 months in our Scholar Immersion and Placement (SIP) program, and ultimately place them in 9th grade at high-performing NYC independent college preparatory day schools and boarding schools across the country. SIP’s curriculum mirrors that of a typical independent school.
Summer Program I serves rising 8th grade students, supporting them along the path to independent school admission, including test preparation and application support in addition to ongoing academic enrichment. Summer Program II, our capstone program for SIP, which is designed to acclimate students to the rigor and independent schools.Learn More
Oliver Scholars offers high-achieving Black and Latinx students an alternative path, raising their sights and fostering the development of our next generation of change-makers, thought leaders, and trailblazers. Our work with Scholars includes up to ten years of one-on-one support, summer coursework, and pre-career training. As a result, 100 percent of Scholars graduate high school.
Explore the vibrant tapestry of events and initiatives at Oliver Scholars! From our captivating special events that unite our community to the heartwarming stories of our scholars engaging in transformative community service projects. Dive into intellectual conversations and thought-provoking dialogues through our enlightening CEO Salon Series. Discover the myriad ways in which we foster growth, learning, and connection at Oliver Scholars. Join us on this exciting journey of empowerment and impact.