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Youth & Teen Programs at Open Campus

Academic Calendars

Parsons and Mannes youth and teen programs are offered in the fall and spring terms and meet on Saturdays. Parsons Pre-College Academy also meets for two weeks, Monday-Friday, during the summer in August. 

  • Mannes Prep begins mid-September for the fall and mid-January for spring. 

  • Parsons Pre-College Academy begins in late September in the fall and late January in the spring.

  • Summer programs for youth and teens begin in June and July during the summer. 

Registration & Enrollment

Enrollment and registration for youth and teens vary by program. Students can register for Parsons Pre-College Academy online. Some programs do require application submission.  

Mannes Prep Returning Students

Returning students must renew by May 1 to ensure a place for the following year. Renewal instructions are emailed to families by the Prep office, and the process must be completed, and the nonrefundable tuition deposit paid, by May 1. Course schedules are emailed to continuing students shortly before the start of classes.

For more information about the admission or renewal process, please email us at or call 212.580.0210 x4841.

Resources and Benefits

When accompanying your elementary-level child to class, please escort him or her directly to the classroom.

We ask that parents picking up junior- or senior-level students use the lobby of the classroom building as a meeting place.


Some youth and teen Summer Programs offer housing. To find out which programs offer this benefit, visit our housing page here


Required supplies vary by course. For the fall and spring Saturday program, supply lists are distributed on the first day of class. For the summer program, students will be emailed a supply list before the course.

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