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Registration For Summer 2025

Registration Link Will Open HERE on January 15, 2025 at 8 a.m.  (Upward Bound will fill to capacity very quickly! Please register on this date and time if possible to help ensure a spot.)


Important Summer 2025 Dates

Upward Bound runs from Monday, June 9- Wednesday, July 3
No classes on June 19
Mandatory Student/Parent-Guardian Orientation Sunday, June 8 in the SLUH Si Commons
UB7 Orientation at 5:30 p.m., Sunday June 8
UB8 Orientation at 7:00 p.m., Sunday June 8

Cultivating Joy and Wonder in Learning About Being Better Learners

In its 58th year, the Upward Bound Academy accepts 7th & 8th grade boys who will benefit from a fun, engaging and interactive full-day, four-week summer program. Upward Bound Academy focuses on cultivating executive functioning, mindset and metacognitive skills necessary for success in a college prep, high school curriculum.

Upward Bound 7 (UB7)

For current 6th grade boys entering 7th grade, offering a distinct Field Biology and Outdoor Awareness component.

Upward Bound 8 (UB8) 

For current 7th grade boys entering 8th grade, offering a unique St. Louis History class and Robotics curriculum.

Both UB7 and UB8 Academies include math, literature, writing and problem solving, as well as several daily opportunities for outdoor fun and healthy group competition.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, please contact Tim Curdt, Executive Director, at