The learning continues outside the classroom. A typical week might include a visit to the United States Supreme Court for a meeting with a Supreme Court Justice; a question-and-answer session at the Capitol with a sitting Member of Congress; an exclusive tour of the Library of Congress; a trip to the U.S. Naval Academy for a tour and a classroom case study with a Naval Academy Professor; and an afternoon at a community health clinic in Washington D.C. talking to doctors and staff about their service in the field of public health.
The School of Public Service faculty holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from institutions such as Stanford, Yale, Georgetown, Amherst, Oxford, and the University of Virginia, but you'll also learn from the wide array of speakers -- Pulitzer prize winning reporters; Army Special Forces Officers; Presidential Medal of Freedom winning scientists; Presidential Campaign staffers; Senators and Congresspeople; and federal judges. And last but not least, you'll learn from your own classmates, who, like you, will be competitively chosen from among the best and brightest high school students in the United States and around the world. As one recent SPS participant said: "I never imagined having so many conversations with people my own age about things that matter."