• 6-week
  • High School
  • Signature Program
The John F. Kennedy '35 Institute in Government

Program Overview

Established to honor the memory of President Kennedy — a member of Choate’s Class of 1935 — The John F. Kennedy '35 Institute in Government is designed to stimulate curiosity about public policy and the desire to serve the public interest. As Kennedy Institute (KI) participants, students take three KI classes over the course of our six-week term and experience government in action through online meetings and conversations with representatives of interest groups, national political parties, and the media. Students build on what they learn in the classroom and get a real insider's feel for politics. Prerequisite: While knowledge of politics is not necessary for the program, the desire and willingness to learn about politics, economics, U.S. history, and international affairs in class is essential.

Note: Matriculating and current Choate students who successfully complete the John F. Kennedy '35 Institute in Government program in the summer will satisfy the academic year requirement of PS430HO Political Ideologies for the John F. Kennedy ’35 Signature Program in Government and Public Service.

  • $1600
  • 6-week
  • Choate Prerequisite Credit
  • High School

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