Stanford Educational Studies Program (ESP)

Education For Students. By Students.

What is Splash?

Splash is a two-day marathon of classes in a variety of subjects that are open to all students in grades 8-12 (ages 12-18 if homeschooled and lacking a formal grade level). The classes you take are completely up to you as the goal of Splash is to get students excited about learning and help them explore new topics.

How do I register for Splash?

Student registration is not yet open and will open in late March.

For more info about how student registration works, please see our student guide and read our FAQs.

Students must be vaccinated to attend Splash. This is the university's policy, not ours.

Students should make an account on our website to register for the next upcoming Splash. Our registration happens in three phases: a program lottery ("phase zero"), a class lottery, and first-come, first-serve class (FCFS) sign-up.  During the program lottery, students can indicate their interest in the program, whether individually or with a group, and they will be randomly selected to gain entry into the program and move to the class lottery phase. During the class lottery, students can submit their preferences for classes they wanted to take during each timeslot. After we run the class lottery and release the enrollment results, we open up the remaining classes for enrollment in the first-come, first-serve (FCFS) phase of registration. During this time, students can go online and enroll themselves in any remaining spots in classes to fill up their schedule.

Splash Classes
Classes are taught by Stanford students and affiliates. Our teachers create their own classes, which means every class will be led by someone excited about the topic. The classes are generally one to three hours long and may be lecture-style, hands-on, or discussion-based. The subject matter for classes ranges from casual hobbies to intensive academic subjects.

How to Attend
Classes will be in-person in Stanford's Main Quad. Check-in will take place next to Lomita Mall. More information about class locations will be provided upon check-in.

Special Needs Participants
We strive to make the Splash experience as enjoyable and accessible as possible for all our participants. Please visit this page for more information if you need special accommodation.

Questions? Check our FAQs or contact us.

Last modified by kaliu on March 14, 2023 at 01:05 p.m.