The Advanced Studies Program was founded in 1957 by St. Paul's School to provide talented New Hampshire public and parochial high school students with challenging educational opportunities otherwise unavailable to them. More than 12,000 students have participated in the program since that time. Students apply in the fall of their junior year for attendance in the summer before their senior year of high school.

The summer session stresses academic and personal growth, as students learn to live together and share in the school community. The program is entirely residential, and the classwork is supplemented by athletics, participatory Chapel services, weekend social activities, and musical organizations.

The first deadline in the application process is December 15, 2019.


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Michael Ricard

    Michael "Mike" Ricard 

    Director of Advanced Studies Program
    (603) 229-4777
  • Photo of Joyce Ashcroft

    Joyce Ashcroft 

    Administrative Assistant, Advanced Studies Program
    (603) 229-4777


  • Founded in 1957
  • Students in 2019 session: 242
  • High Schools represented: 72
  • Average class size: 13
  • Student to Faculty+Intern ratio 4:1
  • Interns: 35 from 25 different colleges and universities
  • Number of interns who are ASP alumni: 17
  • Number of master teachers: 25
  • Number of master teachers who are current or former St. Paul's School faculty and staff: 8
  • Number of House Supervisors: 11
  • Additional Staff: 10 (athletic director, 2 college counselors, 3 assistant directors, chaplain, organist, crew coach, rock wall/fencing coach)


Advanced Studies Program Office
tel: 603-229-4777
fax: 603-229-4767
St. Paul's School Security
In case of emergency after hours, call:
Clark House Health Center
tel: 603-229-4850
St. Paul's School Switchboard Operator
tel: 603-229-4600