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Precollege preview

July 31, 2017

Skidmore’s summer precollege program welcomed more than 60 high school students from all over. They took college-level courses taught by Skidmore faculty, experienced residential community life, and got a big leg up on their college careers. Among their outings was a visit to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for a performance by the New York City Ballet. (Photos by Eric Jenks ’08) 


precollege - table talk 
Outside Skidmore’s student center, at a “Dear America” table from
the Tang Museum’s show about American democracyre.



precollege - bus to spac 
The bus ride to SPAC, summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet,
as well as pop artists from Dave Matthews to Sting


precollege at spac 
The precollege group arrives at the SPAC grounds,
part of Saratoga’s Spa State Park, just 4 miles from campus. 



precollege at spac lawn 
Lawn seating just outside the amphitheater is always a popular option,
especially for big events like jazz festivals and Grateful Dead revivals.



precollege outside spac theater 
Getting ready for the ballet, to include jazz dance, indie music by Sufjan Stevens,
costumes by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, and other nontraditional twists.


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