Take a Leap
With our Advanced 2.0 program, you'll discover endless possibilities by blending programming and engineering.
Grow your engineering skills with complex components and rigorous new concepts, and learn to build anything with Arduinos.
Delve into Python, one of the most versatile and widely used programming languages, and explore its applications in data science, web/desktop applications, and server work.
Critical Thinking + Synthesis
Combine and apply your engineering and Python skills for a variety of applications from data science to the Internet of Things.
Jumpstart your learning.
Part I: Intro
Start off on the right foot. Begin work with advanced circuits, put together your first few projects with Arduino, and learn fundamental Python techniques and tools.
Part II: Development
Move away from the drawing board and start applying your new knowledge to real world problems. Use your knowledge of circuits and Arduinos to build a metal-detector car and analyze data models to reveal insights in big data.
Part III: Launch
Combine your programming and engineering skills. Build projects ranging from writing an algorithm(or several) for data mining, developing your own full-fledged web application, or creating your own security system with IoT. If you want to launch a product, we'll help you through the entrepreneurship process and get your company up and running.
A Day in the Life.
9:50 am - 10:00 am
We start all of our classes with a recap of the previous day's work to refresh our students' memory, usually with a quirky task or activity (e.g. design a tool to peel eggs). This also serves as a warm-up to get them thinking and ready for a day of building.
Morning Session: Computer Science
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Classes start off with a short lecture on a specific CS topic. Students will then have the opportunity to implement new ideas in a new project or lab - write a script or program. Afterwards, we'll test and iterate on our code, making sure it runs perfectly. 90% of our time is spent coding; lectures are kept to a minimum.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Relax and chat inside, or go out for some fresh air and explore the surrounding area (Lower Manhattan is a foodie's dream!). Students are welcome to continue working on their projects or talk to mentors for extra help or guidance.
Noon Session: Engineering
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We heavily emphasize hands-on work in all of our programs, and Advanced 2.0 is no different. Students will have the opportunity to construct a project from a sketch of instructions using tools like soldering irons and drills, then code a program to run it, and iterate from basic project to full-fledged invention.
Feedback & Recap
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
We wrap up the day with a final recap, and students are encouraged to share their thoughts on the day's work. Many students stay afterwards for extra mentoring, and they are encouraged to do so.
A summer experience done differently.
We're committed to you
Everybody at Kinet-X has only one goal: to help you get the most out of your experience. When you learn at Kinet-X, you can always expect to have your lingering questions answered, discuss potential ideas and topics with your mentors, and receive meaningful feedback on improving your work.
Programs can start off well, but keeping yourself excited might be a challenge. Our program starts off on a brisk pace and keeps it going until the very end, keeping you on your toes and completely immersed in programming and engineering with exciting activities and enjoyable lessons.
Kinet-X provides students with endless opportunities to grow and learn, and one of the most important opportunities that we provide you is the ability to meet some of the brightest, talented kids in NYC. Over the course of 2 weeks, you and your friends will solve tough problem sets, build amazing inventions, and forge friendships to last a lifetime.
"I would highly recommend Kinet-X to anyone interested in computer science and engineering, because you will leave knowing a lot more than you knew before, and have created new, amazing projects!"
William Das | Summer '17
Take a leap in your tech education.
May 12 Deadline (extended)
For more info (including space & scholarships), read our FAQ below. Still accepting late applications.
*Sticker price. Scholarships and discounts available, read below.
Frequently asked questions
What sets Kinet-X apart from other tech programs?
Everybody's goal at Kinet-X is to help students reach their potential. We want our students to leave the program with more knowledge / experience than they had prior to joining. We teach an in-depth and comprehensive curriculum that combines engineering, computer science, and design to give students all the tech fundamentals they need in one course. Class sizes are small, with a 1:5 mentor student ratio. This results in tailored attention to each of our students, and an incredibly unique program modeled after real-life accelerators, designed to train and inspire students to learn technology.
What does tuition cover?
Tuition helps us provide you with materials, activities, laptops, snacks, a fantastic space, and talented mentors.
When is the application deadline?
Our final application deadline is May 12, but admissions are rolling. That means you can submit an application any time between now and May 12 and receive a decision within 5 days. Applicants are highly advised to apply early!
Do I need any prior experience to attend?
The Advanced 2.0 Immersive is designed for students with decent experience in computer science, as the course is so CS-intensive. Engineering experience is not required, but very welcome.
How much does the Kinet-X Advanced 2.0 course cost?
Full tuition for our Advanced 2.0 Summer Immersive is $1490. If your family has financial difficulties, we provide need-based scholarships. If you've been accepted, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you attend. 97% of our past students who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise participated in Kinet-X due to scholarships. If you sign up for two programs or more, you'll receive a $200 discount. Refer another family and receive $300 off.
When and where is Kinet-X taught?
Our Advanced 2.0 Summer Immersive will be hosted at the Pine Street School. Class begins on August 6th and runs through August 17th on weekdays from 10am-3pm. Students are welcome to stay after for extra help or to just continue working on their projects. Our mentors generally leave at ~4pm.
Are there any age requirements?
For our Advanced 2.0 Immersive, students are required to be over 13 years old. Exceptions are made for students with demonstrated experience in computer science. If you're one of those students, drop us an email here.
Who will be teaching me at Kinet-X?
Our mentors are bright, talented people with a passion for helping younger students succeed. They themselves have vast experience in the education system, attending schools from Caltech to the University of Chicago.
What if I have more questions?
We'd love to answer them! Just contact us here