LEDA is an academic intervention program that prepares exceptional public high school students of modest means from predominantly rural areas for acceptance to and success at the nation’s preeminent colleges and universities.
The Advantage Testing Foundation, Princeton University, and the LEDA Board of Trustees pool their resources to provide institutional, academic, and financial support to LEDA.
Every summer, a cohort of bright and motivated 11th-graders from across the nation gather on the Princeton University campus to participate in LEDA. They attend the eight-week Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute tuition-free. While there, scholars discuss challenging readings in a seminar setting, role play complex social, historical and political scenarios, and participate in team-building group activities. They also engage in intensive SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT preparation with Advantage Testing instructors.
LEDA Scholars have compiled an outstanding matriculation record. LEDA students are represented at every Ivy League school and at virtually all other leading colleges and universities. More than half of LEDA Scholars are the first in their family to attend college.