Maryville College reaches out to the community with a number of educational opportunities. Click on the links below for additional information.


Smoky Mountain Advanced Placement Summer Institute is a professional development opportunity for high school teachers in various subject areas.

Expanding Horizons:

Maryville College’s Summer Youth Theology Experience is an exciting five-day getaway for high school students interested in exploring potential for leadership with the values of Christian faith in a complex world.  

Great Smokies Experience:

The Great Smokies Experience is a one-of-a-kind, credit-bearing, college class experience for high school students entering their junior and senior years.  Created and administered by professional educators from Maryville College, The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and the Mountain Challenge Program, this is a ten-day program where you will experience the great outdoors through hands-on experience and getting up close and personal with nature.

Villamaría at Maryville College

Villamaría at Maryville College is a new initiative aimed at improving and increasing access to Maryville College for Latino students from surrounding East Tennessee counties. The program seeks to build and strengthen relationships with the Latino community, including an increase in Latino student enrollment.

Our mission: “We will listen, we will learn, and we will serve our region to become the institution of choice for our Latino community.” Villamaría is supported by the Kresge Foundation, Excelencia in Education, and the Appalachian College Association.