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About CTY

About CTY

The world leader in gifted education since 1979, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. We serve bright learners and their families through our research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as our signature gifted and talented summer, onlineinternational, and family programs. 

CTY students comprise the most promising minds of the next generation. There are nearly 150,000 CTY alumni around the world, including the founders of Facebook and Google, Intel Science Talent Search winners, Rhodes Scholars, and MacArthur Fellows. At CTY, bright students have the chance to participate in challenging educational opportunities they won’t experience anywhere else. Just as important, they’ll find a safe, welcoming circle of peers, mentors, and teachers who understand advanced students. And they’ll make lifelong friends who share their passion for learning. 

If you’re a parent of a very bright child, welcome. Let’s discover your child’s potential together.

 
 
Lucy - Testimonial

“At CTY I can be fiercely intelligent and I don't have to apologize for being smart."

-Lucy, CTY Student