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Young Students Programs, Grades 2-6

CTY offers day programs for grades 2-6 and residential programs for grades 5-6. Please click on the links below for more information about each of these gifted and talented programs, including eligibility requirements, catalog information, and program dates.

2018 Program Dates

First session (tentative): 

June 24 – July 13 

Second session (tentative): 

July 15 – August 3 

Please keep in mind that these dates are tentative and, as in 2017, some sites may run either a week earlier or a week later than these core dates.


Programs for Grades 2-4

CTY offers summer day programs for qualified students who have completed grades 2-4 in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and New York City, as well as in La Jolla and San Mateo, California. Eligibility for these programs is based on the last grade the student has completed, as well as the student's score on the CTY-administered SCAT test.

Review the 2017 catalog, including sample syllabi, and a list of courses by site under Young Students Catalog and Resources.

One-Week Programs at Maryland Day Site Locations: CTY is excited to offer one-week courses at the Brooklandville and Sandy Spring sites in Maryland, the Alexandria site in Virginia, and the La Jolla site in California. These courses, for students who have completed grades 2-4, provide an excellent introductory CTY experience. Learn more about One-Week Courses.

Programs for Grades 5-6

CTY offers summer residential and day programs on the East and West Coasts for qualified students who have completed grades 5-6. Day site locations (which also include classes for students who have completed grades 2-4) are in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and New York City, as well as in La Jolla and San Mateo, California. Eligibility for the program is based on the last grade the student has completed, as well as the student's score on the CTY-administered SCAT and/or STB tests.

You can view the 2017 catalog, including sample syllabi, and a list of courses by site under Young Students Catalog and Resources.

Young Students Catalog and Resources

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