Welcome to the Center for Talented Youth’s summer programs. Like students with talent in athletics or the arts, students with academic talent deserve the opportunity to develop their skills to the highest possible level. By bringing together academically talented students from all over the world, our summer programs are able to offer a unique educational experience that is geared both to the students’ high abilities and to their need for peers who share their academic abilities and their love of learning. As you read through this catalog, you will learn more about what we have to offer and how our courses can help highly able students explore their potential to the fullest. If you have already experienced our summer programs, we welcome you back.
Please read the important notes below to help you best use this catalog.
Within our CTY Young Students Program, we have two summer opportunities: the Residential Program and the Day Program. Some class offerings and details about student life differ in the two programs. We have designated two symbols to help guide you through this catalog. The blue star () indicates courses or issues pertaining to the residential program, while the red star () indicates courses or issues within the day program. Most sections of the catalog apply to both programs.
At our residential program sites, students live on campus with CTY staff members. Weekends are reserved for social and recreational activities. The residential program is for students who have completed 5th or 6th grade.
At day program sites, offered in the Baltimore-Washington, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, and San Francisco metropolitan areas, students attend the program from Monday to Friday only and return home each afternoon. The day program is open to students who have completed at least the 2nd grade and have not yet entered 7th grade.
Please read carefully through each section of the catalog. You will find a wealth of information about our program, and answers to many questions you may have. For quick answers to specific questions, view the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section.
Please visit our How to Apply page for more information on the application process.