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We create an amazing experience. 

We open up a world of excitement and in-depth learning you won’t find in most classrooms. We’ll prepare your child to do exceptional things—whether it’s finding a lifesaving cure or starting the next big thing. And our CTY staff will help you and your child through every step of the process to ensure they get the attention and support they need to blossom. 

We've built a place to belong.

CTY provides a nurturing environment where your child can have fun and be themselves. Here, we embrace being smart, and your child will find so many chances to connect with other smart kids. CTY can offer unmatched opportunities to succeed in academic studies while giving your child a chance to make lifelong friends with others who share their interests and talents. 
We offer exceptional learning opportunities.
CTY delivers the expert education and research the world has come to expect from Johns Hopkins. Our programs are built on 40 years of gifted education research, practice, and results. We’re a nonprofit, so you know you can trust that our primary focus is to provide quality programs, valuable resources, and global advocacy for academically talented youth—for a better value than many programs with less impressive credentials. 

We put a lifetime of opportunities within reach.

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. And their backgrounds are as diverse as their accomplishments. CTY is committed to making our programs available to as many academically advanced students as possible. With need-based scholarships and flexible payment plans, CTY is more accessible than you may think.

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