A learning community like no other.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to identify the next generation’s brightest minds and provide them educationally enriching, intellectually challenging, and socially rewarding experiences. We actively recruit and support students from all communities regardless of race, culture, gender identity and expression, twice exceptionality, or income level.

Since 1979, CTY has served over 1 million academically advanced students and their families through nationally accredited and enrichment education programs, academic advising and guidance, and education and talent-identification research.

Guided by CTY’s mission, vision, and values, and through commitment to the principles of inclusion, equity, and anti-racism, we strive for excellence in the identification of advanced learners through traditional and innovative learning assessments, in the development of students’ abilities through transformational educational programs and social experiences, and in the delivery of student support services and programs that nurture growth and success.

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Our Online Programs for students in grades 2-12 deliver rigorous and exciting coursework led by attentive, world-class educators. We offer hundreds of online courses for students around the world, in a variety of formats to fit your learning goals.


Safety and peace of mind

We know safety is your No. 1 concern when choosing a summer program for your child—and it’s ours, too. We're committed to the highest safety standards for students and staff, and we are implementing a thorough COVID-19 safety plan for our on-campus programs.

We know fun is important to you, too, and students who attend our on-campus programs this summer will have lots of opportunities to have fun together, play outside, and be kids.

Online Programs

Grades 2–12

Find real-time, self-paced, session-based, and individually paced courses that fit your learning style and schedule.


On-Campus Summer Programs

Grades 2-12

Join a community of young scholars tackling exciting and challenging subjects.


Talent Search and Testing

Extraordinary academic skill can sometimes be hard to identify, so we offer a variety of above-grade level assessments for bright minds in grades 2–12. You may also submit existing test scores to qualify.

  • Unique assessment outside of mandated testing
  • Recognition ceremonies for extraordinary talent
  • Eligibility for our educational programs
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Not sure where to start? We can help.


Every child’s talents are unique—identifying those talents is the first step toward unlocking their potential. We offer a range of programming for all kinds of young minds, as well as support and advice for families looking to nurture them. Help is also available for choosing courses and securing school credit.

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Our dedication to supporting young scholars goes far beyond the classroom. Since CTY first began in 1979, we’ve been at the forefront of research in gifted education—equipping educators to better identify, serve, and challenge their most advanced students.

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Support for Educators

Interested in working with us? We provide a variety of resources and assistance for educators and institutions alike: identifying exceptional students, integrating CTY coursework, offering professional development, and much more.

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