Discover, experience, and achieve with CTY
The Center for Talented Youth, a nonprofit academic center of Johns Hopkins University, delivers academic excellence and transformational experiences to advanced learners in grades 2-12.
Founded in 1979, CTY fosters intellectual growth in exceptional students from all backgrounds and communities. As a world leader in gifted education, advocacy, and research, CTY provides:
- Accredited, advanced online and on-campus courses often not found in school
- Personalized instruction
- An inclusive community of peers who share a passion for learning
Advanced students thrive when they accelerate their learning, challenge themselves, and follow their curiosity in a safe, supportive environment. So, whether you’re looking to get ahead in your studies, progress in a subject you love, or find a community where you can be yourself, there’s a CTY experience to help you meet your goals.
Join us today.
Take charge of your learning online, or immerse yourself in summer academics. Our programs deliver rigorous and exciting coursework led by attentive, world-class educators.
- On-Campus Summer Programs at sites across the U.S. Enroll now for the best course selection. Final application deadline is May 19.
- 250+ Online courses available worldwide. Financial Aid is available.
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.
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.
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.
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.