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CTY students walking around the Johns Hopkins University campus during CTY's Summer programs.

Bright kids from around the world participated in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs at 24 sites in the U.S. and Hong Kong this year

What happens at Johns Hopkins University when undergrads leave for the summer? One might imagine tumbleweeds gusting through hallowed lecture halls, but Hopkins hardly gets a break before hundreds of bright teens from around the world come to the Homewood campus to live, learn, and make lifelong friends as Summer Programs participants with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. ...Read more.

3 cty students working in a lab

"Who are the highest-performing students in my school?" This is the question K-12 school administrators should be asking as they seek to identify academically advanced students and accommodate their learning needs this school year....Read more.

Two CTY students learning to use an abacus.

Elementary school students write code, create superheroes, learn about numbers, and more in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's six-week Emerging Scholars Summer Program

It's the middle of summer at Baltimore's Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School, and Theresa Iwancio's classroom is full of first-graders huddled around a big yellow mixing bowl.

"What do you think will happen if we add more water?" Iwancio asks. "Will it feel squishier?"

"Yeah!" the students cheer....Read more.

Honorees stand on the Shriver Hall steps Saturday morning following the first of four CTY Grand Ceremonies

Erik Ma took the SAT in June of 2017, at a high school near his home in Seattle. Like most students in the room, he was taking the college-entrance exam for the first time. Unlike most students in the room, who were upperclassmen in the local high schools, Erik was only in seventh grade....Read more.

Sofia Park, holding a sign that says: Sofia Park, a French teacher at The Park School in Baltimore, is the winner of this year’s Friedel and Otto Eberspacher Award for Excellence in the Teaching of a Modern Western European Language from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Presented each year to an educator who inspires students to understand the world’s people and cultures, the award was established in 1989 by Lieselotte E. Kurth of Johns Hopkins University’s German Department. It includes a $1,500 prize. 

Students in grades 7-12 who participate in CTY’s humanities and writing Summer Programs courses can nominate a teacher from their home school for the award. Maya Newman-Toker nominated Park after participating in CTY’s Existentialism course last summer....Read more.

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