The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), Baltimore, Md., and The Nueva School, Hillsborough and San Mateo, Calif., announce that CTY will hold its acclaimed Summer Programs for advanced learners on The Nueva School’s San Mateo / Bay Meadow campus in summer, 2015. 
CTY’s Summer Programs, for students completing grades 2-6, will be held in two three week academic sessions, from June 28 to July 17, and July 19 to August 7.   

Developing academic talent in young people of great promise has been CTY’s mission since its founding in 1979.  In CTY’s Summer Programs, students take one course over three weeks. Courses are limited to 12-14 students and are taught by instructors with deep subject knowledge and the ability to engage and challenge top learners. A program assistant helps with the course and with fun daily activities.  The program runs from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, with limited aftercare available. 

According to Elizabeth Albert, CTY’s Senior Director for Academic Services, CTY’s courses, which enroll about 10,000 students annually in the U.S. and Hong Kong, promote intellectual and social growth.  “At CTY, students take a course in their area of academic strength and, at a day location such as CTY at Nueva, learn while making friends with other top students from schools across the region.  It makes for a very mind-expanding three weeks.”

Students earn eligibility for CTY’s courses through testing as part of the CTY Talent Search.  Families enroll children in the Search, then CTY guides them toward testing at a local Prometric Test Center. Students take the School and College Ability Test, an above-grade-level test that assesses math and verbal reasoning abilities.

Courses planned for CTY’s first summer at Nueva School:

Grades 2-3:   Be a Scientist! or Stories and Poems 
Grades 3-4:   Geometry and Spatial Sense, Inventions, Ancient World, The Edible World, or Through the Microscope
Grades 4-5:   Numbers: Zero to Infinity,  or Writing Workshop: Modern Fantasy (4,5)
Grades 5-6:   Examining the Evidence, Writing and Imagination, Inductive and  Deductive Reasoning, Model United Nations and Advanced Geography, or The Physics of Engineering.

View more information about the CTY Summer Programs. Learn more about establishing CTY course eligibility.

About the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

An accredited nonprofit at one of the nation’s premier universities, CTY identifies academic talent in the world’s brightest K-12 learners and supports their growth with summer and online programs, as well as family learning opportunities, services, and resources. 

About The Nueva School

The Nueva School is an internationally recognized independent preK-12 school serving gifted and talented students since 1967.  Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, constructivist project-based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in numerous other core and elective areas including STEM, writing, the arts, entrepreneurship, and physical education. The Nueva School community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.