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What's New at CTY

New summer sites and expanded one-week courses, revamped online Accelerated Math courses and summer registration deadlines, and a family program dedicated to teaching international high school students and their families more about U.S. university admissions are a taste of what’s new this summer at CTY.

science courses for girlsEliminating the gender gap in technology and engineering fields is important to CTY. That’s why Summer Programs is offering additional girls-only sections of select math and science courses at three sites this summer. Girls-only sections of Introduction to Robotics will be offered at CTY Chestertown for Session 1 and a girls-only section of The Physics of Engineering will be offered at the Bristol and Los Angeles residential sites during Session 1. Female students may request this or a co-ed section of the course.

We’ve expanded our popular one-week programs for students in grades 2-4 this summer. One-week courses in Toyology, The Olympics, and Science Spoilers will be offered at our Alexandria, Va., Brooklandville, Md., Sandy Spring, Md., and LaJolla, Calif. sites.

Also new this summer, CTY’s New York site for students in grades 2-6 has returned to Dwight School, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side across from Central Park on 89th Street. And we have a new residential site for Intensive Studies and Academic Explorations students in grades 7 and above at Dominican University in San Rafael, 12 miles north of San Francisco.


CTY Online Programs’ individually paced Accelerated Math courses for students in grades 1-3 have been improved and revised to align with Common Core standards. Students will find new homework activities, quizzes, and tests, all designed to help them practice their mastery of new material. The courses also offer new interactive mini lessons to introduce new concepts, and additional higher-level thinking questions to increase academic challenges while reinforcing students’ problem-solving skills. Find out more.

May 4 is the deadline to register for online session-based courses that run from June 6 through August 26. These courses are available in World Languages, engineering, forensics, reading and writing, grammar, visual fluency, Advanced Placement, and more. Students can register any time for individually paced courses in mathematics, computer science and sciences. Learn more about CTY Online Programs.


Dive into CTY’s spring and summer Family Academic Programs and you and your family can engage in a variety of one-day, overnight, and extended travel programs.

Highlights include an overnight exploration at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Designed for CTYers in grades 5-7 and their families, the program helps budding scientists explore the world of natural history through behind the scenes tours of the museum’s paleontology, ornithology, and entomology collections. Participants will also learn how fossil preparators extract dinosaur bones from the surrounding matrix, and meet Yale scientists to learn how their research is helping us understand the evolutionary history of the planet. Register here.

Families of international high school students interested in learning more about U.S. university admissions can participate in CTY’s International Pathways to U.S. Universities program this summer. Families will visit a variety of universities along the Mid-Atlantic coast, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to New York City. The program runs July 17-22 and offers opportunities to connect with current students, admissions representatives, counselors, international student advisors, and more to understand the diverse academic options in the United States.