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Information for Parents

CTY student with parent

The world leader in gifted education since 1979, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. We serve bright learners and their families through our research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as our signature gifted and talented summer, onlineinternational, and family programs. 

At CTY, bright students have the chance to participate in challenging educational opportunities they won’t experience anywhere else. Just as important, they’ll find a safe, welcoming circle of peers, mentors, and teachers who understand advanced students. And they’ll make lifelong friends who share their passion for learning. 

If you’re a parent of a very bright child, welcome. Let’s discover your child’s potential together.

Getting Started With CTY

Join Our Community

The CTY Parents Group (Facebook) is a closed (non-public) group for parents of advanced learners. Our group is a place to discuss issues surrounding education for bright students, to share experiences and insights, and to connect on all things CTY.

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Once you've registered with CTY, you can access your child's information, eligibility, enroll in programs, make payments, and manage everything through MyCTY.