View One-week Course Descriptions (including locations and dates offered)
CTY is proud to once again offer a one-week program for second, third, and fourth grade students. Taking place at CTY’s day locations in Alexandria, Baltimore, La Jolla, and Sandy Spring, this program runs alongside our traditional program and provides an introduction to the CTY experience.
Students take a course specifically developed for the one-week model, engaging in academic enrichment activities surrounding the course’s theme. Although these courses are not intended to provide the depth or rigor of CTY’s three-week courses, each day is built with hands-on, inquiry-based projects that sharpen students’ academic skills and promote a love of learning. Students end the week with an appreciation that learning for learning’s sake can be fun and rewarding and a better understanding of areas of academic inquiry that might interest them.
The one-week courses are an excellent option for first-time participants. Students follow the traditional CTY daily schedule. They eat lunch, have recess, and participate in activities with students from CTY’s traditional program. While the goals of the one-week program are distinct, students get an excellent sense of what it would be like to attend a full three-week course.
Please see the end of each course description to see the dates for each course at the following sites:
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, a college-preparatory, co-educational, Episcopal day school, was created by the 1991 merger of St. Stephen’s School (1944) and St. Agnes School (1924). Its Upper School campus is located in a quiet residential area and includes a library, air-conditioned classrooms, a computer lab, science labs, and athletic facilities.
Classes meet between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Before- and after-program care is available at an additional cost. Students should expect to do between 30 and 60 minutes of homework each weeknight. Approximately 300 students and 60 staff are expected to attend.
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School is located approximately four miles inside the Washington Beltway near the intersection of Seminary Road and Quaker Lane in Alexandria.
Founded in 1897 as the first country day school in the U.S., Gilman School is a K-12 college preparatory school for boys. Gilman’s 68-acre campus, located in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore, features libraries, air-conditioned classrooms, science labs with state of the art technology, art studios, maker spaces, and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities.
Classes meet between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before- and after-program care is available at an additional cost Students should expect to do between 30 and 60 minutes of homework each weeknight. Approximately 200 students and 45 staff are expected to attend.
Gilman School is located in northern Baltimore City, minutes from Interstate 83 and 695.
Founded originally as The Balmer School in 1926, La Jolla Country Day School is a co-educational, college-preparatory day school enrolling students in pre-K through 12th grade. Facilities on the 24-acre campus include a library, outdoor amphitheater, double gymnasium, state-of-the-art theater, fine arts building, science labs, and playing fields.
Classes meet Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Before- and after-program care is available at an additional cost. Students should expect to do between 30 and 60 minutes of homework each week night. Approximately 120 students and 25 staff are expected to attend.
La Jolla Country Day School is located in San Diego, near UCSD and the University Towne Center.
Sandy Spring Friends School, founded in 1961, is part of a long history of Quaker dating back more than 325 years. Quiet meadows and farmlands surround the environmentally conscious campus. Facilities include air-conditioned classrooms, science labs, a dining hall in which students participate in composting, a computer lab, indoor and outdoor facilities for activities, and nature trails.
Classes meet between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Before- and after-program care is available at an additional cost. Students should expect to do between 30 and 60 minutes of homework each week night. Approximately 180 students and 35 staff are expected to attend each session.
Sandy Spring Friends School is located in Sandy Spring, between Columbia and Rockville, ten miles north of the Washington Beltway.
Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut was formed in 2018, the result of a merger between two highly acclaimed Stamford schools—Bi-Cultural Day School, which serves students in pre-K through 8, and the Jewish High School of Connecticut, which serves students in grades 9-12. Bi-Cultural has a national reputation as a proven and progressive leader in secular and Judaic studies. CTY programs will be held on the school’s main campus in North Stamford. This 13-acre campus includes spacious state-of-the-art, air-conditioned classrooms, two Maker Spaces, a computer lab, gym, and art studio.
Classes meet between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before- and after-program care is available at an additional cost. Students should expect to do between 30 and 60 minutes of homework each week night. Approximately 100 students and 20 staff are expected to attend each session.
Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut is located in Stamford, a few miles north of Exit 8 on the Connecticut Turnpike.
The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This includes four hours of class, short morning and afternoon breaks, a lunch break, and about an hour of recreational activity time. For homework, students may be asked to read a short article or reflect on the day’s lesson; however, they are not assigned more involved homework in one-week courses.
Before- and after-care is available at an additional $50 charge for students who need to arrive before 8:45 a.m. or depart after 4 p.m. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and stay until 5:30 p.m.
When students are not in class, they attend activities planned and supervised by the program assistants. CTY offers a variety of activities so that all students can find something they enjoy doing each day. Activities range from the standard fare of board games, athletics, and arts and crafts to the more unusual (e.g., Pirate Olympics and Dinosaur Dig).
Student check-in will be held from 8:00-8:45 am the Monday morning the one-week session begins. Students who need to attend before-care the first morning of the program will be accommodated beginning at 7:30. Additional information, including the check-in location, will be sent via email before the program starts.
A Parent Open House is held on the Friday of the course from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The tuition for one-week courses is $945. A $500 deposit is due with the application. The remaining balance is due by April 13, 2020.
There is an application fee of $50. All lab fees and other associated course fees (books, etc.) are included in the tuition. Families are responsible for purchasing general school supplies such as paper, pens, binders, and notebooks.
All past due balances (for any CTY program) must be paid prior to registration. Payments are applied to oldest balances first. Applications received with insufficient funds to cover the tuition are not processed until full payment is remitted.
The fee for before- and after-care is $50. This is a flat rate for the use of either or both services during the week. Details will be included in the course assignment packet.
Financial aid is available. Information about financial assistance is available through CTY’s Financial Aid department.
By Direct Online Payment
E-check payments may be made through the MyCTY link at cty.jhu.edu. Your bank account and routing numbers are required for this method. These numbers are found at the bottom of your personal checks.
By Credit Card
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Deposits can be paid with credit cards either with your online application, or by filling out the payment information on a downloaded paper application. Go to cty.jhu.edu/summer to complete your online application.
Subsequent payments by e-check and credit card
Students will receive a MyCTY login ID, password, and instructions with their course assignment. All subsequent e-check and credit card payments should be processed through MyCTY.
By Check or Money Order
Payments by check or money order should be mailed to:
Johns Hopkins University
Center for Talented Youth
P.O. Box 64434
Baltimore, MD 21264-4434
Yes, need-based financial aid is available. Information about financial assistance is available through CTY’s Financial Aid department.
Yes, students share break time, lunch, recess, and afternoon activities with participants from the traditional CTY program.
Students may be asked to read a short article or reflect on the day’s lesson; however, they are not assigned more involved homework in the one week program.
All instructors have expertise in their disciplines and come from a range of professional backgrounds. They include outstanding teachers from public and private schools and universities, graduate students, and professionals in the field.
Students are not expected to purchase a textbook for the one-week courses. General school supplies such as paper, pens, binders, and notebooks are expected and should be brought to the first day of the program.
Lunch is provided and includes a variety of hot options and a salad bar. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated. Students are welcome to bring a snack from home to eat during the morning and/or afternoon class break.
Yes. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. for before-care and stay as late as 5:30 for after-care. A snack is included for after-care. The cost of this service for the one- week program is $50.