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    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Hong Kong, United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Gifted, Humanities
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth knows bright kids.

    CTY has more than 40 years of experience challenging students with advanced academic talent to reach their full potential and pursue their love of learning through our on-campus and virtual programs.

    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth knows bright kids.


    The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth specializes in recognizing and developing the academic talents of advanced elementary, middle, and high school students. For more than 40 years, CTY has brought bright learners together each summer for three weeks of academic challenge, discovery, and opportunities to become friends with other kids who are excited about learning.


    CTY offers On-Campus Summer Programs in residential and day formats at about 20 college, university, and independent-school campuses in of the United States and Hong Kong. Students take one advanced-level course over a three-week session. Each course is led by an instructor and teaching assistant who are skilled at teaching advanced concepts to pre-college students. Residential students live on campus with CTY staff surrounded by other bright students who share their love of learning. More than 100 courses in a variety of topics are available.


    Residential programs for students in grades 5-12 are highly structured and include many group activities and all-campus events. Most courses for grades 7 and above cover roughly a college semester's worth of material, while fast-paced science courses cover roughly a year's worth of high school material. Weekends at residential sites feature talent shows, quiz bowls, and socials, as well as time to relax.


    Summer and school-year online courses in a variety of formats are also available.