The Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth is a two-week, full-day program for gifted, talented and high achieving students in grades K-8. The Academy offers a variety of creative subjects taught by our qualified staff of instructors — all CT certified to teach, with master’s degrees or higher in their fields of study. Students can choose either an AM or PM class (half-day) or both (full-day) to study for a two-week period. Full-day students are supervised during lunch break by our Excursions in Learning teaching staff, the coordinator and our nurse. Supervision for lunch is provided free of charge to full-day students. In addition, pre- and post-program care (called AM and PM Extended Day) is available (8-9 AM and 4-5 PM).
Areas of study include (but are not limited to): biology, ceramics, computer animation, computer game design, computer science, creative movement and storytelling, digital photography, film editing and directing/acting, history, language arts, mathematics, performing arts, physics, science, technology, visual arts and more!
For admission to this program, students must submit a School Component Form, completed by their classroom teacher or guidance counselor.
Schedule and Fees
- Grades: Kindergarten–8th grade (Grade level is the grade the student has just completed in the current school year; NOT the grade the student is entering in the Fall. This program is not for students entering kindergarten in the Fall. Our youngest students must have completed kindergarten.)
- Dates for the Academy — the first two full weeks of August each year.
Please see our summer catalog for prices, specific course offerings, course descriptions and other important information.
Need-based scholarships and discounts are available for this program. Please see page 3 of the summer catalog for need-based scholarships and discounts.