Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth

The Center for Talented Youth, a nonprofit academic center of Johns Hopkins University, delivers academic excellence and transformational experiences to advanced learners in grades 2-12.

Founded in 1979, CTY fosters intellectual growth in exceptional students from all backgrounds and communities. As a world leader in gifted education, advocacy, and research, CTY provides:

  • Accredited, advanced online and on-campus courses often not found in school
  • Personalized instruction
  • An inclusive community of peers who share a passion for learning

Advanced students thrive when they accelerate their learning, challenge themselves, and follow their curiosity in a safe, supportive environment. So, whether you’re looking to get ahead in your studies, progress in a subject you love, or find a community where you can be yourself, there’s a CTY experience to help you meet your goals.


Program Details:

Online Programs

Grades 2-12
Find real-time, self-paced, session-based and individual paced courses that fit your learning style and schedule.

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On-Campus Summer Programs

Grades 2-12
Join a community of young scholars tackling exciting and challenging subjects.

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>= 98 percentile in English subject – Qualifies for programmes in humanities and writing


>= 98 percentile in Maths subject – Qualifies for math and science programmes.


How to Apply?

  • Before submitting your ATS scores, you must join CTY.
  • Submit a copy of your ATS qualifying scores with your program application, or upload them in MyCTY. Families will be notified of the status of their program application and course placement within 7-10 business days.
  • Students who submit qualifying scores with their program application will receive CTY-level eligibility. This eligibility will remain valid through high school.
  • The test score report must be dated after July 1, 2017 and include the student’s name as well as the test name.

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