Center for Talented Youth

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Center for Talented Youth
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A CTY afternoon activity at LMU in Los Angeles
School typegifted education
FounderJulian Stanley
AuthorityJohns Hopkins University
DirectorElaine Tuttle Hansen
Age6 to 17
Classes offeredMathematics, Computer Science, Humanities, and Science
Accreditationgrades K-12[1]

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a gifted education program for school-age children founded in 1979 by psychologist Julian Stanley at Johns Hopkins University. It was established as a research study into how academically advanced children learn, and became the first program to identify academically talented students through above-grade-level testing and provide them with challenging learning opportunities. CTY offers summer, online, and family programs to students from around the world and has nearly 30,000 program enrollments annually. CTY is accredited for students in grades K to 12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

CTY publishes Imagine magazine that provides educational opportunities and resources and student-written content to middle and high school students. It is published by CTY five times per year.


CTY executive director Elaine Tuttle Hansen is an advocate for educating bright students. She has been interviewed by National Public Radio and published on the Opinion-Editorial pages of The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and The Baltimore Sun.

CTY was featured in a July 2004 article in The New Yorker magazine entitled "Nerd Camp". CTY was shown in an hour-long CNN special on gifted children in 2006.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable CTY alumni include:

Intensive studies sites[edit]

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  1. ^ "Accreditation Information for Schools and Parents". The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ a b Presenter: Sanjay Gupta (2006-09-17). "Genius: Quest for Extreme Brain Power". special. CNN.
  3. ^ "Press Release: Center for Talented Youth Alumni Net Top Academic Honors". 2006.
  4. ^ "Potato power: Student wins $250,000 prize for blight solution that could save billions". 2012.
  5. ^ Ramakrishnan, Meera (2009-11-19). "Hopkins alumni gather for Center for Talented Youth reunion". The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26.
  6. ^ McGoldrick, Debbie (2009-06-23). "Lynch a Writing Star". IrishCentral.
  7. ^ "Cogito Interview".
  8. ^ Vozzella, Laura (2009-11-04). "Just like Mom (and Sister) didn't used to make". Baltimore Sun.
  9. ^ "Terence Tao receives 2014 CTY Distinguished Alumni Award". Center for Talented Youth.
  10. ^ "Studying sensory systems of fruit flies, worms a stroke of genius". UCLA Newsroom.
  11. ^ "Former CTY student earns MacArthur 'genius grant'". HUB Johns Hopkins University.
  12. ^ Aitel, Dave (2015-11-12). "How to crush it". Dailydave (Mailing list). Archived from the original on 2017-06-21.
  13. ^ "Ronan Farrow: 'I Was Raised With An Extraordinary Sense Of Public Service'". Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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