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
DirectorVirginia Roach
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.[2] 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 published the Imagine magazine that provided educational opportunities and resources and student-written content for middle and high school students. The magazine was discontinued in June 2018.[3]


Former CTY executive director Elaine Tuttle Hansen (2011-2018) was 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.[4]

In July 2004, CTY was featured in an article in The New Yorker.[5]

In 2006, the camp was shown in an hour-long CNN special on gifted children.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable CTY alumni include:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Accreditation Information for Schools and Parents". The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
  2. ^ "CTY Mission & History". The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Imagine Magazine". The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Executive Commentary". Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  5. ^ Bilger, Burkhard (2004-07-19). "Nerd Camp". ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  6. ^ a b Presenter: Sanjay Gupta (2006-09-17). "Genius: Quest for Extreme Brain Power". special. CNN.
  7. ^ "Press Release: Center for Talented Youth Alumni Net Top Academic Honors". 2006.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ McGoldrick, Debbie (2009-06-23). "Lynch a Writing Star". IrishCentral.
  10. ^ "Cogito Interview".[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Vozzella, Laura (2009-11-04). "Just like Mom (and Sister) didn't used to make". Baltimore Sun.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Terence Tao receives 2014 CTY Distinguished Alumni Award". Center for Talented Youth. Archived from the original on 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  13. ^ "Studying sensory systems of fruit flies, worms a stroke of genius". UCLA Newsroom. Archived from the original on 2014-09-28.
  14. ^ "Former CTY student earns MacArthur 'genius grant'". HUB Johns Hopkins University. 2014-09-19.
  15. ^ Aitel, Dave (2015-11-12). "How to crush it". Dailydave (Mailing list). Archived from the original on 2017-06-21.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  16. ^ "Ronan Farrow: 'I Was Raised With An Extraordinary Sense Of Public Service'". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  17. ^ "twitter".
  18. ^ DeFranco, Philip. "A Conversation With... - MKBHD On The WORST Tech Launch Ever, Death Of Privacy, & More | Ep. 18 A Conversation With". Google Podcasts. Retrieved 2020-03-03.

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