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.[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]


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.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable CTY alumni include:

Intensive studies sites[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Accreditation Information for Schools and Parents". The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  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. ^ a b Presenter: Sanjay Gupta (2006-09-17). "Genius: Quest for Extreme Brain Power". special. CNN.
  5. ^ "Press Release: Center for Talented Youth Alumni Net Top Academic Honors". 2006.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ McGoldrick, Debbie (2009-06-23). "Lynch a Writing Star". IrishCentral.
  8. ^ "Cogito Interview".[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Vozzella, Laura (2009-11-04). "Just like Mom (and Sister) didn't used to make". Baltimore Sun.
  10. ^ "Terence Tao receives 2014 CTY Distinguished Alumni Award". Center for Talented Youth.
  11. ^ "Studying sensory systems of fruit flies, worms a stroke of genius". UCLA Newsroom.
  12. ^ "Former CTY student earns MacArthur 'genius grant'". HUB Johns Hopkins University. 2014-09-19.
  13. ^ 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)
  14. ^ "Awesome CTYers".
  15. ^ "Ronan Farrow: 'I Was Raised With An Extraordinary Sense Of Public Service'". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  16. ^ "Pennsylvania teen is running for governor of Kansas". 2018-02-15.
  17. ^ "twitter".

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