November 17, 2011

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young begins classes in January

The Satuday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) provides a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience to qualifying gifted children in kindergarten and grades 1-6. Vanderbilt faculty and master teachers trained in gifted education implement an accelerated, research-based curriculum for all SAVY courses.

SAVY is for gifted students in kindergarten and grades 1-6 who typically test at the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests. SAVY courses are held from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on six consecutive Saturdays from Jan. 21, 2012, to Feb. 25, 2012.

The program provides small classes designed for the exceptionally talented and motivated learner. Some of our current course offerings include elementary engineering, poetry, the science of matter and creative writing. Students choose one course for the entire six-week program.

Class size is limited to approximately 12 students for K-2 classes and approximately 15 students for grades 3-6.

 All classes are held on Vanderbilt's Peabody campus.

Questions? Visit the website at or call 322-8261.