March 8, 2012

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young accepting appications

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

SAVY At A Glance:

Who? Gifted students in rising first through seventh grades who typically test at the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests.

What? Small classes designed for the exceptionally talented and motivated learner. Some of our current course offerings include engineering, botany, German, road to the White House, algebra, and the social life of crickets. Students choose one course for the entire week-long program. Students may choose to come to one or both weeks of SAVY. If a student wants to attend both weeks, it is encouraged that they choose a different course for the second week. Class size is limited to approximately 12 students for grades 1-3 classes and approximately 15 students for grades 4-7.

When? SAVY courses are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during two back-to-back, one-week sessions, July 9-13 and July 16-20.

Where? SAVY classes are held at the University School of Nashville.

Questions? Visit our website: or call 322-8261.