Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University
Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University exists to serve the gifted community and ensure that gifted students receive the education, encouragement and support they need to learn and grow into confident and accomplished adults whose love for learning grows stronger each year.
Need-based financial aid is available for students who qualify.
CTD’s experienced educators have exceptional content knowledge and skill in differentiating instruction for academically talented children.
CAMPUS AND FACILITIES:
Programs are offered at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus and other sites throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Accredited as a nonpublic supplementary school by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. CTD’s online program, Gifted LearningLinks, is also accredited by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Advanced Placement courses are authorized by the College Board.
UNIQUE STUDY OPTIONS/PROGRAMS:
Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS). Researched-based assessment of high-ability students in grades 3-9 results in tailored recommendations for educational programs and access to opportunities.
Gifted LearningLinks. Individualized, online courses for students in grades K-12 expand access to advanced subject matter. Students proceed at their own pace with one-on-one instructor engagement. Enrichment and credit courses, including honors and Advanced Placement, offered year-round.
Weekend Enrichment Programs. Advanced and unique learning opportunities celebrate discovery.
• Saturday Enrichment Program. Hands-on learning of a single subject for students age 4-grade 9. Multi-week sessions, including enrichment and credit courses, scheduled in the fall, winter and spring.
• Accelerated Weekend Experience. Students in grades 5-8 work with an expert in a specific field of interest over the course of a single weekend.
Summer Program. Students age 4-grade 12 explore a single subject in depth via rigorous, academic residential and commuter programs with life-changing impact. Single- and multi-week options; enrichment and credit courses, including honors and Advanced Placement, are available.
Civic Education Project. Service-learning leadership programs, offered year-round, allow bright students in grades 7-12 to experience social issues first-hand and explore innovative solutions.
- 617 Dartmouth Pl., Evanston, IL 60208
- Total Enrollment:
- 35,000 annually through assessment and academic programs
- Student-To-Teacher Ratio:
- 10 to 1 (varies)
- Average Class Size:
- Year Established:
- Managing Executive:
- Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Ph.D., Director