Northwestern University Center for Talent Development Summer Program



CTD offers four academic programs for high-achieving students. Leapfrog (grades pre-K-3) is a weeklong enrichment curriculum offered in a language arts track and a math/science track. Apogee participants (grades 4-6) immerse themselves in a single intensive course. The Spectrum program (grades 7 and 8) enables pupils to complete a year- or semester-long honors-level course in three weeks. In Equinox (grades 9-12), a master teacher experienced with gifted adolescents teaches each course. The latter three programs meet for five hours each weekday and have homework requirements, while Leapfrog offers both half- and full-day enrollment options.

General Info

Name Northwestern University Center for Talent Development Summer Program
Location Evanston, IL
Year-round Contacts 847-491-3782
Program Focuses & Features Architecture, Astronomy, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Debate, Drama, Ecology, English, Expository Writing, Forensic Science, History, International Relations, Science, Swimming, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) PS-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 9-18; Day — Coed 4-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Andrea Steffan, Coordinator
Residential Fee $1275-3330 (+$50-150), 1-3 weeks.
Day Fee $770-1945 (+$50-150), 1-3 weeks.
Year Established 1982
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 8 sessions, 1-3 weeks long


Andrea Steffan, Coordinator