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A transformative experience for profoundly gifted youth and their families

After piloting a support program for 15 profoundly gifted youth and their families in 1999, former educational software entrepreneurs, the Davidsons, formally founded the Davidson Institute for Talent Development in the year 2000. Since the pilot program was launched in 1999, we have helped our nation's most gifted youth reach their highest potential. We strive to recognize and support these profoundly gifted students academically, socially and emotionally. Our vision is to ensure there are no limits to what our brightest youth can achieve.

Who We Serve

We guide profoundly gifted young people 18 and under. Profoundly gifted students score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests, and think and learn differently than other students.

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What We Do

We offer programs, resources, scholarships, and opportunities for gifted young learners that are driven by their natural talent and abilities, not by their age, socioeconomic status or location.

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Our Founders

After piloting a support program for 15 profoundly gifted youth and their families in 1999, former educational software entrepreneurs, the Davidsons, formally founded the Davidson Institute for Talent Development a year later. In 2000, the Davidsons established the Davidson Institute out of a concern that our nation's most gifted young people were largely underserved. That passion to serve gifted students continues today.

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Latest Davidson Institute News & Updates

See the latest news from the Davidson Institute and the greater gifted education community. Learn about program deadlines and developments, as well as gifted opportunities and events.

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Parent of Young Scholar Alumni Debuts Vocabulary Startup

Vocabulary.Quest is a startup to teach gifted students vocabulary and…

Davidson Institute at Regeneron ISEF Conference

Stop by the Davidson Institute’s booth (#5008) at the Regeneron…

ISEF booth

New Fordham Institute study: America’s school district policies for advanced learners

A new Thomas B. Fordham Institute study sheds light on whether districts…

My Ivy Education, Davidson Alum Krystle DiCristofalo Offering Creative Writing Classes This Summer

This summer, Davidson alum-run and NACAC-certified educational consulting firm My…