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A transformative experience for profoundly gifted youth and their families

Since 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

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.

In the News

NAGC releases latest “State of the States in Gifted Education”

The 2018-2019 State of the States in Gifted Education report represents…

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Seeking Participants for Research on Gifted Education Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Cincinnati…

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Davidson Young Scholars Program Accepting Applications

The national Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed…

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