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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

2021 Davidson Fellows Alum Parisa Vaziri Named Goldwater Scholar

2021 Davidson Fellows Alum Parisa Vaziri is among the 438…

Young Scholar Ana Featured by “Special Books by Special Kids”

Davidson Young Scholar Ana was featured in the Special Books…

Ana, Young Scholar

THINK Summer Institute Application Deadline Extended

The THINK application deadline has been extended to April 12…

THINK students

Pioneer Breaks New Ground: Pioneer Research Merits Maximum College Credits

Some exciting news for the gifted education space: the highly…