Our gifted programs help ensure that our nation’s profoundly gifted youth have the opportunity to excel in a supportive environment where they can truly be themselves.
Davidson Institute and our sister schools, Davidson Academy and Davidson Academy Online, offer gifted education programs for middle and high school students both online and in-person. These programs provide profoundly gifted young people advanced educational opportunities matched to their abilities, strengths, and interests.
Our online courses for gifted middle school students helps 9-13 year-olds develop academically and socially by providing a platform to learn at their level. Courses are designed and taught by Davidson Academy faculty.
The Academy’s in-person educational programs group students by ability rather than age, offering middle and high school level curriculum for exceptionally gifted students. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus; our unique approach to learning has attracted families from across the country and globe.
The Davidson Academy Online is an educational space for profoundly gifted learners to flex their intellect, explore their passions, build their sense of self and community, and learn alongside their intellectual peers for students living anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
We award $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to gifted and high-achieving students, 18 years old or under, who have made significant contributions to their respective fields.
“The Young Scholars Ambassador Program has changed the way I look at the world positively. The seminars are what have helped me the most . . . These taught me how to become a better person and deeply influenced my thinking in terms of improving my charity.”
“Although a few years have passed since I aged out of the Young Scholars program, I will never forget everything the Davidson Institute has done for me and for my family. This group has given me the confidence to face even the toughest of challenges, and has made me both strong and proud of who I am. The strength of the other scholars is breathtaking, and I thank this group for teaching me so much.”
“I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Northwestern, working on cutting-edge nanochemistry at one of the finest research institutions in the world. I have no idea if I’d be here without my experience at Davidson’s THINK Summer Institute . . . but when I teach general chemistry, I look back to my teachers at THINK as an example of how to connect with my students and help them understand why what they are studying matters.”