Northwestern University's Center For Talent Development

School Notes Overview:

Apogee, Spectrum, and Equinox students have the opportunity to study at Northwestern University. On the shores of Lake Michigan in suburban Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University's 240-acre campus includes beaches, tennis courts, a lagoon, and a sports and aquatics center. Established in 1851, Northwestern is one of the premiere universities in the United States, well known for its outstanding academic programs, world-class faculty, and top-ranked students. The park-like campus also boasts a dramatic view of the Chicago skyline, hinting at the city's famous architecture, vibrant cultural life, and bustling metropolitan atmosphere......

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School Overview:

County Cook County, IL
Program Name Center for Talent Development Summer Academic Program
Program Type Residential and commuter academic summer program for academically talented youth
Number of Students 1000 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades pre-K-12 -
First Session Start Date June 26
First Session End Date July 15
Second Session Start Date July 17
Second Session End Date August 5
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Second Program Weeks 1 weeks
Program Director Susie Hoffmann
Campus Area 550 acres
Founding Year 1851
Application Date 5/1/2021
Summer School Type Residential

School Notes:

  • Apogee, Spectrum, and Equinox students have the opportunity to study at Northwestern University. On the shores of Lake Michigan in suburban Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University's 240-acre campus includes beaches, tennis courts, a lagoon, and a sports and aquatics center. Established in 1851, Northwestern is one of the premiere universities in the United States, well known for its outstanding academic programs, world-class faculty, and top-ranked students. The park-like campus also boasts a dramatic view of the Chicago skyline, hinting at the city's famous architecture, vibrant cultural life, and bustling metropolitan atmosphere.
  • Our distinguished faculty are selected from premiere schools in the Chicago and Cleveland metropolitan areas. Teachers are chosen for their mastery of subject matter, classroom experience, enthusiasm, ability to individualize their teaching, and skill in providing interesting, thought-provoking, and varied classroom experiences. Each class has a teaching assistant selected from universities across the country. Teaching assistants provide academic support to students both in and out of class.
  • Our program's high academic standards and diverse study body ensure that students will learn not only from their teachers, but also from one another. While our students share a passion for learning and discovering, and the intellectual capacity for advanced academic work, they also possess unique backgrounds and experiences.
  • The Summer Program offers accelerated courses in mathematics, science and the humanities. All programs except Leapfrog meet for three weeks, five hours per day, with commuter and resident options available.
  • Leapfrog students at CTD participate in one-week enrichment courses.The academic emphasis in Leapfrog provides students with hands-on activities and challenging lessons. Successful completion of the course is the primary objective of the program; academics, however, are only part of the experience. Participants have opportunities to interact with intellectual peers and develop friendships, engage in recreational activities, and enjoy local events and resources. Weekends find students enjoying a broad range of activities, such as off- and on-campus theater, concerts, movies, sports events, dances, and talent shows.

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