This award honors one female student in grades 5–8,who is a resident of the United States, US Territories, or Canada, and is enrolled in full time public, private, or home school. The applicant should be involved in or exhibits a strong connection to science.
The Arbor is a non-profit secular organization offering classes that are academic, engaging, and creative. They seek to to provide high-quality, educational experiences that allow children to thrive intellectually and socially and to provide a warm, welcoming community for homeschool families to connect with each other.
The Avery Coonley School is an independent school located in Downers Grove, Illinois, whose mission is to provide a learning environment that is appropriate for both academically bright and gifted children who are motivated to learn and have demonstrated the potential for the scholastic achievement necessary to succeed in a challenging academic program, in order that they may become positive, productive, and respectful members of society.
The Calais School is a New Jersey special education private school for students in grades K through 12 Plus with multiple learning disabilities as well as anxiety, mood, behavior and autism spectrum disorders. Students are referred to The Calais School by school districts, health professionals, and concerned parents throughout northern New Jersey. They offer the only program for gifted and talented students with special needs in our Twice Exceptional Program, which has been recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) as one of the 10 best programs in the state.
The Dinoff School, recognizes that students who possess exceptional gifts and talents should be granted the direction, time, encouragement, and resources to maximize their potential, whether it be in the area of intellect, specific academics, creativity, or leadership. While a school for the gifted, the Dinoff School also has an emphasis on performing arts.
The Grayson School is Pennsylvania’s only independent school offering an accelerated academic program created specifically for gifted learners. Their innovative, research-based curriculum provides challenging academics, project-based learning, enrichment, and individualized pacing in a safe and nurturing environment for students in grades Pre-K through 10.
Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, The Greene School offers an accelerated curriculum to students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Through an inquiry-based classroom environment, Greene School students embrace learning beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge, we prepare students to analyze situations, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively in a dynamic world.
The Harker School is a private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements. Founded in 1893 and educating 2,000 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, serving families of preschool, elementary, middle and high school-aged children on its four San Jose campuses.
The Lang School offers high potential, gifted, and twice exceptional (2E) learners in grades 1-12 a child-centered, STEM- and STEAM-driven education informed by the ethics and poetics of the humanities. Curious young minds thrive here — perhaps for the first time — learning at their level with affinity and ability peers in small classes of no more than 12 students. Specially trained educators differentiate the content and delivery of our flexibly standards-based academics, so every student receives an education that fits.
The Liberty School is an independent elementary school. The hallmarks of the school’s scholastic program are a customized curriculum for each child, one-on-one instruction, and progressive approaches to teaching. Their mission is to provide individualized, dynamic education for dyslexic, academically gifted, and twice-exceptional (both dyslexic and gifted) students.
The Logan School for Creative Learning is a progressive school for the gifted in Denver, Colorado. They offer a dynamic curriculum that teaches the way children learn by giving them hands-on experiences fueled by their own curiosities. Their mission is to provide an experience-based educational opportunity for gifted children of all backgrounds that allow each child to develop individually to his or her full potential.
At the Lab School, the focus is to meet the needs of students identified as gifted and talented. Their goal is to provide an appropriate education for those students in one of several ways: acceleration, curriculum compacting, and in-depth study. The New York Lower Lab School is a District 2 Gifted and Talented Public Elementary school for students Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Students must apply for admission under the jurisdiction of the New York City Dept of Education.
Mirman School is an independent, co-educational day school for highly gifted children in grades K-8 located in Los They cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) offers various contests for elementary to high school students interested in the American Revolution.
The Nueva School is an internationally-recognized independent school PK-12, serving gifted and talented students since 1967. A three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, constructivist project-based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. Nueva has two campuses: Grades PreK – 8 meet at the Hillsborough Campus in Hillsborough, CA and Grades 9 – 12 meet at the Bay Meadows Campus located in San Mateo, CA.
The Quad Manhattan is an inclusive meeting place for Twice Exceptional kids – a place where social and executive functioning “life” skills are developed through fun! Twice Exceptional or 2e children have intellectual or creative gifts, and also have lagging social or executive functioning skills. Developed by experts in medicine, child psychology and gifted special education, the Quad uses kids’ strengths and passions to hide skill development in creative and engaging after-school classes and activities during our summer camp.
The Roeper School is a private coeducational day school for gifted children, with campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in Greater Detroit, serving students at all levels from preschool through the 12th grade. Founded by George and Annemarie Roeper in 1941, The Roeper School is known for educating the whole child in an emotionally supportive, intellectually engaging environment. Roeper seeks students who are curious about learning, internally motivated, self-directed, and have a high ability to think abstractly.
The Sage School’s mission is to prepare gifted students to excel, by providing a comprehensive program of academic rigor and social growth inspired by passionate teachers within a nurturing community. They are a small, cohesive, nurturing community that values the free expression of ideas, the individual contributions of all its members, and all types of diversity. The Sage School is New England’s recognized leader in gifted education, with a proven history of preparing graduates to confidently navigate and succeed in a dynamic world.
The Schilling School for Gifted Children is a not for profit, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1997. Nationally, it is one of only two schools serving gifted students K-12. They focus on individualized gifted education, embracing the “whole child” philosophy wherein the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual facets of a child’s development will be nurtured. Their curriculum is not bound by the common core and standardized testing limitations. The unique schedule allows for extensive elective offerings including 9 foreign language options available in all grades.
The Threshold Program is a summer enrichment program at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, designed to provide challenge and enrichment for advanced students who would benefit from experiences beyond those provided by the regular classroom experience. Classes offer high-level thinking and active learning in interesting topics like Chemistry, Debate, World of Insects, TED Talks, and Tinkerers. Threshold serves students in Kindergarten through tenth grade.
Time4Learning provides online curriculum for children in Pre-K through high school. Their lessons can be used for homeschooling, after-school enrichment, and summer learning.
ATDP’s Elementary Division, administered through UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, offers a variety of stimulating and challenging classes designed for academic advancement and enrichment. We invite students with exceptional academic promise to a three-week summer session. The Elementary Division (ED) is open to students who have completed any grade from Kindergarten to 6th grade.
Founded by the renowned educator John Dewey in 1896 and located in Hyde Park, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is a private, co-educational day school that is affiliated with the University of Chicago. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. All are attracted to a diverse community and an environment that creates and nurtures the habits of expansive thinking and complex problem-solving.
The University School of Milwaukee is a pre-primary through secondary school in the greater Milwaukee area and is one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States. Students are able to accelerate their learning through the school’s Summer Institute for Academic Advancement, which offers summer courses to students who wish to continue their academic pursuits outside of the traditional school year.