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SAVY provides a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience to qualifying gifted children in Kindergarten and grades 1–6. Content experts and master teachers trained in gifted education implement an accelerated curriculum for all SAVY courses. This program meets six consecutive Saturdays each fall and spring. Students can also attend SAVY in the summer, enrolling for one or two weeks.

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Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young

Fall 2014 Session: Saturdays, September 27–November 1, 2014

Spring 2015 Session: Saturdays, February 7–March 14, 2015

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young

Session 1: June 8-12, 2015

Session 2: June 15-19, 2015

Session 3: June 22-26, 2015

Session 4: July 6-17 (two-week session)

Session 5: July 20-24

SAVY at a Glance

Who? Gifted students in Kindergarten and grades 1–6 who typically test at the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests. See “Eligibility” section below for more information on student qualification.

What? Small weekend and summer classes designed for the exceptionally talented and motivated learner. Students choose one course for the entire session. Class size is limited to approximately 12 students for K–2 classes, and approximately 15 students for grades 3–6. A trained, master teacher and teaching assistant lead all classes.

When? Spring and fall classes will be held six Saturday mornings in a row, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Summer classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where? Depending upon the session, classes will be held either at Vanderbilt University or at University School of Nashville, on the corner of 21st Ave. and Edgehill Ave.

Eligibility: We accept many standardized achievement or ability tests. These include but are not limited to: CogAT, RIAS, TCAP, ITBS, ERB, Stanford Achievement Test, OLSAT, Woodcock-Johnson, and WISC-IV. Returning SAVY students do not need to resubmit test scores. See this page for more information about eligibility.