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SAVY (Grades K-6, Rising 1-7)

 SAVY at a Glance

2018 Summer SAVY Application

2018 Career Connections Application

 Summer 2018 Financial Aid

*To view our course descriptions for fall and spring, click here.

Who? Gifted students in Kindergarten and grades 1–6 (Summer, rising 1-6) who typically test at the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests. Students in rising 7th grade are eligible to participate in Career Connections at SAVY, a new program within SAVY designed specifically for this age group. Click here or more information about Career Connections at SAVY and other summer opportunities for rising 7th graders. See “Eligibility” section below for more information on student qualification for SAVY or Career Connections.

What? Classes are designed for the academically talented and motivated learner. SAVY offers accelerated courses led by Vanderbilt professors, master teachers, and graduate students. Class size is limited to approximately 14 students for grades K-2 (grades 1-3 in the summer) and 16 students for grades 3-6 (grades 4-7 in the summer). Summer SAVY 2017 will offer six, one-week sessions. Course offerings differ per session. Click here to see the courses for our upcoming sessions!

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 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Spring 2018 SAVY Summer 2018 SAVY
Saturdays, January 27 – March 3 Session 1: June 11-15
9:00AM – 11:45AM Session 2: June 18-22
Session 3: June 25-29
Session 4: July 9-13
Session 5: July 16-20
Session 6: July 23-27


Where? On the Peabody Campus of Vanderbilt University.

Eligibility: Students who typically test at around the 95th percentile and above on a standardized achievement or on an ability test are eligible to participate in SAVY courses in their area(s) of strength. We accept any standardized achievement or ability test including, but not limited to, the following: RIAS, CogAT, TCAP, ERB, Stanford Achievement Test, OLSAT, Woodcock Johnson, WISC IV. Out-of-level standardized assessments (e.g. Explore, SCAT) are also accepted. While scores around the 95th percentile are typically a strong indication that SAVY is an appropriate curriculum match for a student, feel free to contact the SAVY office for questions about scores that do not meet these criteria, as alternative documentation may be acceptable. Returning SAVY students do not need to resubmit test scores unless their scores are more than three years old. Students without test scores should work with their schools to obtain documentation of their assessments.

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young 2017-2018

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young 2018

August 1: Fall and Spring courses Announced December 8: Summer courses Announced
August 8 noon – August 9 noon:
24-hour application priority window for Fall AND Spring SAVY
January 16 noon – January 18 noon:
48-hour application priority window for Summer SAVY and Career Connections at SAVY
September 1: Fall tuition due March 23: Summer tuition due
September 8: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Fall SAVY April 13: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Summer SAVY
September 23-October 28: Fall SAVY
(six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)
June 11 – 15: SAVY Session 1
(M-F; 8:45AM-3:45PM)
December 8: Spring tuition due June 18- 22: SAVY Session 2
(M-F; 8:45AM-3:45PM)
December 20: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Spring SAVY June 25 – 29: SAVY Session 3
(M-F; 8:45AM-3:45PM)
January 27-March 3: Spring SAVY
(six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)
July 9 – 13: SAVY Session 4
(M-F; 8:45AM-3:45PM)
July 16 – 20: SAVY Session 5
(M-F; 8:45AM-3:45PM)
July 23 – 27: SAVY Session 6
(M-F; 8:45AM-3:45PM)


** Applying during the 24-hour priority window does not guarantee admission, but it increases your child’s chances. If space in a course remains after the 24-hour priority window, courses will be filled on a first-come, first-served system, based on availability and eligibility. A waitlist will be maintained for all full courses. Please check the SAVY course page, here, for current availability.