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

SAVY at a Glance

2016/2017 Saturday Application*

Financial Aid Application

*If you’re interested in applying to the Spring 2017 session of SAVY please contact Emilie Hall at emilie.p.hall@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 322-2664.

Who? Gifted students in Kindergarten and grades 1–6 (Summer, rising 1-7) 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? 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 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

 Fall 2016 SAVY  Summer 2017 SAVY (M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)
 Saturdays, September 24 – October 29  Session 1: June 12 – 16
 9:00AM – 11:45AM Session 2: June 19 – 23
Session 3: June 26 – 30
 Spring 2017 SAVY Session 4: July 10 – 14
 Saturdays, January 28 – March 4 Session 5: July 17 – 21
 9:00AM – 11:45AM Session 6: July 24 – 28

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 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. 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 2016-2017

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young 2017

August 2: Fall and Spring courses Announced December 6: Summer courses Announced
August 9 noon – August 10 noon:
24-hour application priority window for Fall AND Spring SAVY
January 10 noon – January 11 noon:
24-hour application priority window for Summer SAVY
September 9: Fall tuition due April 5: Summer tuition due
September 16: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Fall SAVY April 21: Deadline for withrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Summer SAVY
September 24-October 29: Fall SAVY
(six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)
June 12 – 16: SAVY Session 1
(M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)
December 9: Spring tuition due June 19- 23: SAVY Session 2
(M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)
January 13: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Spring SAVY June 26 – 30: SAVY Session 3
(M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)
January 28-March 4: Spring SAVY
(six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)
July 10 – 14: SAVY Session 4
(M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)
July 17 – 21: SAVY Session 5
(M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)
July 24 – 28: SAVY Session 6
(M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)