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Our Courses

SAVY gives gifted students the chance to learn something new about the world as well as themselves — who they are, what they love, and what their minds can accomplish! Our classes are taught 2-3 years above a student’s current grade, and our classes are unlike those that students are going to find almost anywhere else at their age, such as microbiology, archaeology, and even philosophy, to name a few.

Whether they take advantage of our fall/spring Saturday morning classes, or spend a week (or more!) with us during the summer, SAVY students will be introduced to the skills and tools experts in the related fields use to approach and solve problems.

Fall 2017 SAVY Summer 2018 SAVY
Saturdays, September 23 – October 28 Session 1: June 11-15
9:00AM – 11:45AM Session 2: June 18-22
Session 3: June 25-29
 Spring 2018 SAVY Session 4: July 9-13
Saturdays, January 27 – March 3 Session 5: July 16-20
9:00AM – 11:45AM Session 6: July 23-27


Many of our instructors are Vanderbilt Ph.D. students, professors, and content experts. SAVY students can begin to gain a deeper understanding of the tools and skills experts use to address complex problems because they are being taught by experts themselves. Vanderbilt graduate students and educators serve as teaching assistants.


Parents will receive written feedback about their students when the program is over. There are no grades or homework in SAVY courses. This frees students to get creative and to think critically without fear of failure.