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Grade 4 - Grade 8 Summer

Academic Challenge with the Fun of a Summer with Friends

Spend the Summer with CTD

CTD offers a variety of flexible and accessible summer options, ranging from online to in-person commuter and residential programs, which take place on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Courses provide challenging enrichment, honors, and Advanced Placement® options taught in a highly supportive environment. CTD summer programs encourage students to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of peers from around the globe.

Note About Summer 2021

As a result of the pandemic and for the health of our students and staff members, CTD is planning for its summer programs to be online for summer 2021. Summer online courses are available in a variety of formats from live, synchronous courses to more flexibly paced courses. All courses are taught by experienced instructors who personalize learning and create a robust community where students engage in discussions and collaborative learning activities.


Live, Synchronous Summer Programs

Spend the summer with peers learning about a subject of your choice. Live, synchronous online classes provide time for discussion, hands-on activities, and real-time engagement with expert instructors. CTD online summer programs also include fun, creative social and recreational activities that can be done remotely, allowing students to build friendships with others from around the world.


Flexibly Paced Summer Courses for Students and Families

CTD also provides learning experiences in a more flexible format that fit busy family schedules. Courses fill the mind, create a peer network, and build life-long skills.

Leadership and Service Learning Programs

CTD's Civic Education Project (CEP) offers promising young people opportunities to learn and serve in communities across the country, developing the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on the world.

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“She had a fabulous time and learned a huge amount about a variety of science topics clustered around a creative theme. It was as though the course had been written for her.” - CTD Parent 


How To Be Part of a CTD Summer Program

If you have found the program for your family, we’d love for you to apply today! Learn more about the enrollment process.


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