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Summer Programs

Fill Summer With The Joy Of Discovery

In-Person Summer Programs for Summer 2021

Due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the majority of our summer programming will be offered online. However, we are pleased to announce that a select number of in-person summer programs is available for students in grades 2-8 in Evanston, Illinois. The courses will be commuter-only and are offered through CTD's Leapfrog-Spark, Solstice, and Spectrum programs. You can find all course offerings on our Explore Courses page!

Please visit the In-Person Summer Programs page for more details.

Summer Programs that Teach Beyond the Classroom

The summer programs at the Center for Talent Development are designed to help students advance academically in engaging, hands-on ways; connect with peers and expert educators; and develop skills beyond the classroom. Our program options include:

  • Enrichment and accelerated, credit-bearing courses
  • Leadership and service-learning programs
  • Full-day, half-day, and online classes
  • Residential options on Northwestern's Evanston campus (Not available in Summer 2021)
  • Before- and after-care options
  • Incredible teachers who encourage true learning
Leadership and Service-Learning Summer Programs

Learn. Serve. Lead.

The Civic Education Project (CEP) summer programs offer 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. View online options for Summer 2021.

Additional Online Options from CTD

Flexibly Paced Course Choices

No matter how a student learns and no matter what schedules need to be balanced, there are programs that help them develop their talents from wherever they reside. Summer is a time when interests can be nurtured and learning can extend beyond the topics of the school year. A lifetime of success starts in summer. Enrichment, accelerated, and credit-bearing courses available.

“The pace was unlike anything I had done before and challenged me to the point where I independently wanted to learn more.”

– CTD Student


Start Your Summer Program Adventure

If you have found the program and course for you, we’d love for you to apply. Learn more about the application and admissions process for our various courses.

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Teach in Our Summer Programs

Summer programs at CTD are where dedicated, creative, and passionate teachers work with children of all ages who are ready to learn. Your enthusiasm meets their excitement, and your expertise can shape their lives. If you want to make a difference this summer, come teach at CTD.

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“My daughter found the course very engrossing, challenging, stimulating, and enjoyable. She was pretty nostalgic the last day to say goodbye to her friends.”

– CTD Parent


Find the Right Summer Course For Your Family

Dozens of subjects. Hundreds of courses. Countless experiences. Find the perfect course to help your student advance academically and discover the joy of learning.

Find the Right Course

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