SAVY sets dates for fall 2013 and spring 2014 terms

Stephanie Zeiger, Ph.D., teaches children about genetics and answers questions about the impact of genetics on such conditions as autism or cancer. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) provides a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience to qualifying gifted children in grades K-6. Vanderbilt faculty and master teachers trained in gifted education implement an accelerated, research-based curriculum for all SAVY courses.

(Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

SAVY at a glance:


Gifted students in grades K-6 who typically test at the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests.


Small classes designed for the exceptionally talented and motivated learner. Some of our current course offerings include Bioengineering, Meteorology, Law, Physics, Astronomy and Archaeology.

For all SAVY sessions, class size is limited to approximately 12 students for grades K-2 and approximately 15 students for grades 3-6.


Fall SAVY 2013 will occur on six consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. beginning Sept. 28 through Nov. 2, 2013.

Spring SAVY 2014 will occur on six consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. beginning Feb. 8 through March 15, 2014.

(Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)


SAVY classes are held on Vanderbilt University’s Peabody campus.


Visit the PTY website for more information and to apply, or call (615) 322-8261.

Watch Terry Bulger’s report on the SAVY program for Channel 4 news.

Contact: Megan Parker Peters, (615) 322-8261