Registration for SAVY sessions open

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (Vanderbilt University)
Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (Vanderbilt University)

Do you have a gifted K-6 student looking for accelerated coursework? Registration is now open for fall and spring sessions of Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) .

SAVY at a glance


Academically advanced students in K-6th grade who typically test at the 95th percentile or above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests or show advanced performance in an academic area.


Accelerated Saturday courses designed for academically advanced students who want to study a particular subject of interest in an in-depth way.

Students choose one course for the entire session. Class size is limited to approximately 12 students for K-2, and approximately 15 students for grades 3-6. Click here to check out our fall and spring courses. Students may register for one or both sessions.


Fall and spring sessions are held on three consecutive Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with a pizza lunch provided.

Fall SAVY: Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5

Spring SAVY: Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22


Peabody Campus

Eligibility: We accept many common standardized achievement or ability tests as well as other data. Returning SAVY students do not need to resubmit test scores. Click here for more information about eligibility.

How to Apply: Courses fill quickly! You may apply online, in person or by mailing a hard copy of the application. Click here to learn more about how to apply.

Priority application window: Noon Aug. 13 to noon Aug. 15

Applying during the priority window does not guarantee admission, but it increases your child’s chances. We strongly recommend applying during this window. If space in a course remains after the priority window has ended, courses will be filled on a first-come, first-served system, based on availability and eligibility. A waitlist will be maintained for full courses.

Fees and tuition (fall or spring): $425. A $40 nonrefundable application fee should be paid at the time of application.

PTY is committed to making programs available to academically gifted students regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full tuition. Therefore, need-based financial assistance is available. Click here to learn more about financial assistance.


Visit our website: or call 615-322-8261.