Residential for students currently in Grades 4-10
Applications will be due on February 15th, 2012. If you are not familiar with our Summer Program, we
serve students in rising fifth grade to
rising eleventh grades in residential summer camp, offered in three
Session 1 is June
17th – 28th ,
Session 2 is July
1st – 12th, and
Session 3 is July
15th – 26th, 2012.
Students attend only one session
each summer. We offer quality learning experiences designed to cultivate
interest and potential in a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Students
thrive on the fast-paced environment of the classes and the stimulating fun
offered by the residential counselors. Qualifying students should be identified
as gifted or show high potential in academic fields or intellectual, creative,
artistic and/or leadership capacities.
Tuition for the 2012 summer is $1200 with a $25
application fee. Limited financial
aid is available based on need. The financial aid form should be submitted no
later than March 1, 2012. The selection process is blind to both previous
attendance and request for financial assistance.
courses are taught by specialists in gifted educations and experts in fields
ranging from engineering and economics to linguistics and philosophy. During
each twelve day session, students stay in dorms, in suites of 8 campers to one
counselor, and enjoy the on Grounds experience at Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia. This coming summer will be our
34th season. SEP is very popular and students usually try to attend
all seven summer of their eligibility. We accept between 800 and 950
students every summer, depending on the size of the dormitory buildings we are
able to secure. We typically receive 300 – 400 more applications than we can
accept. The most competitive group is found in girls rising into the 7th
- 9th grades, though last year we finally saw the numbers of
applications from boys rising again, which was very good news!
Students should ideally apply
online through our website at http://curry.virginia.edu/sep,
though paper applications are also accepted. Candidates must submit responses
to two writing prompts and request a recommendation from one teacher.