The RC is a leader in the nation for developing programs that serve highly capable young pre-college and college students.

Through specialized early entrance programs, the Robinson Center has been a leader in preparing highly capable young students for college success at the University of Washington for more than forty years. With expanding programs to meet the changing needs of young students, Summer Enrichment classes were developed more than a decade ago, followed shortly by Saturday classes, to diversify enrichment opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 10th grade. By providing challenging, accelerated learning opportunities in a vibrant, intellectual community, the Robinson Center is a site for research and discovery and maintains the UW's position as an internationally renowned center of gifted education.

Robinson Center for Young Scholars Programs

Program InformationProgram InformationThe Robinson Center team can help with information and questions about our programs.
Transition SchoolTransition SchoolThe Transition School (TS) is a one-year college preparatory program offered through the Robinson Center...
UW AcademyUW AcademyThe UW Academy is an early university admission opportunity for 10th grade students in Washington State.
Saturday ProgramSaturday ProgramThe Saturday Program is an enrichment program offered by the Robinson Center for Young Scholars for students currently in grades K-8.
Summer ChallengeSummer ChallengeSummer Challenge is an academically advanced summer program for children who will have completed the 5th or 6th grade.
Summer StretchSummer StretchSummer Stretch offers both accelerated courses and courses for enrichment that provide an in-depth, intensive learning experience.

News & Events

Robinson Center Alum awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Daniel Chen ’22, has been named a Marshall Scholarship recipient. Daniel graduated last spring with majors in microbiology and informatics, and will be pursuing a master’s degree in biological sciences…

Applications are open! Early Entrance to the University of Washington

The Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington is pleased to announce that applications for our two early entrance programs are now open.  Transition School (TS) is…

Robinson Center Alum awarded prestigious fellowship

The Robinson Center was excited to learn that Carter Vu was awarded a three-year fellowship through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This fellowship covers his full tuition…

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