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

Early Entrance to the UWEarly Entrance to the UWThrough the Robinson Center for Young Scholars, students have two paths available to be admitted early to the University of Washington.
RC Outreach RC Outreach The Robinson Center's outreach team can help with information and questions about our programs.
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.
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.
RC OnlineRC OnlineRC Online is a new accelerated learning opportunity designed by the Transition School faculty...
Professional DevelopmentProfessional DevelopmentThe UW Robinson Center hosts a series of exciting, dynamic, and informative professional development workshops...

News & Events

Winter Saturday Enrichment Registration is Open!

Registration for our Winter Saturday Enrichment program for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade opened Sunday, 12/12, at 4:00 pm. We are excited to offer many new classes this quarter,…

UW Transition School Application is Open

The application for Transition School is now open. It will close on February 15th, 2022 at 5:00pm. The Transition School (TS) is a one-year college preparatory program offered through the Robinson…

UW Academy Application is Open

Our UW Academy Application for Fall 2022 is now open. It will close on March 7th, 2022 at 5:00pm PST. Please review our Application Guide for information on applying. The UW…

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