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 OnlineRC OnlineRC Online is a new accelerated learning opportunity designed by the Transition School faculty...
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 Family ProgrammingRC Family ProgrammingParents of our Robinson Center community join us for lively discussion surrounding their child’s journey...
Professional DevelopmentProfessional DevelopmentThe UW Robinson Center hosts a series of exciting, dynamic, and informative professional development workshops...

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

Through early entrance programs we prepare younger students for college and provide them with challenging, accelerated learning opportunities in a vibrant, intellectual community at the University of Washington. We also provide outreach through enrichment and summer programs that offer classes for highly capable Puget Sound students. The Robinson Center is a site for research and discovery of best practice in supporting highly capable young students, and maintains the UW’s position as an internationally renowned center of gifted education.

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RSVP for our All-Program Virtual Information Sessions!

We will be holding our all-program information sessions through an online platform. All three virtual information sessions will provide the opportunity to learn more about Transition School, UW Academy, and…

Fall Saturday Online Enrichment Registration is Now Open!

The fall Saturday Enrichment program has moved to online while maintaining our active learning focus! We have several new and exciting online courses this fall in architecture, science, creative writing,…

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Philosophy helps empower children to cope in difficult times. An article in today’s New York Times features the role the UW Center for Philosophy for Children plays in teaching children…