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

RC student named Dean’s Medalist in Social Sciences

Congratulations to Academy student and recent UW graduate, Wendi Zhou.  She was named the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Medalist in Social Science.  You can read more about Wendi’s…

Dr. Kristina Henry Collins named executive director of Robinson Center

Congratulations to Kristina Henry Collins, acclaimed professor and gifted education leader who has been appointed the new executive director of the UW Robinson Center, officially beginning her term September 1, 2023….

Two RC students receive Fulbright Scholarships

Congratulations to Academy student, Lillian Williamson, and EEP alum and current BioE graduate student, Rachel Shi.  They have both been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships this year.  Lillian will be…

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