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    Supporting Profoundly Gifted Young People Ages 18 and Under

Davidson Academy of Nevada

School for Profoundly Gifted Students – Attend the day school in Reno, Nevada or attend online from anywhere in the U.S or Canada.

Offering advanced educational opportunities designed to serve the needs, interests and goals of profoundly gifted students.



All young people should be lovingly nurtured in a safe, supportive environment where each person is accepted and appreciated as a unique individual.

All young people should have access to an education so they can learn and achieve at a level appropriate to their abilities.

All young people should have an opportunity to develop their talents in positive ways to create value for themselves and others.

Our mission is to support profoundly gifted young people, those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and Achievement tests. These students should not be denied what we desire for all young people. They should have the opportunity to be challenged to excel and achieve.

Provides a FREE online community for elementary, secondary and post-secondary educators, as well as other professionals committed to meeting the unique needs of highly gifted students.

Latest News

Young Scholars Application

The Davidson Young Scholars application deadline is the 1st of each month.

Davidson Gifted Database

See what's new in the Davidson Gifted Database.

2020 Davidson Fellows

The 2020 Davidson Fellows have been announced!

Davidson Academy Online

Check out Davidson Academy Online - for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S. and Canada!

Davidson Institute eNews-Update

Distributed every other month and filled with gifted student, education and policy news from across the country. Subscribe >

Davidson Academy eNewsletter

Distributed every other month to prospective Academy students and their families. Contains a student column, in addition to news and announcements about the school. Subscribe >

Educators Guild eNewsletter

Distributed twice a year in the spring and fall. Contains news and helpful tips for educators working with gifted students. Subscribe >

What Students Are Saying
  • Although a few years have passed since I aged out of the Young Scholars program, I will never forget everything the Davidson Institute has done for me and for my family. This group has given me the confidence to face even the toughest of challenges, and has made me both strong and proud of who I am. The strength of the other scholars is breathtaking, and I thank this group for teaching me so much.”

  • The Young Scholars Ambassador Program has changed the way I look at the world positively. The seminars are what have helped me the most . . . These taught me how to become a better person and deeply influenced my thinking in terms of improving my charity.”

  • I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Northwestern, working on cutting-edge nanochemistry at one of the finest research institutions in the world. I have no idea if I’d be here without my experience at Davidson’s THINK Summer Institute . . . but when I teach general chemistry, I look back to my teachers at THINK as an example of how to connect with my students and help them understand why what they are studying matters.”


The following disclosure is provided pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 598.1305:

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a Nevada non-profit corporation which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt private operating foundation. We are dedicated to supporting the intellectual and social development of profoundly gifted students age 18 and under through a variety of programs. Contributions are tax deductible.

Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.

Reno, Nevada