Gifted Institute

Founded in 1984, the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute is a one-week residential program that serves a diverse range of gifted 5th through 9th grade students.

For Gifted Students entering 5th-9th Grades

July 26-August 1, 2020
* 2020 Gifted Institute has been canceled due to COVID-19

It is with great disappointment that we must report that Carroll College will not be able to run the Gifted Institute, or any residential camps, this summer because of COVID-19. We understand that the Gifted Institute is a highlight of the year for so many children, and this news is certain to break hearts. A full refund will be issued within 10 business days. Contact Allison Sever, PT Admin Asst - Educ (S) 406-447-4365  for more information, or if you do not receive your refund.

Purpose of the Institute

Founded in 1984, the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute is a one-week residential program that serves a diverse range of gifted fifth through ninth grade students. The classes and activities with adults and peers will enhance students’ cognitive and social development.

Who Can Participate?

Gifted students entering fifth grade through ninth grade are eligible to apply. Each applicant must complete online registration.  If you are new to the Gifted Institute, you are required to provide two online recommendation forms completed by school personnel.  Previous Institute participants need not obtain recommendations.   This online link can be sent to teachers you have requested to complete the recommendation.  All recommendations are due by June 1st to complete your registration.  The link to this form is on the right hand side menu.

Housing and Meals

Because the benefits of the Institute rely heavily on the interaction of campers with peers and supervisors, the campers are required to stay in Guadalupe Hall, which is located on Carroll's Campus.  The campers will be chaperoned by qualified college students and adults.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served by Sodexho in the Carroll College Campus Center.

Cost of the Institute

The total cost of the institute is $745.  This includes is a $50 non-refundable application fee and $695 tuition fee.  Tuition can be broken up into payments.  Upon acceptance, a $300 tuition deposit is required to choose classes (refundable until June 1st).   Full tuition is due by July 1st.  Limited tuition assistance may be available to those who qualify for free/reduced lunch.  Please contact Allison for more information.  

How is the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute Structured?

  • Campers select four courses from a wide variety of offerings.
  • Classes meet Monday-Friday. Each course is divided into five 90-minute periods.
  • Afternoon and Evening activities are included each day, which may include outdoor games, team-building exercises, relaxation, and creative games.

Contact Allison Sever, PT Admin Asst - Educ (S) 406-447-4365

for more information regarding the Gifted Institute.