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The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky


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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987


2015/2016 CALENDAR 



May 9-13, 2016
Finals Week

May 13, 2016
Senior Recognition Night

May 14, 2016

May 14, 2016
Building Closes at 7:00pm

May 16-20, 2016
Week of the Arts (Class of 2017)

May 16, 2016
Speed Museum Alumni Event

Infinite Possibilities Exist at
The Gatton Academy! 

We're not typical high school students. Our junior and senior years are spent at Western Kentucky University taking college classes in math, science, and lots of other subjects. While many students are looking for their locker combination, we're searching for alternative fuels and a cure for cancer. We don't have an 8 a.m. bell or homeroom, but we'll finish high school with over 60 hours of college credit. Our home on campus is Schneider Hall, an awesome place to live and learn with friends. Best of all, as a student at the Gatton Academy, tuition, housing, and meals come at no cost to us or our families.


The Latest News from The Gatton Academy

100 Students Selected for The Gatton Academy's Class of 2018

gattonThe Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 100 Kentucky sophomores representing 50 Kentucky counties for the Class of 2018.

Gatton Academy Team Advances to National Science Bowl

nsbA team from The Gatton Academy won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on Feb. 27.

Rachel Cooper Named 2016 Youth Achiever of The Year

cooperGatton Academy senior Rachel Cooper (who came to Gatton from the Louisville Collegiate School) has been named the YMCA of Greater Louisville’s 2016 Black Achievers Youth Achiever of the Year.

6 Gatton Academy Seniors are Candidates for 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar

presidentialThe 6 seniors are Taylor Bowman, Linyue "Joy" Fan, Emily Keeter, Luci Keller, Malia Latimer, and Seth Marksberry.


6 Gatton Academy Seniors Names National Merit Finalists

wrightThe 2015-2016 National Merit Finalists are Niven Achenjang, Linyue "Joy" Fan, Lucas Knight, Kristen Pedersen, Leslie Pike, and Emma Saarinen.

Moolani, Wright named 2015 Siemens Competition Semifinalists

wrightHarsh Moolani, a second-year student from Owensboro, and Alexandra Wright, a second-year student from Union, were both honored by the Siemens Competition as National Semifinalists.


The Gatton Academy Joins New Coalition Aimed at Promoting Student Success

gattonDr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy, announced on October 8 that the school has been named a member of the CLASS Coalition, a new national association of principals and leaders from high-performing, admissions-based high schools.

7 Gatton Academy Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

gattonOn September 9, the National Merit Scholarship Program announced their 2015 Semifinalists.  The 2015-2016 National Merit Semifinalists from The Gatton Academy are Niven Achenjang of Barbourville,  Linyue “Joy” Fan of Bowling Green, William Hornsby of Union/Bowling Green, Lucas Knight of Owensboro, Kristen Pedersen of Barbourville, Leslie Pike of Hodgenville and Emma Saarinen of Shelbyville.

Gatton Academy Students and Alumni Participate in Internships, Summer Programs

harshGatton Academy students and alumni are beginning summer projects that span from their Kentucky backyards to internships across the nation and travels around the world.

61 Students Graduate in The Gatton Academy's Class of 2015

gradOn Saturday (May 16), 61 students representing 37 counties from across Kentucky were recognized during The Gatton Academy's eighth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall.


The Washington Post Lists The Gatton Academy as a Top Performing School for 7th Consecutive Year

gattonThe Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has been named to Jay Mathews of The Washington Post's list of top-performing schools with elite students for the seventh consecutive year. 



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The Gatton Academy Blog (

Several of our Academy Avatars, the official ambassadors, post blogs throughout the year, detailing events from move-in to graduation and many events in between.

Recent News

The Gatton Academy is looking for student workers for this summer and the 2016 - 2017 school year. Click here for the student employment application, which is due May 2nd.

What is 
The Gatton Academy?

There's nothing quite like experiencing the unique environment of The Gatton Academy first hand. For that, we host several Preview Weekends throughout the fall and winter. As you begin to explore The Academy as an educational opportunity, why not check out our admissions video? Gatton Academy students and staff members share their experiences with the program as we outline our community, the academics found here, research opportunities, and study abroad trips.


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