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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


2017-2018 CALENDAR 


October 21
Preview Day

November 3-5
Closed Weekend

November 11
Preview Day

November 21-26
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)

December 4-8
Finals Week

December 8
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm 

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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

Record Number of Gatton Academy Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalist

nm_thumb20 seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition, marking the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history.

Summer of Research, Internships, and Study Abroad Await Gatton Academy Students

celebrationNinety-three students from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science will be involved in some form of summer learning. From research internships to study abroad to robust community service projects, students are gearing up for busy weeks ahead.

Gatton Academy Team Wins 2017 State Envirothon Competition

celebrationFive students from The Gatton Academy took 1st place in the Kentucky Envirothon competition. Olivia Bickett, Aaron Kirtland, Veronica Johnson, Keeley Ruskowski, and Caleb Stickney were all a part of the winning team.


59 Students Graduate in The Gatton Academy's Tenth Class

17 washington postOn Saturday, May 13, fifty-nine students representing thirty-five counties from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s tenth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall.

Breedlove Named President-Elect of The Association for the Gifted

lynette_tagDr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, has been elected President-Elect of The Association for the Gifted (TAG), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). 

The Washington Post Lists The Gatton Academy as a Top Performing School for 9th Consecutive Year

17 washington postThe Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has been named to The Washington Post’s list of top-performing schools with elite students for the ninth consecutive year.

6 Gatton Academy students win Department of State scholarships for summer language immersion

17 nsliyA record six students at The Gatton Academy have received nationally-competitive scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y).

The Gatton Academy Advances to 2017 National Science Bowl

17 nsb finalsA team from The Gatton Academy won the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on February 17 and advanced to the 2017 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. 

Gatton Academy Selects 95 Students for Class of 2019

17 scholasticThe Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 95 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2019.


16 Gatton Academy Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

nm_thumbSixteen seniors have been recognized as finalists in the 2016-2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, marking the most students recognized in one academic year in the school’s history.   


4 Gatton Academy Seniors Recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

US PresidentialSeniors Alex Banaszak (Oldham County HS), Aaron Kirtland (South Oldham HS), Caleb Stickney (Estill County HS) and Tricia Thompson (Owensboro Catholic HS) are candidates for the 2017 United States Presidential Scholars.

3 Gatton Academy Students Receive Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

17 scholasticSenior Rhiannon Connor (Berea Community High School) and juniors Deeya Patel (University Heights Academy) and Evan "Van" Poole (Muhlenberg County High School) were recognized in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.

4 Gatton Academy Students Named Semifinalists in 2016 Siemens Competition

siemensFour Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky students have been recognized as national semifinalists in the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.


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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.

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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