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Welcome to The Gatton Academy, Kentucky’s first two-year residential STEM school for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Our students come from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky to conduct research with professors, study abroad, and attend college classes. While challenged academically, our students thrive in a supportive environment designed specifically for them.



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The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

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.


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The Gatton Academy Blog (www.fightingautomatons.com)

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?

In short, The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky is Kentucky’s first residential 2-year STEM program for gifted and talented junior and seniors.  Established in 2007, students at The Gatton Academy’s enroll as juniors and are full-time WKU students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers.

The Gatton Academy's Admission Video Video Preview

The admissions video above features staff and students of The Gatton Academy talking about all facets of life at The Academy.

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 Last Modified 9/13/18