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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.

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

Infinite Possibilities Exist at
The Gatton Academy! 

Students come from all across Kentucky to The Gatton Academy on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Those who attend finish their junior and senior years of high school while they start college. Conducting research with professors, studying abroad, and attending college classes are just a few of the opportunites our students explore during their 2-year career at Gatton.  While challenged academically, our students thrive in a supportive environment designed just for them and make lifelong friends.  What's more, tuition, fees, room and board are paid for by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

You, too, can have a future filled with infinite possibilities.


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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 juniors and seniors.  Established in 2007, students at The Gatton Academy enroll as juniors and are full-time WKU students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers.

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 Last Modified 4/13/21