Centre for Academic Talent (CAT)
The Centre for Academic Talent programme provides educational enrichment opportunities for secondary school students in the 85th-95th percentile of ability. We also provide a CAT programme for primary school students. For those not in the 85th-95th percentile of ability please see our secondary school programmes overview.
Summer CAT Programme
This programme takes place in two separate two week session in June and July each year. We offer both Residential & Commuter Places. As well as having a strong academic structure, the CAT summer programme for second level students has an extensive social programme. Outside of classes, students participate in sporting activities, day trips, discos, table quizzes and more. We employ a team of residential staff who coordinate the social activities and ensure that the students settle in, have a balanced timetable and an altogether enjoyable time.
Important Dates for Summer 2018
Session I - Sunday June 24th to Friday July 6th
Session II - Sunday July 15th to Friday July 27th
Early application deadline - Friday, 26th January 2018
Normal application deadline - Friday, 6th April 2018
Balance of fees deadline - Friday, 11th May 2018
Previous CTYI Primary School Programme qualifiers are automatically transferred to the CAT Secondary School Programme upon entry into secondary school. You will receive details of this programme during your first year of secondary school without taking any further action.
The CAT programme is also available to students not resident in Ireland, please use the Overseas Application Form to make your application.