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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 



February 12-14, 2016
Closed Weekend

February 27, 2016
Interview Day

March 4-March 13, 2016
Building Closed (Spring Break)

April 9, 2016

April 15-17, 2016
Closed Weekend

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)

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

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.


Gatton Academy Team Competes in 2015 National Science Bowl

nsbSeniors Brian Carlson, Ben Guthrie, Paul Hudson, Ben Riley and junior Rohan Deshpande were members of the team who traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete at the 25th National Science Bowl.

Dimitri Leggas Named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar

leggasDimitri Leggas of Lexington, a senior at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, was announced as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

 Bill Gatton Makes Generous Gift for The Gatton Academy's Expansion

FSHOn Wednesday (May 6), The Gatton Academy and WKU announced a gift from Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton to expand Florence Schneider 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. 

4 Gatton Academy Students Win NSLI-Y Scholarships

indiaMeredith Bickett, India Blasser, Sam Booth and Rena Ryumae earned National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships for the summer of 2015. 


60 Students Are Selected to The Gatton Academy's Class of 2017

gattonThe selected students represent 39 counties from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and scored an average composite of 30.82 on the ACT and 30.58 on the mathematics portion of the exam. 


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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.

Important News

Class of 2018 Application is now closed.

February 12, 2016 - Invites for Interview Day Sent via Email

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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