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Engaging, hands-on learning for Gifted & Talented

Welcome to Talcott Mountain Academy

Connecticut’s premier independent school for bright & gifted students grades K-8.

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Remembering Dr. Donald P. La Salle, TMSC Founder

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Teaching Students Safely In-Person

Remember when being a kid was fun? It was all about learning, playing and growing. These days, it’s hard for a kid to ‘just be a kid’ — especially with all that’s changed because of COVID.

With new rules and safety guidelines that have, for the foreseeable future, changed how students and teachers connect — many schools have struggled to keep students engaged and inspired. Fortunately, Talcott Mountain Academy continues to lead the way with fun, hands-on, inspired learning.

Parents are truly grateful that we’ve found a way to deliver the Talcott learning experience that they seek… and that their children crave.

Find out more about the robust protocols we have in place to ensure the safety of our students and staff — and how Talcott is leading the way in education. 

The Talcott experience

A school within a science center, Talcott Mountain Academy inspires young minds to ask questions, seek answers and explore new ideas. Small classes, peer-to-peer mentorship opportunities and numerous school-wide activities contribute to a close-knit community where students find acceptance and feel they belong. So much so, they often refer to Talcott as their ‘home away from home.”

Students quickly learn from their peers that their unique interests and talents are what make them special — they don’t need to pretend to be someone they’re not. This revelation is often the beginning of a transformational journey of self-discovery.


Learn By Doing

At Talcott Mountain Academy, children reach for the stars! With a hands-on approach to learning, children learn by doing — immersed in a fully-integrated curriculum where language arts is integrated and balanced with science, mathematics is related to art, and music combines with technology to synthesize new sounds for young ears.




Location: 324 Montevideo Rd, Avon, CT 06001

Telephone: (860) 677-0035

Email: ContactTMA@tmsc.org


School Hours: M-F: 9:00am – 3:00pm

TMA Office Hours:  M-F: 8:00am – 4:30pm


Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.

–Albert Einstein

Our School

Talcott Mountain Academy: A School in a Science Center

Get an inside look at the Talcott’s unique approach to education in At Wonder’s Peak: Discovering Science on Talcott Mountain. This captivating documentary by Connecticut Public Television takes you behind the scenes with students, parents and faculty, who have seen first-hand how the learning process is accelerated by encouraging curiosity, questioning the status quo in scientific exploration, and striving to use scientific understanding to contribute value to society.

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 At Wonder’s Peak explores how teachers at the Academy are coaching students through the discovery process, and inspiring them to apply their knowledge in breakthrough ways.



Upcoming Campus Tours & Events

Jan 22

TMA Virtual Visit

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Feb 09
Feb 12

TMA Virtual Visit

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 12

TMA Virtual Visit

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


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Get In Touch

Location: 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT 06001

Telephone: (860) 677.0035

Email: ContactTMA@tmsc.org

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc. and Talcott Mountain Academy welcome and admit students of any gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation and those with disabilities to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Center and Academy. View our full non-discrimination policy.