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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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An Important Announcement from Talcott's Board of Trustees

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Welcoming Students Back to Campus

With a full year of teaching students safely and in person under ever-changing COVID-guidelines during the 2020/21 school year, we are ready and excited to welcome students back to campus in September.  Our goal continues to be keeping our children and staff safe while providing the education for which Talcott is known.

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

Dec 11

TMA Virtual Visit

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dec 27

December Vacation Programs

December 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Feb 02

TMA Science & Invention Fair

February 2, 2022
May 26

TMA Awards Night

May 26, 2022


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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.