About Minnesota Institute
for Talented Youth
MITY provides advanced students with the opportunity to pursue their passions in a stimulating and inclusive environment. Students choose from unique STEM, humanities and fine arts courses that are hands on, inquiry-based and beyond the scope of a traditional curriculum. They also enjoy a variety of recreational activities that help facilitate lifelong friendships with students from around the Twin Cities and across the world.
"My daughter came home every day with endless stories about what she did in her classes. She enjoyed her instructors, the challenges, and meeting new friends. She LOVED it." - 2023 Parent
For over 50 years, MITY has attracted bright students in grades one through twelve from throughout the Twin Cities and around the world, inviting them to embrace their intellectual curiosity in a stimulating environment. Our mission is to inspire and challenge intellectually curious students to pursue their passions within a diverse, inclusive community and empower them by building skills and relationships for lifelong success.
MITY offers unique STEM, Humanities, and Fine Arts courses in three exciting academic programs, each taught by master teachers. Students dig into new topics, stretch their thinking, develop non-cognitive skills, and meet a diverse group of people who share their love of learning. MITY’s safe, inclusive climate fosters a feeling of family among students and staff, empowering participants to be themselves and shine in new ways.
I invite you to read about each of our unique programs to see how your child can benefit from the opportunities that we provide. A MITY-fine experience awaits.
MITY Executive Director
MITY provides capable, inquisitive students with an inspiring experience that challenges them to dream big and explore new possibilities. We offer an array of academic classes to engage multiple interests, talents and learning styles, stimulating young minds to apply their learning in new ways. Students are free to perform without the pressure of grades, often collaborating with other eager learners to achieve extraordinary results.