Welcome from the Executive Director

Short of visiting our beautiful and bucolic mountaintop campus, there’s no better place to learn about Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy than this website. We’re glad you’re here, and we trust that you will find helpful information about the people, place, and purpose that make TMSCA so special!

Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy is unique, combining two organizations under a single umbrella. For decades, Talcott Mountain Science Center has been at the forefront of out-of-school, informal STEM education, and Talcott Mountain Academy – our K-8 independent day school – is the area’s only private school designed for and devoted to the needs of gifted learners. While STEM is in our DNA, we pride ourselves on being a community not only of exceptional, young scientists and inventors, but also talented musicians and artists, thought-provoking poets and writers, and future leaders who demonstrate kindness, compassion, and integrity. As a whole, TMSCA is defined by a small, relational, and inclusive community; passionate educators who are experts in their fields and prefer to be the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage”; and an educational approach that values hands-on learning. Whether here for the school year or a week in the summer, students are given the opportunities and support needed to explore, engage, and excel. Through and through, Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy is committed to inspiring today’s children to invent tomorrow.

I hope that your time on our website inspires you to reach out and engage with us. Whether you are a family considering applying to Talcott Mountain Academy or an amateur astronomer interested in our Skygazing program, we look forward to getting to know you and sharing the magic of Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy.


Jeff Martin, Executive Director
Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy