2019 Summer Science Research and AISEP applications are now open! The Science Research Program helps students develop skills in bibliographic research, research methodology, mathematical and computational tools, and effective communication of research results. Students participate in group classes, web-based collaboration, individual meetings, and receive research assistance while conducting research at Ardent Academy or with a student-selected mentor at a university, medical center or research institute. Students who are able to complete a project will have the opportunity to enter local, state and/or national science competitions. 

Ardent Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program (AISEP) for rising students in grades 7-11 is designed to guide innovators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, AISEP teaches the steps of identifying a problem, creating an app to solve the problem, and building a company to launch the app. 

Students must complete an application and be approved before registering.

Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth will host public seminars and open houses for current and prospective students and families from March 10 - May 19. Come to check out our facility, learn the comprehensive programs we offer, meet our instructors, and hear a talk by Dr. Li on gifted education and college admission planning. Parents and students are invited to these seminars.

Ardent Academy

Summer 2019 Catalog

Session 1: M-F: June 17-28, 2019
Session 2: M-F: July 8-19, 2019
Session 3: M-F: July 22-August 2, 2019
Session 4: M-F: August 5-16, 2019
Session 5: M-F: August 12-23, 2019
Session 6: M-F: June 10-July 12, 2019
Session 7: M-F: July 15-August 16, 2019
Session 8: 2x/week: July 22-August 23

Please select your campus

Ardent Northwood

820 Roosevelt, Irvine, CA 92620

Ardent Woodbridge

3500 Barranca Pkwy, Ste 220, Irvine, CA 92606

Ardent UTC

4199 Campus Dr., Ste 260, Irvine, CA 92612

Registration and Payment

Full payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. Online payment by credit or debit card is preferred. If the payments are nonnegotiable, you will not be registered in your course(s). We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. If you wish to pay by check or cash, you must register and make payments in person at our offices.


Class Change and Refund Policy

  • Class change or withdrawal requests must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Withdrawals made 2 weeks (14 days) before the first day of class will receive a full refund or credit for Ardent Academy classes minus administration fee of $50.00. Otherwise, no refund nor credit. Class change is also allowed up to 2 weeks before the start of class, depending on availability and given the instructor's approval.
  • No pro-rated tuition or credit will be given for missed classes.
  • No trial classes are offered for summer programs.
  • Class schedules are subject to change or cancellations.