Welcome to the Gifted Child Society (TGCS)
The Gifted Child Society (TGCS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing unique enrichment programs and services to gifted children in preschool, elementary school, middle school, and beyond. Since its inception in 1957, TGCS has served nearly 70,000 gifted children in New Jersey and its surrounding areas. The United States Department of Education has named TGCS a national demonstration model.
Our Mission: To Inspire!
The mission of The Gifted Child Society is to encourage and further the overall well-being of gifted children, through each stage of their development, and to provide them with the inspiration and means by which they will achieve their full potential.
Referred to by our students as “the gifted child’s Hogwarts”, TGCS offers an extraordinary learning environment that balances intellectual exploration with social and emotional development. TGCS designs its curricula based on the unique needs of gifted learners, for whom we are deeply committed. TGCS students learn with like-minded peers, participating in TGCS-signature programs such as The Saturday Workshop (Winter/Spring and Fall) and Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM summer day camp. With TGCS programs, gifted children are given the opportunity to delve into endless intellectual pursuits and activities, to discover for the first time or to master for a lifetime.
Our students grow up with TGCS, beginning as early as three and four years of age. TGCS students often make lifelong friends and participate in programs together, year after year. Our teen graduates may take their first job with TGCS, as a TGCS Ambassador Teaching Assistant, Camp Counselor, Tutor, and even Junior Instructor. TGCS offers specialized learning opportunities for every stage of a gifted child’s development.
We are very proud of our accomplished and dedicated staff. TGCS designs and delivers courses for all grade levels using true STEAM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Unique courses such as virtual reality, 3-D printing, fencing, coding, astronomy, equine science, applied art, imaginative literature, robotics - and many, many more! - are delivered by our nurturing, TGCS-trained instructors.
Extraordinary Facilities For Gifted Learners
TGCS runs The Saturday Workshop and Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM in state-of-the-art high school facilities, with advanced technology and specialty classrooms including labs, culinary kitchens, and even an onsite, full-scale planetarium. With private access to a nearby park and a scenic lake, TGCS students in our Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM program take daily walks to the lake for fun afternoons of swimming and recreation, after spending challenging academic mornings in our air-conditioned classrooms.
How to Get Started
TGCS offers a world of unique learning for gifted children. We invite you to learn more about TGCS and the full scope of our programs and services as you peruse our website. Since we work with gifted children, to participate in TGCS programs your child must meet eligibility requirements to become a Member of TGCS. This begins with a TGCS-approved IQ test and a gifted diagnosis for your child. TGCS provides IQ testing services for your convenience at our corporate office in Allendale, New Jersey, for a fee. Please visit our Admissions page to request an IQ test with TGCS.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming your gifted child to TGCS!
“One never knows what will inspire.” - Mrs. Cynthia Peters, Early Childhood Educator
The Saturday Workshop Fall 2017 Course Catalog is now available! Download our course catalog to find all the exciting and fun-filled courses available this fall for pre-school, elementary, and middle school Member students. Our Fall session begins September 23rd and will run through December 16th. Registration for classes opens at the end of August. click here.
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