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 children with giftednesss who are in preschool, elementary school, middle school, and beyond. Students four years and older must meet TGCS Admissions requirements to participate in TGCS programs.

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.

Extraordinary Opportunities Await Your Gifted Child

Special programming and services tailored for gifted learners is offered year-round at TGCS.

We invite your gifted children to explore the exciting opportunities that await them…


Winter/Spring 2020 Session of The Saturday Workshop, February 29 to May 9, 2020
Give your gifted child opportunities for unique enrichment with like-minded friends at The Saturday Workshop! Custom-designed courses are available for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grades, with special introductory courses offered for three year olds. Courses are based on true STEAM disciplines - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math - for all student levels. Each course offers ten weeks of hour-long classes, taught by TGCS instructors trained to nurture gifted thinkers. TGCS eligibility is required for students four years and older.
Eligibility is not required for three year olds.
Winter/Spring Session Registration Opens in January, 2020.
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Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2020, June 29th to August 7th, 2020:
Get a jump on next summer and include Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM in your child’s 2020 summer plans! A one-of-a-kind experience tailored for gifted learners, our summer program offers fun and extraordinary learning for children in pre-Kindergarten through 9th grade. Camp STEAMlet is offered for three year olds. TGCS campers spend quality time with like-minded friends in air-conditioned facilities, immersed in special classes with advanced technology, labs, culinary kitchens, and even a planetarium. Campers also enjoy fun recreational afternoons of swimming, sports, clubs, and more at beautiful Crestwood Lake. It’s never too early to plan for next summer’s fun. TGCS eligibility is required.
Registration Opens Soon!
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TGCS Middle School Pre-Grad Program For Gifted Teens, February to December, 2020:
Extraordinary two-tiered program for TGCS students in 7th and 8th grades, designed to help gifted teens prepare for high school, college, and beyond. Monthly workshops provide timely and relevant information and support to help students develop “toolkits” and skills needed for life. Program focuses on self and leadership development to build solid foundations for future success. TGCS eligibility is required.
Registration is Now Open! Workshops Begin in February, 2020.
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TGCS Ambassador Program for Teens, January to December (Year-Round):
A full-year leadership development program for high school and college students in which work and leadership opportunities are offered to develop skills and abilities needed for future success. Our Ambassadors are role models for TGCS students, trained by TGCS to support and nurture our gifted learners as an integral part of TGCS programming.
We are currently accepting TGCS Ambassador Employment Applications!
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We Celebrate Children with Giftedness

TGCS strives to create a safe and balanced environment in which our gifted learners are encouraged to be their best selves, wherever their interests may lie. We celebrate their individualism and hard work as they embrace their own unique pursuits. We are so proud of our students and we support them just for being who they are!
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TGCS Testimonials - Students, Parents & Graduates

We love hearing from our students and families!
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IQ Assessments / Giftedness Screening Services Available

TGCS Admissions requires identification of giftedness. Giftedness assessments / screening services are offered year-round for children four years and older, for a fee. Assessments are administered by licensed or certified psychologists at TGCS’ Corporate office.
January to December, Weekdays & Weekends.
Click Here to Schedule an IQ Test For Your Child.


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 a world of extraordinary learning that balances intellectual exploration with social and emotional development. TGCS designs its curricula according to the unique needs of gifted learners, for whom we are deeply committed.

TGCS students learn with like-minded peers, participating in TGCS-signature programs with which they are given the opportunity to delve into endless intellectual pursuits and activities, to discover for the first time or to master for a lifetime.

TGCS offers specialized learning opportunities for every stage of a gifted child’s development. Our students grow up with TGCS, beginning as early as three and four years of age, and continue their TGCS experiences through high school. TGCS students make lifelong friends and participate in programs together, year after year. Our teen graduates often take their first job with TGCS, as a TGCS Ambassador.

Staff, Curricula, and Facilities For Advanced Learning

We are very proud of our accomplished and dedicated staff. TGCS-trained instructors deliver unique TGCS courses such as Virtual Reality, 3-D Modeling & Printing, Fencing, Coding, Astronomy, Equestrian Science, Applied Art, Imaginative Literature, Robotics - and many more. Our dedicated administration and management team strives to provide the most inspiring and best possible learning experience for all.

TGCS programs are held in state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facilities at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, NJ, complete with advanced technology, labs, culinary kitchens, and even an onsite, full-scale planetarium, along with private access to Crestwood Park and scenic Crestwood Lake.

TGCS eligibility is required for participation in TGCS programs.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Email admin@gifted.org for more information.

How to Get Started

We invite you and your gifted child to learn more about TGCS and the full scope of our programs and services highlighted on our website.

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


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