Welcome to the Gifted Child Society (TGCS)
The Gifted Child Society (TGCS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing tailored enrichment programs and services to children with giftedness 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
TGCS provides gifted children and their families many things not available elsewhere, including:
- Opportunities to socialize and make long-lasting friendships with other like-minded gifted children, from early childhood through teen years and beyond
- Opportunities to advance academically via TGCS-designed STEAM curricula, tailored to accommodate the unique needs and abilities of gifted thinkers
- Access to a safe, specialized, and dedicated educational environment that inspires and encourages gifted learners to reach their full potential
- Opportunities for parents, guardians, educators, and others to learn more about the challenges and blessings of nuturing a gifted child.
We invite your gifted children to explore the exciting experiences that await them.
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A Message From TGCS’ Managing Director to Our TGCS Families:
During this past year, our parents have brought to light the many challenges our gifted students and families have experienced with the advent of COVID-19. We’ve discussed the extreme sadness of suddenly losing loved ones, the frustrations with remote and/or hybrid schooling, the disruptions to your children’s progress and engagement with school, to your schedules, work lives, and home lives. Things continue to be unpredictable and nervewracking, and increasingly difficult without the certainty of an end date by which we can all get back to normal.
As educators and parents, we are experiencing the same. We understand completely and want you to know TGCS is a certainty you can count on.
The well-being of gifted children is TGCS’ singular focus, especially now! Since last year TGCS has expanded and modified our programming to offer many more opportunities for our like-minded students to stay connected and continue to learn via the advanced curricula and experiences we provide. We’ve introduced new programs and initiatives for all grades, including our TGCS To-Go program, Deep-Dive Experience, Winter Challenges and Mysteries Camp, Winter Camp for Three Year Olds, our weekday Afternoon Academies / Tech Academy, our new Fun Days for our Pre-K through Grade 3 students, and our Cyber Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM day camp, last summer.
Good News: This summer, TGCS is taking a huge step back to normal with the return of our in-person Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2021 for gifted children, with a virtual learning option, to accommodate all our campers’ needs for summer. This special day camp offers advanced in-person or virtual experiences, with outdoor recreation and leisure afternoons at Crestwood Lake. Read below for more details.
In closing, please know TGCS is fiercely committed to the well-being of our students and families. Our new gifted child development programs will soon be announced and underway, as will our new TGCS Parent Workshops, designed to help our families with the challenges and blessings of raising gifted children.
TGCS is here to inspire and encourage, as your extraordinary children strive to reach their full potential.
With Warmest Regards,
TGCS Managing Director
See Below for Upcoming Programs & Events at The Gifted Child Society
Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2021, June 28 - August 6
This extraordinary summer day camp experience is offering FULLY IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL summer experences for gifted children in Preschool through Grade 9. TGCS campers will enjoy their summer with fellow gifted campers looking for advanced learning, challenges, games, fun, and camaraderie. Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM offers advanced STEAM enrichment experiences - in live, in-person or virtual differentiated classrooms with TGCS-trained instructors - along with outdoor recreation and relaxation at our private Crestwood lakeside beach, all summer long. Summer Super Stars campers will spend extra time socializing and collaborating with like-minded gifted friends during our Camper Connections(c), special events, and other activities. There’s a “smorgasbord” of experiences to choose from this summer!
TGCS Pre-Grad Program For Gifted Teens, Workshops Scheduled April Through December, 2021
This one-of-a-kind, two-tiered program is tailored for gifted teens in 7th and 8th grades, to guide students through the journey of preparing for high school, college, and beyond. A series of IN-PERSON workshops provide timely and relevant information, tips, tools, and encouragement for building self-confidence and developing life skills. Program focuses on self and leadership development as solid foundations for life.
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.
NOTE: TGCS is currently accepting online applications for summer and other Ambassador positions.
NEW! TGCS Afternoon Academies - Spring Session, May 17 - June 19, 2021
TGCS is Now Offering In-Person After-School Experiences for Gifted Children in Pre-K Through 9th Grade.
TGCS eligibility is required. Contact TGCS for more details.
The Deep-Dive Experience, Coming in August 16-20 & 23-27 - A special, end-of-summer educational immersion for TGCS students in Preschool through Grade 9. Registration opens in late July. TGCS eligibility required. \
We Celebrate Children with Giftedness
TGCS strives to create a safe and balanced environment in which our gifted learners are encouraged to reach their full potential, 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
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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 Live, Virtual Classrooms 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 eligibility is required for participation in TGCS programs.
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Email firstname.lastname@example.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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