Welcome to the Gifted Child Society (TGCS)
The Gifted Child Society (TGCS) is an educational 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing tailored enrichment programs and experiences for gifted children in preschool through high school.
TGCS is well-established and unique in its mission for gifted children.
Since its inception in 1957, TGCS has served 70,000+ gifted children in New Jersey and its surrounding areas.
The United States Department of Education named TGCS a national demonstration model.
TGCS is dedicated to the overall well-being of children with giftedness, providing expertise and special experiences tailored for their unique abilities.
TGCS also provides opportunities for gifted children to develop important life skills - in a balanced and healthy way - while participating in TGCS programs, year after year.
An enduring love of learning is cultivated at TGCS, along with many long-term and like-minded friendships.
TGCS brings together hundreds of gifted children from many locations, every year. At TGCS, gifted children learn together all year long and thrive with TGCS’ exceptional summer camps, weekend workshops, and after-school experiences.
Extraordinary Opportunities Await Your Gifted Child
TGCS provides gifted children and their families many things not available elsewhere, including:
- Year-round professional testing services for children, including cognitive/giftedness assessments and more.
- Access to a safe and specialized educational environment dedicated to gifted children, that inspires and encourages them to reach their full potential.
- Rolling TGCS Admissions, so newly identified gifted children may join TGCS experiences immediately upon acceptance to TGCS.
- Many opportunities for advanced intellectual and creative learning, with curricula founded on true STEAM disciplines, tailored to the unique abilities of gifted thinkers.
- Many opportunities to socialize and make lasting friendships with other like-minded gifted children, from early childhood through teen years and beyond.
- Introductory classes for intellectually curious three year olds.
- Reality-based and relevant information for parents, guardians, educators, and others about the challenges and blessings of nuturing a gifted child.
We invite your gifted children to explore the exciting experiences that await them at TGCS.
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Children four years and older must meet TGCS Admissions requirements to participate in TGCS programs
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IMPORTANT NOTE: TGCS strives to provide a safe and thriving educational learning environment for the gifted children we serve. TGCS experiences are created and delivered by TGCS management and staff, and are not outsourced to third parties. The safety and well-being of our students is a priority at TGCS.
The Saturday Workshop Fall/Winter Session – Oct. 21, 2023 - Jan. 27, 2024 – Gifted Children Pre-K to Grade 8
TGCS tailored STEAM workshops are available for gifted children during spring, fall, and winter months. TGCS students enjoy advanced learning, collaboration, and socializing with other gifted children who share similar interests and passions. Special workshops are also available for intellectually curious three year olds.
Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2024 – June 24 - August 2 – Gifted Children Pre-K to Grade 9
TGCS offers an extraordinary summer day camp for gifted children that provides a healthy balance of advanced and tailored curricula with daily outdoor recreation, all summer long. Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM campers LOVE summers at TGCS! With hands-on learning and a true STEAM-based foundation, lakeside recreation, our spectacular Talent Show, special events, exciting field trips, endless traditional camp activities, and a dedicated team of TGCS camp management and staff, Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM is an exceptional camp experience for gifted children. TGCS campers return year after year to spend their summers with TGCS, learning, having fun, and making memories with fellow gifted campers that last a lifetime!
NOTE: TGCS is a designated youth camp operator and Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM is certified by the New Jersey Department of Health, per strict protocols of New Jersey’s Youth Camp Safety Act standards.
TGCS Afternoon Academies – Ongoing – Gifted Children Pre-K to Grade 8
Our Afternoon Academies program offers unique after-school and weekend experiences for gifted children during spring, summer, fall, and winter months. Afternoon Academies course offerings vary with each program session, and schedules are seasonal. Afternoon Academies sessions are offered for multiple weeks throughout the year, and provide tailored, hands-on enrichment with a true STEAM foundation, designed to develop creative, critical, and higher-order thinking skills. Class sizes are limited for individualized student learning.
2024 Pre-Grad Program For Gifted Teens – March/April Through November – Gifted Teens in Grades 7 & 8
This unique, two-tiered program for gifted teens focuses on development of leadership and life skills in preparation for high school, college and beyond, and to build solid foundations for future successes.
TGCS Ambassador Program – January to December – High School & College Students
TGCS offers a special leadership development program for team-oriented, enthusiastic, and focused high school and college students, to work as a member of TGCS’ Ambassador staff. TGCS Ambassadors are provided opportunities to earn unlimited community service hours to fulfill National Honor Society, school, scouting, and other requirements.
NOTE: Students interested in joining our special TGCS Ambassador team must submit a TGCS Ambassador Application. TGCS is currently accepting applications.
Friends, pediatricians, family members, teachers, and many others recommend TGCS to parents whom they suspect might have a gifted child.
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TGCS Celebrates 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 are so proud of our students and we support them just for being who they are!
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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 and abilities 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 hands-on 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 gifted students grow up with TGCS, participating in 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.
TGCS-Trained Staff, Tailored Curricula, and Differentiated Classrooms
We are very proud of our accomplished and dedicated staff who support our gifted learners year-round! TGCS-trained instructors have specialized, content-area expertise for a wide variety of true STEAM experiences including Virtual Reality, 3-D Modeling, Computer Science/Coding, Applied Sciences, Imaginative Literature, Robotics, and many, many more. Our management team is dedicated to the well-being of gifted children and strives to provide the most inspiring and best possible learning experiences for all.
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
TGCS eligibility is required for participation in TGCS programs.
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Email email@example.com for more information.
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