Our teachers, all experts in the areas they teach, foster an environment that enables gifted and talented children to positively interact with and learn from their intellectual peers. For over 20 years, our diverse course offerings each semester compel our students to think in the abstract, as well as hypothesize and problem solve. With classes in science, math, the law, writing, public speaking, chess, Mandarin, and cartooning — our students are able to expand their frames of reference and cultivate social attitudes that will help them become self-reliant leaders of tomorrow.
The Gifted and Talented Institute offers both fall and winter semesters. Maximum enrollment in each class ranges from 12 to 17, ensuring the small classroom atmosphere that allows academically talented children the opportunity to grow and shine.
Fosters the ability to analyze, evaluate and create so that students apply, understand and remember concepts.
Inquiry Based Learning
Curiosities answered through research, information based presentations and reflection of concepts.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math activities that embody these academic disciplines.
Affiliated School District
Livingston, Millburn, Short Hills, Maplewood, the Caldwells, Essex Falls, Florham Park
Winter 2018 Classes
Classes meet on Saturdays from 9 to 10:30am, or 10:30am to 12pm, as listed under each course description. A minimum enrollment of 5 students may be required for a course to be conducted. Maximum enrollment in a class ranges from 12 to 17. Students may enroll in one course or two.
January 20, 27 | February 03, 10, 23 | March 03
This film-making experience will incorporate elements of screenwriting, film-making, and editing, giving students a chance to learn and delve into all aspects of making a movie. Students will work collaboratively throughout the three-tier process and the end result will be their very own original film.
Time: 9:00AM to 10:30AM
Do you love technology and figuring out how things work? If so, this class will be a perfect match! Coding class provides an innovative approach for students to learn computer programming skills through interactive projects. Students will learn basic JAVA coding and programming, while also incorporating logic, physics, and important problem-solving skills. Students will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively in order to challenge and learn from each other.
Required Technology: Students must use their own Mac or Windows-based laptop computers that will allow downloads. Chromebooks and tablets will not work.
Grades 4- 6
Time: 10:30AM to 12:00 Noon
This course introduces students to basic web design using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). The course does not require any prior knowledge of HTML or web design. Throughout the course students are introduced to planning and designing effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML codes, enhancing web pages with the use of page layout techniques, graphics, images, and multimedia. The end result will be a fully functional website and perhaps the start to a lucrative business!
Grades 3 – 5
Time: 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon