Summer Institute For The Gifted

Summer Programs:

School Notes Overview:

The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) began in 1984 with a single session in New Jersey, and has expanded over the past twenty-one summers to include nine residential sessions in six states and four day programs. In 2004 we served almost sixteen hundred academically gifted students in Kindergarten through 11th grade......

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School Overview:

County Fairfield County, CT
Program Name The Summer Institute for the Gifted at Amherst College
Program Type A three-week coeducational, residential summer program for academically gifted students in grades 1-11. Combines a challenging academic program with traditional summer camp activities
Number of Students 275 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 4 - 11
First Session Start Date July 24
First Session End Date August 13
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Program Director Dr. Stephen Gessner
Campus Area 1000 acres
Founding Year 1984
Application Date 5/15/2018

The Summer Institute for the Gifted at Bryn Mawr College:

Program Type A three-week coeducational, residential summer program for academically gifted students in grades 1-11. Combines a challenging academic program with traditional summer camp activities
Number of Students 275 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 4 -
First Session Start Date June
First Session End Date July
Second Session Start Date July
Second Session End Date August
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Application Date 5/15/2018

The Summer Institute for the Gifted at Drew University:

Program Type A three-week coeducational, residential summer program for academically gifted students in grades 1-11. Combines a challenging academic program with traditional summer camp activities
Number of Students 275 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 4 -
First Session Start Date June
First Session End Date July
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Application Date 5/15/2018

The Summer Institute for the Gifted at Oberlin College:

Program Type A three-week coeducational, residential summer program for academically gifted students in grades 1-11. Combines a challenging academic program with traditional summer camp activities
Number of Students 500 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 4 -
First Session Start Date June
First Session End Date July
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Application Date 5/15/2018

The Summer Institute for the Gifted at UCLA:

Program Type A three-week coeducational, residential summer program for academically gifted students in grades 1-11. Combines a challenging academic program with traditional summer camp activities
Number of Students 275 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 4 -
First Session Start Date July
First Session End Date August
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Application Date 5/15/2018

The Summer Institute for the Gifted at University of California, Berkeley:

Program Type A three-week coeducational, residential summer program for academically gifted students in grades 1-11. Combines a challenging academic program with traditional summer camp activities
Number of Students 275 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 4 -
First Session Start Date July
First Session End Date July
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Application Date 5/15/2018

The Summer Institute for the Gifted at Vassar College:

Program Type A three-week coeducational, residential summer program for academically gifted students in grades 1-11. Combines a challenging academic program with traditional summer camp activities
Number of Students 275 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 4 -
First Session Start Date June
First Session End Date July
Second Session Start Date July
Second Session End Date August
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Application Date 5/15/2018

School Notes:

  • The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) began in 1984 with a single session in New Jersey, and has expanded over the past twenty-one summers to include nine residential sessions in six states and four day programs. In 2004 we served almost sixteen hundred academically gifted students in Kindergarten through 11th grade.
  • SIG provides academically advanced students with an exciting and challenging educational experience. The program combines remarkable academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The academic program is central to the design and purpose of SIG.
  • The richness of a broad range of geographical, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, the stimulation created by talented and intellectually engaged students working and playing together, the depth and diversity of the SIG faculty and staff, and the beautiful and well equipped college campus environments create a perfect atmosphere for learning, growing and accomplishing meaningful goals.
  • Amherst College, one of the top ranked liberal arts colleges, occupies a spacious 1,000-acre campus in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The academic and residential buildings stand atop a hill that offers sweeping views of the Holyoke Range and of the town of Amherst. The New England spirit is evident here.
  • Academic Program Instructional courses cover humanities, sciences and mathematics, visual and performing arts, and fitness and recreation. Some courses fall under the category of “multidisciplinary” and involve students in learning experiences that cross traditional boundaries of study. Each student also has the opportunity to take visual and performing arts courses. All sports and recreation courses involve instruction, and some, such as Fencing and Tennis, have beginning and advanced levels.

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