Long Island holds a significant amount of children with superior intellectual abilities and exceptional talents. Parents find themselves searching for a gifted program on Long Island that will meet their children's needs.
Village East Gifted, with locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties, has over 550 students enrolled in its programs coming from the following districts and private schools:
» Farmingdale» Bay Shore » Anderson School » STEAM Academy » Smithtown» Elwood-John Glenn» Holbrook » Port Washington» Northport-East Northport» Ulster County/Kingston» Hauppauge» West Islip » Waldorf School» Plainview-Old Bethpage» Saint Patrick's School» North Shore Hebrew Academy » Cutchoque-Mattituck» Saint Luke's School» Huntington» Kings Park » Babylon» St. Anthony's School» Friends Academy » Long Island School for the Gifted »Amagansett» Massapequa » South Country » Southampton » West Hampton Beach » Three Village » Sag Harbor » Syosett » Crestwood » Roslyn » Great Neck » North Shore Schools
To provide a comfortable and stimulating learning environment facilitating creativity and intellectual growth.
To encourage positive social interaction between other gifted students who also possess high level skills and talents that are different from their own.
To adapt its curriculum according to each student's development level and intellectual abilities by the ongoing differentiation of instruction
To foster self-realization and personal growth by challenging each student mentally, academically, artistically, socially and morally.
To teach students how to analyze and evaluate different points of view and judge the merit of new ideas.
To utilize learning strategies that facilitate high level critical thinking, analytical problem-solving and the importance of using creativity and lateral thinking to derive new ideas and inventions.
To search for and help develop each student's unique talents and interests in any area that excites and motivates them to continue learning.
To propose and implement challenging, open-ended and creative lessons and assignments.
To promote the discovery of each student's individual methods of critically examining, formulating and assessing new information.
To offer a combination of "horizontal" enrichment" and "vertical acceleration" to accommodate the students' needs on many levels.
To "unveil" the infinite amounts of information gifted students can retain and teach strategies for "unraveling" their ideas into organized, coherent and sequential writing samples, class presentations and written materials used in international academic competitions.
To endorse the importance of memorizing and mastering the rules of proper grammar and syntax through the implementation of unique, extremely challenging, weekly class competitions.
To allow students the opportunity to utilize state-of-art, infrared, interactive whiteboard technology for writing and math enrichment, science, global studies, topic research, class presentations and computer graphics.
To teach students using the most recent, state-of-the art, infrared interactive whiteboard technology to engage them in creative instruction and research.
To acknowledge and discuss the fact that gifted students see the world differently because of their complex minds and unique depth of their emotions.
To discuss and validate the difficulty gifted students often have conforming to the traditional ways of education and social interactions.
To help students develop the sensitivity necessary to appropriately integrate this program and its curriculum into their classrooms, homes, social life and future ambitions
To make every class, for every student, captivating, challenging, engaging and, hopefully... irresistible.