Long Island Enrichment Programs



Looking for Long Island enrichment programs? Is your school district meeting your gifted child's needs? Are you searching for an after school or weekend enrichment program that will stimulate your child intellectually and creatively?

Village East Gifted (VEG), founded in 2006 by Tobi J. Phillips, Ed. D.(cert.), is one of the few Long Island enrichment programs that offers private and class instruction during the day (for preschoolers and home schoolers), after-school, evenings and on weekends.

How does VEG compare to other Long Island enrichment programs?

the only program offering enrichment classes seven days a week unlike most Long Island enrichment programs

has small classes and private instruction for ages 4-17

has a small student-teacher ratio

each curriculum is designed and constantly adapted to meet the needs and interests of its students

is one of the only Long Island enrichment programs offering private enrichment as well as classes to gifted students of all ages including preschoolers and home schooled children, public and private school gifted students as well as gifted students preparing for college admissions exams

offers free guidance and support to VEG parents when communicating with classroom teachers and school administrators

provides free customized enrichment packets to be used by the VEG students' classroom teachers or school administrators

arranges free discussion groups in local school districts helping other parents of gifted children in the community

General information about our Long Island enrichment programs:

has over 340 students enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten through high school

consists of students from more than twenty-five school districts and private schools in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, Queens and Manhattan

is comprised of gifted and talented students that have scored in the 90th percentile or higher on national achievement tests with IQ's scores generally between 130 and 160

holds two-three hours classes that meet once a week

allows its students to make up missed classes by attending another same age grouping

in comparison to other Long Island enrichment programs,
VEG introduces new accelerated curriculum topics, solely written by VEG, every six to eight weeks

emphasizes the importance of proper grammar, syntax and the organization of thoughts in all writing assignments

a sorely needed curriculum of advanced geography is implemented in all grade groupings. Facts about our continents and their political borders, capital cities, cultural characteristics, famous landmarks and topographical features are taught and memorized forever using the Phillips RBM Approach (Reawakening Brilliant Minds). Simultaneously, the significance of "relative locations" is analyzed revealing the underlying reasons for the interconnection of geographical phenomena.

utilizes 20 computers (one computer for every child), interactive whiteboards, laser printers and six state-of-the-art digital microscopes

enhances VEG's highly challenging and creative curriculum with its state-of-the art, infrared, interactive 9' x 4' whiteboard

holds 2,100 books in its library for students to use in class or at
home

teaches accelerated curriculum units that are least two grade levels above the students' current grades


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Program Highlights:

its curriculum is constantly changing based on the dynamics and academic proficiency of each class

implements highly "differentiated" instruction closely following Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences

offers a unique blend of advanced academic topics, continually reinforced writing instruction, creative thinking, competitive activities, and international academic competitions

unlike other enrichment programs Long island has to offer, VEG combines "horizontal" enrichment" with "vertical acceleration" to accommodate the needs of academically advanced home schooled children.

fosters positive working relationships with other gifted students in their communities through challenging, interactive cooperative research projects and creative problem-solving


The Village East Gifted Long Island Enrichment programs run twelve months a year with rolling admissions.
Contact Us today to schedule an interview.