Long Island Gifted Programs



Looking for Long Island gifted programs? Is your school district meeting your gifted child's needs? Are you searching for an afterschool or weekend gifted 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 only Long Island gifted programs that has classes during the school day, afterschool, evenings and weekends.

About our Long Island gifted programs:

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

consists of students from more than twenty 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.

is one of the few Long Island gifted programs offering private enrichment as well as classes to gifted preschoolers, homeschooled children, public and private school gifted students as well as gifted students preparing for college admissions exams.


Compared to other Long Island gifted programs, Village East Gifted offers:

small classes and private instruction all year round

introducing new gifted curriculum topics every six weeks. Enrichment classes are held during the day, afterschool, evenings and weekends

two-three hour classes that meet once a week.

student-teacher ratio is approximately 10:1.

a unique blend of advanced academic topics, cultural studies, creative thinking, competitive activities, and international academic competitions

fosters positive working relationships with other gifted students through challenging, interactive cooperative research projects


Gifted Programs Long Island NY


The curriculum units taught:

Are created and written solely by Village East Gifted

Include a writing component emphasizing the importance of proper grammar

Reinforces the importance of thought organization and sequencing

Use highly-creative and unique approaches for stimulating its students that are unlike other Long Island gifted programs


Village East Gifted recognizes that:

most gifted students can retain more facts and ideologies than their 'same-grade' peers making it more difficult to 'unveil' their thoughts on paper in a coherent and sequential format

when teaching gifted students, the curriculum should not 'put the cart before the horse' and teach advanced enrichment material without reinforcing the importance of proper grammar, syntax, editing, thought organization and idea sequencing.



Village East Gifted Introduces New 2012-2013 Curriculum Component: The Study of Advanced Geography
A sorely needed curriculum has been added involving an in-depth study of advanced geography. "Facts about our continents and their political borders, capital cities, cultural characteristics, famous landmarks and topographical features need to be 'memorized forever' using our Phillips RBM Approach (Reawakening Brilliant Minds, explains Tobi J. Phillips, president of Village East Gifted, the social studies curriculum needs to devote more time to developing our students' perspectives of world events and their global relationships. Additionally, the principles of relative location and the underlying reasons for the interconnection of geographical phenomena must be taught simultaneously."


VEG believes that Long Island gifted programs should focus more on "mastery of the rules and nuances of the English language as a key component in unraveling brilliant minds", states founder and president of Village East Gifted, Tobi J. Phillips, Ed.D. (cert.).


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