Gifted & Talented Programs

New! STEM advisory committee! Please see below letter from our Superintendent of Curriculum:

Good article: Having A ‘Gifted’ Kid Is More Complicated Than It Seems


QUEST is a program for gifted and talented students, providing challenging work for students in grades 3-5.

For information and schedules for the 2015-2016 QUEST Program, please contact Seth Messier, our school district’s coordinator at and visit the district’s webpage.


The Garden City Friends of STEM (GCFS) is a non-profit organization established in 2015 to promote and support robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education programs and activities for the students of the Garden City School District and Garden City community. GCFriends of Stem membership form.


Click the below for Gifted & Talented and STEM Opportunities in our area:


Check here first: The Connectory

The Connectory makes the connections that inspire young people to explore, discover, and create. By offering the most comprehensive collection of STEM opportunities and programs, The Connectory is the go to place for families to discover local STEM opportunities for the children in their lives and for program providers to find partners with which to collaborate.


Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education – Port Washington


American MENSA – Gifted Children


The Children’s Sangha


Council for Exceptional Children


Cradle of Aviation STEM & Space Camp


Davidson Institute for Talent Development


Advocating for Exceptionally Gifted Young People: A Guidebook –


Destination Science – Long Island


Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)


Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program


Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars


Hofstra University Science Education Camp & STEM/STEAM camps


iD Tech Camps


Institute of Creative Problem Solving For Gifted and Talented Students


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth


Long Island School for the Gifted


L.I. University Center for Gifted Youth


Mad Science Long Island


National Association for Gifted Children


Ross Program in Mathmatics for PreCollege Students


SENG – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted


Science Museum of Long Island


Twice Exceptional(Defined)


Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy


Village East Gifted


Please be sure to visit the district’s page on parent and student resources for further information.