SIG provides dynamic and innovative approaches for supplementing the education of our world’s most gifted and talented students, ensuring that they receive the individual attention they require.
Through over 35+ years of experience and resources in gifted education, SIG provides a unique environment for gifted and talented students to connect with peers in a community of like-minded learners from all over the world who share common interests, abilities, and goals.
Students will benefit from unique programming, which combines academics with social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Courses are led by qualified instructors who have expertise in their disciplines and represent an array of professional backgrounds.
These two and three-week sessions will allow your child to mature and develop in every element of life, develop long-lasting and meaningful relationships, increase self-confidence, and think in divergent ways, all within a safe and secure environment at a prestigious campus. No matter which program option you choose, you can rest assured that the overall atmosphere of SIG will uncover, nurture, and grow your child’s gifts.The SIG Difference
Our mission is to advance the development of gifted, talented, creative, and high potential youth, in the United States and abroad, through opportunities, advocacy, and exemplary programs and practices.
The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) began in 1984 with a single session in New Jersey and has expanded over the past 35+ summers to include 9 residential sessions in 8 states offering overnight and day options for students grades 6-12, and 20 additional day-only programs for commuting students grades K-12. SIG has also expanded to included online program options to its students.
SIG provides academically advanced students with an interesting 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. Our program provides students with academic challenges designed to fit their abilities and interests. It also provides them with the opportunity to engage with other students who have similar abilities and interests. Because of our small classes, low teacher-student ratio, and teaching assistants, we are able to individualize the program for each and every student.
Meeting other diverse students who are interested in learning provides a sense of belonging that many gifted students seek. 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.
We commit to continuously striving for diversity, equity, and inclusion through ongoing education and self-awareness. At Summer Institute for the Gifted, each person brings unique and varied experiences which inform our thoughts, actions, and decision-making processes. Our mission is to create an inclusive, safe environment for our staff and our students, where everyone’s differences are celebrated, every perspective is valued, and everyone feels safe to bring forth their authentic selves.
Our students have been inducted into the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors, inspired President Obama with their compassion, and presented as the youngest student ever to speak at a medical conference. Meet some of our gifted and talented students and learn how your child can benefit from one of our programs.Meet Our Students