Student Activities

Student activities enhance the challenging academic curriculum through additional social and cultural interaction. These activities include:

Recreational Hour

After the last course period, students may participate in swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, chess, creative arts and clubs, or relax and hang out with friends. Activities vary by campus.

Evening/Weekend Activities

These events may include movie nights, counselor group activities, student theater performances, dances, and local area exploration. Evening activities also include SIG traditions such as the SIG Talent Show, Brain Bowl (academic trivia challenge), and Game Show Night.

  • Weekend Trips

Students participating in middle and high school programs will have the opportunity to participate in weekend trips (1 trip per weekend) off-campus if they so choose. 

  • The SIG Talent Show

You know that thing that you do so well? Here’s your chance to share it with a very appreciative audience! Whether it is singing a pop culture song, playing a Beethoven sonata, delivering a comedic stand up routine or sharing an athletic feat, the Talent Show is sure to be an exciting evening of entertainment.

  • Brain Bowl

Channeling shows such as Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, students get a chance to work in a team environment to show off all those interesting facts that they have accumulated in the last decade or so. Brain Bowl is the ultimate SIG challenge, combining speed, intellect and knowledge. Set in a game show environment, contestants answer challenging questions in art, history and government, geography, literature, and science and technology.

  • Game Night

Gentlemen, dust off those tuxedos and ladies, don those evening gowns for an evening of chance. (Just kidding, you don't have to dress up!) Transport yourself to Monte Carlo and tap into the strategist within. In this world of games you can test your skills with regards to the intricacies of probability. Whether you are an avid participant or a casual observer, it is sure to be a night of possibilities.

  • Academic Performance Program

Students in performance-based courses demonstrate their course accomplishments in a campus-wide program and selected courses display visual products.

Academic Evening Workshops

SIG Academic Evening Workshops prepare students for success in the 21st century world. All students are required to participate in one workshop of their choice in the evening for the duration of the program, and workshops are only offered for residential students for grades 6-12. These workshops offer a foundation for interdisciplinary and integrative skills and ways of knowing on the premise that intellectual pursuits can develop and enhance one's skills for academic, future careers, and civic responsibilities in and to the world.


Closing Ceremony (All Students)

A closing ceremony held on the last academic day celebrates the SIG experience. This celebration is a time to reflect upon the three weeks and parents are encouraged to attend this celebration of students' accomplishments.

You will hear from the staff as well as your peers, who will convey their impressions of the session in their own words. Everyone will receive a certificate of completion and students attending for three or more years will receive plaques. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so each final program ends with a slideshow set to music, that final chance to look back as you move forward to your next challenge. A copy of the slideshow is made available to all students.

Senior Privileges

As a Senior student, and as part of SIG's Senior Privilege guidelines, students in our high school programs have increased flexibility in scheduling, enjoy a greater sense of freedom, and are privy to activities geared towards this older age group. Senior Privileges are for students in our high school programs only. 

Please be aware that Senior Privileges may be modified at a few campuses. Additional information regarding Senior Policies by campus will be provided in the Student Handbook.

*All activities listed are a sample of activities offered and will vary by campus. Activities for students in grades K-5 only include 30 minutes of recreational time after lunch. 

Sample Schedules:

Elementary Program Daily Schedule:

Middle School/High School Residential Program Daily Schedule:


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