Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth
Brookville, NY 11548
The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth is committed to the development of the intellectual potential of each child. Each fall and spring, Saturday classes are offered for gifted students in grades k-6 who pass highly selective admissions requirements. CGY also offers a four week campus-based non-residential summer program for students entering grades 2-8, emphasizing hands-on academic activities. The Center's purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to relate to each other intellectually and socially. Classes emphasize problem solving, critical thinking and independence in learning. Courses offered include science, math, computers, law, social sciences, and writing. The combination of extraordinary teachers recruited from leading local schools and university facilities, including scientific laboratories and computer rooms, gives the program unique strength in producing positive benefits for students. Workshops for parents of enrolled children are an integral part of the program. These special sessions, conducted by psychologists, explore a variety of issues of interest to parents of gifted children, such as the social and emotional factors of being gifted and sibling rivalry.