We're multiplying our efforts
In mathematics, a square is the result of multiplying a number by itself. In launching SeaburySquared: The Center for Gifted Education, our mission is to multiply – or expand – our outreach, including enrichment opportunities, support and resources for gifted children, their families and educators.
Check out Fall@Seabury – all open to the community! Registration begins 9/5/18.
Our grateful thanks to:
- The Bamford Foundation
- The Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Foundation
- The Puyallup Tribe Charity Trust Board
- The Glaser Foundation
- The Marco J. Heidner Charitable Trust
- The Florence B. Kilworth Foundation
From Head of School Sandi Wollum
We are thrilled to continue our outreach program, SeaburySquared: The Center for Gifted Education. Seabury has long recognized the importance of sharing our expertise in meeting the needs of highly capable students with the community. We believe that every child deserves to learn something new at school every day, and that for highly capable children, that often isn’t the case in typical school programs. Seabury has offered summer programs for kids and programs for parents and educators, such as our annual speaker series, because we know that resources for these incredible kids are limited. SeaburySquared allows us to build on these popular programs and truly become a resource center for highly capable children of all ages, as well as for parents and educators of these students. Kids will have the chance to participate in enrichment programs that stretch the imagination and provide engaging, challenging experiences in areas such as technology, the arts, writing and the sciences. Parents will have the opportunity to come together with other parents of gifted children to support each other through the unique challenges of raising kids who are bright, sensitive, inquisitive and intense. As the center grows, we look forward to also being a resource for teachers, understanding that most do not have specific training in differentiating for highly capable children and often operate with myths and stereotypes about these children that can be detrimental to their learning and growth.
Over the course of the 2018-2019 school year, look for classes for children from pre-k through middle school at both of Seabury’s campuses. Classes include after school programs, clubs, weekend workshops, and school break camps. We plan to expand our Gifted Education Speaker Series, parent education opportunities, as well as a teacher training programs in the near future.
We are proud to be able to share what we have learned over the years about how to keep the love of learning alive for gifted children. We hope you can join us and see what the magic that is Seabury is all about!