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.
Thanks to initial grants from three generous donors, we're able to kick off SeaburySquared this fall with two cool art classes, with more classes – all open to the community – coming over winter break!
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
From Head of School Sandi Wollum
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new 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 will allow 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 2017-2018 school year, look for classes for children from pre-k through middle school at both of Seabury’s campuses. Classes will eventually be offered after school, on weekends and over school breaks. You can also be on the lookout for programs for parents including our annual speaker series which features Dr. Linda Silverman of the Gifted Development Center and is scheduled early 2018. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, look for teacher training programs as well.
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!