We have several programs including a full time school, camps, and even a free math circle. Please read the program overview that interests you below, learn about what makes us different, or join us on October 6 for coffee.
Kindergarten - 6th Grade Elementary Program
We have both full and part time programs. Please click here for details about the tuition and schedule. Our teacher:student ratio is 1:8 or better. We believe that at the center of the school’s educational model, there need to be the five core subjects. They need to be deep and robust, and that the knowledge being learned in those cores is generalized through cross-disciplinary projects in order to achieve mastery. In order to provide a well-rounded education, we integrate the the arts, a robust social emotional curriculum and and physical activity into the program. Our top priority is your child’s happiness and engagement.
We teach many of our courses in a multi-age environment. In order to teach every child at their academic level, the children travel to the just right level class (groupings are dynamic), instead of exclusively being with their age peers. This is dependent on the child's readiness; the teacher will differentiate in the classroom if the child is negatively affected by the transition.
Social and Emotional
Strategy and Innovation
Middle and High School Lite
MAGE Middle and High School Lite is a program that provides a location and classmates for Middle and High School students to co-study. The purpose of the program is to provide a curated, structured (set at family level based on a common agreement) and supervised, relaxed, safe, and nurturing study environment for HG-PG students that provides social engagement throughout the day along with radical acceleration, etc., as needed. The students in this program might choose a mixture of classes through programs such as DAO or SOHS, our applicable offerings, etc. We create opportunities for mentorship and community service projects. We have a tentative college bridging partner. The long-range plan is to grow to a full-blown HG+ middle-high school. Until then, there is MS/HS Lite.
Summer 2019 Programs are over. We will bring back our Percy Jackson Fan Fiction Writing Camp, Math Camp, Radioactive Chicago, and Poop! Camp back in 2020. Click here to sign up to get news when these are posted. They should be announced in December. Please check in with the admissions team if you have any further questions about the summer programs.
Free Elementary Math Circle Grades 1-4
Our Free Elementary Math Circle is not a selective enrollment program - it is open enrollment for all. An elementary math circle allows children to experience the beauty and creativity of mathematics in a non-traditional setting. Students engage in games, projects and discussions, with an advanced mathematician as their guide. The problems selected require very little mathematical knowledge to participate, but at the same time can challenge even sophisticated students or even math professors. Math circles increase mathematical literacy, confidence, resilience, collaboration and communication, skills that are critical in a STEAM field. Click here for info + registration.
Weekend, After School, and Homeschool Enrichment
We do not require testing or qualifications for most of our part-time enrichment programming as it can benefit most curious and inquisitive children. All children need more than just repetition, or the main 4 subjects. They crave exposure to anything new, and benefit from working with experts, working with their hands, and expanding their horizons, finding the unexpected.
A gifted child, in particular, would get a lot more out of a 5 minute conversation with a master in their field than from hours of worksheets. We have designed our enrichment program to allow children to select programs in their interest or strength area. Children will have the opportunity to work with experts in those areas, who are passionate and inspiring educators. Our programs are just about as hands-on as can be, and go far outside the traditional classroom curriculum. MAGE Weekend and After School will start on September 30, 2019 with a FREE Open House Week.
Please click HERE for course listings. Try something new! Stand on the bottom of an ancient ocean. Start a fire. Compete in an academic event. Stretch your imagination!
Free MAGE Parent Education Series
Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and the Chicago Gifted Community Center are excited to bring you a Free Gifted Parenting Education Series, centrally located in the City of Chicago. The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute questions for the panelists and a 15 minute mingle. The panel will include a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. You may click here for schedule and registration information.