Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity / The Center for Gifted

Summer 2016!
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Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder
Grades PreK - 8

Summer Wonders
Grades PreK - 8

Project 2016
Grades 6 - 12

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Summer 2016:
Printable Forms and Program Information:

Overview of Programs

General Program Details

Print Application

Recommendation Form


Financial Assistance Form

Please Note:

Teacher recommendations are NOT required for our Spring
Break workshops or After
School programs.

All Programs:

There are never any application deadlines or late registration fees. Enrollment remains open until each program begins.


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It's not too late for Summer 2016....Apply online today!

2016 Summer with the Center - An overview of Summer Wonders, Project 2016,
and Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder

Suburban Locations:
Barrington | Buffalo Grove (Summer Wonders) | Crete | Darien | Elmhurst (WWW)
Elmhurst (Project 2016) | Glenview | Naperville - Prairie | Naperville - Crone | Skokie | Wheaton

Chicago Locations: Alcott | Audubon | Lenart | Thorp
Summer 2016 WWW

Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder

Naperville - Prairie
Naperville - Crone


Grades PreK - 8

2016 Summer Wonders in Buffalo Grove

Summer Wonders

Course Preview

Session I: June 8 - 17
Session II: June 20 - 24
Session III: June 27 - July 1
Session IV: July 5 - 15

at Meridian Middle School
in Buffalo Grove

Grades PreK - 8

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Project 2016

Project 2016

Courses and Details

Bus Service Information

June 27 - July 15

at Sandburg Middle School in Elmhurst

Grades 6 - 12

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Early Childhood Adventures

Early Childhood Adventures!

Courses and Locations

The courses presented here have been specially selected for children in grades

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Torrance Awards

2016 Torrance Creativity Awards Competition

Students (ages 8 - 18) are invited to submit their finest creative work to celebrate the great legacy of educator and creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance.

Submissions accepted Jan. 1 - Aug. 20, 2016


Science | Technology Engineering | Math

Grades PreK - 12

STEM Focused Opportunities

The courses presented here focus on developing creative problem skills in the physical sciences and technology.

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Outreach and Enrichment

We can help design educational programs and workshops to fit your specific needs!


Photo Gallery

Highlights of recent programs throughout the Chicagoland area.


Resource Center

Links to services and resources of interest to advanced learners, their parents, and teachers.


Joan's Book Nook

Selected titles of interest to advanced learners, their parents, and teachers.



Parents, teachers, schools, corporations, community businesses... See how you can ensure creativity thrives.

Project 2015

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