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


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2016 Torrance Awards

The results are in!

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Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity / The Center for Gifted
A Northern Illinois University Partner

Winter 2017 Programs and Workshops: Click HERE for an overview.

Arlington Heights | Barrington | Buffalo Grove | Elmhurst | Evanston | Naperville | Orland Park

Summer 2017: Now accepting applications for Project '17 and Summer Wonders

Many more summer 2017 program locations coming soon. Click here to save the dates
Winter 2017 Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder

Winter 2017
(PreK - 7; Elmhurst PreK-10)

- Buffalo Grove (Saturdays)
Jan 21, 28, Feb 4

- Naperville (Saturdays)
Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11

- Elmhurst (Sundays)
Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12

- Evanston (Saturdays)
Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18

- Barrington (Sundays)
Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19

Program Details
(All locations)

Recommendation Form

Apply Online (All locations)

Saturday Winter Weekend Workshops

Arlington Heights

- February 18
Grades K - 8

Buffalo Grove

- January 21, 28, February 4
Grades PreK - 7

Orland Park

STEM Spectacular!

- Saturday, March 25
Grades 1 - 8

Program Details
(All locations)

Apply Online
(All locations)

Project 2017 at Elmhurst College


Project 2017 (Grades 6-12)
Elmhurst College
July 17 - August 4, 2017

Full day, AM, & PM options

Exciting new classes and outstanding faculty offer fresh perspectives and experiences in the areas of math, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.

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Program Details

FREE Transportation

Directions to Campus
2017 Summer Wonders in Buffalo Grove


Buffalo Grove


Meridian Middle School
2195 Brandywn

Grades PreK -8

Full day, AM & PM Options

Before and After Care Available

Session I: June 7 - 16 Session II: June 19 - 23 Session III: June 26 - July 7 Session IV: July 10 - 14

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Save the Dates! Summer 2017


Confirmed Dates


- Barrington

- Chicago

- Elmhurst
- Glenview
- Naperville
- Skokie
- Wheaton

More details, locations, and application available shortly.


Inaugural Issue Now Available!

Torrance Journal for Applied Creativity

Communicating creativity as delineated by E. Paul Torrance and otherrs, and advocating for its application to classroom and educational experiences.

Read Online
2017 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards




International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards

Submissions accepted beginning January 1, 2017!

2016 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards

2016 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards

Print version available in February

November 2016 Innovate

First Issue!

Articles and ideas to enhance and promote creativity!


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.


Support the Center!

Your tax-deductible contribution, materials donation, and volunteer efforts make our programs possible!



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

Project 2015

The Center for Gifted is a not-for-profit organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3). The Center for Gifted reserves the right to change without notice any statements on this website or in its brochures concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, courses, locations, or staff. It is the policy of The Center for Gifted not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin in matters of admissions or services relating to its programs.
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