Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity / The Center for Gifted
Center for Gifted
Center for Gifted
Center for Gifted
Center for Gifted

Please Note:

Teacher recommendations are NOT required for our Fall workshops, Winter Break and Saturday 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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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.

Fall Special! Save 10% on tuition for ANY Winter program or workshop!
Enter code Winter10
(Offer expires December 15, 2016)

Now Enrolling for Project '17!
Take $100 off full day or $50 off half day tuition! No Code Needed!
(Offer expires December 19, 2016)
Winter 2017 Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder

Winter 2017
Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder
(PreK - 7)

- 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 Structure and Details (All locations)

Recommendation Form

Enroll Online (All locations)

Winter Break Workshops in Bensenville

Winter Break Workshops!


December 19-22 & 27-30

- Enroll for single days, or all 8 days

- AM (9:00-11:40)
- PM (12:20-3:00)
- or both (9:00-3:00)

- Early and late extended hours available

Grades PreK - 8

Historic Games Day: Grades 5 - 12

Enroll Online

Saturday Winter Weekend Workshops

Buffalo Grove

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

Arlington Heights

- February 18
Grades K-8

Program Structure and Details

Enroll Online
(either location)

Fall 2016 Science Spectacular in Winfield

Science Spectacular!

- Squishy Circuits

- Combustion & Pyrotechnics

- Physics of Catapults

Saturday, December 10

Grades 1 - 8

Enroll Online

Winter Break Robotic Petting Zoo in Bensenville

Robotic Petting Zoo

December 19 - 21
9:00 - 3:00

January 4 - 6
9:00 - 3:00

Grades 5 - 10

Enroll Online

Project 2017 at Elmhurst College


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

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

Apply Online

Program Details


Directions to Campus
Save the Dates! Summer 2017


Confirmed Dates


- Buffalo Grove

- Crete

- Elmhurst

- Naperville

- Skokie

- Wheaton

More details, locations, and application available shortly.

November 2016 Innovate

First Issue!

Articles and ideas to enhance and promote creativity!


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

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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