Village East Gifted (VEG), with locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, is celebrating 16 years of academic excellence in the field of gifted education. The program offers a rigorous CORE curriculum, covering all subjects to gifted students ages 2-15. Founder and CEO, Tobi J Phillips, Ed.D. (cert.), trademarked her teaching methodology and curriculum, which is highly creative and intellectually challenging. VEG is also renowned for its ongoing emphasis on the written word’s perfection.
Students must have an IQ of 130+ and perform at least 2-3 years above their grade level. Classes are offered 1-2 times a week for 2 to 3 hours during the day (for preschoolers) or after school/weekends for grades K-12.) The curriculum is constantly changing, allowing students to attend for many years without ever learning the same lesson twice. All the educators have master’s degrees with up to 45 years of teaching experience. High school subjects are taught to all ages and appropriately differentiated to the highest level of comprehension in each class. Students learn SAT/ACT vocabulary, geography, language arts, etymology, business, science, instructional writing, American Sign Language, structural design, research/study skills, topic-related art projects and practical mathematics. Curriculum demonstrations are held every semester to show the parents what their children have learned.