Creative learning for children ages 3-13
July 7 - 25, 2014


July 28 - August 1, 2014

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What is KITE?

KITE (Kaleidoscope Institute for Thinking Excellence) is a one-week full-day advanced program for the high ability learner at Pike School for Grades K - 8.

From KITE kids:

From KITE parents:

Note received January 28, 2011 from a former KITE parent:

Who Should Go to KITE?

If your child grasps new concepts quickly and deeply, asks questions that show depth of understanding, often adds that “something extra” to a project, seems motivated to explore new ideas, spends time waiting for others to “catch up”... then we highly recommend that you try the KITE program this summer. Please feel free to call us at (978) 475-1422 any time to discuss your child and to determine whether the KITE program would be a good match.

2014 KITE theme “It's a Wonderful World!”

Get your passport ready and prepare to explore many wonderful worlds. Some could be in space, some underwater, some real, some imaginary. What are the Seven Wonders of YOUR World? Join us for what will definitely be an out-of-this-world experience!

KITE kids enjoy learning as they:

Our theme is a springboard for many challenging and thought-provoking activities. During the week, our skilled teachers provide instruction on a variety of topics, pose open-ended questions, and function primarily as a “guide on the side” rather than the more traditional teacher’s role of “sage on the stage.” Projects are “hands-on” and interest-based.

A typical first day at KITE begins with a large group gathering. Students return with their teachers and grade-level groups to a highly enriched classroom setting, where individual needs and interests lead to exciting projects/learning activities. Each year a general theme is chosen and woven throughout the week’s activities.

The Pike School provides exceptional opportunities to use its immediate and surrounding resources. The week concludes with either a performance or formal display of students’ efforts, and parents and friends are invited to attend.

To view pictures from KITE 2013, click here.




9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Daily


$375 per child + $30 non-refundable Registration Fee.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given (less $100 cancellation fee) if student withdraws prior to
JUNE 1, 2014. No refunds available beyond that date.

Extended Day

Early Care (8:00 -9:00 AM): $35 per week
Extended Day (2:30-5:00 PM): $95 per week
Late Care (5:00-6:00 PM): Additional $75 per week


The registration form can be found here.  Teacher survey and student interest survey will be mailed upon receipt of registration form and tuition. Children will receive several letters prior to the start of the program.

Please indicate grade level completed as of June, 2014.

Class Size

Each class has 12 students.

Coordinator: Janis Baron

Director: Ethel Coltin


Highly qualified certified teachers with training in gifted education and /or higher order thinking skills. All have been trained in the nationally validated Talents Unlimited thinking skills model.

For KITE information, please call (978) 475-1422 anytime.