Creative learning for children ages 3-13
July 3 - 28, 2017


July 31 - August 4, 2017

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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 Pre-K - 7.

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.

2017 KITE theme “Imagination Station”

Where does your child’s imagination go when it wanders off? Albert Einstein declared that “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” And Tinkerbell believes, “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. Dreams are forever.” While both hemispheres of the brain are responsible for our thinking processes, most school curricula do not provide enough opportunities for students to explore “right brain” topics, such as aesthetics, feelings, creativity, intuition.

This summer, KITE kids will explore the magic of their imaginations in many varied and unusual ways. Thinking outside the box and taking intellectual risks, they will have fun designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing and making projects that they have not done before. A special “domino physics” event is also planned. As always, students should bring a dash of humor, pinch of wonder, curiosity, and eagerness to learn something new

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.

To view pictures from KITE 2016, click here.




9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Daily


$405 per child + $30 non-refundable Registration Fee.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given (less $100 cancellation fee) if student withdraws prior to
JUNE 1, 2017. No refunds available beyond that date.

Extended Day

Early Care (8:00 -9:00 AM): $40 per week
Extended Day (2:30-5:00 PM): $110 per week
Late Care (5:00-6:00 PM): Additional $75 per week


The registration form can be found here.  Please indicate grade level completed as of June 1, 2017. Teacher and student interest surveys will be mailed upon receipt of registration form and tuition. Children will receive several letters prior to the start of the program.

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.

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