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About the Center

The Center for Gifted Studies and Education serves as a clearinghouse for information, research, professional development, and advocacy for gifted education in New York City and nationally.

 Thomas Hunter Building

The Center supports:

  • The needs of teachers, parents, students, and educational professionals.

  • Collaborations with the alumni of our Advanced Certificate Program in Gifted Education, our colleagues in the New York City schools, innovative Hunter faculty, and other agencies.

  • Workshops, dialogue, resources, and opportunities in gifted education.

  • Research with the Hunter College Campus Schools. 

Located at Hunter College in the heart of New York City and part of the City University of New York (CUNY) , we are committed to understanding and encouraging high-level achievement in diverse learners with a particular focus on urban settings.

At the Gifted Center we are working toward establishing a set of teacher development opportunities. Built on Hunter's long record of work in this field, we are gaining recognition as a "go-to" place for urban gifted issues as we create a network for programs, activities, services and institutions pertaining to gifted education and development. To help promote leadership among gifted education personnel in New York City schools we have formed coalitions with other gifted programs to exchange information, strategies, and professional development.


Hunter College Campus Schools (HCCS)

For over 50 years, Hunter College Campus Schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12) have been publicly-funded laboratory schools for intellectually gifted learners and are widely regarded as preeminent schools for gifted education. As we reestablish our research connection to the Hunter College Campus Schools, we are initiating studies that incorporate the administration, the faculty and the students. These studies will serve to develop pedagogy appropriate for gifted learners.

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The Center's Foundation

 Jennifer Raab

Hunter College President, Jennifer J. Raab

President Raab launched the gifted center in 2003 because she understood that:

  • Our most advanced students need daily opportunities where they are challenged through advanced content, complex instruction, and conceptual understandings.
  • We have large pools of untapped talent within the cultures of New York City.
  • Hunter College has a long-standing commitment to excellence in gifted education.
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