Creative learning for children ages 3-13
July 2 - 27, 2018


July 30 - August 3, 2018

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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.

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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) 475-6232 any time to discuss your child and to determine whether the KITE program would be a good match.

2018 KITE theme “Rollercoasters and Carousels: Full STEAM Ahead!”

Activate your mind and keep your body in motion this summer. Join our KITE kids as they enjoy learning about motion, commotion, locomotion and emotion. This can include:

Our theme merely provides a springboard for many challenging and thought-provoking activities. During the week, our skilled teachers will provide instruction on a variety of topics, pose open-ended questions and function primarily as a “guide on the side” rather than assume the more traditional teacher’s role of “sage on the stage.” Projects are “hands-on” and interest-based. Group names will include: Rollercoasters, Carousels, Bumper Cars, Tilt-a-Whirls, and more.

To view pictures from previous KITE sessions, click here.




9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Daily


$415 per child + $30 non-refundable Registration Fee.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given (less $100 cancellation fee) if student withdraws prior to
JUNE 1, 2018. No refunds available beyond that date.

Extended Day

Early Bird (7:45 - 9:00 AM): $50 per week
Early Care (8:00 - 9:00 AM): $40 per week ($10 per day)
Extended Day (2:30 - 5:00 PM): $120 per week ($25 per day)
Late Care (5:00 - 6:00 PM): $75 per week


The registration form can be found here.  Please indicate grade level completed as of June 1, 2018. 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) 474-6232 anytime.