Supporting and advocating for appropriate education for the gifted and talented of Massachusetts


Upcoming events

    • 03/24/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Boston University

    Imagine the possibilities, find the opportunities to help intellectually curious children realize their full potential!

    At this conference, you'll:

    • hear from students who've done incredible things, 
    • find out about how ubiquitous giftedness is from national expert, Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, 
    • choose round-table topics of special interest to you (advocacy, friendship, creativity, perfectionism, asynchronous development, misdiagnosis, and much more),
    • have creative activities for kids of all ages,
    • find out about MAGE offerings, and 
    • connect with others (parents of gifted children, educators and supporters of gifted education)
    Come join us! Bring a friend!


A Great Break for All

February 4, 2018

Puzzlebreak, Newton

MAGE sponsored a fun event at PuzzleBreak. Our team of 11 kids found clues and solved puzzles.  They escaped the room with two minutes to spare! Kudos to these super sleuths—only 30% of all those who enter the puzzle room actually solve their way out.


Meanwhile, the parents met and chatted in the party room. Pizza and drinks were enjoyed by all.


A Venn Diagram for Student Success

Sponsored by the Arlington Parent Forum

February 1, 2018 

The Ottoson School, Arlington

The 2018 MAGE presentation at Ottoson School in Arlington, sponsored by the Arlington Parents Forum, stressed the importance of working together, Parent-School-Child.

Amy Duke introduced our guest speaker, MaryGrace Stewart, who has over 30 years experience in gifted education.

The 5 main points were:

  • Empower yourself with knowledge about giftedness
  • Build relationships
  • Find Common Ground
  • Know your Options
  • Manage Emotions

Ms. Stewart took us from the history of IQ tests to Massachusetts schools today, with budget crunches, general education’s limitations, and many priorities. She gave practical advice on how to work with schools to help your children receive the understanding and services they need. The conversation began with chocolate.


Introduction by Amy Duke      Parents listen and take notes   MaryGrace Stewart provides guidance

The exchange of Information and ongoing communications are keys to success. Parents listened intently, asked questions, and took notes.

Presentation slides can be viewed here

Friends: Gifted Kids Need Them Too!

September 23, 2017

The Bellingham Public Library

Parents gathered with Suzanne Fedorka and Magdi Sobeih to discuss friendships and social-emotional needs of their children.

Suzanne is one of only 29 educators in the entire state of Massachusetts with an endorsement in Academically Advanced Education, and Magdi is a Pediatric Neurologist.