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Longmeadow, MA 01106


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The Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of parents, educators, and other members. Your donations are tax deductible. MAGE is the Massachusetts affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.  


2020 MAGE Family Retreat

July 22-25, 2020​​


Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center, Saco, Maine

Early Bird Discount good until Feb 15th!

MAGE Advocacy Group Meeting
Wed, Feb 26
Newton, MA 02459, USA
Feb 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Newton, MA 02459, USA
If you are interested in improving education for bright, gifted and advanced students in Massachusetts, please ​JOIN US! Online participation via Zoom is welcome. Email for the meeting link or more information.
Acera School Assessment Day
Sat, Mar 14
Acera School
Mar 14, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Acera School, 5 Lowell Ave, Winchester, MA 01890, USA
Email for more information and to register.
MAGE Spring Conference
Sat, Apr 04
Boston University
Apr 04, 8:00 AM
Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Save the Date!
MAGE Summer Family Retreat
Wed, Jul 22
Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center
Jul 22, 9:00 AM – Jul 25, 1:00 PM
Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center, 5 Morris Ave, Saco, ME 04072, USA
A chance for families of gifted, 2E, and PG children & teens to build community, make friends, be yourself, share stories, have late night chats and buoyant banter. Relax and learn with fellow gifted, 2E, and PG children, teens, parents, families, and professional specialists.
Announcing the 20th Nicholas Green Scholarship
Change a Life!

Nominate a student for a Nicholas Green Award. The winner receives up to $500 towards an enrichment program of the student’s choice. 


NOMINATION forms, More information, Application, and Past Winners


DEADLINE: April 17, 2020

This scholarship is funded entirely by donations.

Please encourage and support our gifted students through this program.




2020 MAGE Award Nominations

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond for our gifted children?

  • A teacher or school district employee? 

  • A legislator?

  • A champion of our mission?


Please Nominate them for an Award.

It's easy, and it's important to recognize their efforts!


For more details:

2020 Educator of the Year Award

2020 Legislator of the Year Award

2020 MAGE Service Award

2019 Report Shows Massachusetts Needs Gifted Education

In June 2018 the state legislature mandated that the state's department of education (a.k.a. DESE) have independent research done into the practices, policies, and educational needs of students  who could achieve beyond their grade level and the those who are gifted. The Final Report was released 8/21/2019. 

The report recommended creating a taskforce to:

  • Define giftedness and measures to assess giftedness;

  • Determine most effective way to collect data on gifted students;

  • Consider best practices of other states and districts;

The report also urges the state to:

  • Establish state policy and guidelines on acceleration;

  • Track and report on the excellence gap; identify and implement strategies to close it.

  • Include instruction on the learning needs of gifted students as part of teacher training for all teachers; and

  • Hire staff at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with expertise in gifted students and gifted education.



The mission of MAGE is to:

  • support and advance the understanding of high potential/gifted children and their special needs; 

  • promote the establishment of programs, services and opportunities for high ability/gifted students; and

  • encourage the exchange of information pertaining to gifted individuals among educators, parents, policy-makers and students on the national, state and local level.

We recognize the need to provide every Massachusetts student, regardless of cultural or socio-economic background, the opportunity to be educated in a manner that is fully commensurate with his/her ability or talent without restriction.

More about our Misson & Goals.