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Regional Representatives (Bay)

Bay Area Region

Includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.


Gretchen Stanerson
Educator Representative



No Parent Representative  


Welcome to the Bay Area Region of the California Association for the Gifted. This regional news is designed to keep educators, parents, and students aware of events and resources in the Bay Area Region and throughout California. Please contact your regional representatives if you have questions, have local resources to share, or would like to become more involved.


Membership in CAG supports advocacy efforts for gifted students in the state legislature, continued educator training opportunities, direct access to the Gifted Educator Communicator, and discounted conference fees.

Bay Area Specialized Schools

Nueva – 6565 Skyline Blvd.  Hillsborough, CA  94010

Nueva – 131 E. 28th, San Mateo, CA  94403

Regional Opportunities  

Complexity and Balance: What You Should Know About Your Gifted Learner

Tuesday, November 15, 6:30pm

Parents Place in San Mateo

Gifted Support Center: Parenting Your Gifted Child Support Group

Wednesdays (10/12, 10/19, 11/9, 11/16) from 9:30-11:0

Pre-Registration is Required

Summer Institutes for the Gifted

June and July 2017 Sessions

Identifying Gifted Children of Color Workshop

Friday, October 14, 2016 at Nueva (San Mateo)

County Office of Education Information

Alameda County

Contra Costa County

Marin County

San Francisco County

San Mateo County 

Favorite Resources 

Da Vinci Center (Alameda County)

Da Vinci Center is returning to its full-time school model for fall, 2013, and continues to evolve to meet the highly diverse needs of gifted children and their families. Da Vinci Center currently offers a wide variety of gifted enrichment classes on weekends as well as one-on-one teaching and small group instruction across multiple disciplines. Find more information here.

Baywood Learning Center (Alameda County)

The Baywood Learning Center’s model for exceptionally gifted children is a new paradigm in education designed by children who love to learn for children who love to learn. For more information here.

enGAGE! Summer Enrichment Camp (Alameda County)

enGAGE! Summer Enrichment Camp in Pleasanton inspires kids to stretch themselves beyond grade-level standards and use higher order thinking skills to become creative problem solvers. enGAGE! students thrive with the time and encouragement to deeply investigate topics of interest and learn to ask questions that will lead to a lifetime of discovery. Find more information here.

Summit Center (Contra Costa County)

Summit Center specializes in the needs of the gifted, talented & creative and is committed to helping children, adolescents & families realize their potential. They utilize strengths-based approaches to optimize learning, living and life-long development. Summit Center seeks to enhance each individual’s capacities to connect with others, enjoy meaningful work, and discover their natural abilities for learning, growth and increased well being. Find more information here.

GATE Academy (Marin County)

GATE Academy, The Marin School for Gifted Education, is an inquiry-based for deep, reflective thinkers – children who have a passion for knowledge and understanding. Find more information here.

MV GATE (Marin County)

MV GATE offers after-school classes in coding, engineering, math and more. Find more information here.

Harker School (Santa Clara County)

The Harker School, a national top college prep school, offers students in preschool-grade 12 a high-quality and well-rounded education.

Helios School for Gifted Children (Santa Clara County)

The Helios school provides unique, tailored, and thoughtful education for gifted children. Equally important, Helios children thrive socially. The School is a K-8 school.

Odyssey Middle School (San Mateo County)

Odyssey Middle School serves grades 6-8 in San Mateo. Find more information here.

Synapse School (San Mateo County)

Synapse School is an independent school for gifted children serving grades K-8 in Menlo Park. Find more information here.

The Nueva School (San Mateo County)

The Nueva School is a Pre-K to 8 independent school serving gifted students and emphasizing integrated studies, creative arts, and social-emotional learning. Find more information here.

Gifted Support Center (San Mateo County)

The Gifted Support Center is an organization dedicated to identifying and supporting the needs of gifted children and their families. Our goal is to help parents understand the unique characteristics and abilities that define their child’s giftedness and provide them with the practical resources to help address the distinct needs of their gifted child. Find more information here.