William and Mary School of Education

Saturday and Summer Enrichment Programs (SEP)

The fall Saturday Enrichment Program in Richmond, VA is accepting registrations. Download the Fall SEP brochure [pdf].

The Center for Gifted Education provides unique opportunities for high-ability students to attend Saturday and Summer enrichment courses at The College of William and Mary and at various locations in Richmond. The Fall Saturday Enricgment Program is targeted for students currently in grades 1–5. This enrichment program enables students to explore specialized topics not typically studied in the regular classroom.

Program Philosophy

The College of William and Mary Saturday Enrichment Program is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. The program is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected achievement of talented students at specific grade and age levels.

Behaviors fostered by the gifted learner program include the ability to: SEP class

  • apply process skills used in individual fields of inquiry,
  • recognize problems and approaches to problem solving,
  • understand and appreciate individual differences, and
  • become a self-directed learner.

For more information about our enrichment programs, contact Kate Nichols at (757) 221-2166 or by [[sep, email]].