Elementary Division

 

  • Dates
  • July 11- July 31, 2015
  • Location
  • Washington Elementary School
    565 Wine Street
    Point Richmond, CA
  • Weekly Schedule
  • All classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Daily Schedule
  • Morning classes: 8:30 a.m. to noon
    Afternoon classes: 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fees
  • Application processing fee: $50
    Tuition: $650-700
  • Discounts
  • Sibling discount: $35 per sibling attending
    Limited need-based financial aid is available
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    about ED courses & activities

ATDP’s Elementary Division, administered through UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, offers a variety of stimulating and challenging classes designed for academic advancement and enrichment. We invite students with exceptional academic promise to a three-week summer session.

The Elementary Division (ED) is open to students who have completed any grade from Kindergarten to 6th grade. This year the ED will be held at Washington School, an elementary school in Point Richmond, nine miles from UC Berkeley.

ATDP is committed to supporting gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in all of its programs.

You can download the complete Elementary Division catalog as a PDF (5.6 MB, requires Adobe Reader).

See also the Secondary Division for students in grade 7 and up.

Who are ATDP students?

Students are eligible to attend ATDP’s Elementary Division once they complete Kindergarten, and they can apply each summer through the completion of Grade 6.

ATDP students enjoy learning, desire opportunities for intellectual and social enrichment, and come prepared to meet the educational challenges of the program. ATDP selects students based on indicators of both academic performance and creative activity, as well as good work habits and citizenship. Designation as “gifted” at your home school is not required for admission to ATDP. Students with report card marks of “unsatisfactory” or “needs improvement” in conduct or citizenship are not a good fit for the program.

Who are ATDP Faculty?

Our instructors, including lead instructors and instructional associates, are carefully chosen from a pool of exceptionally talented public school, private school, and university instructors. In addition to their demonstrated excellence as classroom teachers, they share a serious commitment to rich, deep academic talent development.

Program Objectives

  • To offer students an educational opportunity commensurate with their need to know, think, and express.
  • To provide content-concentrated courses that encourage students to seek and meet educational challenges as they grow.
  • To incorporate broad themes and research activities into the academic experience in order to enrich students’ learning experiences.
  • To promote continued development of able youngsters toward a full intellectual and social life.
  • To prepare students for rigorous study in the Secondary Division.