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Sprout Gifted classes are designed to bring like-minded, gifted, curious children together from Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade!  We work on socialization and emotional intensities, as well as academic curiosities. Our classes are two hours in length to give the students a chance to interact with one another through art projects, board games, and outside time. Then we dive into a hands on topic that will both challenge them and stimulate their intellectual interests.  Our class sizes are small so our teachers can offer support and cultivate their curiosities.


Sprout Programs

cropped-sprouticon1.pngSprout Gifted is designed to bring like-minded children together to interact socially, and to engage in enrichment activities that will feed their insatiable curiosity.

After School Classes

Early Childhood Program

Summer Sprout

We offer a Counselors in Training program for our Middle School Students! 

Admissions and Registration

cropped-sprouticon1.pngEnrollment is open to gifted students from all over the Chicagoland area. Many students from different schools enroll at both locations.  All gifted children are welcome to apply.

cropped-sprouticon1.pngOur program is designed to bring like-minded, curious children together from Kindergarten through sixth grade!  Sprout Gifted is a place to engage in social, emotional and academic enrichment.  Our classes are two hours in length to give the students a chance to socialize in free play with board games, art projects and outside time and then we dive into a topic that will both challenge them and stimulate their intellectual interests.  The class sizes are small so our teachers can offer support and cultivate their curiosities.

cropped-sprouticon1.pngSprout Gifted after school classes are available for students currently in grades K-4/5.  Middle School students (5/6-8) are encouraged to participate too as Junior Assistants and they will be allowed to pursue their own passion projects as well as teach classes that they have high expertise and interests.  The after school program offers three sessions Fall, Winter, and Spring.

cropped-sprouticon1.pngEarly Childhood Sprout Gifted classes are available for students ages 3-5. The E.C. classes are 1.5 hours in length. All preschool students must be potty trained and independent.

cropped-sprouticon1.pngAdmissions for new Sprout students

cropped-sprouticon1.pngRegistration for current Sprout students

cropped-sprouticon1.pngAdmissions for Early Childhood Sprout

cropped-sprouticon1.pngRegistration Summer Sprout 2019



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My daughter has attended Sprout for 3+ years.  Judy Wahl, as the owner/director has a deep commitment to the growth, development, nurture and understanding of the ‘gifted’ child.  The topics and projects she selects for the program are incredibly dynamic and broad, creating true ‘fan favorites’ each and every week.  My daughter is always excited to show me the ‘result’ of her weekly Sprout class.  Through Sprout, she is offered opportunities to think and act and create in ways that are beyond the traditional public school/traditional curriculum.  Sprout, by nature of its design, allows for her to truly ‘think’ like she actually does—that, in and of itself, is a gift!

 Judy is always highly communicative and provides great detail in advance of what the children will be working on for the week.  She is also available to provide extra support outside of Sprout through personal guidance, resource knowledge, etc to the families of gifted children.  I find her an absolute delight and am truly thankful that she cares so profoundly for the concept of Sprout and for each and every child that attends.

Growth, Development, Nurture…

“Sprout is an amazing program that my son has participated in for the past couple of years.  The program is one of the best for several reasons:

-I love the fact that many of the ideas come from the students themselves.  It’s wonderful to see a program that caters to each child’s interests and passions.  

-In addition, there are a wide variety of activities that are experimental in nature, the children are engaged in exploration and research picking up important skills that can be applied in an out of school.  

-The projects are also culturally diverse in that the children are exposed to art from other cultures, such as the Japanese Art of marble painting, “Suminagashi.”

-Additionally, each week is so different from the last and covers a wide range of subjects.  For instance, my son learned about poetry and board games and then created his own. He also learned about scientific concepts such as physics and the geomagnetic field by creating levers and a compass. In fact, one of his favorite projects was in making a simple hydropower machine that utilized the power of water to pull up a small object.  I’m constantly blown away at how all the activities are so complex and detailed yet perfectly suited for each child’s age and development.

Judy Wahl is a talented educator, with a warm heart and a great enthusiasm for what she does.  I hope my son will be able to continue with the program for many years to come!”


Sprout Offers So Much!