Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented

The Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT) is a non-profit organization of parents and educators whose common purpose is to support gifted education in School District 220. On this website you will find information about BCGT, the events we sponsor, newsletters, contact and membership information and links to other interesting resources. We hope you join us!

We are looking for some enthusiastic parent volunteers to join our board.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with your children's education and advocate for extended services in our district. BCGT is an entirely parent volunteer run organization and without your help and participation, we cannot continue to provide the programs, advocacy or networking opportunities for our membership. If you are interested in a board position or just helping with a specific event, we encourage you to email us here

Upcoming Events
  • BCGT College Night on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 PM,
    held at the Black Box Theater at BHS

    Please join us for BCGT's very first College Night!
    BCGT College Night
    Headlining this event will be Sonia Lal, founder of Ivy League Potential Sonia, who is also a member of the National Association for Gifted Children, will focus on the specific topic of preparing the gifted child for the college admissions process.

    Joining Sonia will be Catherine M. Lewis, Executive Vice President at PATH, a college counseling service based in Lake Forest. Catherine is also experienced in the preparation of gifted students for college.

    Rounding out the college discussion will be Mari Franklin, a local college counselor and principal at

    Space is limited! Reserve your spot now by clicking here.

Check it out!
  • We have moved to the system of emailing you with all new information periodically. You can go to the Newsletter page to view previous issues of our newsletter. 
  • BCGT has again awarded over $1500 in classroom grants in the 2012-2013 school year!
    We are very proud to honor these grants to our extended teachers and classrooms and would like to thank our members for their contributions which made this possible. Please click on the link above to view a summary of the grants that were honored last year.
  • Links to Summer Program options are available here.
    BCGT does not endorse/review these programs.
    It is just a resource for you to explore.