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 Game Night on Friday, November 7, 6:30-8:30 PM,
    held at Station Middle School

    Please join us for BCGT's most popular event!
    BCGT College Night
    It's game night and everyone is invited to come and play a favorite game. From Boggle to Blokus to Stratego they'll all be there. We'll even have Grandmaster Yury Shulman on hand to take on all challengers for a rousing game of chess! So bring your family, ask your friends! Whatever you do don't miss this fun event.
    We'll even have pizza and cookies to keep up your strength while you play.

    Advance registration is encouraged for this popular event. If you are already a BCGT member, it's free. For non members, cost is $10 per family. To register, email us at

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.