Kids’ Brain Gymnasium was founded by parents who were seeking weekend activities that were fun, affordable, and educational. The usual options were boring and unimaginative, and free “pop-up” type events were crowded and draining. They decided to take action and started an in-house chess club that met every weekend.
The chess program was a hit and quickly grew by word of mouth. The kids were excited to learn and practice their new skills with one another, and the parents were cultivating and fostering lasting relationships. Buoyed by this success, the founding parents considered adding activities and taking a more structured approach. They sought to develop group offerings that were similar in nature to chess without being a typical academic program. After months of extensive research and expert collaboration, Kids’ Brain Gymnasium and the A.M.P.E.D.U.P. philosophy were born.
Our classes do for the mind what fitness clubs do for the body.
At K.B. Gymnasium, our mission is to expand the cognitive flexibility and executive function of children in order to enhance their success across disciplines.
K.B. Gymnasium is the first group-based cognitive skills training facility. We adhere to the theory that children are best prepared for academic, athletic, and social success when these abilities are sharpened. Our unique games and workshops deliver our A.M.P.E.D.U.P. philosophy in an engaging and enjoyable manner, infusing children with the heightened problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making that improve all other areas of their lives. Parent involvement is encouraged, and we provide guidance for caretakers to reinforce new skills at home.