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FALL 2020

This year's Fall program includes a full school schedule with a full student body.

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CURRICULAR PHILOSOPHY

Developed by the Center for Gifted Education
at the College of William and Mary

 

OUR CURRICULUM

Our overarching philosophy is that the unique needs of gifted students should be addressed in a personalized manner. We aim to meet each child where they are and support their individual needs.
Our classes are group into three cohorts: Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten, Elementary School, and Middle School.
Each cohort contains combination classes, for example, 1st and 2nd grades are paired together, and so on.
Students are typically placed in a grade-level classroom that matches them with age-peers.
They may attend core classes matched by academic ability and need.
Structured this way, our small community has much cross-over and opportunities for collaboration across ages.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN
& KINDERGARTEN

Intro To School

Our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten class is play-based and Reggio Emilia-inspired while supporting academic needs of gifted children who are ready to learn.

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL

1st-4th Grades

Our lower school provides acceleration where needed with ability-based groupings for academics and same-age classes for social-emotional learning and enrichment.

MIDDLE
SCHOOL

5th-8th Grades

Our upper school provides middle school standards and promotes higher-level thinking to prepare students for the transition to high school and higher education programs.

 

CURRICULAR ELEMENTS

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(805) 222-0107

1525 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara CA United States 93101

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