Individualizing a lesson, a class, an entire curriculum isn’t easy. But it’s what we do.
Our visionary founders discovered in the 1940s the power of a student-centric, collaborative education. Creativity, choice, independence, and free thinking guide an organic exuberance in our curriculum that is thoughtfully and deliberately connected to academic and life goals.
Our approach offers the intellectual challenge gifted children crave and allows them to explore personal passions deeply and imaginatively.
Each path is different—and that’s what we love.
Start/End Times 2021-2022
Lower School Stages I/II: 8:10 am - 3:15 pm
Stages III/IV: 8:10 am - 3:25 pm
Middle School 6th grade: 8:15 am - checkout from 3:15-3:25 pm
Intellectual joy and motivation can only thrive when we respect and nurture the emotional complexity of our gifted children.
Whether teaching in person or via distance learning, our teachers connect deeply with their students and are masters at addressing the multiple—and often very different—levels of development within each child.
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Lower School Curriculum
Our Lower School, serves children ages 2½–11. Students thrive with a rich curriculum of core courses and electives, such as music, dance, art, world languages, science, and physical education taught by specialist in their fields. By the end of Lower School, students have gained a strong sense of self and have developed skills to work independently and think critically.
Our Middle School guides students through these challenging years with meaningful academics, a personalized understanding of each student’s needs, and increasing freedom and responsibility. Students’ curiosity and passion are fed with a wide range of electives, including art, music, theatre, sports, forensics, robotics, world languages, Model UN, and more.
students on average in each Middle and Upper School class
Our Upper School is an energetic community with advanced classes and remarkable freedom to make choices and learn from results. Students benefit from access to extensive AP courses, college-level Malone online courses, strong athletic teams, an exceptional arts program, robotics, debate, independent study, college counseling, and senior projects.