About Us

Gifted Learning Center - North Shore is an social emotional resource that provides healing experiences for gifted children in a small group, intellectually stimulating environment.We can help them understand why they are not happy at school, and make the adjustments so they can be.

Call today to learn more or to set up an appointment to visit.

FAQ

What classes do you offer and when do they meet?

Many families are used to a schedule of classes, but we don’t offer “classes” in the traditional way. We have created an environment where each child has the flexibility to follow the desires of his or her own mind and pursue activities that call to her in the moment. We call is a “Life Platform”. It is similar to a Montessori environment. Each child is working on something that calls to them, either independently ( Independent Study project or ISP’s) or in tandem with one or more other kids ( Symbiotic study projects or SSP’s). This can be short or long term.

Each child develops a schedule of when to come based on the goals of your family.

How many students are there?

 

We limit the number of students at any given time to five. This allows staff to address situations in the moment, as they occur. One way the literature talks about this approach is “Life space interventions”, or you may have heard the phrase “teachable moment”. These moments are valuable to the child  who is the focus of a particular situation, and to the other children who are observing or involved in some way.

Are you a school?

We are a resource for families who need to help their child understand how to balance their internal functioning with their external situations. We address how a spunky gifted kid (SGK) learns and interacts with their world. As you know, being gifted isn’t something that is an add-on, it is who they are it can affect how they live in small ways and big ways. How they learn is one of the the avenue that we use to help them feel more satisfied and have fewer frustrating challenges. All students who attend GLC~NS full time are also home schooled, as our focus is on supporting engagement with learning environments, rather than getting through a content-based curriculum.

How often should I bring my child?

Some of our kids come for a few hours a week, some for a few days a week, and some come every day for several hours. Depending on the goals you have as a family, we can talk with you about the best plan for your child.

 

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The Center supports gifted and profoundly gifted students in many ways, including as a summer program, an adjunct to families who home school, as an after school resource for students, or as a summer program.
Montessori informed service delivery under the direction of experienced staff, with respect for self-determination and discussion.
Highly customized social emotional support in an intellectually stimulating environment with flexible 90 minute sessions from 12:45 pm to 6:00 pm, M– F
Providing nurturing and thoughtful staff, student, parent and community relationships