Environment

Drawing on the Montessori method, we are creating a “life platform” that inherently supports ideals that are important to the human need to build, belong to, and participate in a healthy community. The Montessori method has shown that students need to be able to select (not be assigned) from a “menu" of appropriate level tasks. Among the many unique qualities we know gifted learners possess, we understand that gifted students require learning arrangements that provide them the opportunity to engage in a high degree of self-direction.With this structure as a backdrop, kids are able to explore the reasons why things don't feel right for them in the other learning environments. They can work through the obstacles that have developed because of misunderstandings, overexcitabilities, and sensetivities.

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