Choosing the best Private School for any Gifted Child


Inside the Strange, Psychic World of Indigo Children

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The Struggles of the Gifted Child

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Gifted Children Tracy Riley

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It can be difficult, however, to find the right school. When the public school fails to meet the needs of a gifted child, parents can either homeschool or look for a private school. However, homeschooling is not the right choice, or even a possible choice, for every family looking for alternatives to public school. Whether a school is public or private really doesn’t matter.

What is important is whether the school and its teachers are willing to accommodate the needs of gifted children. To determine if the school is a good fit for your gifted child, you will want to check it out, but you need to know what to look for in a good gifted program. For example, a good gifted program will have.

Explore online schools offering gifted and talented courses online based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Online gifted schools can be some of the best schools for gifted students. Find GATE programs online. Flexibility.

A good school for gifted children isn’t the school with a canned gifted program. Instead, it’s the school that offers flexibility, an individualized program based on the needs of the child. In some states, that’s state law (but that doesn’t mean all schools. In choosing a private school for gifted kids, my boys and I found a supportive new community.

The headmaster often remarked that the students were not “normal,” compared to their age-peers, but their academic, social, and emotional quirks were delightfully normalized when they were part of a community of similarly wired children. By the time you have researched preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools for your child, you will most likely be an expert on finding the right school for your child. That really is the secret to success when it comes to educating your gifted child.

Not every school or every teacher is capable of dealing with a gifted child. Private schools for gifted children are typically highly specialized schools with well-qualified, experienced faculty who understand how to teach gifted children. Schools for gifted children usually base admissions on several criteria and tests, one of which is an IQ test with a minimum of 125-140 the norm. In conclusion, here are the steps to follow in finding a school that fits your child: Focus on your child’s specific traits, both strengths and weaknesses.

For each trait, what would be an ideal environment? Know your priorities. Be flexible and open-minded about other features of the school. Find people who can help.

Choosing the right school for your gifted child Parents today have more options than they once did: traditional public schools, magnet and charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling. There is little compelling evidence that children learn more in any one type of school. So choosing the right school requires asking the right questions.

As Fisher discovered, the gift of having a gifted child comes wrapped in challenges. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to finding the right school for a gifted child, and programs vary depending on the state and district. And sometimes, idiosyncratic interests and adult conversation styles common to gifted kids can be socially isolating.

List of related literature:

There are those schools that focus on the population of highly to profoundly gifted children – see

“The SAGE Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education” by Belle Wallace, Dorothy A. Sisk, John Senior
from The SAGE Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education
by Belle Wallace, Dorothy A. Sisk, John Senior
SAGE Publications, 2018

One good place to start the search is The Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut (

“Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning” by Gene E. Hall, Linda F. Quinn, Donna M. Gollnick
from Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning
by Gene E. Hall, Linda F. Quinn, Donna M. Gollnick
SAGE Publications, 2015

The only ones that might qualify as “gifted” schools are the ones that specialize in the arts, because unless a child is interested in music or art or drama, she wouldn’t enroll there.

“Grandparents' Guide to Gifted Children” by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, A. Stephen McDaniel, Frances A. Karnes
from Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children
by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, et. al.
Great Potential Press, 2004

Special schools generally offer little, if any, opportunity for interaction with normal peers and deprive the child of valuable learning and socializing experiences.

“Human Exceptionality: School, Community, and Family” by Michael L. Hardman, Clifford J. Drew, M. Winston Egan
from Human Exceptionality: School, Community, and Family
by Michael L. Hardman, Clifford J. Drew, M. Winston Egan
Cengage Learning, 2010

Storrs, CT: National Center for Research on Gifted Education.

“The Math Teacher's Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students” by Bobson Wong, Larisa Bukalov, Larry Ferlazzo, Katie Hull Sypnieski
from The Math Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students
by Bobson Wong, Larisa Bukalov, et. al.
Wiley, 2020

Williamsburg, VA: William & Mary, Center for Gifted Education.

“Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners” by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Catherine A. Little
from Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners
by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Catherine A. Little
Sourcebooks, 2016

For example, in 1997, the Washington Post reported that a third of the students in an affluent Maryland County school district had been assigned to gifted classes: “In Howard, parents can bypass all other criteria by insisting their children be allowed into the more challenging classes.

“Teaching to Change the World” by Jeannie Oakes, Martin Lipton, Lauren Anderson, Jamy Stillman
from Teaching to Change the World
by Jeannie Oakes, Martin Lipton, et. al.
Taylor & Francis, 2018

There’s plenty of informa‑tion at to help you and your child identify schools with the kinds of programs your child might want.

“Making the Most of Your Money Now: The Classic Bestseller Completely Revised for the New Economy” by Jane Bryant Quinn
from Making the Most of Your Money Now: The Classic Bestseller Completely Revised for the New Economy
by Jane Bryant Quinn
Simon & Schuster, 2009

My son goes to an expensive private prep school in upstate New York.

“A Moment of Silence: Midnight III” by Sister Souljah
from A Moment of Silence: Midnight III
by Sister Souljah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2016

There are wonderful public schools with special programs for gifted students, and I would have sent Ally to one if I couldn’t have afforded private school, but I was willing to go without “stuff” before I would

“Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Family, Real Love” by Jill Zarin, Lisa Wexler, Gloria Kamen
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  • Excellent presentation thank you. It was very thought provoking. Tracking is something I hadn’t really considered and it is scary!

  • Seems like there are tons of these indigo kids/not kids anymore people so they don’t appear to be all that rare, they’re basically gingers, or albinos without the whole if you live in Africa, and are albino you can be abducted killed, and have your bones ground to dust for rituals, and no I am not kidding you can look that up. Point being these indigo people are all over it would seem.

  • all sociology is about is how black people is so disadvantaged and about removing all blame from them. don’t you think this is being too nitpicky already. when will it be that a black minority be accountable. is it only when one has achieved success? and everyone else at the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder are only there because of the system?

  • Teachers “teaching to the test”. While he couldn’t deviate too much from the curriculum, I’m very glad that my Sixth Form chemistry teacher always used to say “This is what you need to pass the test. Now, if you want to be a good chemist, THIS is what you need to do.” The students who were there just to get a qualification would be satisfied with the first part, but the rest of us would be able to properly engage with the subject if we stuck around for the second half of the lesson.

  • USA tertiary education system is also another barrier to entry to high paying jobs e.g. legal and medicine. Poor students need to go through undergraduate and then work part time to fund their postgraduate which a hurdle that students from wealthy background don’t experienced. This is not the case in UK, Aus & NZ where hard-working and smart students can enter into undergraduates based on their high school results and the gov often subsidises their first bachelor degrees; hence lowering the social inequality for poorer students.

  • Read the story of Vijay Chokal-Ingam and tell me who are at the disadvantage and who are actually most privileged in education system.

  • Kids you are ADH are given caffeine pills cause it does the opposites affect so I can see how the sugar iced tea would do the same

  • Kinda reminds me of people that give trophies to kids for participating and then the kid grows up to think they are special but then they go out into the real world and realize that they are just average and that realization crushes them.

  • 2:41 you imply that the more money a school has, the better it performs. This is simply not true. New York City spends 20k a year on students a year and still has abysmal results.

  • Hello I want to file for a private school affidavit but I’m also scared of filing my paper work, do you mind elaborating more on how you were able to have the administrator help you?

  • Whoa!! So much information…..My mind is blown on all of these options…..I’m in VA…..We have to file a notice of intent to homeschool each year & turn in yearly progress test scores or assessments. Bless You!! I can’t imagine trying to figure all of this out & choosing an option.I’m sure this information is so helpful to CA parents.

  • I differently Don`t want to take over the world, I want to just leave the this planet, I`ve been imprisoned on Earth, All the governments on this planet tell us lie`s, totally disrespectful people, They make laws, then the government’s don`t follow them but expect the people to and jail the people for not following their law that the government`s don`t follow. How many other really feel that way? it not just me I`m shore of it.

  • This is awful…the relationship of clinical psychology to mechanistic ‘fix object outside of the norm’ is so detrimental. The effect of these drugs on young children have shown to have severe affects far into adulthood. This journalist’s (with a degree in journalism I say that with little conviction) ‘conlcusions’ and lines of questioning are incredibly biased if he was taking the concept of inidgo seriously he would have looked further into empirical research that substantiates the relationship to the unified conscious field that we all have ((of which there is a treasure trove Bohr, Feynman, Einstein, Foucault etc etc, Maharashi research 1979..not to mention solfeggio frequencies and electromagnetic absorption and reactivity and responsiveness of minerals to life)).. but that some people (enviromentally, genetically and eneregetically otherwise) may have greater perception of. Not to mention, this guys draws relationship between the mutually exclusive, wonder what indigo was doing to their health…medical marijuana prescriptions…come on now its 2020, everybody smokes weed. Inidgo is not only happening now..its an ever present expression of the universe expressing itself, it is contempory communication that attributes labels.

    No one is more than another, we are all energetic humans..and to my awareness no one proclaimed betterment or would as an ‘indigo’. Its a shame because this piece could have been very scientific, but this guys prejudgudical to spiritual woowoo made it shallow and baseless.

  • My kids are currently at a hybrid charter and I always struggle to explain how it all works. This is such a helpful video! Thank you!

  • U.N., will be downed, Kim Clement 2007 Trump Prophecy, think the Stone he mentions could possibly refer to the Georgia Stones (see Sheila Holm re Georgia Stones.)

  • I’ve been following this series quietly from the beginning and I have to say, this is my favorite episode so far. When I went to college to become a teacher I read lots of books about the role of school in perpetuating social inequalities, and I believe you did a very good job succintly explaining the matter. It’s a shame to see the amount of downvotes and negative comments in this video, when most of it was a sequence of *assertion, backed by statistic*.

  • I hear that at the schools I went to “disabled” has started to mean “spanish-speaking household” due to no child left behind. It makes it really rough on the special ed teachers to have to both care for disabled children and teach ESL.

  • Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I would love to meet an Indigio person. I live in phila pa. I’m working on starting a transitional homeless shelter. I think they would be very helpful to the residents. The Love Lady

  • Wealthy people tend to have higher IQ, and as a result make more money. They pass on their higher than average intellect onto their children. Similarly successful families usually live with other like families, and their combined children make great schools.. Isn’t REAL SCIENCE a wonderful thing

  • The bigger ones ego the more they are triggered by truth. ADHD,ADD etc are just labels that western doctors put on the spiritually gifted to feed their left brain rationality, and to prescribe toxic pharmaceuticals from big Pharma to dumb them down. The great awakening is here..human evolution. We are alchemizing carbon to crystalline…throw the fluoride out as it calcifies the pineal gland, which is the seat of our soul. Age of aquarius is here, thank you Jesus you are the way����������������

  • I am the first person in my family to actually attend college. My mother put herself through nursing school, but, at that time, it was a school of nursing separate from the college system.

  • We are thinking about moving to California. My son is already homeschooled by me. our son is mild autistic. what about the vaccination. He hasn’t gotten shots for 5 years now and hasn’t even gotten sick since.

  • This was soooo helpful! Thank you! My mind was spinning with all the options I was seeing online. We may be moving to CA in a few months and I’m currently homeschooling two of my four kids. Thanks again! ����

  • I think that if you are spiritually minded it is not something you announce it’s something you do, it is slight and invisible and is like breathing or walking, most of the time you don’t know you’ve done anything until someone tells you years later, you are just happy to be, except for extreme desires to plug in to people on a deeper level any people, but not seek people out, needing to be alone alot because you don’t understand anger, inpatients the inability to smile complaining, gossip, and how overwhelming it is to suddenly feel super protective over a stranger that you can’t go and talk to without feeling like a nutter, or having strangers pour their heart out to you when you have had a crappy day, and also these things don’t go away with ADHD medications, it just means you can focus on what you can control, and if humans look deep inside this is every human ����������️��.

  • May i just say, that the comments ive seen, people dont relly know, any thing about it, so i say do your own resurch first.and this vidio, was a p s take.

  • All children are special. Every child is unique in their own way. Unfortunately those special qualities sometimes remain latent because they are never developed. Everybody has a finger print, however, no two people have the same finger print. That alone makes us special. God gave us our own unique identity in just a finger print.

  • Wow that’s so true it’s good to be able to tell the true about what’s really happening with out be labelled crazy with mental diagnosis like in this country��

  • Wow! Thank you for the video. Very detailed explanation. Learned to much. I was getting confused about homeschooling, and this video cleared up the confusion.:-)

  • I remember watching a TV documentary that passed off a Cato institute tidbit that “throwing money at the problem” won’t work. It also asserted that paying kids to go to school works.

  • Jeez, who cares? All i hear from this serious is “Rich white people suck lol”
    Also race really doesn’t change anything in school. It’s all on the student’s performance, if a black/white kid doesn’t feel like doing work that’s on them.

  • “Indigos are a leaderless group… ” Wait a minute. Are you telling me that these alleged “indigo” people have to have or must have a “leader”? I honestly don’t know anything about “indigo” children (most of whom are all adults now), but I can tell you this, this video starts out immediately speaking as if already biased and even judgmental. I wonder why it is that the mainstream media feels the need to pass judgment on people who don’t (and even refuse, rightly so) subscribe to the propaganda that has been (and still is) fed to the population of this planet for decades.

    Uncontrolled capitalism is literally the deadliest dis-ease our species has ever experienced in its (not-that-long) history. Wouldn’t it be better to just produce a show WITH whomever it is that you are interested in making a show about, telling their story, or, letting THEM tell their story, and just let everyone else who’s watching to absorb it and let them decide for themselves how they interpret it, rather than immediately feeding your producer’s bias and personal opinions into the narrative?

    I’m not sure why that guy couldn’t get any past life information on the host of the show, because I am a spiritual channeler and I always get some information on people’s past lives. Human beings don’t just have [a] past life, we have many, many past lives, and we will have many more future lives as well… at least, most of us extant on this planet right now will. The gentleman who is allegedly a self-prescribed “Indigo” who allegedly can channel past lives does seem to be a bit off during his interview. Once in a while, I will come up blank on someone, but it’s not because they don’t have past lives, it has more to do with my state of mind when someone asks me to do a channeling session for them. This is why daily meditation is so important, and there have been days where I didn’t knuckle down and meditate and clear my mind of all the clutter that can gather there. Personally, I suspect that this guy was nervous about having a camera crew there and production people. Not that I know how many folks work on these VICE videos, to begin with. As relaxed as I can make myself, I too, would probably be a bit nervous in an interview like that as well.

    Maybe I should start practicing doing channeling sessions on camera and then post them on my YouTube channel. I generally have not wanted to do something like that because there are so many judgmental people out there, who needs the ridicule? Right?

    I don’t charge people for my channeling sessions, but if they are inspired to give me a tip, I am always grateful. I have been channeling (professionally? Since I don’t charge, can I call myself a “professional”?) since the mid-1980s when my best friend started teaching me how to channel through tapping into my Higher Self. Anyone can learn to channel. Like anything else, it all comes down to true desire and practice, practice, practice.

    Just to make a note, I have felt that there is a slight arrogance with the founder/s of VICE that often times, when watching their videos (which I do like, by the way), makes me wonder what their motivations are behind why they are producing certain videos, to begin with. Not all of their videos can be judged in this way, but I have seen that arrogance and that bias and an agenda behind them.

    It’s interesting too, that I also worked as an Extended Duties Dental Assistant back in my mid-to-late teens. And, this lady dentist is right, Sodium Flouride IS a neurotoxin. The Nazis as well as Soviet Era Russia used Sodium Flouride in the water supplies of their prisons and gulags to chemically lobotomize, to dumb-down and make passive, their prisoners. The United States government somehow has passed (unconstitutionally and illegally, of course) a nationwide law that requires all municipalities to add deadly, poisonous, cancer-causing, and highly TOXIC Sodium Flouride to their water supplies. There is a long history of the use of this deadly, poisonous, and highly caustic chemical being used in water supplies and the obvious reason WHY the ruling class has chosen to create such a powerful karmic ribbon in their lives. What I find offensive in this video is how the host of the show makes fun of the tuning forks and comparing his experience with when he was a child looking up at a picture of Donald Duck on the ceiling. Honestly, how rude. He IS British, though, right? Hahaha! (Nipple twist!)

    Hey, speaking of Donald Duck, have any of you read the book How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart? An excellent book, speaking of the ruling class, it’s about maintaining the status quo of the multi-millionaire and multi-billionaire class, but originally written and published in 1971, it is now available here in the United States (where it was originally banned [by Disney, of course] because it uses Walter Elias Disney’s personal ideology in how he and his very wealthy corporation spread his and the U.S.’s imperialist agenda around the world through Disney’s comic books. I highly recommend reading this book, especially if you feel that you are being bombarded with so much imperialistic capitalism and you just want to tear your hair all out. You can just Google the title of the book since I don’t want my comment to be removed as some sort of advertising. I just wanted to share my enthusiasm for a really good read. It’s very entertaining AND, eye-opening!

    “Holy?” water in a (PLASTIC???!!!) bottle? Really?! Hahaha! No WAY?! Who would hawk “holy?” water and sell it in PLASTIC bottles? I certainly wouldn’t buy it. Of course, I wouldn’t buy it anyway. But, that’s just me. Anyone can make their water “holy” wholly on their own. Hahaha! We are ALL spiritual beings, therefore, we are ALL capable of “blessing” our own water.

  • EFFORT is not distributed equally. Why should income be?

    Only 12% of U.S. adults scored in the highest literacy proficiency levels, and only 9% scored in the highest numeracy levels.

    While 52% of Americans score below the minimum literacy required for coping with the demands of everyday life and work in a complex, advanced society, and successful secondary school completion and college entry.

    Gone are the days of a high school dropout getting a job at the car plant making $25.00 an hour tightening lugnuts.

    People are not being left behind. They are falling behind. America is becoming an ever increasingly technologically driven society and some people are failing to put forth the efforts to keep up.

  • As a sub I get to see a lot of schools, and varations in behavior.

    Unfortunately the number one cause of poor student outcomes is a result of their home-life and whether their parents make enough and or were raised to support the intellectual life.