Why Weiss?

Teacher teachingWe have a unique program: We offer a full-time gifted education in an independent school setting that is well rounded. Following best practices for gifted learners, we unleash the potential of gifted students through curriculum compacting and subject acceleration. We emphasize creativity, communication and critical thinking skills across all areas of the curriculum.

We help students explore their passions: Our curriculum includes a wide variety of special area classes including Art, Music, Spanish, Mandarin, Physical Education, Taekwondo, Creative Movement, Dance, Technology (Robotics, Video Production, Sound Editing) and Media all with teachers trained in those disciplines. This exposure allows students to find their own passion points and make their mark in the world!

We have a vibrant and active community: Parents often comment on the importance of being part of a community of “like minded” parents and of their children to have intellectual peers.

We offer individualized attention and differentiation: Our small class sizes allow our team of professional educators to provide individualized attention and differentiate the instruction to meet the needs of our gifted learners. All of our teachers are certified, many with advanced degrees. All of our teachers must have gifted endorsement or complete it within one year of hire.

We incorporate Learning Styles: We understand that children learn differently. Our teachers provide instruction and opportunities for children to learn in the modality of preference, especially when presenting new and difficult material.

We foster 21st century skills through STEAM and technology: Our students participate in projects involving real world situations through our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Program which is integrated into our curriculum. Our technology-rich classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards. Preschool and Kindergarten classes are stocked with iPads and SMART Tables. Kindergarten- Fourth Grade teachers have access to laptop carts for student use in classrooms. Middle School students participate in a one-to-one program with Macbook Air Computers.

We offer family friendly options: We understand that today’s families are busy and scheduling extra-curricular activities can be a challenge. We offer a full extended day program available as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 6:00 p.m. Program offerings include aftercare, homework help, and a large variety of classes. We also offer an optional lunch program consisting of healthy options that appeal to a child’s appetite.

We unleash the potential of gifted students: Gifted students are exceptional and bright. Our program emphasizes academic achievement, collaboration, and character development. We are committed to unleashing the potential of our gifted learners and prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow.