Resource: Talcott Mountain Academy for Science, Math & Technology (Avon, CT)
Website: Talcott Mountain Academy for Science, Math & Technology (Avon, CT)
Description: This small private school is for "intellectually excited" students and focuses on science, math & technology. It has its own weather station including Doppler, TV station, hypospherium, planetarium, observatory and state of the art computer labs. The 4th through 8th grade program has been well established for over 15 years, and the Primary school (grades K-3) opened in 2000.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 7/21/2007
Besides an intellectually exciting curriculum, TMA offers accleration options that take student up to challenging high school math (precalculus & trig) by the 8th grade. The atmosphere supports academic effort and achievement, without vicious competition or bullying. My oldest thrived academically, developed life-long friendships, and came home each day like most kids come home from a birthday party. My youngest will be starting there shortly, after examing a number of public and private schools. I'm looking forward to an setting where she isn't embarassed to be smart.

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