Resource: Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, CT)
Website: Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, CT)
Description: This residential school, chartered in 1874, will work with students of exceptional ability to come up with a suitable educational plan and awards credit for work completed at other secondary institutions and students can test out of classes. The curriculum is flexible enough to allow some specialization and the school is comfortable in allowing intellectually motivated students to explore as they will. Academically vigorous, the school promotes active learning and close faculty-student bonds.

Comments: Contributed by: Student on 8/31/2006
The school supported me in completing an unprecedented two-year independant study in documentary filmmaking and history which fell outside any traidtional curriculum boundaries. A word of caution: it can be hard for a highly gifted student to adjust here. A student will find teachers who are also highly gifted and uderstand those students. However, even at Loomis where the student population is significantly smarter than the norm there is a certain amount of resistance to learning for learnings sake. Students may have to deal with some odd questions about why they are interested in something if it won't help them get into college. However, class discussions at Loomis are exicting and engagaging, especially in advanced classes. On the whole, an excellent school that is highly supportive of gifted kids.

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