Resource: Helios New School (Palo Alto, CA)
Website: Helios New School (Palo Alto, CA)
URL: http://www.heliosns.org/
Description: This is a private, progressive secular school based on a constructivist model of education. The K-5 curriculum is designed specifically for gifted students. There is multi-dimensional learning, including social and emotional development, and a low student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. Students are placed where they will be most comfortable socially and academically, not on their chronological ages.

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