School for Gifted Children in Hinsdale IL - High School Program

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Our gifted school has a very intimate high school program, which has a maximum of twelve students, and focuses on extremely individualized instruction.  It brings together the best of a home-school type of curriculum in a small social setting with expert teachers.

Who is this program for?

  • Gifted students who want to work through credits more quickly or take concurrent college classes.

  • Bright students who prefer a very small classroom setting.

  • Students who participate intensively in sports or activities and need a shortened school day due to those activities.

  • Students who may prefer creative internships and innovated learning opportunities over traditional high school activities such as sports, clubs, or school dances.

What makes our program unique?

Projected Learning:

  • Although this is an extension of our projected learning course in the lower grades, at this level students are given not only more autonomy, but encouraged to challenge themselves towards more real-world and interdisciplinary experiences; such as teaching an elective, writing a novel, or interning at a local business.

  • We understand that a student’s primary goal is learning how to live as an independent, motivated, and successful adult. We support students on their quest to develop networking skills, master executive functioning, and embrace independent creativity and motivation.

Career and College Guidance:

  • With the help of a teacher mentor, students are assisted to research careers, meet and interview professionals in those fields and set up shadow days in order to make informed decisions about their future careers.