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We are an independent, kindergarten through eighth grade school dedicated to serving gifted and talented students. We focus on providing a challenging academic curriculum along with supportive social-emotional guidance. All classes have 15 students or less, and our beautiful, modern campus is in a natural setting adjacent to parks, trails, woods, and wetlands.
In addition to encouraging the utmost development of each child’s academic and creative potential, the school’s program stresses the importance of a positive self-image and the value of one’s own and others’ unique abilities. The school fosters an environment in which students learn
- to absorb the basics of human knowledge as tools for dealing with the present and future,
- to see problems, ask questions and deal with uncertainty,
- to experiment with many methods of problem solving, research and creative expression,
- to think and learn independently.
Soar like an EAGLE!
Throughout history, the eagle has symbolized strength, stamina, courage, freedom, and self-discovery. How fitting that a school that honors students for their remarkable independence and their need to soar without restraint should be called EAGLE! The name EAGLE is also our acronym for the essential components of a fully developed education program for gifted and talented young people.
The EAGLE curriculum stresses the inter-relatedness of all knowledge, the value of inquiry, and the importance of critical thinking. Academic rigor is balanced with creativity, and the striving for excellence with an emphasis on the process of learning.
Students are allowed to accelerate through subjects without unnecessary repetition or drill. This enables them to explore those subjects at a deeper level, to research new areas of interest, or to cultivate other skills and talents.
Guidance and Counseling
Gifted students have unique intellectual, social, and emotional needs during various stages of their development. Counselors are on staff to assist student growth across several domains, supporting their desire for academic achievement, social interaction, emotional understanding, and effective communication.
Latitude in Teaching Strategies, Learning Styles, and Environment
EAGLE teachers have the ability to thoughtfully and creatively address individual differences and adapt teaching strategies to nurture each child’s unique learning style. EAGLE School’s open environment and small class size allow maximum flexibility. Students have gradually increasing opportunities to plan, implement, and evaluate their own learning, thus enhancing their skill and motivation to become independent learners.
Enrichment as an Integral Element
Throughout the school day, EAGLE students are regularly offered opportunities to perform, create, explore, compete, discuss, invent, collaborate, investigate, and celebrate. Enrichment is also available in the form of special in-class and extra-curricular activities, including but not limited to:
- Athletic teams (including volleyball & basketball)
- Musical ensembles & performances (band, strings, voice, musicals)
- Drama, Speech, and Debate
- Science Olympiad
- Math Olympiad / MATHCOUNTS
- Special interest clubs
- TGIF – Friday afternoon programs and assemblies