Romania has the biggest percentage of gifted children in Europe. Without a dedicated education program, 97% of them will not discover their talent. Prof Florian Colceag, international expert in gifted education, endorses and will teach at Leonardo Gifted School. Public fundraising and crowdfunding are vital for the school to function.
Our intent is to educate children of many different nationalities with a high quality global education in a gifted oriented environment. So, the child is ready to take the role as an inspirational leader, to be committed, respectful towards nature and the human environment, to challenge his/her abilities in solving complex problems and to spread joy in anything he/she achieves.
Our guarantee for an education of quality is an unprecedented number of over 1000 hours of expertise and experience of direct work with gifted children. And what makes us completely different from any other school is that we offer more than 24 differentiators.
Our main purpose is getting the children to experience the state of maximizing self-potential. Our ultimate goal is to support children to be happy for who they are.
Through self-knowledge, through directed learning about real potential, we learn together about our inner resources and capacities. By becoming conscious about abilities, and acquiring attitudes towards learning, positive relations and positive communciation and thinking, the child gains capacities for a life time and feels supported with life capacities and skills. We support long-term learning, through affectionate learning and practically integrated learning through hands-on practice, real case studies, solving misteries, solving crisis, and many other neuroscience based learning (SOLE method, Whole brain teaching, etc).
Do you want for your gifted child a highly selective learning environment, with colleagues of high ability similar to your child, where she/he can make friends with, where children feel happy with who they are, included, respected for their abilities, appreciated for their uniqueness and supported to develop to their highest potential?
At Leonardo Gifted School we welcome you to the community of gifted children, where kids are supported to learn at the level of their abilities, where they are appreciated for their uniqueness.
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We offer an extremely important value added enrichment with selected high profile mentors which ensures that the child can extend the knowledge and talent in the area of passion with a person who has a romance with the subject, who has obtained highly respected status in the field and is in love with the idea of paying his knowledge forward to gifted children.
We work with a specialized team, which includes, among other specialists, dual degree teachers, Mensa teachers, psychologists as partners in the process of education and counselling. We offer a very high staff to student ration. We know the high intensity of learning and the energy and the level of student involvement and we provide the means for a high collaborative and direct working with the teachers.
We hold yearly a recognition event for the IQ tested children with international tests like WISC IV or SON-R. We mark a moment of glory for the children: each year we recognize the efforts of the children tested. They have made a remarkable effort. Children are acknowledged for their high intelligence and this can motivate them for a lifetime. It is this effort of recognition that can lead to a new society, like Dr. Sally Reis (Professor Emeritus of the University of Connecticut Board of Directors, past President of NAGC, USA) said
Widespread social recognition of talent and intelligence widely promotes talent and intelligence in society.
Our Selection at international standards
We select children in a non-biased process, based on a multi-discipline multi-specialist approach, with a very well researched and specialized International standards selection which includes international standardised tests, interviews both with the child (we see from the beginning the child as being able to choose and decide for his own development) and the parents, behavioural evaluation to offer a rich and highly valuable input and feedback for parents on what is best suited for the child.
We view children for their own capacity to take decisions, and they respond exactly with that. They take charge of themselves and become decision-makers.- Principal CEO
We proudly announce 100% satisfaction rate among gifted kids.
We are here so that every child who shows high intellectual capacity can experience the enriched, differentiated and accelerated learning environment they need. This helps the child to experience his potential, to be happy with his being, all in all leading to a happy, responsible and meaningful adult life.
Gifted education programs and strategies benefit gifted and talented students longitudinally, helping students increase aspirations for college and careers, determine post-secondary and career plans, develop creativity and motivation that is applied to later work, and achieving more advanced degrees (Colangelo, Assouline & Gross, 2004; Delcourt, 1993; Hébert, 1993; Taylor, 1992; Lubinski, et al, 2001). Research That Supports the Need for and Benefits of Gifted Education. NAGC, USA
Gifted children deserve the best education they can possibly receive.
“The most important thing Stefan learned at this school is how to analyze a situation and make a decision. My boy gets in contact easier with other children.”
“Horia had a significant evolution. He learnt especially tolerance and acceptance of others. Language development is one of the most important skills developed.”
“I have learnt to listen to my child and how to better communicate from child to parent and vice versa. He works much better and is more responsible.”
“Alexandra learnt here emotional management, how to speed-learn and how to think, how express her opinions, and personal needs, to develop the ability to interact and communicate with strangers.”
“Mary had a positive evolution: she is more calm, more tolerant, more understanding. She has improved greatly her behavior in the community.”
“I learnt how a passion looks like in Sofia. See learnt how to show respect for other people and not to offend them (although she does not apply this with her brother :-)) “
“I noticed that Ioana can learn a lot through play. That she can read quickly and she can increase speed with continuous practice. “
“Matthew has a rising positive ascension. We are very pleased with the school.”
“Bogdan had a surprising uptrend both by opening to himself and to others. He shows increased self-confidence in his ability to solve his own problems.”
“Stef is a child more intelligent than others. We found that she shows very much kindness. I noticed that she communicate much better now.”
“At this school Denisa can be calm, she can temper herself, and time does not seem to be a problem for her any longer.”
“Alexander is very excited about the courses he attended. He wants to continue the next year. We observed a positive evolution.”
“He learnt to have more self-confidence and his self-control has improved and he made friends …”
“Being a child with a wide opening to new experiences, Octavian praised the quality of the school he attended. He has learnt a new perspective on the issues raised. “
“I am very happy with the evolution of Theodore; he has gained more confidence in himself, he is more freely and more quickly in assimilating information. “
“I am very happy with my child’s personality development due to the activities conducted throughout the year in this school.”
“My child’s self confidence has grown a lot, maybe too much; interest was aroused on certain topics, interacting with children and teachers involved was very natural and very different from that of the regular state school.”