Leonardo Gifted School is partner or member of: COBIS - Council of British International Schools, ECHA - European Council for High Ability, WCGTC - World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, AERO - Alternative Education Resource Organization, BPLUSA - Big Picture Learning Design USA, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Phychology and Educational Sciences, University of Connecticut - Neag School of Education, Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Education
In our school every child learns at his very own speed and has an individual educational plan.
Our priority is balancing the emotional, social and intelligence quotient of you child, so he can enjoy school and life.
Every child has unique training needs and there are a lot of great schools for them in Romania.
Leonardo is for the gifted children between 3 and 12 y.o. who cannot perform at their true value in the existing schools. We understand that gifted children first need a proper balance between their high IQ (over 130) and their EQ (usually lower than the IQ) and then they will be able to perform at their own speed.
Leonardo is for the gifted children who are currently looking for alternatives to the standard education. We know how to make learning interesting, full of joy and really effective.
We are committed to make your child happy by learning, using innovative teaching methods.
Here is how:
* the children are drivers, and the teachers are facilitators because we follow the perspective of the children. So children are fully involved in the learning process.
* 4+ learning specialists working in the same time with a group of 15 pupils
because the gifted children need full attention and learn at different speed
* Enrichment and Kinest
Enrichment gives your child the chance to experiment exactly what he wants to explore
3 sessions of Kinest every day; this will balance brain hemispheres and develop body
* An Individual Educational Plan per child is closely followed by the Director of Education
because every child is responsilble to learn at the minimum every subject, but he can
easily out-perform in several fields of interest
Leonardo is a bilingual school (English and Romanian), using differentiated teaching strategies which uniquely support the needs of gifted children, based on the National British Curriculum (audited by COBIS)
Read more about our methods
Our mission is to prepare your child to be ready for the role of 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.
* how to take decisions
* team work & more
Use at true value their IQ
* how to think outside the box (De Bono‘s lessons)
* divergent thinking (generate creative ideas by exploration) & more
Autonomy in the learning process
Learn more here
(the school is planned to open this autumn the parents‘ commitee is actively searching for scholarships)
Oct 3rd: estimated school opening
ongoing – Sep 15th : applications are open (8 stages of selection)
ongoing – Sep 3rd : applications for EUR 6.500 scholarship are open
(children 3 – 12 y.o.; also fits for admission into the Academic Program “School of Excellence”)
8 Step Selection
Step 1: IQ test, WISC IV / SON-R international test
Step 2: Emotional Development and Personality Evaluation with Psychologist
Step 3: Interview of the Parents with the Psychologist and Counsellor
11 years experience with gifted education, Monica is Leonardo‘s CEO.
As the Project manager of Centrul Gifted Education, she contributed significanty to defining the first and only Romanian law on the special needs of gifted children, Law 17/2007. Mensa UK member, past Vicepresident and Project Manager of IRSCA Gifted Education.
Gifted Education Centre
Throughout the past 5 years, has accumulated more than 1500 hours of direct work with the gifted children, more than 1500 children tested at international standards and more than 150 children attended the organization’s weekend academic program.
Florian Colceag, PhD
International expert in gifted education supports Leonardo Gifed School and will be one of the mentors
Florian Colceag, also named „the geniuses‘ coach“, owns a PhD in economics, a world record of 84 medals at international maths contests with the students he trained, specialist in math modling theories, member of Club of Rome
(authentic personalities, teacher of the Enrichment classes)
Mentorship in math, complexity in thinking and crisis solving
He is an instrumentalist artist, singer and songwriter. He graduated from the Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima”, in Cluj-Napoca, Department of Cello and Chamber Music.
Offers mentoring in Development of ecological, intelligence, Skydiving, Gliding, Swimming
Mentorship in thinking and surviving by thinking
Offering English lessons and in the art of story-telling.
Cecilia is a DIY (do it yourself)
mentor and she will support children
to create practical objects
Mentoring for percussion, salsa, juggling
Mentoring for Emotional Geography: Virtual trip around the world of travel photography. Travel experiences accompanied by local music. Swing for customs and legends from other cultures.
Mentoring in piano study
Honorary mentor in inventics
Mentoring in the acting art
Mentoring in rapid learning, speed reading and acceleration
Mentoring in the development and integration of multiple intelligences
Workshops: Creative Writing and Reading, Critical Thinking and Argumentation, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to the History of Religions, Applied General Knowledge, History of Games, Applied Creativity
Mentoring in kinesthetic development and creativity
Offering mentoring in chess
by Gifted Education Centre
(great ways to interact with the mentors of Leonardo Gifted Schol)
Bright Summer Program
(different slots in July and August)
click for details
Academic Program School of Excellence
(weekend program for gifted children, Oct – May)
click for details
(The School of Excellence -weekend program-, The Bright Summer School and The Summer Camp)
“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.