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

How to apply

Choose the Test (according to age)

Stages of Evaluation in the selection for Leonardo Gifted School  & IQ Testing

for children 3 to 12 years old

  • Stage 1: WISC IV international test or SON-R international test
  • Stage 2: Motivational behavioural evaluation
  • Stage 3: Specialist counselling based on the data in the child candidature, on the needs of the child

(Evaluation mind map here)

After the Evaluation is passed successfully there are 2 more stages, involving the child and the parents, and they are explained below.

If you want to apply for a scholarship of EUR 6500 for your child for the next year starting Oct 3rd 2017, please make sure you have completed stages 1 – 3 until September 1st.

All parents need to know that the school shall become available when there is a strong financial capacity of the parents with children enrolled to cover the respective costs.

The stages of selection for enrollment in 2017/2018 year will depend on the available places and available scholarshipsmade through the effort of the parents and community involved.

STAGE 1: WISC IV International Test (score 130 or higher) or SON-R International Test

WISC-IV (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – 4th Edition) assesses cognitive abilities (IQ) for children from 6 to 16 years and 11 months old.

WISC IV is the most reputed international test, latest edition, validated and normed on the Romanian population of children started with 6 to 16 and 11 months, approved by COPSI – the Romanian College of Psychologists. It generates a Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) which represents overall intellectual ability. There are 4 composite scores of WISC IV are Verbal Comprehension index (VCI), Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI), Processing Speed Index (PSI), and Working Memory Index (WMI). Read more on wiki.

The cost of the test is RON 450. Pay online (click here) or by bank transfer (see details at the end of the page), send an sms to +40729 029 484 making note of your payment and an email to admissions @ leonardoschool.ro. We will contact you in 48 h.


SON-R (Snijders-Oomen Nonverbaler Intelligenztest) assesses cognitive abilities (IQ) in children from 2.5 to 7 years old.

SON-R is the most actual international test to keep a balance on the rapport of usefulness requirements to temporal and special requirements in assessing intelligence in children from age 2.5 to 7. An undeniable advantage is that it benefits from non-verbal administration, so by default, there is the possibility of testing the intelligence regardless of the child’s language skills! It is synonym to WISC IV – the most famous international for the discovery of cognitive intelligence that can be applied to children 6+ years old. It has a shorter administration of about 1 h. It is validated and normed on the Romanian population of children started with 2 and  months to 7 years old, approved by COPSI – the Romanian College of Psychologists. Read more on Wiki.

The cost of the test is RON 440. Pay online (click here) or by bank transfer (see details at the end of the page), send an sms to +40729 029 484 making note of your payment and an email to admissions @ leonardoschool.ro. We will contact you in 48 h.


What if your child has already taken the test?

If your child has passed an international test such as WISC IV/ SON-R – you can apply to us by sending the scanned test by email to admissions [ at ] leonardoschool.ro, along with a processing fee of 35 EUR (approx. 140 lei). Please click here for the online payment option of the processing fee.



If the result indicates your child has special needs of education and a giftedness profile (WISC IV over 130) we will invite you early on  by email / sms (in maximum 10 days after the receipt of the Stage 1 test result) to enroll into our Final Evaluation.

The cost for the Final Evaluation is RON 450, payable through Euplatesc: click here.


The benefits of entering the Final Evaluation

We understand the counselling needs of the parents. Based on our experience with hundreds of parents we saw how one of the greatest direct benefits of the selection is our approach when the parents receive along with a multitude of information, and insights, also the specialist couselling on what is the best interest of the child, based on the child’s needs.

We know this is of immense added value in the life of both the parents and the child. We believe this is the best approach for a selection which has in mind the purpose of placing the child as the central focus and in meeting the needs of the child, and not any other way around.

The parents are then able to take the best informed decision. Sometimes the child needs more the care of a psychotherapist for personal work with his deep wounds, which he acquired over the course of time, due to mistreatment to his inner nature (see the Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller) and less the challenge of working together in a dynamic school environment.


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What happens after?

Interview of Selection (only for those passing the Evaluation)

STAGE 4 Motivational interview of the parents

Parents shall follow a stage where they are invited to show their capacity and motivation to support the necessary development of their child.This stage is paramanout in the process because the availabltiy of the parenthood to show support of their child in this process is considered by our school the means to a real success based on a partnership between our school and the family as a whole.

STAGE 5 Motivational interview of the child

Children are further invited to work themselves out on our special teambuilding (getting to know each other, relationships, discovery and self-discovery) and to prove their motivation and capacity to get through their personal contribution, their values, abilities and aptitudes, a real plus for the other children in our school.

In order to apply for WISC IV, please submit 450 lei using the Online Payment option (or see below other options available):




Online Payment

If you want to enroll for the international tests, you can enroll through Euplatesc.ro secure online payments


  • Please submit 450 lei using the Online Payment option: WISC IV click here
  • Please submit 440 lei using the Online Payment option:  SON-R click here (includes 10% discount)

Transfer to Bank Account

Please download and fill in the sponsorship contract (dowload it from here).

Transfer the necessay amount our bank account: Centrul Gifted Education, Fiscal Code: 30151382, IBAN (RON): RO71 BACX 0000 0008 0559 5000, Banca Unicredit Tiriac Bank, Drumul Taberei branch, Details for payment: sponsorship.

What’s next?

After the sponsorship, please send an sms to +40729 029 484 making note of your payment and an email to admissions@leonardoschool.ro (if you paid by bank transfer, please send us a copy of the sponsorship contract as well). You will be contacted in maximum 48 h and receive the details for making an appointment for an in-house testing with one of our licensed psychologists. The testing takes place in Bucharest, at Centrul Gifted Education at Berzei 22, sector 1.