Leonardo Gifted School is partner or member of: 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

Mission & History

Our Mission:

To offer a unique environment for nurturing the potential of high ability children. We aim to discover and to develop the potential of high ability children to a hollistic persona, through an education of excellence, which promotes differentiation in heterogeneity, by offering an enriched personalized international education. We recognize the special education and counceling needs of gifted children. We support the development of all three areas which make the gifted behaviour, being focused on Renzulli’s 3-Ring Conception of Giftedness.

Our mission:

To provide an enriching environment where children can be nourished in their great abilities and aptitudes to grow and develop to their maximum potential.

Our History

Started in 2010, now in its 14th consecutive year, we are the first center exclusively dedicated to gifted children in Romania.

We are members of ECHA, European Council for High Ability and WCGTC, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Partners to the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences. Internationally, we have been supported by the Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education through the works of Dr. Lannie Kanevsky, Associate Professor, and the University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education through the support of Dr. Sally Reis and Dr. Joseph Renzulli. International Audit: Our project to open a school was audited and recommended by two reputed international Universities CEU Business School and Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Our project is internationally recommended, supported by International legislation and Romanian legislation (Legea 17/2007, Legea 1/2011 sectiunea 14), supported by Professional Ambassadors and Excellence Ambassadors, supported by expert communities in Germany, USA and the EU. Our program obtained 100% satisfaction rate (2014 social study) amongst our gifted. We had its more than 100 gifted children enrolled in our internationally affiliated Academic Program, the only of its kind in Romania, with a selection at international standards.

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Our School Vision

We aim for all our children to:

  • to achieve high academic standards
  • to develop the wit and grit
  • to develop noncognitive skills – Social (SQ), Emotional (EQ), Empathetic, Reflecting/Wondering as well as higher order thinking skills and a high curiosity and interest for learning for a lifetime
  • to develop abilities, capacities, behaviors and attitudes that sustain a moral, integer, highly emotionally intelligent approach in any situation
  • to discover about their abilities and potential (self-discovery of talent) and how to use those in their benefit (especially because of their asynchronous development)
  • to be taught on how to think , how to learn (for their difficulities in setting startegies for learning) and what it means to use their potential in academic and social development (the importance of knowledge and skills as being the key factor in facilitating personal development)
  • to be active and interactive through feedback, participation, debates, teamwork
  • to be self aware of his / her interests, likes and dislikes and particular aspects of his/her learning
  • to feel valued and to give value
  • to have the capacity to have initiative, to innovate, to think outside of the box and be an inventor and divergent thinker
  • to better prepared for the future and to self-manage in a world of globalisation
  • to take responsibility for personal actions and consequences of their actions and to be able to take decisions and judge for their own, to solve crises and make choices in provocative situations
  • to be highly creative
  • to develop autonomous learning capabilities and self-knowledge (inner knowledge, self-expression and self-valuation)
  • to develop in body, mind and soul
  • to have a deep connection with nature and the family and to share their vision to the wider community through personal works– individually or in group work
  • to be fully equipped with abilities to manage world class technology
  • to make a meaningful contribution in the society