Can anyone recommend a public or private school in central NJ that is responsive to the needs of profoundly gifted children (above the 99.9 percentile IQ and several years ahead)? Our son cries nearly daily (he is in first grade) that he is terribly bored. He gets pulled out of class 45 minutes a week, but the remainder of time has to listen to things he learned years ago. We are looking for a school that understands we don't want to push him, we just want him to have a happy fulfilling school experience, which all children deserve. Any advice about good or bad schools in central NJ would be much appreciated. Anyone out there know of any alternative schooling ideas? I have a full-time career so can't home-school.
I noticed your post about a year and an half ago. I hope you have found a good school for your child. I am not offering any advice, instead, am hoping to learn from your experience. We are moving from Seattle to the Princeton area in New Jersey. I, too, have a son, who has an IQ score above the 99.9 percentile. He is currently in K at a gifted program in Seattle. Have you been able to found a school that is friendly to and understands gifted kids? Thank you very much in advance for any insights you might be able to offer!83199
The HEROES Academy for the Gifted is a school for the gifted and talented in New Brunswick. It is a very small school that will cater to students performing at the high school or college level in at least one subject area. Placement is based on demonstrated ability without any minimum age requirement although most of the highly gifted students that participate start around 10-11 years old and age out around 16-17 years old.
See http://HEROESgifted.org for more information83597
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