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Anderson Private School For The Gifted & Talented



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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $105,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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Posted January 12, 2014

Thank you Andersons for essentially saving my son's life, for giving us hope for his future, for enabling him to love school and life again. I hate to think where our family would be without you all. So at this time of year and all the days since we met you, I am thankful beyond measure for you all.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2013

The Anderson School does amazing things. I cannot say enough to thank them. They have totally turned around things for my child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 9, 2012

Finding the Anderson School was such a blessing on so many levels for us. We had been led to this most amazing oasis where each child is nurtured and every part of the child learns by revealing and sharing who they are. You, Mrs. and Dr. Anderson, have been blessed with these incredibly compassionate hearts, higher planes of intuition, years of experience teaching, all garnered together making you so humanly adept at knowing when a child is feeling particularly vulnerable, alone or misunderstood. You know what this child needs to hear. I have observed you do this hundreds of times. There is an ambiance at the Anderson School almost like a force of palpable energy for each child who walks in here; a place and people who magnify hope, encouragement, a striving to know that the world of learning is an infinite experience that sometimes means delving way down, through and beside one's deepest uncharted territories. However ultimately (magically) you model and teach these children that learning is an experience to be joyfully shared with their friends. I hope you know that on a scale 1 to 20, 20 being the best overall experience ever, my son would rate Anderson at 100.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 11, 2012

I want to thank everyone at the Anderson School for giving me back my son who loves to learn. Six years ago I brought my broken and unhappy boy, who hated school, to the Anderson School and they turned him into a happy, well adjusted young man who is looking forward to entering college this Fall, at the age of sixteen. It has been a wonderful relief to know that the environment he was in was safe and free from the all the typical problems, like drugs and crime, found in other schools. To me, the freedom from worrying about such things was a great gift. Thank you all!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 21, 2012

We are very thankful to Dr. and Mrs. Anderson for being the kind of people we can trust to raise and educate our beloved son.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 17, 2012

There is so much that I admire about the Anderson School. There are several beautiful animal friends, dogs and other pets such as a rabbit at the school. They are very therapeutic for the children. And the union of the two, working and playing together in such harmony, is a beautiful thing to see. My son has learned many things from these pets, and I believe love is the primary thing I see. The Andersons also allowed him to bring his puppy to school and stay with him all day. This made my son feel very much at home. Thank you Andersons. I appreciate all of the special things you do.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 12, 2012

My son has expressed to me countless times how much he has enjoyed the freedom he experienced in learning and working at his own speed. He actually finished THREE years of math in just one year. He worked very hard, and I can honestly say I don't think he misused even one moment in learning last year. Thank you for giving him an experience he will NEVER forget. I appreciate so much the Anderson School giving him this wonderful opportunity.
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Posted June 3, 2012

My son finished another great year at Anderson. And in viewing the school play on their website, I must admit that the kids were fantastic! This was the best Shakespeare production my son has been in. This performance did wonders for his self-esteem. I thoroughly enjoyed Othello! George Rodriguez proved once again in directing this challenging play, that he can elicit professional quality performances from children of any age. Congratulations! It truly was a superior production.
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Posted May 25, 2012

I wish to say thank you, a soul to soul truly felt gratitude. I heard during my search for a school, there will not be a perfect school. But yes! We found our school! I know of no other school that is so warm, loving, that you can feel the energy level when you walk in the feeling is incredible. One of the greatest gifts Anderson gives is a level of trust, knowing your children feel safe, loved and educated with respect and dignity. Our son is filled daily with a sense of pride, confidence and excitement to go to school and learn. We love most that all children can be themselves and learn at their own level, no pressure and no worries of being judged by peers and staff - for accepting that children learn differently. There's always someone to help with patience until he understands. My son loves Dr. A's jokes and that any question asked, you know there's always a great laugh and smile coming your way with his answer. He admires Mrs. A's strength-n-wisdom to teach with a great patience & passion and most important, a loving heart for all children. And the dogs give warmth-n-comfort. We are excited & blessed to have the opportunity to attend another year at Anderson School!
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Posted March 13, 2012

Before coming to the Anderson School my son had begun to give up and withdraw. Now he is learning to trust people again and is excited about what the school has to offer him. He is excited about getting out of bed in the morning to go to school. He respects Dr. Anderson and Mrs. Anderson tremendously. Thank you for your tremendous wisdom and compassion. The school is making a big difference in his life and in the life of our family. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 4, 2012

I am more grateful to both Dr. and Mrs. Anderson and the most truly remarkable, magical place you have created, than I can express. Thank you.
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Posted January 9, 2012

Thank you Anderson family for all your help. I hope you know how much we appreciate everything you've done for our son over the years and what a positive difference you've made in his life. Your school is very special and we were blessed to find it! Thanks.
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Posted November 26, 2011

My parents placed me in a positive academic environment that had a curriculum which enabled me to graduate early. Through the academic privileges of attending the Anderson School, I have better established my identity and I have grown as a person. The environment was positive, upbeat and salutary. By attending this smaller school, I received a more personalized education. The curriculum was designed around helping a student learn not through busy work, but through advancement according to each student's ability. Such a system allowed me to graduate early. I am glad to have attended such a school that helped me hone my academic abilities and offered me the academic freedom to advance according to my own initiative.
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Posted October 10, 2011

I have to admit I cried all the way home, tears of happiness that our son is happy at last. Thank you for accepting him in your wonderful school. We are simply overjoyed. You have such an organic environment at Anderson. Thank you so, so much. I am so relieved, you have no idea. I love that kid so much and my heart is just swelling that he is happy again.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 4, 2011

I would love to say so many things I hold in my heart that words cannot convey. The Anderson School family is a part of me. I have found that I truly need everyone in this school in my life more than anyone could know. Thank you for taking the time to love me and my children. It is returned tenfold in my heart but words somehow fail to convey the depth of my feeling. I truly cherish the days my children are with the Anderson School.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 16, 2011

I only spent a brief time at the Anderson School. However, it was a life changing experience. Attending the Anderson School not only provided me with a high level of education, but also with the skills of how to cope with and make it through life successfully. I wish I could have spent more time here to gain more of the knowledge that it taught throughout the years. This is an exceptional school and I would recommend any parent looking to enhance their child's education and future to attend the Anderson School.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 20, 2011

My family is so fortunate to find this school. Every day brings a happy child back to our home. He is full of energy and anxious to go to school every day. What a difference this makes, not only in his life, but in ours. May God bless each one of you as you strive to maintain such a pleasant place for our son to grow and mature into a man. I credit you with making a huge difference in our lives. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 7, 2011

I want everyone to know what a wonderful place we have found at the Anderson School. The small and very personable campus is perfect for our children who are, quite simply happy. Thank you for giving us back the children we knew long ago. They are now free of all prescribed behavior influencing drugs and are truly happy, as are we. We have rediscovered their beautiful personalities. I know it must be difficult to provide such a personalized program of study and to work with each child in such a warm way. My husband and I are very grateful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 17, 2011

All the research shows that gifted people need support behind them. The higher the level of giftedness the more support they are going to need. That's why the Anderson School is so important. It's a ready made support for people that do not view the world through everybody else's eyes. And they are there daily, to support each other. I believe that God directed our son to this school, so that he could be given the things that he knew he needed. The Anderson's took him under their wings and there is no way we could ever repay them for what they did. It is beyond our comprehension. You have got to have the stars in your crown for what you have done. Just know that we love you and appreciate you very much.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 26, 2011

When my daughter came to the Anderson School, she was entering fourth grade and was reading on a first grade level. The previous year, she had cried real tears every night saying nobody liked her. She really enjoyed school for the first time at the Anderson School. She was able to relax and stop comparing herself to everyone else. She loved all the animals they have around and the relaxed atmosphere. When she went back to public school for fifth grade, she tested out her reading on a fifth grade level. She read the whole Harry Potter series on her own! This is amazing because before she hated to read. Today she is a sophomore at the University of Texas in Odessa. She makes friends easily and is the most outgoing of all my children. She is still dyslexic and dysgraphic but she but she is confident that she is smart and doesn't let anything stop her. She had a 3.0 + GPA her freshmen year and received the sophomore extension of the freshman scholarship. I think sending her to the Anderson School was the best thing I did for her and I often tell others who have similar problems with their kids about you. I hope you continue your school for a long, long time.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 31%
Hispanic 12% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 6% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14900 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth, TX 76108
Phone: (817) 448-8484


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