Permanently Chartered by the
New York State Board of Regents
Accredited by the
New York State Association
of Independent Schools
Long Island School for the Gifted (LISG) is the only school of its kind on Long Island. A private coeducational day school for gifted students in grades K-9.
The year the school was founded by our Director, Carol Yilmaz, and nine other parents who were seeking an appropriate education for their gifted children.
The number of different school districts in Suffolk, Nassau and Queens counties that our students hail from. Currently, there are over 275 children in attendance. As a result, there is a diverse student body representing numerous cultural, religious and economic backgrounds. An atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance permeates the building.
The student/faculty ratio. Class size is small, typically 16. This provides numerous opportunities for student/teacher interactions. Students work from one to three years above grade level in all subjects.
The number of classrooms and labs that LISG occupies. Additionally, there are two computer labs, a library, two music rooms, two art rooms, a full-size auditorium, two gymnasiums, a cafeteria and a multi-purpose room. Outside facilities include acres of playing fields, two large play structures and several tennis courts.
The number of parts the school is divided into; Pre-K, Lower (K-3), Middle (4-6) and Upper (7-9). The Lower School classes are self-contained although students visit specialists for science, computer, foreign language, art, music, library and physical education. Departmentalization begins in fourth grade. By the upper school, students are taking high school level courses which culminate with the New York State Regents exams in June. Extra-curricular courses, activities and clubs are built into the school day.