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LISG Acceleration


LISG offers an accelerated educational program.  Personalized acceleration is one of the most thoroughly researched and beneficial practices for gifted children; as the National Association for Gifted Children puts it, “Educational acceleration is one of the cornerstones of exemplary gifted education practices, with more research supporting this intervention than any other in the literature on gifted individuals.”

The beauty of an independent gifted school like LISG is that students can learn and grow with others who are like them.  We have found that LISG’s whole-school approach to gifted education has benefitted our students both more broadly and more deeply than alternative approaches—like isolated “enrichment” activities, single accelerated classes, or simply placing exceptionally intelligent children with older students in higher-grade classes.  With gifted peers, students learn in a cooperative environment that provides for their social and emotional development and in which giftedness is valued and nurtured by every teacher and staff member in the school.

LISG’s approach has paid off in the happiness, achievements, and contributions of its students and graduates.  LISG students routinely win regional competitions, and a large number of LISG graduates go on to be valedictorians of their high schools and to enroll in very selective colleges.  Just as importantly, their experience at LISG has given them a community of remarkable friends and teachers, and it has improved their understanding of the distinctive contributions they can offer the world.

Grades K-3

Lower School

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Art
  • Music
  • Library
  • Spanish
  • Science
  • Writers workshop
  •  
Grades 4-6

Middle School

  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish/Global Languages
  • Study Skills
  • Art
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Music
  • Writers workshop
Grades 7-9

Upper School

  • English
  • Mathematics
    • Regents Algebra I
    • Regents Geometry
    • Regents Algebra II Trigonometry
    • Pre-Calculus
  • Social Studies
    • American History
    • Regents Global Studies
  • Science
    • Regents Chemistry
    • Regents Physics
    • Regents Earth Science
    • Regents Living Environment
  • Foreign Language
    • Spanish 
    • Writers workshop
    •  

Extra Curricular

  • S.A.T. Preparation
  • Thinking Skills
  • Life in a Technological Society
  • Family Living
  • Creative Writing
  • Debate
  • Theater Arts
  • Home Technology
  • Public Speaking
  • Intramural Sports
  • Genius Hour

Contests & Competitions

  • Quizbowl
  • National Spanish Exam
  • American Mathematics Competition (AMC 8 and AMC 10)
  • Scholastic Challenge
  • Math Olympiad
  • Spelling Bee
  • Geography Bee
  • North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition
  • Science Olympiad
  • Creative Communications Poetic Power Contest
  • National History Day (NHD)
  • MARATHON (LOWER SCHOOL
  • Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Competition
    • Stock Market Game
    • Rude Goldberg Competition

Electives

  • Art
  • Competitive Math
  • Scrabble
  • Mathletes
  • Makerspace
  • Debate
  • Scenery
  • Sound Board
  • Extra-curricular 
  • Competitions
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