Turnbull School offers gifted learner support in the form of inclusive practices -- special, custom arrangements made for advanced learners (who otherwise remain in the regular classroom).
Dedicated gifted programs:
|Program|| = offered |
| Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)|
| Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)|
Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)
|Practice|| = offered |
| Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)|
| Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)|
| Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)|
| Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)|
| Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)|
| Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)|
| Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)|
| Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)|
| Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)|
What Turnbull School says: The main focus of a gifted student’s instruction at Turnbull School is to develop confidence and skills in problem solving, independent study, research, and creative and critical thinking without losing the sense of membership in a class. For this reason, we do not withdraw gifted students from the class for special projects or learning activities. Our approach is inclusive, student-centred and socially appropriate, as the students work with children their own age.
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