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Gifted Private Schools & Programs in United States

A survey of the gifted education landscape in United States. Find 2 schools for gifted kids below.


On this page, we cover private schools in the United States that offer gifted programs and support. We also touch on public schools for gifted kids.

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of private vs. public options, start with our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of gifted schools in the United States

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in United States

  4. Compare gifted schools

  5. A primer on gifted education
  6. Further resources


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These are self-contained gifted schools, where 100% of the students are gifted. Teachers and staff can focus on tailoring the environment to gifted students, without compromise.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)  

  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Student-pacedUS $61,500


These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Student-pacedUS $60,000 to US $160,000




Our gifted education guide has advice specific to finding gifted programming. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. We have six annual school expos, where leading private and independent schools exhibit. Find a gifted school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids parent discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics about gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and school officials to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Attending open houses are a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some general advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to gifted programs, check out our main gifted education guide.





Broadly speaking, the cost of gifted schools in United States reflects private school tuition in general. Private schools can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year for day students.

There are quite a few affordable private schools for gifted kids. Inexpensive schools can often provide an excellent education by focusing on the classroom basics. You don't need to spend a fortune on bells and whistles: the key is getting your child individualized support. Having said that, the pricier schools will tend to provide a wider breadth of in-class and extracurricular opportunities. They will also tend to be larger and more established. Nonetheless, for most schools, the largest operating expense is usually teacher salaries.


 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)




 Legend:

DS: Dedicated gifted schools
DC: Dedicated gifted classes
SE: Subject-enrichment
CC: Curriculum compacting
IS: Guided independent study
CL: Cyber-learning
AC: Accelerated pace
LI: Language immersion
AP: Advanced Placement
IB: International Baccalaureate
SN: Special needs and LD support
 
 DSDCSECCISCLACLIAPIBSN
Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500




  •  
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • 1976$0100%120
    Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500
  • 194850%253




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • TraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 12Special needs school
    Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500
  • Liberal ArtsStudent-pacedSupportive4Special needs schoolLight integration





     Legend:

     ADHD

    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 12100%
    Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500
  • Boarding: rolling3 - 750%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000




  •  
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500
  • 50%50%50%50%50%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500
  • Traditional MathExpositoryTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative




     
     
    Student council
    School newspaper
    Yearbook
    Radio club
    Photograph club
    Art club
    Choir
    Band
    Dance club
    Yoga club
    Drama club
    Debate club
    Chess club
    Math club
    Science club
    Robotics club
    Computer club
    Environmental club
    Outdoor club
    Community service
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500




  •  
     
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Chamberlain International School
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • $60,000 to $160,000
  • Hampshire Country School
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
  • $58,500 to $58,500




  • Make no mistake: gifted kids have different needs than typical students. These learners are often so advanced in their intellectual abilities that they are outliers in the classroom: a normal curriculum and approach won't be enough. When these students don't receive the custom support they need, they can disengage from school—and even become depressed.

    If you know or suspect your child is gifted, you're faced with the following questions:

    You can also consider options, like language immersion programs, the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement courses (for older students), or other alternatives like Montessori schools.

    If you're still grappling with these questions, start with our introductory guide to gifted education. Once you're versed in the fundamentals, revisit this page to explore your specific school options in United States area.

    Private school policies

    Private schools are not required by law to provide support for gifted children—and many don't. On the other hand, some private schools are able to offer highly individualized programs for gifted learners. The term "buyer beware" definitely applies here: it's up to you to make sure schools are properly set up for gifted learners. The list of private schools on this page (above) is a good place to start your search.












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