Gifted schools in Victoria

Find the top gifted schools and programs in Victoria.


On this page we cover private and independent schools in Victoria, BC that offer gifted programs and support.  This may include gifted schools and programs in downtown Victoria, Victoria West, Oaklands, Fairfield, Rockland, Harris Green,  Jubilee, Fernwood, and North Park. 

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of gifted programs and assessment, start with our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of gifted schools in Victoria

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in Victoria

  4. Compare gifted schools

  5. A primer on gifted education
  6. Further resources




Listen to the Our Kids gifted programs podcast

38:22

Private schools are not obligated to support gifted learners with special programs. Many private schools don't—even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted classes, and schools offering in-class gifted support. Then, in the fourth group, we identify schools that don't offer formal gifted support but have accelerated curricula for all their students.


These schools have a separate, dedicated class (or classes) where 100% of the students are gifted. These gifted classes can be either full-time or part-time, and exist in parallel to regular, non-gifted classes.



Victoria, British Columbia
Richmond Rd/McRae Ave
 
Add to shortlist

"Independent Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on outstanding preparation for life. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $23,590 to $91,010
Add to shortlist
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
 
Add to shortlist

"Beginning in Grade 8, our unique Shawnigan journey purposefully guides students through a distinct, unparalleled and bold educational experience on our stunning waterfront campus on Canada’s beautiful West Coast." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Day, Boarding
  • 550 students
Add to shortlist

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



Add to shortlist

"Confident Learners. Inspiring Leaders. Creating a thriving world.

  1. SMS is Western Canada's only girl-centred boarding school
  2. SMS was the first girls-school in Canada to integrate a STEM curriculum into daily programs
  3. Visual and performing arts options are woven into our weekly programs

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $19,992 to $74,006
 
Add to shortlist
Add to shortlist

"GNS is an independent JK-12 International Baccalaureate boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, that empowers and supports each of our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,975 to $82,575
Add to shortlist
Add to shortlist

"We identify experiences that enhance learning, empowering individuals while fostering a community of collaborative contributors. This is achieved through interdisciplinary projects that are seamlessly integrated." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,000 to $16,000
Add to shortlist
Victoria, British Columbia
 
Add to shortlist

"Brookes Westshore is an IB World School on Vancouver Island, BC, offering small class sizes, engaging teachers and a caring community to boarding and day students from grades 4 to 12." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,290 to $62,000
Add to shortlist

These schools offer no formal program for gifted students, but have an accelerated baseline curriculum. This means all students—gifted or not—do the work of older peers at other schools. For highly gifted learners (those in the 99th percentile), this alone is likely not enough to support their needs.



Richmond, British Columbia
 
Add to shortlist

"We emphasize critical thinking, as well as innovation, joy, and curiosity." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $21,400 to $34,500
Add to shortlist



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, as well as advice from top education experts. 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 a great starting point for finding a school. We have annual private school expos in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Halton-peel. These expos allow you to speak with many private schools, some of which have gifted programs—all in one place. 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 is 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 Victoria 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.

Many schools offer financial aid (also known as "bursaries", "tuition relief", or "tuition assistance") and scholarships. Financial aid is needs-based, while scholarships are given for some measure of merit (whether it be academic, athletic, or something else). You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive private schools provide the most aid. Even comfortable middle-class families can be eligible to receive aid, so don't be afraid to ask a school about it—whatever your financial situation.

Below you'll find the range of costs at Victoria private and independent schools with gifted programming:


 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • $17,200 to $32,200
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • $20,840 to $39,00515%SK - 12$2,000
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • $21,095 to $43,99520%K - 12$11,685
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • $10,600 to $32,0001%Preschool - 12$5,000
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • $10,290 to $17,75010%7 - 12$5,000
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • $38,00030%8 - 12




     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
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800




  •  
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 190885%28520
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • 1913$1,000,00072%85457
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • 1906$17,000,000100377
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • 1954$080%29021
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • 200995%30033
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • 1916$13,500,00060%550110
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • 201322520




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18No supportMedium integration
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 18Full-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17No supportHeavy integration
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • TraditionalReggio EmiliaAccelerated8 to 15No supportMedium 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
     
     
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Preschool - 1285%
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1272%
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    K - 12
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 1280%
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    4 - 1295%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    8 - 1260%
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • Day: rollingJK - 8




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • 72%72%72%72%72%80%72%80%80%80%72%72%72%90%
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • 50%50%80%80%80%80%80%80%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • 10%10%10%10%10%
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • 90%90%80%75%75%75%80%80%80%80%80%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • 80%80%60%40%10%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Discovery MathInquirySocial JusticeEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicative
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




     
     
    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
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800




  •  
     
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Boarding school (460 students)
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800




  • 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 unique options, such as language immersion programs, special needs schools, the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement courses (for older students), and 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 the Victoria 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.












    x

    By logging in or creating an account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by OurKids.net or its associated websites. By using this website, creating or logging into an Our Kids account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Please also see our Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2023 All right reserved.