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Gifted Program - SPARC

Student Personalized Academic Resource Coordination (SPARC) was developed as a pilot program to serve students with special and gifted needs.

The Sparc Institute

Our SPARC Institute program kicked off in the 2021-22 school year as a two-year pilot of a self-contained gifted classroom. While we evaluate the pilot and consider the possibility of its extension into other grade levels, we have paused accepting further applications for the SPARC Institute and look forward to providing an update in January 2023. In the meantime, we’d be happy to share about how we support gifted learners throughout our school with our approach to differentiated instruction and our strong focus on social and emotional development.

The SPARC Resources Program

The SPARC resources program helps support a broad spectrum of learners, from those who are in need of specialized support to those who would benefit from an accelerated structure. This is accomplished through the coordination and monitoring of an individualized educational plan for identified students. This program seeks to build on strengths while ensuring mastery of the grade-level curriculum and beyond, and students remain in their regular classroom setting.

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The SPARC Institute supports the unique needs of gifted students by providing interest-based learning opportunities and is founded on a core principle that the measure of progress, growth, and betterment lies within the competition with oneself, and not in benchmarking against others.  

"Our child has been at this school for the last 5 years and we couldn't have been happier. The school offers a good fit for what we are looking for: kind and caring teachers, differentiated academic curriculum, and all the extras (arts, library, P.E./ski program, Spanish, music, and technology). Before/after school program is the icing on the cake for working parents."