University School is a full school program for gifted children from age three through eighth grade. The purpose of the school is to provide an emotionally supportive and intellectually challenging learning environment that rewards both creativity and socially responsible behavior. We believe that a person learns best in a supportive, but kindly firm, atmosphere where he or she is actively involved and has some control over what occurs. We know that each student is an individual and therefore we do not expect uniform educational results.
Flexible pacing is provided for all children at our school. A new student told his teacher with delight, “This is a school where you just study what you need to learn.” One of the most widely used methods is open-ended materials and activities. The other is grouping of students according to specific academic skills. Our low pupil/teacher ratio allows us to provide a great deal of individual attention to children.