We're reaching out
Seabury School is the only independent school in the South Sound serving the gifted and highly capable students. The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) estimates that there are approximately 3 to 5 million academically gifted children in grades K-12 in the U.S. (approximately 6 to 10 percent of the student population). The state of Washington has added “gifted” to the definition of basic education, with all school districts are required to identify and serve their gifted students K-12. Resources are limited, however, and districts are under pressure to make sure they are meeting minimum guidelines.
Seabury School believes that all children deserve to learn something new every day. We also believe that parents and educators of bright kids need support and resources. And we believe this is true no matter where these children go to school. One of our missions is to serve as a resource for families with gifted kids – and educators. We are working to expand our outreach in the coming years.
Here are a few of the resources we provide now.
- Seabury School's Annual Gifted Education seminar: We sponsor an expert in the area of gifted education/children and invite the community. It's free.
- Summer@Seabury: Our popular summer programs don't have testing requirements, but the topics and learning philosophy echo what happens in our classrooms during the regular school year.
- Periodic SENG (Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted) parenting classes which are also open to the public.
- Miscellaneous other talks and family events, such as our annual Math Night, our first Gifted Girls Forum – and more. Follow us on Facebook to get updates.
- This website – we try to cram it full of resources, and add more on a regular basis.
- Our experience. Our teachers and head of school speak at conferences as often as time permits. If you see us at an event, we're happy to talk. We love having conversations about these kids.