"Every teacher is really, really nice and they make learning fun."
SCDS inspires gifted children to reach their potential through inquiry, curiosity, and wonder.
Our inquiry-based program encourages students to ask, 'Why?', 'Why not?',
and 'What if?'
Social and emotional learning
ZIP codes represented in 22–23.
is being made available in need-based financial aid in 22–23.
electives offered to Middle School students in 22–23.
hours of service learning: that's what students provide in a typical year.
students registered for
an athletics program
alumni were National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the past decade.
"Since our class size was so small, I learned to be a successful teammate for all kinds of people, understanding that they each brought something unique and important to our work."
"SCDS has been exemplary in many ways, especially through the culture of divergent thinking, inquiry-based curriculum, and open-ended projects, assignments, and investigations."
"This school has helped my children appreciate the privilege of education and cultivated a love of learning for a lifetime."
"Watching students learn how to problem solve, how to think critically, and how to apply those skills outside the walls of the classroom is incredibly rewarding."
"Working with enthusiastic, curious, highly motivated students is one of the great joys of being a teacher at SCDS."
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Our curriculum provides gifted students with the learning they need to succeed, not only at higher levels of education, but as problem-solvers in an increasingly complex world.