Feeling Curious?

Inspiring Gifted Children

Be Curious

SCDS inspires gifted children to reach their potential through inquiry, curiosity, and wonder.

Reaching Potential

43

zip codes represented. 

8,403

miles traveled on last year's capstone class trips.

33

electives taken by Middle School students.

140

hours of service learning last year.

284

students participate in an athletics program.

73

alumni were National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in the past decade.

Discover Community

- Aditri, Current Student

"Every teacher is really, really nice and they make learning fun." 

- Alaire, Current Student

"The teachers are really helpful in blooming our creativity and curiosity."

- Brian, Alumnus '13

"SCDS was an incredibly formative place for me. I was taught to embrace learning with enthusiasm and an open mind." 

- Devon, Alumna '05

"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." 

- Eleanor, Current Parent

"SCDS has been exemplary in many ways, especially through the culture of divergent thinking, inquiry-based curriculum, and open-ended projects, assignments, and investigations." 

- Lori, Current Parent

"This school has helped my children appreciate the privilege of education and cultivated a love of learning for a lifetime." 

- Mr. Gussin, SCDS Teacher

"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."

- Ms. Baggett, SCDS Teacher

"Overall, the school and I have the same goal: I hope we give kids a lot of wonderful skills that enable them to go into the world and make it better for everyone."

- Ms. Lowry, SCDS Teacher

"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.