Seattle Country Day School was founded on the belief that children of high intellectual and creative potential are well served in a program that is challenging, engaging, and responsive to their innate curiosity and love of learning. In order to meet the needs of this special population of students, we provide them with the opportunity to foster an inquisitive nature and to delve deeply into the subject matter alongside a supportive peer group. Blends of traditional and progressive approaches are used with a focus on inquiry-based instruction instead of acceleration. Project-based learning is a hallmark of an SCDS education; students routinely complete projects in which they have to apply what is being learned. Local, regional, national, and international trips serve to advance student learning as well. As students grow in our program, they are encouraged to develop personal flexibility, empathy for others, integrity, and kindness. SCDS seeks to develop scholarly minds and compassionate world citizens.