Rainard School for Gifted Students is the only non-profit school in Houston that specializes in helping Gifted children. Those seeking to support the gifted children in their lives either as parents, teachers, or professionals are invited to join us on January 20, 2021, from 6-7 pm as our Head of School, Dr. Tomicic, shares some of the issues gifted children are having during COVID-19 and how we are assisting our students and parents during these unprecedented times.
Dr. Tomicic comes to Rainard with a background in clinical psychology, previously working as a clinician with both children and adults. Her experience includes psychological and cognitive assessments, individual and group therapy, crisis management, and clinical consultations for school counselors. While at the University of Windsor, she was a coordinator for students with physical and learning disabilities, aiding in their academic accommodations.
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Our Mission is to embrace the needs of gifted children by nurturing the individual’s intellectual growth, social skills, and emotional development in an environment that inspires the joy of learning.
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Why Parents Choose Rainard School for the Gifted
Embracing the Gifted
We understand the unique academic and emotional needs of gifted children. At our school, students from Pre-K through 8th Grade learn in an environment designed to challenge them intellectually and meet their emotional needs.
We celebrate student individuality and cultivating joy in learning. Our teachers are true experts in differentiated instruction. Each childs strengths, interests and areas for improvement are addressed on an individual level.
A Natural Environment
Learning extends beyond the classroom. Our curriculum reflects this by incorporating nature into lessons and play each day. Learning is also connected to firsthand experiences through projects and relevant field lessons.
Small Class Sizes
Each multi-age classroom is capped at 12 students. Our small class size, low student-teacher ratio and personalized instruction are designed to meet the unique needs of each learner.
Our faculty are Houstons experts in gifted education. Rainards teachers have in-depth knowledge of how to cultivate a love for learning in gifted children. Their professional development is supported through bi-weekly sessions in school and conference attendance
A Gifted Community
Everyone enjoys a sense of belonging at our school. We provide gifted students and their families with authentic support. Rainard is a private school for an extraordinary gifted community in Houston.
Is My Child Gifted?
In the very simplest of terms, a gifted child is one with exceptional native intelligence.
However, it is not always so simple. Only a very small portion of gifted individuals are equally exceptional in all areas. A more common expression of giftedness is asynchronous development. That is learners that are highly advanced in one or more areas of development while being average in others
This is why not all gifted individuals will fit the criteria of having a uniformly high general IQ score. A child can score very highly in one section of an IQ test while scoring below average in another and still be considered gifted.
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