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Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, Mary Baldwin University

Being a perfect match for the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted is about more than being super smart. What’s more important is drive, maturity, and excitement about starting college early. PEG students are often bored in middle or high school classes, feel misaligned with their peers, have an insatiable academic curiosity, and are eager to advance to graduate school or a career. They want to be challenged while at the same time supported, and have opportunities to build meaningful connections with other young teenagers. PEG students take the same classes, complete the same work, and earn the same degree as traditionally aged MBU students. Opportunities abound with MBU’s college level coursework and access to all the university’s offerings, like clubs, athletics, study abroad, research, internships, and service-learning. Your child will live and learn in a special, supervised residence hall just for PEG students. The MBU campus and surrounding town of Staunton, VA are also statistically very safe. PEG sponsors group activities like spa nights, movie screenings, slumber parties, and special field trips. Since 1985, PEG has been a special place for gifted girls to explore new ideas and be with people just like them. Here, they can truly be themselves.


201 E. Frederick St.
United States
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Founded in 1985, Sycamore is the only accredited private independent school in Indiana dedicated to meeting the needs of academically gifted children from Preschool (three-year-olds) through Eighth Grade. Four hundred children, 39% of whom are children of color, are enrolled at Sycamore in our Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School divisions. All lead teachers either have or are working to complete their High Ability Licensure.

At Sycamore teachers differentiate instruction for all students in all subject areas. Using pre-assessment and grouping by skill level and readiness teachers are able to meet a child where he/she is and challenge him/her appropriately to reach the next level of learning. Academic groupings are fluid and flexible so that students may move easily as they progress. Special area classes are taught in art, music, Spanish, physical education and technology.

Sycamore offers a wide array of extracurricular activities as well as a full sports program. Alumni have found success in both public and private high schools as well as at numerous boarding schools.
Tours for prospective parents are offered most Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Please visit our website, www.sycamoreschool.org, to learn more about a school where gifted kids really do thrive.


1750 West 64th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
United States
(317) 202-2544

Indiana Association for the Gifted
PO Box 84, Whitestown, IN 46075
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