Big Minds

  • Big Minds is an attachment-based, community focused school designed to give twice exceptional (2e) students the time and support necessary to grow into thoughtful, articulate citizens.
  • Our focus is on socio-emotional development that supports both cognitive and creative growth.
  • Students and teachers are continually engaged in a passionate, reciprocal learning process. Our academic work is inquiry-based, dynamic, and follows student interests.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2015

Student Body

Total Students32 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,500
Admissions AssociateDr. Melanie Hayes

School Notes

  • Big Minds is designed to specifically support a 2e child`s intense drive to learn, differing levels of ability/asynchronous development, overexcitabilities, need for specific social/emotional support, and desire to belong to a community of true peers. Our goal is to help students develop positive self-efficacy, self-advocacy, and self-directed learning and growth. We welcome all 2e children to apply, but cannot serve students who are physically or verbally aggressive.

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