Feynman School

Feynman School helps young gifted students grow.  We celebrate each student`s intellectual curiosity and sense of self, promote inquisitive and creative thinking, and foster caring and concern for others.
Here, children revel in learning and prepare for full, fulfilling lives. We look for children with the high learning potential and appropriate maturity to thrive in a learning environment that is not only accelerated but in depth.
As our students grow, our curriculum grows with them, with outstanding offerings in science, math, language arts, social studies, technology, foreign language, music, drama, art and physical education.
Our students gain higher-order thinking skills, enhanced creativity, and an elevated understanding of the real world. Because we understand that young gifted learners are, first of all, children, we also build in plenty of time for unstructured activity and play.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
96 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Feynman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Penny Walter


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
martial arts, Math Monsters, Robotics, STEAM

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Girls on the Run, Soccer

School Notes

  • Since its founding in 2009, Feynman School has been dedicated to nurturing and enriching the lives of gifted learners and their families. We collaborate with some of the world`s foremost authorities on gifted education to develop our programming. Our program - a blend of science, math, language arts, foreign language, social studies, and visual and performing arts - incorporates the latest research on effective curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development for the gifted learner. We draw from a variety of pedagogical approaches that have proven successful with academically advanced students. With extensive specialized training, our teaching teams stimulate high-ability learners to question and create in a fun, dynamic setting. Our approach is based on these core beliefs.
  • Intellectual curiosity should be encouraged and supported.Ceilings should never be placed on a student`s learning. Our low student-teacher ratio and specially trained teachers allow us to meet every student where they are in their learning trajectory and take them to the next step. By learning alongside their intellectual peers, students are free to share their gifts in a supportive, collaborative, and challenging environment which is targeted to the specific needs of gifted students.
  • Children are incredibly capable. - Childrens` resourcefulness and capabilities are often underestimated. We know that when children are given opportunities to stretch themselves, engage with complexities, and develop their talents that they will rise to the occasion. We emphasize metacognition, thinking about thinking, in all aspects of the day as we empower our students to advocate for themselves and determine how they as individuals learn best.
  • Learning should be experiential, engaging, andfun - Children are naturally curious and eager to learn about their world. We capitalize on this natural curiosity by using hands-on multi-sensory lessons that excite students` interests and engage their minds. Children learn best through actively doing rather than passively listening. By tapping into our students` questions and creative processes, the knowledge they gain sticks with them and is its own reward.
  • All learners deserve respect - Our teachers respect their students by actively listening to their ideas, incorporating their interests into the curriculum, valuing their efforts, and stretching them to reach both their academic and social-emotional potential. People of all ages can and do learn from each other and we respect everyone`s knowledge, regardless of their age. We do not talk down to our students; they are an active partner in the learning process.
  • Deep understanding is more important than surface knowledge -We don`t want students to simply gain content, we want them to build deeply rooted foundations that will support all of their future endeavors. As Richard Feynman said, "There is a difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something". Talented learners may have exposure to topics without the necessary depth and complexity to truly understand what they mean. Our students understand the reason behind facts so they are able to gain mastery over a subject, make connections, see the larger picture, and innovate.
  • Creativity is a necessary component of education. - Creativity infiltrates all aspects of life and is the basis for problem-solving skills. We foster the creative process in every subject, provide direct instruction in divergent thinking, and place emphasis on our high-quality visual and performing arts program. Creativity is not restricted to students; we encourage creativity from our teachers and give them room to allow their professional experience to shine.
  • Social and emotional well-being is as important as intellectual development. - Intellectual, social, and emotional learning are inextricably linked. Social and emotional learning is an essential part of the Feynman School experience as we foster our students` character development, sense of justice, and civic responsibility. Our teachers are trained to work with the unique social and emotional needs of gifted children.
  • Challenges are an exciting opportunity to grow. - When a person becomes comfortable being good at something, it can be scary to try new things. We challenge our students to get out of their comfort zones, take risks, be open to new opportunities, and recognize that with effort and support they are capable of doing anything they set their minds to. As we often say, "It is OK to not know, it is not OK to not try."
  • Feynman School enrolls children from Preschool through Grade 8. As our school expands, we will introduce developmentally appropriate curricula for gifted learners through high school. This rich, nurturing academic background will prepare Feynman School graduates to take their place as tomorrow`s leaders.
  • Visit Feynman School to learn more! Request a private tour of the campus by emailing admissions@feynmanschool.orgor calling (301) 770 - 4370.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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