Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics

CT's Original STEM-based Curriculum The TMA Advantage: Science-forward projects infused with nature, technology, art & music
Programs that engender a child's contribution to self & society
Differentiated (ability-based) placement  Fully integrated, multimodal curricula  Experiential (STEM) based learning  Asynchronous learning Passionate  Experienced faculty

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 65 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1983
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
65 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition shown for grades 4-8 (Does not include transportation, materials or other fees.)
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$12,000
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jeffrey Magnoli

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Drama Production, Math Counts Team, Model UN, Science Fair

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Strings Program

School Notes

The TMA Gifted Student:
  • Displays significant curiosity about many things
  • Has an unusually advanced vocabulary for his/her/their age
  • Generates a myriad of ideas and solutions to problems and questions
  • Possesses a deep understanding of topics about which he/she/they is(are) passionate
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics cost?
Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics's tuition is approximately $26,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics?
The acceptance rate of Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 69%.
Does Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics offer a summer program?
Yes, Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics?
The application deadline for Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
TMA is a dream school for us. After trying some of the fanciest schools for our daughter, she still struggled and felt bored everywhere until she joined Talcott. TMA is a very special and unique school. The infrastructure (planetarium, radio station, space observation stations, science labs,-) is not common in K-9 schools. The hands-on experience programs are a treat for our daughter. We are amazed by how the programs and faculty members challenge her and support her learning needs. She loves the school, gets excited every morning, and literally cried on the school's last day - as she explained that summer will be boring without her friends and teachers. The academic (and also music/arts) progress in a few months is impressive.
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5  
After being appalled by the science and math being taught in our local public elementary school, we looked for other options and were incredibly lucky to find this gem, Talcott Mountain Academy. With its hands-on approach to learning, amazing highly qualified staff, a fully integrated curriculum, and its way of challenging young minds and encouraging curiosity and innovation; this school encourages kids to reach their highest potential while still maintaining a nurturing and fun environment. Because of this and so many other reasons, our son thrived here. We truly believe that the basic foundation that he received at TMA resulted in his achievements both in STEM and other fields during his high school and college years.
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5  
When my public school failed to be able to meet my gifted son's needs, Talcott stepped up to the plate! My son was learning about two grade levels ahead of his peers and Talcott has done a fantastic job at giving him the advanced education he needed.He is able to learn at a much faster pace then the public school, which held him back, and is in a very small class with lots of individual attention. The class sizes range from about 5 kids to 10. He has flourished and his love of learning has been nurtured and grown here. It was the best decision I ever made.You can tell the staff truly love teaching there. The dean is fantastic as well as all the staff! I also love that they pride themselves on not just having teachers but experts in their fields. Most of their teachers worked in private sector jobs in their specialties before teaching at Talcott and are therefore a master at their craft.My son started a foreign language in Kindergarten and learns the violin. They even do coding classes for the youngest of children. The on-site planetarium is incredible for those science lovers and I love their hands on approach to learning. They don't need to teach to the test like the public school, they teach to truly understand the topics and then use them to create and experiment! If your child is gifted or advanced this is definitley the right place for them to flourish!
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5  
Talcott is a one-of-a-kind school. It is both academically rigorous yet incredibly nurturing. The teachers are professionals in their field, so they are able to accommodate exceptionally bright, inquisitive children who want to learn. Equally important, however, is that in this school it's cool to be smart. Kids feel free to be themselves, without judgment or ridicule. Finding a school where a child can feel accepted and comfortable in their own skin is what every parent wishes for--because they can focus all their energy on learning.
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5  
CT's premier independent school for gifted & talented students K-8, uniquely integrating liberal & fine arts into an unparalleled STEM based curriculum
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5  
Talcott Mountain Academy is a unique on-site learning laboratory for intellectually excited students in which children's innate abilities are nurtured from an early age. A fully integrated curriculum provides a robust and meaningful education that fosters both the intellectual and creative abilities of gifted and talented children. Staff and students engage in scientific and educational research to find solutions to problems in an increasingly complex and technological world. They seek to develop a well-rounded, passionate student who is committed to the betterment of society.
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5  
"We relocated from the UK to the US, placing our boys in a highly recommended independent school. They quickly found the US curriculum not challenging whatsoever: they had previously studied the maths, and science was nothing but busy work. The boys were completely bored.TMA was our answer. The founder is an absolute educational visionary. TMA teaches to a child's capability, not an outdated curriculum. Children are not only being challenged, but they are being taught RELEVANT material, current, alive, participative, inspirational. Additionally, the TMSC Saturday programs allow our sons to "tinker" even more as TMSC Robotics team members in both the First Lego League and the Trinity College Firefighter/Robo-waiter competitions. Our boys are thrilled. As a Mom, I''m over the moon."
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5  
I recently took my son out of Glastonbury Public Schools to have him attend here. This school is amazing. The staff are exceptional and the location is at the top of a mountain with majestic views. Here the teachers really TEACH, not teach to a test (CMT's) as they do not waste precious time with CMT's here. The science classes are taught by actual scientists, the math by an engineer, the art by an artist. What this translates into is when someone loves a subject, and in turn teaches that subject to a student, their excitement and positivity is passed on. When the teachers love what they do, the students love to learn. Students also have time to experience the arts through 2 periods a week of art, music, any of 5 foreign languages and PE. They have recess every day K-8, not just lower grades. It is a phenomenal school. You will be hard pressed to find a dedicated faculty and staff like this anywhere else. Anyone who feels that their child deserves the best education possible, should have them attend this school. The classes are small (4-11 students) and the teachers will work with them whenever they need or want them to. Projects are done IN SCHOOL, not at home where the burden is put on the parent rather than the student. If you want the best for your child, then this is the place to go.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 65 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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