How SAGE Can Help You Select a School For Your Gifted Student

If your student has been identified as gifted, you're likely considering finding the appropriate school to challenge your student and more fully develop his or her talents. Finding this school fit can be stressful and confusing. It is often difficult to find objective ways to compare different school offerings. SAGE staff are familiar with the variety of gifted schools, public and private. We also support you in finding independent schools that have excellent programs for the highly gifted student. We will provide you an objective recommendation based on your student's abilities and preferences.

Meet Ulcca Joshi Hansen, an Educational Consultant
who offers Guidance in School Placement

Ulcca’s breadth of professional expertise in school placement guidance is a valuable strength, generously extended to SAGE families. 

As an international researcher and policy advocate, Ulcca has created a framework for thinking about school choice – grounded in the identification and classification of diverse educational models matched to the unique profiles and needs of our children.

As a mother of a gifted child, Ulcca brings a personal perspective as well – as we seek a holistic model grounded in honoring the cognitive and affective needs of gifted children. The aim is true student-centered learning environments that maximize the unique potential of each child.    
By conversing with Ulcca, parents gain valuable insight into the diversity of school models and which ones may be the most honoring fit for their gifted child. Ulcca encourages parents to become empowered to make informed decisions to ensure that “their child’s school fits their child, rather than struggling to make their child fit a school”.  

Interested parents are encouraged to contact us to schedule a school consultation appointment.

When we were searching for a solution for our gifted son and daughter, Renu’s compassion and knowledge helped us to place them in a school environment that ended up being incredibly nurturing and academically challenging. Now high schoolers, our children continue to thrive intellectually, socially and emotionally, and I recommend Renu for her insight into how to address and balance the myriad needs of gifted students.
— Kristi Espineira