SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH HIGH ABILITIES (2-19 YEARS)

Our story begins in 2011…

·         400+ tested children

·         123 children directly benefiting (preschoolers, schoolchildren and high school students)

·         6 conferences for teachers and parents

·         1 accreditation of the Ministry of Education for the training of teachers in pre-university education

·         1 series of online events – Romanian Gifted School Digital Conversations

·         42 trainers from various fields

·         2 mentors from the USA, 1 mentor from Europe

·         1 international prize

·         1 international festival for children

·         1 anual camp for children

·         1 anual camp for teenagers (in the country or abroad)

·         Urban summer camps

·         75 internal events

·         1 project with European funds

2020. Until now we have enjoyed the Gifted4All by Kleine Schule for preschoolers, schoolchildren and high school students and in 2020 we embark in a new adventure – we are launching the first school in Romania for children with high abilities – Romanian Gifted School. Under this name we will carry out all the activities of our kindergarten and school.

We are waiting for you to enjoy new programs addressed to children with high abilities (2-19 years old)!

Context

The specificity of children with high abilities – with synchrony and double exceptionality – does not consist of physical deficiency, or in a reduced capacity to manage emotions, of integration in the social environment, in vulnerability, but in the mechanisms of accessing information in an adequate, individualized way. They need an education in the spirit of creativity as a stimulus of socio-emotional relations, in accessing their resources and informational circuit, in outlining personal and social values validated by the high quality work environment, open to entrepreneurship and volunteering, in close connection with non-formal pedagogies and working methods that stimulate thinking, creativity, analysis from as many perspectives as possible and involvement in the community.

World research indicates that early education is of fundamental importance in the formation of intelligence, creativity, skills, and abilities; they show that the quality of education, at an early age, depends on the evolution of man as a whole: at 3 years old each child is gifted, all the buds of developing his potential are activities: he is creative, he is attentive, eager to learn, he has a sense of justice, he has humor, he is able to concentrate, he is capable of sustained effort, and most importantly, he is motivated. The same research shows that at 10 years old, intelligence and creativity are already formed in a proportion of 95-98%, and after this age, children/adolescents enter the stages of emancipation, when they still need guidance for the formation of real values.

Romanian Gifted School emphasizes the so-called window of opportunity in education: the period of formation of cognitive, social, emotional and aesthetic skills which is very short and is found at the earliest age of the child (up to 12 years).

More details about children with high abilities here.

EDUCATIONAL OFFER

Preschoolers (2-5 YEARS)
Schoolchildren (6-14 YEARS)
High school students (15-19 YEARS)


Process of selection

Steps for selection

  1. Sending the evaluation report by e-mail, if the testing was performed elsewhere, for an analysis by our team of specialists
  2. Psychological testing from which information on the coefficient of cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral intelligence emerges – more information here.
  3. Elaboration of a report by our specialists from the sum of the samples resulting from the testing
  4. An individual meeting with the parents to discuss the intervention plan
  5. The program proposal-the detailed proposal is made available to those who qualify to participate in the Romanian Gifted School

Stages of enrollment

  1. Request form of enrollment
  2. Transfer request (if applicable)
  3. Certification of English language level (8+) – documents attesting the acquired level
  4. Essay in Romanian and English language

Benefits

  • Summer camps both in the country (children și adolescents), and abroad. Annually, with the partial or total support of our sponsors, we can provide 1-2 participation scholarships. Scholarships are made available based on selection criteria.
  • Participation in national and international festivals.
  • Internship programs (14+).
  • The possibility to get involved as volunteers in certain activities within the Romanian Gifted School (receive the necessary volunteer diploma for the application file for university).

Summative evaluations

Summative assessments are standardized tests and aim to evaluate competencies acquired during a learning period. Romanian Gifted School goes on international standardized tests. At Romanian Gifted School we consider that it is much more important to evaluate the children’s competencies and abilities, not the knowledge.

CAMBRIDGE
SAT
IB

Romanian Gifted School – Educational Model

CURRICULUM

The novelty is given by the creation of the curriculum being adapted to the needs of children with high abilities, taking into account:

  • the stages of their psychological development
  • new studies and research in the field of neuroscience
  • psychopedagogy of children with high abilities

The educational program created by our team of psychologists, trainers, evaluators of educational programs is divided into 4 areas:

  1.  Gifted Brain Awareness  – created to increase learning abilities through specific techniques (rapid learning, Feurstein method, Soroban, children’s neuroscience).
  2.  Gifted Social Skills  – social development programs (internship (14+), social involvement, competitions that focus on social skills, teamwork, programs for families of children enrolled in Romanian Gifted School).
  3.  Gifted Self Development – programs related to personal development, character education (emotional development, coaching and mentoring, assertive communication). These transversal courses are addressed to all children enrolled in the Romanian Gifted School.
  4.  Gifted Subjects – transdisciplinary learning programs:
    • Gifted Social Sciences – creative writing, debate, public speaking, ethics, diplomacy, financial responsibility, civic involvement, entrepreneurship
    • Gifted Applied Science (creativities) – photography, journalism, media, children’s marketing, film
    • Gifted Integrated Sciences (logicalmathematical) – robotics, mechatronics, engineering, architecture, programming
    • Gifted Arts – engraving, string art, foray into the art world, verstimentary design, colors and decor, visual compositions, graphic facility

WHO DO YOU STUDY WITH?

The emphasis, in the programs developed by our team, falls on the child, but at the same time there is a need for adult education – teachers and parents. Therefore, any new trainer needs first of all training in the psychopedagogy of “gifted” children.

MENTORS
Management
PSYCHOLOGISTS
Trainers 2-5 years
TRAINERS 6-12 YEARS
TRAINERS 13-19 YEARS

MENTORS

Joseph Renzulli
Joseph Renzulli
Sally Reis
Sally Reis
Taisir Yamin
Taisir Yamin

MANAGEMENT

Simona Mitrea
Simona MitreaFounder & Director of School
Oana Moșoiu
Oana MoșoiuEducational Program Coordinator
PR & Communication
Raluca Petre
Raluca PetreOffice Coordinator
Vasile Mitrea
Vasile MitreaIT

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Oana Rogoz
Oana RogozPsychologist & Psychotherapist
Madalina Simion
Madalina SimionPsychologist & Psychotherapist
Diana Butnaru
Diana ButnaruPsychologist & Psychotherapist
Andreea Stefiuc
Andreea StefiucPsychologist & Psychotherapist

PRESCHOOL TRAINERS 2-5 YEARS

Anca Dulcescu
Anca DulcescuEducator
Elena Anghel
Elena AnghelMusic
Florina Iacob-Gheorghiță
Florina Iacob-GheorghițăEducator
Ioana Costache
Ioana CostacheFacilitator Educator
Simona Stoicescu
Simona StoicescuActress
Adriana Popa
Adriana PopaFacilitator Educator
Dalia Octavia Pușcă
Dalia Octavia PușcăDiction, Theater

SCHOOL TRAINERS 6-8 YEARS

Florina Iacob-Gheorghiță
Florina Iacob-Gheorghiță Teacher
Adriana Popa
Adriana PopaTeacher Facilitator
Mihaela Coșescu
Mihaela CoșescuStorytelling
Elena Anghel
Elena Anghel The Musical Brain
Alina-Maria Mărgulescu
Alina-Maria MărgulescuGraphic designer, Fashion Designer
Elena Berlo
Elena BerloArchitect, Graphic Designer
Marilena Graur
Marilena GraurSTEM, Professor of Physics
Miky Doican
Miky DoicanTrainer
Simona Stoicescu
Simona Stoicescu Actress
Dalia Octavia Pușcă
Dalia Octavia PușcăDiction, Theater
Ana Marin
Ana MarinPublic Speaking
Ioana Costache
Ioana CostacheJapanese
Carol Vargas
Carol VargasSpanish

SCHOOL TRAINERS 9-11 YEARS

Florina Iacob-Gheorghiță
Florina Iacob-GheorghițăTeacher
Adriana Popa
Adriana PopaTeacher Facilitator
Mihaela Coșescu
Mihaela CoșescuStorytelling
Elena Anghel
Elena AnghelThe Musical Brain
Alina-Maria Mărgulescu
Alina-Maria MărgulescuGraphic designer, Fashion Designer
Elena Berlo
Elena BerloArhitect, Grafician
Marilena Graur
Marilena GraurSTEM, Professor of Physics
Miky Doican
Miky DoicanTrainer
Simona Stoicescu
Simona StoicescuActress
Dalia Octavia Pușcă
Dalia Octavia PușcăDiction, Theater
Ana Marin
Ana MarinPublic Speaking
Ioana Costache
Ioana Costache Japanese
Carol Vargas
Carol VargasSpanish
Mihai Grăjdeanu
Mihai GrăjdeanuComics

PRE-ADOLESCENT TRAINERS 12-14 YEARS OLD

Adriana Popa
Adriana PopaTrainer Support
Ana Marin
Ana MarinPublic Speaking
Andra Berilă
Andra BerilăAnimation
Carol Vargas
Carol VargasSpanish
Cristina Irod
Cristina IrodTrainer
Dalia Octavia Pușcă
Dalia Octavia PușcăDiction, Theater
Elena Anghel
Elena AnghelThe Musical Brain
Elena Berlo
Elena BerloArchitect, Graphic Designer
Ioana Costache
Ioana CostacheJapanese
Marilena Graur
Marilena GraurSTEM, Professor of Physics
Mihai Grăjdeanu
Mihai GrăjdeanuComics / Graphic Facilitation
Miky Doican
Miky DoicanTrainer
Simona Stoicescu
Simona StoicescuActress
Simona Ștefănescu
Simona Ștefănescu Trainer, Economist

ADOLESCENT TRAINERS 15-17 YEARS OLD

Adriana Popa
Adriana PopaTrainer Support
Ana Marin
Ana MarinPublic Speaking
Andra Berilă
Andra Berilă Animation
Andrei Ciobanu
Andrei CiobanuArtist
Carol Vargas
Carol VargasSpanish
Cristina Irod
Cristina IrodTrainer
Dalia Octavia Pușcă
Dalia Octavia PușcăDiction, Theater
Elena Anghel
Elena AnghelThe Musical Brain
Elena Berlo
Elena BerloArchitect, Graphic Designer
Ioana Costache
Ioana CostacheJapanese
Marilena Graur
Marilena GraurSTEM, Professor of Physics
Mihai Grăjdeanu
Mihai GrăjdeanuComics / Graphic Facilitation
Miky Doican
Miky DoicanTrainer
Simona Stoicescu
Simona Stoicescu Actress
Simona Ștefănescu
Simona ȘtefănescuTrainer, Economist

ADOLESCENTS 18-19 YEARS

SAT / IB
SAT / IB