Inquiry Based Learning
Students engage in real world exploration. An inquiry-based approach allows students to actively participate in their learning, think critically and ask great questions.
Differentiated Instruction
Our teachers are committed to helping each child discover their unique gifts and strive for their personal best.

Creativity in Action
Creativity should be part of every aspect of life. We help students focus on the process not the results, allowing room for experimentation, self-expression and divergent thought.
Excellence in Gifted Education
Altair classes are designed to meet the needs of highly gifted learners and develop the innate gifts in every child.

Supporting the academic and social needs of gifted students in a joyful environment


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Congratulations to Our Students!

Stock Market Game – For the third year in a row, Athmay Anantha (7th grade) has won first place for Oregon in The Stock Market Game. In the 2020-21 session, Athmay turned his $100,000 seed fund into $152,000.

National History Day – Congratulations to Cole Taylor (9th grade) for taking first place for Oregon in the Paper category for his essay “Turning Bread into Air: The Haber-Bosch Process.” Cole also had a strong showing in regional History Bee finals for the 2020 school year. 

InvestWrite! Altair had two Investwrite 1st Place winners for Fall 2020. Congratulations to Thomas (high school division) and Jake (middle school division). 

 

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Books for Gifted Readers

Does your precocious reader devour books faster than you can preview them? Recommendations for engaging yet content-appropriate books is our most frequent request. Whether your child loves non-fiction, fantasy, animals, or mysteries, we have child-approved book recommendations for you. 

Upcoming Enrichment Classes

Writing with Teacher Kim (K-2 classes)

Art Exploration Class (ages 4-7 & 8-11)

Stock Market Game (3rd-5th, middle, and high school)

CogAT Prep Class

Our enrichment classes are currently offered via Zoom and open to students in any location. Please contact us for more information!


 

Sir Ken Robinson on Education

Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.