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 emotional and academic needs of gifted students through enrichment and community


Altair Students Stop Pollution

Inspired by a Problem Based Learning unit, Altair students are on a mission to help the environment. First stop: Improve water quality and help the people and animals that depend on clean water sources. Check out their websites: and Pollution Busters


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 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 classes are currently offered via Zoom. 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.