Is My Child Gifted?

If you suspect your child is gifted, you may very well be right.

Parents often sense differences in their child first. And although giftedness manifests itself in many ways, most gifted children exhibit several of the following qualities:

  • Learns and processes complex information rapidly
  • Makes intuitional leaps, connections between unrelated subjects, and logical projections
  • Sensitivity (emotional/physical)
  • Unusual intensity and depth of feeling
  • An extreme need for mental stimulation  
  • Makes and follows own plans, internally motivated 
  • Strong sense of justice
  • An ability to focus intently on a subject of interest for long periods of time
  • Prefers novelty over repetition
  • Unusually aware of social and moral issues
  • Early interest in death and origins of life
  • Early ability to think abstractly
  • Large vocabulary, love of big words and wordplay
  • Less physically risk-taking (physically cautious)
  • Self-taught, non-sequential learner
  • Symbolic thinking, early ability to think in metaphors 
  • Concern with world affairs at an early age
  • Keen sense of humor
Child in a Yeti Costume

These are the types of characteristics parents notice and Helios teachers recognize as the essence of giftedness. 

The Helios Lower School and Middle School curriculum is specifically designed to enhance gifted development and the gifted child’s unique responses to the world.