CSI’s Student Services Department ensures gifted student growth and achievement across our portfolio of schools through systems of support, programming and advocacy.

“Gifted Children” means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose aptitude or competence in abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment in one or more domains are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services. Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness: 

general or specific intellectual ability

specific academic aptitude

creative or productive thinking

leadership abilities

visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities


Kimberly Caplan

School Programs Director


Gifted Education Resources

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