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Where Students are Co-Architects of Their Education

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Dear Families,

What does it mean to cultivate the curiosities of gifted children? At The Logan School, it means students think as individuals who learn in a collaborative and compassionate community. It means students create spaces that encourage exploration and emphasize experiential learning. Logan students are critical thinkers and problem-solvers. They lean into curiosity through research, reasoning and recording. The Logan School is more than just a school—it’s a dynamic community.

At Logan, we understand the importance of having a supportive community which nurtures gifted students' well-being. Our school is a place where students are seen, understood, appreciated, and celebrated. We foster an inclusive environment, where students can connect with like-minded peers, form lasting friendships, and thrive in a community that celebrates their unique abilities.

Has your child ever asked a question that invoked even more questions? Has your child shared complex ideas and built upon their ideas with bigger questions that perhaps you could not answer? Logan students are driven by their innate curiosities and build upon their thinking by diving deeper into their self-selected Unit of Study.

In order to find the answers to the questions guiding the research of their Units, students visit places like a biometrics or machine learning lab, a glass blowing studio, and a local bakery, as well as local museums and universities. They interview experts, engage in hands-on learning, as their learning consistently moves beyond the traditional classroom.

We believe that education is a partnership between the school, parents, students, and guardians. We value open and transparent communication, fostering a strong connection between home and school. We actively involve parents in their child's education through regular updates, student/teacher/parent/guardian conferences, workshops, and whole community experiences. Together, we work towards maximizing each student's potential. We understand gifted children, and we understand how they learn and interact with the world.

For more than thirty years, Logan has offered an education like no other. If you are interested in giving your child this unique learning environment, I invite you to come for a student-led tour and get to know us. We hope you are excited about the possibility of having your child learn in an environment where there is infinite curiosity and the learning experience is boundless!

— Nicole T. Girvan, Head of School


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"Logan is an amazing setting for children to learn. They foster independent learning as much as teamwork... The school has the feeling of being one big family, from the families to the administration to the teachers."

— Todd G,  Logan Parent

Our campus is our classroom.

Learning at Logan takes place in the classrooms, fields, city and beyond. We invite you to scroll through the gallery to see our campus slideshow.

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Most Frequently Asked Questions:

What do you mean by “gifted”?

Giftedness is how our students experience the world; it is how they ask questions, make connections and wonder about the world around them. Sometimes their cognitive and emotional makeup don’t match with their chronological age. Logan is a school that helps gifted students understand their unique learning profiles. Children need to know themselves intellectually, socially and emotionally. We help them build the skills to communicate their unique ideas and experiences to the world.
Learn more about how Logan sees gifted learners >

Why a school for gifted children?

Giftedness is not part-time for Logan students. Rather than providing short term enrichment opportunities, Logan creates a space where gifted students’ needs can be identified and met by expert teachers, and where they can find a community of peers that understands and supports them. A student’s individual interests are the driver of their learning and through self-directed units of study, our students are the heroes of their own education stories.

How does individualized learning and collaboration intersect?

Collaboration is both purposefully planned and organic. Collaboration can be seen in Class Units, small group conversations as well as during work time when they engage each other to test theories and solicit feedback. Additionally, Class Units and field trips, designed with the Environmental Education teachers, provide opportunities for shared learning.

How do you teach literacy in math, reading and writing?

Logan teachers build a toolbox of resources for their classrooms. This allows them to create an individualized curriculum  for each student centered on the unit topic chosen by the student.  The units are thoughtfully designed in partnership with the student to be a rich, multidisciplinary experience. Students are supported to cultivate a wide range of academic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills. Students build their academic skills through meaningful, hands-on experiences within their classroom communities. Teachers design and lead small groups to develop and build on the literacies while embracing the higher order thinking of analyzing, evaluating and creating. 

How do Logan students do when they leave Logan?

We are often in communication with families and students that have moved schools, matriculated to high school, college, and beyond. Our students and their families share that a Logan education more than prepares students for academic transitions and really focuses on engaging them with the “real world”. Through our focus on social emotional learning, Logan students know how to self-advocate and create new opportunities for themselves and others at their new schools and in their life endeavors.

How do Gifted, Twice Exceptional (2E) students experience Logan?

Our program can provide the right learning environment for many gifted 2E children to thrive. However, our program is not structured to provide intervention and/or remediation services. If you have a gifted 2E student, we encourage you to reach out to see if our program design may be able to meet your child’s needs.

Our team of educators and learning support staff guide our students through their process by teaching strategies and providing accommodations where needed, though our students are expected to be self-directed and driven in their own learning. Our program is most successful with 2E students who are able to independently utilize their support and accommodations while being immersed in a variety of multi-modal learning experiences to produce work that effectively demonstrates their passion and knowledge. Though our program doesn’t provide academic interventions, our learning support team collaborates with the classroom teachers, students’ families and outside support systems (when needed) to best understand students’ learning styles and how they will be most successful in the classroom.

The Logan School is Accredited by

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Our Board Members

Sarah Bridich, Chair
Vanessa Pierce, Vice Chair
Brooke Brown, Secretary
James Gomochak, Treasurer
Nicole Girvan, ex-officio
Lauren Andrews
Jared Anthony
Tony Beyer
Julia Brant

Sara Breindel
Duane Holliman
Brie Lindstrom
Anthony McWright
Suni Samuel
Geoff Shamos
Maureen Watson
Stephanie Welsh

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