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Welcome From Our Head of School
“Our school is truly unique. Here, our children find a place where they thrive socially, emotionally, and academically—sometimes for the very first time in a school environment.
Rainard continues to be the inspiring environment that it has been since its founding in 1986. It is a place where we are focused on the abilities and needs of gifted children. We are able to provide a place where students can learn in small classrooms, where they can play in puddles, where they can ask hard questions, where they can work with passionate teachers and where they can find joy in learning.
Please spend some time with us and determine if Rainard is a good fit for your child and family. If it is, I hope you’ll join us.”
Tara Tomicic, PH.D, Head of School
Rainard has been a godsend for my family. My now 3rd grader was doing poorly in a prior school and Rainard's methods have turned everything around. I cannot say enough about the brilliant and loving teaching staff and administration.
Rainard is a very personal school. The teachers know their students extremely well. The teachers are always willing to talk with parents about anything that may concern a parent.
Finally we found the right environment for our gifted boy. Teachers and staff are friendly, professional, and always looking for solutions if any problems arise. Academic standard is high, and my son is being challenged in every subject.
Rainard on Great Day Houston
At Rainard School for Gifted Students, children explore lessons & ideas on a deeper level with discussions, projects and field trips. Deborah Duncan of Houston KHOU 11 Great Day Houston comes to visit Rainard and chat with Head of School Dr. Tara Tomicic.
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Is My Child Gifted?
There are some common signs that may suggest a child is gifted. However, determining if your child is gifted involves various indicators and assessments to identify if they have exceptional native intelligence.
It’s important to note that not all gifted children are gifted in all areas. A more common expression of giftedness is asynchronous development. This is where learners are highly advanced in one or more areas of development while being average in others.
Not all gifted students fit the criteria of having a uniformly high general IQ score. A child can score high in one section of an IQ test, and score low or below average in another and still be considered gifted.
Bottom line, giftedness looks different from one student to another. Fostering each student's unique giftedness is what we're all about here at Rainard School for Gifted Students.
What Can Giftedness Look Like?
- Strong Curiosity & Love of Learning
- Advanced Reasoning & Critical Thinking
- Intense Focus & Persistence
- Highly Sensitive & Emotionally Intense
- Bored At School
- Heightened Sense of Justice
- Advanced IQ or Cognitive Abilities
- Highly Level of Creativity
- Early Reading & Advanced Language Skills
- Learning Style Differences
- Heightened Ability With Numbers and/or Puzzles
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