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An Insatiable Appetite to Learn

You’ve noticed that your child is a voracious reader. They ask in-depth questions. They are never satisfied with simple tasks and simple answers.

They need a curriculum with the depth, pace, and complexity that will challenge them to the fullest.

Admissions Information

For Gifted and Academically Advanced Students

We’ve been kindling the minds of these types of learners for over 100 years. They learn faster, think bigger, and delve deeper. They listen, see, and feel more. We know this, we get this, we allow their bright to ignite.

Optimal Challenge

It’s not just rigor. We call it optimal challenge. When we meet gifted students where they are academically and then challenge them to think differently and even deeper about concepts, their minds begin to soar.

Motivated and Collaborative

Here they’re each their own. 

They’re each for each other. 

And they each understand. 

Together they’re joy. They’re drive. They’re more. 

What Is Your Dream for Your Child?

Help them see, do, be more. 

We have this moment, with these kids, when they want more. 

They’re bright. They’re eager. 

To go, and to keep going. 

Our graduates will show you. 

Admission Information

Whether your child is just beginning preschool or venturing into the middle school years, here is where you'll find information on our School’s admission process, tuition assistance, identifying giftedness, and more.

Summer Program

Choose from more than 130 exciting, enriching offerings open to all children entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Academically and physically challenging courses and a highly individualized, hands-on approach are hallmarks of both the Avery Coonley summer experience and gifted program.  

What's Happening

By the Numbers


All students work at least 1 year above their current grade level 


Ages 3 through grade 8 learning through exploration 


A financial aid award can be up to 90% of tuition costs 



Gifted education for all children, all day, beginning in Kindergarten 


320 students from 40+ different communities  



Of recent graduates named National Merit Finalists or Semi-Finalists 


of employees, 95% of Trustees, and 85% of families supported the ACS Fund last year. Collectively contributing $378,711.