About Us

Mission and Philosophy

Open Window School is carefully designed to nurture and inspire students of high intellectual potential. Our students are understood and appreciated as unique, complex human beings who are engaged in the vital process of discovering themselves and the world around them. We offer a rich, authentic academic program featuring exceptional depth and challenge, balanced with the nurturing support of passionate and caring educators who really understand gifted students.

Open Window students develop self-confidence through being challenged, supported, and trusted to do real work that matters and has an impact beyond the classroom. Our authentic curriculum provides acceleration in areas of strength while building a strong foundation of academic skills. We engage our students' curiosity, cultivate their passions, and encourage intellectual risk-taking within a supportive peer group. Leadership opportunities and real-life applications of classroom concepts ignite learning and connections to a global society. 

In addition to stimulating academics, Open Window nurtures self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making through an intentional program of social and emotional learning. Working in partnership with parents, we promote citizenship by fostering personal integrity, empathy for others, ethical awareness, and multicultural understanding.

Open Window graduates are empathetic, innovative problem solvers and passionate, purposeful global citizens.

Mission Statement

Open Window School nurtures and inspires students of high intellectual potential.

Our Core Values

  • We have passionate, caring teachers who "get" gifted children.
  • We challenge, support, and trust students to do real work that matters and has an impact beyond the classroom.
  • We engage our students' curiosity, cultivate their passions, and encourage intellectual risk-taking within a supportive peer group.
  • We support the unique needs of gifted students through an intentional program of social and emotional learning.
  • Open Window is a diverse and welcoming community, united in supporting our children and families.

Diversity Commitment

At Open Window School, in furtherance of our mission and core values, we embrace both our commonalities and the complex range of differences that enrich our school. We are committed to building a community guided by the following questions:
 
Is it welcoming?
Is it inclusive?
Is it respectful?