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Bala Cynwyd Middle School



In keeping with LMSD program goals, the Challenge (gifted education) program at Bala Cynwyd Middle School encompasses high level cognitive and affective concepts and processes extending beyond those provided within the regular education program. Through a combination of intellectual peer grouping, literary circles, math circles, independent study, and inclusion lessons, gifted students experience learning environments that incorporate metacognitive experiences to help them develop the following traits and skills: innovation, exploration, self-monitoring, creativity, planning, and decision-making. Students also extend their curricular learning and further develop their critical and creative thinking skills through inquiry, independence, and academic risk taking.