Mission Statement

The Galileo School for Gifted Learning provides innovative, research-based education in a nurturing environment for gifted and talented students and those who want to learn in a gifted learning environment that will challenge and motivate them to pursue their passionate interests in service to others.

The goal of the Galileo School for Gifted Learning is to engage our students through an integrated curriculum using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content while simultaneously providing them with the guidance to see its applications and purpose through history, literature, and the arts; thereby producing our country’s next generation of independent thinkers.

Core Values

  1. Kindness rules our hearts.
  2. Intellectual honesty and curiosity rules our minds.
  3. Perseverance and respect for others guides our behavior.

Core Educational Beliefs

  • Ability is not fixed; it can increase or decrease based on effort.
  • Success is due to hard work.
  • All children can increase their ability in all subject areas.
  • Engagement is crucial for real learning to occur.
  • Children actively construct an understanding of the subject matter at hand. These initial understandings shape how students learn, and they must shape how the curriculum is taught.
  • Teach in the ZONE—the place where skills and challenge intersect.

Golden Rule:

Do to others as you would like done to you. Do not do to others what you do not want done to you.