Who Should Apply?
Madrona specializes in the education of gifted and bright students. Is your child gifted? Often a psychological assessment will provide families with this information, however, this is not a requirement for enrollment at Madrona. Alternatively, use the list below as a guide to identify gifted traits in your child.
Do you recognize some of these elements in your child? If so, your child might be a great fit for Madrona School.
Interest in problem-solving and applying concepts
Diversity of interests and abilities
Power of critical thinking, skepticism, self-criticism
Voracious and early reader
Creativeness and inventiveness
Keen sense of humour
Independence in attitude and social behaviour
Self-acceptance and unconcern for social norms
Aesthetic and moral commitment to self-selected work
Unusual emotional depth and intensity
High expectations of self and others, often leading to feelings of frustration
Easily wounded, need for emotional support
Need for consistency between abstract values and personal actions
Intensely focused on passions—resists changing activities when engrossed in own interests
High levels of frustration -particularly when having difficulty meeting standards of performance