Exceptional Education

We want all Wesley students to have the resources and tools to thrive and excel in all areas.

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program serves students identified as gifted through our testing process and provides resources and support to teachers to develop and nurture the gifts and talents of all their students.

Wesley utilizes the Cluster Model for PYP (Grades K-5) and the Collaboration Model and Advance Content for MYP (Grades 6-8) gifted identified students.

What is giftedness?

The National Association for Gifted Children defines gifted in this way: “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports).” For more on this conversation on the use of “giftedness,” see this discussion from the National Association for Gifted Children.

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