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(AISGS) is a nonprofit association founded to support independent nonprofit primary and secondary schools that serve gifted learners.

AISGS schools serve gifted learners exclusively or significantly; are independent in their governance, management, and finances; are supported by tuition and charitable contributions; and accountable to their governing bodies, communities, and recognized accrediting bodies.

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AISGS Schools


AISGS schools strive to share leadership and management guidance and best practices, professional development opportunities, and data to build and enhance thriving schools and communities. We value life-long learning and collaboration; diversity and inclusion; and accountability, aspiration, and ethical practices for our schools, boards, and communities.


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AISGS Representative Activities


Hosting 7th semi-annual parent education zoom Spring 2024

    Past Topics:

    • Parenting Tips and Tricks

    • Avoiding Stress and Overscheduling

    • Navigating Difficult Conversations

    • Supporting Highly and Profoundly Gifted Students

    • Supporting 2E Children


Hosted 4th Heads affinity group meeting in Winter 2023


Launched Schools survey Winter/Spring 2024


Innovative Learning Conference Fall 2023 (launched in 2007 as the Gifted Learning Conference) hosted 500+ participants from 60+ different private and public schools and districts from California, the United States, and International


Launching additional school leader affinity group meetings Fall 2024

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AISGS Founding

School Heads from The Nueva School, Open Window School, Speyer School, and Grayson School met at NAIS Philadelphia and NAGC New Mexico in 2019 to catalyze a new collaboration between their schools and other independent schools serving gifted students.

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