Abstract "School Talenta Zurich"
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Since August 1998, the Talenta Schule Zurich offers a dedicated educational solution for highly gifted children, since 2007 between 4 and 12 years of age (“Primary school” & "Kindergarten" in Switzerland).
The founders of the school expect learning to proceed at an accelerated rate in comparison with the regular school. Furthermore, the psychological pressure on these children has proved to ease since they are taught in an environment suited to their particular needs and temperament.
One particularly motivating result of the school is the fact that pupils having had severe psychological problems in the regular school now are happy again, love going to school, and work zealously.
At present (since August 2007), there are some 40 pupils from the Greater Zurich Area working mostly in three different groups, with classes at Talenta not being separated strictly by age.
The curriculum is basically the same as for the regular state school of the Canton of Zurich. However, the Talenta school offers a range of projects, as well as enrichment, accelaration and in-depth programs.
Talenta has five part-time teachers, the sum of the part-times adding up to 3 full posts and resulting in an average of more than "10%" teacher per child. Two of the teachers hold a qualification as Gymnasium teachers, the others are - as everybody among staff - qualified primary school teachers.