Self-motivation is the key
Acknowledging and providing for gifted kids not only extends intellectual abilities, it helps build confidence in children often neglected because of their social incapability.
Ben Kornfeld attended One Day School when he was 10 and says boredom through repetition inhibited his involvement in topics he was actually interested in and challenged by.
“Part of what was so fantastic about One Day School was the freedom granted,” he says.
“Instead of having to repeat exercises over and over again, I could investigate anything interesting and go through it at the appropriate speed.”
Ben says One Day School stopped his disillusionment with the education system and kept him engaged academically because everyone encouraged each other to enjoy what would be considered nerdy by some.
“Self-motivation is a key component of One Day School. It allowed me to go far beyond the normal boundaries of my education at school and has opened many doors for me.”
The 18-year-old has been accepted into six American universities including Stanford, Princeton, Yale and is wait-listed for Harvard.