About The Whole Child Academy

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The Whole Child Academy is Long Island's first not-for-profit, K-12, college preparatory private day school dedicated to serving "Twice Exceptional" (2e) students who learn differently.

The Long Island WHOLE CHILD ACADEMY has taken the one-room schoolhouse and revolutionized it into a 21st Century center of experimentation and learning, offering a rigorous and open-ended academic program infused with clinically proven strategies to reduce school-related anxieties, ADHD, and dysregulation. Our team of educational and clinical collaborators work in tandem to deliver the best in gifted educational content designed for each unique child. When traditional grade and age boundaries are removed, friendships and learning grow in developmentally-directed, natural ways. Your child’s natural joy of learning, experiencing and sharing will thrive on the synergies of multicultural, cross-grade dynamics.


Our instructional model follows the New York State Common Core Standards as a starting place - a roadmap to ensure that each child builds on the same foundation of skills as all students across the country - but that is only the beginning. From there, project-based, experiential learning informed by the latest research on gifted education and the 2e mind will guide the standards we set for growth and achievement. Our expectations for each child will be based on our ability to engage and stimulate the natural curiosity of children and grow independent, knowledge-seeking young adults.