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Loudoun School for the Gifted

Loudoun School for the Gifted is a coeducational private special program emphasis school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Loudoun School for the Gifted says

Loudoun School for the Gifted (LSG) is a full-day, fully accredited, private middle and high school for advanced students located in Ashburn, Virginia.

Middle School What is remarkable about our program is you can accelerate to a high school, and even college level with students your own age. You do not have to choose between being in the right environment and being in the right courses--we offer both.

Our students can advance in STEM and Humanities courses, which are often neglected in advanced programs. For example, our students read Better Angels of Our Nature (Pinker), The Last Lion (Manchester), The Gap (Suddendorf), and Command and Control (Schlosser). Students in other schools will not read at this level until late high school or college.

In addition to the academic work and social climate, we offer an engaging mix of music, art, physical education, project-based learning, field trips, and distinguished speakers.

High School For high school students who want a more challenging and compelling educational experience, we offer a program that promotes critical thinking, admission to competitive universities, and long-term success.

We do this in an adult-led environment with seminar classes and conversations about content that are engaging, timely and connected to the world. We give students a voice in course offerings, projects, and off-campus learning opportunities, so they create their own path. Our unique courses and recommendations give universities real insight that distinguishes each LSG graduate. We expect graduates to “Do Great Things,” and hope they have fun along the way, so we try not to take ourselves too seriously, even when working on serious matters.

In sum, we offer advanced secondary school students the most expert, innovative and personalized instruction possible.


In Our Classrooms

Social Studies Evaluation of Complexity & Uncertainty in Political Decision-Making;Review of Climate Change Research & Policy The Iliad: Power and Human History Superfreakonomics; The Republic Freakonomics and The Omnivore’s Dilemma Global Financial Economics US Politics, Economics, Gangs Complex Problem Solving; Descartes’ Error Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael; Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra From Dictatorship to Democracy, The Autobiography of Malcolm X US Constitution, 2008 Presidential Elections

History Truman: America, Atomic Age and Modern America Isaacson’s Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs, the Personal Computer, and Leadership The Last Lion; Winston Churchill and 20th-Century European History Guns, Germs & Steel Kissinger’s On China and the Future of US-China Relations AP US History European History 1648-1815; The Pursuit of Glory US Civil War: Battle Cry of Freedom US Civil War: Confederate Nationalism Geography Great Powers Conflict 1500-2000 Central Asian History (emphasis on military conflict); Imperial Grunts; A Military History of Afghanistan

Science AP Physics AP Biology Animal Evolution and Physiology Energy & Electricity Environmental Science Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Genetics and Chemistry Forensic Science Optics

English Anthem, Twelfth Night, Critical Literary Analysis, Recitation AP English Literature and Composition A Tale of Two Cities; Poetry, Vocabulary, Recitation One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich:Compare/Contrast Comedic Literature; As You Like It, An Ideal Husband; Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Sense & Sensibility; Western European Romanticism 20th Century Writers: Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell Wuthering Heights; Dracula; Alice in Wonderland Dante’s Inferno and the Florence of His Times World Theater: Shakespeare and Moliere

Math AP Calculus AB Precalculus Algebra II, Trigonometry, Applications Euclidean Geometry Analytic Geometry/Rational Functions Math Applications Algebra

Technology Intro IT & Robotics Computer programming Website design Codecademy iOS Application Development

Languages Chinese French German Latin Spanish

Electives Art of Architecture Architecture Classics Cognitive Psychology & Reasoning Cognition: Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Practice Cooking Musical Theater Appreciation Theater Improvisation Science and Technology Seminar Comparative Religion

Social Entrepreneurship Projects D5 Music Science and Engineering Festival

Physical Education Water Polo Jiu-Jitsu Yoga Tennis Golf Cross Country Cycling Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee Kickboxing

Mission Statement

With gifted, enthusiastic, and kind teachers, challenging and meaningful books and projects, small classes framed by thoughtfulness and discussion, and a wonderful social experience...

We have created the ideal environment for students who want to learn deeply.



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.



Academic Calendar: Semester

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Latin
  • French
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 21
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 6
10 6
11 5
12 4

Loudoun School for the Gifted's enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Loudoun School for the Gifted's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 3 : 1
Average Class Size 8
Gender 67% Male / 33% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 90%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Asian 5%
Academic Dean; College Guidance   Sylvia Israel
Executive Director; Admissions   Susan Talbott


See Extracurricular Activities list. Students also have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom: Day trips within the Washington DC area as well as overnight trips within the US and abroad.
  • Community Service
  • Honor Society
  • Literary Magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music Ensembles
  • Robotics
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Theater
  • Yearbook

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