Baywood Learning Center is a non-profit, nondenominational, educational
resource center serving the unique learning needs of children with advanced cognitive abilities. It is
our mission to provide an environment where the passions of gifted children are appreciated and supported. We
endeavor to keep the joy and spark for learning alive.
Baywood Learning Center is an ever-changing and evolving
structure, where families, educators and learners participate together to create exciting and dynamic learning programs
in an environment that supports individual goals. Each learner at Baywood has a completely unique curriculum designed
to serve their unique learning style, special interests and academic needs. At Baywood Learning Center, the child's
interests, abilities, learning style, family culture and emotional and physical state are the focal points that drive the
The learners work with Mentors in "Pods" of 5 to 8 learners in the group. The
Mentor primary role is as a guide helping and encouraging the journey towards self actualization and discovery of their interconnectedness
with the community. Sometimes the primary goal is as simple as respite and social engagement as a way of regaining
a lost passion for learning after a bad school experience.
Our students are active participants in their learning
process and are encouraged to take an active part in the design of their individual curriculum. By integrating learners
into the process of the educational planning with as much transparency as possible, each learner attains optimum engagement
to become fully invested in their personal education.