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About Baywood Learning Center

Program Description

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 learning curriculum. 


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.

Baywood's beautiful forest in Leona Park.



Baywood Learning Center is the only educational model designed by children who love to learn for children who love to learn.  The goal of Baywood is not to prepare the learners to live out the dreams of well intentioned caretakers, but to empower them to live out their own Dreams. To as fully as possible, self actualize. Click here for more about our philosophy.

For more about our Learners, click here: highly gifted children

"Its more important that our learners have questions than answers" Grace Neufeld, Baywood Director