The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning is a place where gifted students thrive. The mission of The Lewis Center is to meet the educational needs of gifted children by creating an individualized learning plan which stimulates their unique attributes and cultivates the gifts that lie within them.
The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning prepares 21st Century learners, with an innovative context deeply rooted in Western traditions, connecting the past with the future. This progressive approach provides infinite opportunities for students, as they explore the fine arts, the sciences, and the humanities. The result is well-rounded, highly competent learners who are ready to face the challenges of an ever changing world.
Located in the very heart of Downtown Youngstown, The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning is just blocks away from progressive academic and cultural institutions including Youngstown State University, The Butler Institute of American Art, The DeYor Performing Arts Center (home of the Youngstown Symphony), and the OH WOW! Science Center, all which partner with The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning enriching its curriculum.
The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning reflects the influence of its eclectic surroundings. Housed in an early century stone church’s annex, it is home to a music room, a library, the C.S. Lewis Lecture Hall, an art studio, and outdoor courtyard.
At the Lewis Center for Gifted Learning, students spend their days with other academically advanced peers, giving them the opportunity to relate to, as well as grow with, each other at an accelerated rate. The students flourish and are challenged to reach their individual intellectual and creative potential. Each of our educators are highly trained in the very best practices in gifted education.
The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning is a part of the Valley Christian School system and was birthed out of a desire to meet the needs of students who have an exceptional ability to learn or reason. Often the needs of gifted students are not met in a traditional classroom setting. It fails to offer enough flexibility to accommodate the learning potential of gifted children, who may need higher level or accelerated course work. Gifted children frequently find themselves in classes that move too slowly or do not challenge their aptitude. The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning meets these challenges with a private school experience that is tailored to the individual needs of each child.
The mission of The Lewis Center is to meet the educational needs of gifted children by creating an individualized learning plan which stimulates their unique attributes and cultivates the gifts that lie within them.
The Lewis Center began in the Fall of 2014. This historic school was the first of its kind in The Mahoning Valley and was birthed out of a need to specifically address the unique needs of gifted learners and their families.
FOR GIFTED LEARNING
Sara M. Reichard,
Mrs. Sara M. Reichard serves as the leader
of The Lewis Center for Gifted Learning.
Mrs. Reichard holds and Education Specialist
(Ed. S.) degree in Teaching and Learning
from Liberty University, a Master of Letters
(M. Litt.) degree in Family Life Education
from the Oxford Graduate School, and is
also a Registered Nurse. Having
specialized in gifted education and
developed the gifted education program
at Valley Christian School, Mrs. Reichard
has a passion for rigorous, creative, and
research-driven education tailored to meet
the needs of individual lerners.
OUR EDUCATION SPECIALIST