The IALDS accredits principled schools that serve gifted students and demonstrate empirical proof of academic and emotional advancement using all necessary proven traditional methods as well as, where appropriate, adaptive learning, blended learning and other innovative approaches.
IALDS supports most Common Core Standards but also advocates private schools that go beyond such measures in STEM and other specializations, providing the appropriate scaffolding from early learning to secondary education. We believe in empowering students to reach their full potential by providing equal access to all necessary resources, but leaving the chosen modality to the discretion of each individual institution.
Like all educational institutions, IALDS seeks to protect its member schools from unnecessary regulation and bureaucracy, while making concerted efforts to not inundate or create burdensome jargon for educators.
IALDS is honored to have granted accreditation to innovative schools serving gifted students in over twenty countries, helping leading institutions make learning more fulfilling for students, more efficient for educators, and more beneficial for the world.