About Us

IALDS is an accreditation organization that facilitates exceptional education standards for thousands of gifted students, educators, and their families. Spanning the globe, its outreach is matched only by its passion. IALDS excels with standard education models, as well as those more innovative in nature, both with the expressed purpose of elevating the experience of students and teachers alike.


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.

Traditional Methods

Adaptive Technology

Blended Learning

Education Model

IALDS champions the notion that, while core subjects such as mathematics, science, history and language arts supported by the Common Core Standards and other regulatory and advisory bodies are of the utmost importance to traditional educators, we believe these subjects can be supplemented through other means to enhance critical thinking and promote 21st Century Skills.

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.


Cities with one or more IALDS-accredited schools for gifted students

Andrews, Texas

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Atlanta (Pinewood), Georgia

Austin, Texas

Baltimore, Maryland

Arlington, Virginia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Beaumont, Texas

Bel Air, Maryland

Bath, United Kingdom

Bethel, Connecticut

Beverly, Massachusetts

Boca Raton, Florida

Bellevue, Washington

Bogotá, Colombia

Bristow, Virginia

Bucharest, Romania

Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia

Chennai, India

Detroit, Michigan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Durham, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois

Elko, Nevada

Encinitas, California

Fairfax County, Virginia

Eagle, Idaho

Georgetown, Texas

Golden, Colorado

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fort Worth, Texas

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guildford, United Kingdom

Greenville, South Carolina

Ibiza, Spain

Irving, Texas

Houston, Texas

Jersey Village, Texas

Katy, Texas

Jacksonville, Florida

Killeen, Texas

Lahore, Pakistan

Kerrville, Texas

Lima, Peru

Las Cruces, New Mexico

London, Ontario

Lloydminster, Alberta

Meredith, New Hampshire

Melbourne, Australia

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nashville, Tennessee

Oakland County, Michigan

New Orleans, Louisiana

Orange County, California

Omaha, Nebraska

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Orlando, Florida

Parker, Colorado

Ottawa, Ontario

Placer County, California

Phoenix, Arizona

Pompano Beach, Florida

Pleasanton, California

Redding, California

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Rockford, Illinois

Rochester, Michigan

Round Rock, Texas

Rustenburg, North West, South Africa

San Isidro, Costa Rica

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Salvador, El Salvador

Southlake, Texas

Spring, Texas

St. Charles, Missouri

Sunshine Coast, Australia

Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa

Taipei, Taiwan

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Temecula, California

Tyler, Texas

Union, New Jersey

Venice Beach, California

Verona, New Jersey

Victoria, British Columbia

Waco, Texas

Washington, District of Columbia

Wichita, Kansas

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dallas, Texas

Tucson, Arizona

Click here to see a list of IALDS-accredited schools in Texas.

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