We have 19 years of experience with record of success.
More than 50% of children who participate in IEA programs return to take part in an IEA program again.
Our Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship is one of the only merit-based, need-blind high school scholarship in the country.
95% of IEA program participants in 2017 were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the program.
IEA’s philosophy is based on the belief that highly able students require strong academic programs provided by skilled educators, administrators, and business professionals to fully actualize their talents. IEA follows the Optimal Match Philosophy, the basic tenet of which is to match a student’s assessed needs with the optimal educational resources. IEA advances this philosophy as it works with each individual student, school, or school district to seek the best learning strategy for each unique child. IEA crosses traditional educational boundaries by working in public, independent, parochial, and alternative schools. IEA initiatives foster intellectual curiosity, the acquisition of knowledge, confidence, creativity, responsibility, and moral decisiveness.
To achieve our mission, IEA will:
IEA is an advocate for all gifted students. Giftedness occurs in every culture and every ethnic and social group, and our participants are diverse. IEA is committed to ensuring that all gifted youth, regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, national origin, race, faith, ideology, income, educational background, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation have the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.
As an organization, IEA celebrates differences. We teach tolerance, respect and acceptance for all, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or background. We hope to inspire change in our nation by modeling integrity, respect and understanding. IEA strives to offer a welcoming space for conversation and healing, a space where uniqueness is honored, and discrimination and violence are never tolerated. Click here to learn more.
“UNLESS WE MAKE A COMMITMENT TO SAVING THESE CHILDREN, WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE THEM AND WHATEVER UNIQUE BENEFITS THEIR EXISTENCE MIGHT PROVIDE FOR THE HUMAN SPECIES OF WHICH THEY ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART.”
– Stephanie Tolan, IEA Senior Fellow
“IEA PROVIDES A WEALTH OF INFORMATION AND IS THE BEST RESOURCE WE’VE FOUND FOR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE IN THE GIFTED COMMUNITY.”
– IEA Parent