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Odyssey Middle School:
Odyssey School is a private, independent co-educational middle school for gifted and talented students in west San Mateo in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Odyssey provides gifted students a creative, integrated, experiential curriculum that nurtures intellectual curiosity and emotional risk-taking in an intimate, challenging, yet safe community, resulting in personal accountability, ethical decision-making and an intrinsic passion for learning. The most salient characteristic of the Odyssey course of study is an integrated curriculum. We want students making connections among disciplines, between what is occurring in the real world and their classes, as well as a connection to the real issues in their lives and their course of study.

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School Goals:

- Develop broadening curriculum with opportunity to specialize and work with mentors.
- Hire skilled, inspirational teachers.
- Integrate curriculum.
- Develop curriculum and pedagogy based on multiple intelligences and other current research.
- Provide all forms of language: musical, foreign, artistic, scientific, computer and mathematical.
- Develop a physical plant capable of providing stated curriculum and environment.

Middle School Program for Gifted & Talented Students:
- Math, Science, Humanities, Art, Drama, Movement, Japanese, Writing, Literature, Self-Science, Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance, Chorus & Stage Combat.
- Odyssey's 3 year program culminates in a 3 week trip to Japan.

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Address: 201 Polhemus Road,94402, San Mateo, California , USA
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