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Our Mission


The Rhoades School inspires curious minds to think deeply and live courageously.

Core Values:

Academic Achievement: We cultivate in our students the Habits of Mind that foster intellectual curiosity, analytical and creative thinking, and the pursuit of learning as a lifelong endeavor.

Developing Character: We teach individuals to live with integrity, responsibility, confidence, compassion and respect for themselves and others.

Intrinsic Motivation: We strive to promote motivation that comes from the pleasure one gets from the task or act itself rather than from outside rewards such as grades or prizes.

Student Learner Outcomes:

Rhoades School students are students who:

  1. Achieve excellence in academics and exhibit creativity of thought and expression.
  2. Develop intellectual curiosity and a desire for continuous learning.
  3. Develop personal and ethical responsibility.
  4. Effectively communicate and collaborate.


The Rhoades School was founded in 1980 by Dr. Charlotte Rhoades-Glinski. Dr. Glinski’s experience and wisdom as an educator and a national figure in gifted education led her to envision a school specifically designed to meet the needs of gifted children. In the spring of 1980, she brought her talents, passion, and three students together to begin our unique school. By the fall of 1981, the school had grown to eighteen students and the rest is history!

Today, The Rhoades School, a Spring Education Group school, educates approximately 300 students. Dr. Regina McDuffie has served as the Head of School since 2012.

Our school does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.