Schools: Triple-Speed Learning

The children at City and Country School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., can learn any subject in one-third of the time needed by ordinary kids. The quite plausible explanation is that the private school's 315 students (aged 3 to 13 ) have IQs averaging 144 and ranging up to 208. "They escape into intellectual activity instead of from it." says Headmaster George Roeper.

Vacation is no exception. Along with writing a play, choreographing a dance and reading A Tale of Two Cities, Roeper's seventh-graders were back in school this week after having spent Christmas voluntarily finishing up their first year of...

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