Middle School for Gifted / Asynchronous kid
Hi. We are an east Asian family. I have a 4th grader old who was evaluated to be exceptionally gifted when he was 5. After touring many elementary schools we chose a small specialized school and even moved out of east bay for it. Academically the school is good and he is doing fine / good.
Even in the specialized school he is 1 grade ahead academically but socially and emotionally he is age appropriate. He is a rule follower but also stubborn about certain things like he wont play video games / read books only in a certain order / perfectionism or nothing attitude etc. He is very confident yet shy and anxious. He is also very athletic but very emotionally sensitive.
Recently we have felt the need for us to be in a more diverse location. We want more racial and socio economic diversity for our children. My younger one is very bright but not gifted and will start kindergarten soon. We want to move back to east bay but want a school where my kids can fit in. Tuition for 2 kids will be a stretch but we are ready to make sacrifices for education. We are trying to find a school with social diversity, acceptance and a solid academics (math and science). I want my children to be not bored, learn to persist and yet feel like they fit in. Any suggestions for a good school?