School for gifted kindergartener with challenging behavior
Hello, I have a 5 year old child who was IQ tested at over 140. We are currently evaluating schools, and given we live in San Francisco, most of the schools are in the Peninsula. The closest is Nueva School in Burlingame, which sounds great, however, my child is very strong-willed. We already have moved him from 2 different schools because of his behavior, and only recently discovered that it's probably because of his giftedness. We knew he was advanced but didn't realize the connection between his advanced academics and his poor behavior.
So now we are looking for the right school for him, and Nueva seems great. However, the Yelp reviews seem to suggest that this school might not tolerate children who are strong-willed or who have potential behavioral problems. He's a great kid when he's engaged and interested but when he makes up his mind, he won't change it, and is prone to throwing tantrums. I think this is part of the asynchronous development that we've researched about him, but we are working on that separately with external help as well. But the last thing we want to do is go through is another school move because the school isn't capable or willing to help with un-perfect gifted children.
Would anyone know if the Yelp reviews are true? Should we be casting a wider net for our child to find a better school more suited to his temperment? Thank you.