The Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented at School #28 opened its doors in September 2012 for students throughout the city in grades 4-8 who qualified at the highest level through the gifted screening and identification process. These students need the challenge of a curriculum with highest rigor and expectations that will meet the students’ social, emotional, and academic needs. Students are grouped together in classrooms with other high achieving students where they work at an accelerated pace in all core subject areas, as well as engage in additional differentiated lessons, activities and project based learning. In September of 2014 we expanded our enrollment to include Grades 2 and 3. In September of 2015 we added another 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 7th grade classroom.