The Grayson School’s founder, Melissa Bilash recognized through her work as an educational advocate that there was something missing from the local educational landscape. Suburban Philadelphia, with its panoply of excellent school options, was not meeting the needs of its gifted children.
Public schools, with their larger class sizes, couldn’t individualize the curriculum; private schools, ostensibly better positioned to customize their programming, couldn’t differentiate sufficiently. There were simply no satisfactory programs being implemented for these students. It became obvious to her that there was a glaring need for an educational environment designed specifically for gifted learners.