Although remedial programs for weaker students abound in the formal education system, opportunities for gifted students are few and far between in regular schools. Technoda is recognized by the Ministry of Education as a regional center for gifted children, and has developed a comprehensive seven year program for 3rd through 9th grade. Over 400 children spend one day a week at Technoda instead of at school and participate in a unique interdisciplinary program of science, social science and arts. The teaching level is very high, and students are encouraged to explore independent experimentation and research. Students are tested and selected by the Szold Institute. For further information, please contact Osnat Zafon through Technoda's main office.