Help your child prepare to become extraordinary by sending them to school with all the necessary experiences and skills to be successful, Avoid the possibility of lost opportunities for greatness.
Saving Parents $1,000,000's
At The Institute for Exceptional Children, we believe all children are exceptional in numerous ways and we are excited about the difference we make in each child’s life by finding and enhancing their gifts. Over the last 10 years we have saved dozens of parents millions of dollars. What can we do for you?
Whether your child plans to attend an Ivy League institution or chooses to stay close to home and work in trades; we will help achieve that goal.
We optimize opportunities today for your child's tomorrow, locking in college savings by taking decisive and intentional action now.
The Institute is always looking to help families that see optimizing their children’s academic success as a priority.
Give your child a boost today!
This is a direct experience involving you and your child while Dr. Angela Barrens-Alexander applies her extensive educational background to intelligently explore what activities or skills your child enjoys that easily transfer to college entry and a lifetime of fulfillment.
Meet Our Team
We've been where you are. Let us help!
Dr. Angela Barrens-Alexander
Founder and CEO
Dr. Barrens-Alexander has 30 years of experience with children ranging from head start and pre-kindergarten through high school. Additionally, she has been an adjunct professor and has worked with graduate students seeking master’s degrees in counseling and psychology, English as a Second Language, science, mathematics, special education, and educational administration.
Tech Specialist and 1st Client
Marjorie Alexander was Dr. Barrens-Alexanders first client. Challenged with not wanting to complete homework just to spite instructors Marjorie went on to earn a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. Now Marjorie hosts and produces her own environmental podcast, works as the tech specialist for a podcast production company and is very active with the Sierra Club and other community organizations.
What clients are saying
No matter the challenge, each family we have worked with through the years has seen a significant improvement in the student's school performance.
With her guidance, my child has been on the honor roll with 3.2 GPA or high honors since 1st grade and she is now on her way to middle school.
If it were not for her guidance, our son would have been placed in special education classes. Instead, he's now an Honor Roll Student and boasting confidence!
Mother of Three
Thanks to Dr. Barrens-Alexander, all of my children are enrolled in one of the County’s many magnet programs, and all are excelling.
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