The Rhoades School is a highly respected private school for gifted students from grades K-8. Located on South Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard near the Encinitas intersection, the grounds of this school are beautifully appointed and offer an atmosphere of cultivated learning, supportive faculty and students and comfort. The Rhoades School's admission process is quite exclusive, but advisors and faculty ease the process by offering consultations on what type of students usually apply. Attributes include early abstract thinking, sophisticated vocabulary and exceptional memory. Students who attend this special school tend to see future success, as every major ivy league school has students graduated from this institution. In addition, 85 percent of students in grades 6 - 8 qualify for the Johns Hopkins University talent search award.