Nov 13, 2014

LIFE goes to ‘Genius School,’ 1948


Photographer's and people who love capturing life at its candid moments, check out Nina Leen's photography of Hunter College and its little geniuses in the 1940s. 

Seven decades ago, the city housed just a "genius venture" at Hunter College ! Creating a school filled filled with 450 apparently well-adjusted, engaged kids who just happened to enjoy IQs averaging around 150 (Post-graduate students, by comparison, generally fall in the 120-130 range), it allowed these students to flourish in an environment where they would not stagnate being forced to follow the curriculum of average.

Read more: Genius School: Portraits of Gifted Kids in 1940s New York | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/culture/genius-school-portraits-of-gifted-kids-in-1940s-new-york/#ixzz3I2lYkwDy