Building FoundationsOur lower school focuses on integrating the Orton-Gillingham approach to the foundations of each student’s education ensuring their success as they further their academics.
Each lower school student has 135 minutes of language instruction daily. Our Orton-Gillingham language training (LT) classes have a maximum 3:1 student to teacher ratio. This class helps prepare students to become fluent readers, writers, and competent communicators. Teachers accept each student’s level of language and build on his/her level using explicit instruction to teach decoding skills.
In the lower school grades, our math classes range from two to six students. Students receive numeration, computation, geometry, measurement, and problem solving at each level. There is a transition from visual representation to abstract reasoning skills, when the student is ready.
Our highly specialized teaching methods also reach into our Science, Social Studies, Arts, and Physical Education classes.
Each student is provided with an individual academic plan.