2294 10th Ave West
Vision: Changing Destiny by Changing Minds.
Mission: We celebrate the unique strengths of individuals with dyslexia and language-based learning differences, empowering students with choice and opportunity.
Values: We believe in the value of Personalized Learning embodied through RAISE:
Resilience: Having the courage to persevere
Acceptance: Demonstrating respect, empathy and openness in our community
Innovation: In teaching and learning
Self-Reliance: Utilizing personal strengths and resources to become independent
Excellence: In delivery and standards
Targeted Students: Students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia.
Dyslexia Accommodation: During the day each student has a one on one period with a certified Orton
Gillingham (OG) instructor. Also, the school employs multi-sensory teaching throughout its curriculum.
Teacher Training: The school reports that classroom teachers are experts in their respective fields of study and that an OG training course is provided for their learning specialists (tutors) and teachers. There exists an in-house 'Executive Function' curriculum and a '3C Thinking Program'.
Student Teacher Ratio: 3:1. But students work in small classes of 7-10 students, with one teacher for the
academic day. Every student has one block of time focused on langauge remediation every day in elementary school and every other day in middle and senior school.
Assistive Technology: The school makes extensive use of technology, including having all students in grades 7-12 on iPads and keyboards, and all students in grades 1-6 work working daily at iPad, Mac and PC workstations
Financial Support: The school notes that the tuition is a 'Qualifying Medical Expense" for tax purposes. Also, the website refers to 'bursary assistance' from which 10-15% of the families receive aid. A third party reviews applications using 'needs based analysis' and can award to 50% of tuition. There is a fee to apply for assistance.
Based on information available at the school's website we have scored the school in six areas of importance to prospective parents and students.
1) Given the limitations of information found on the school website, the scores
may not accurately represent the school. Contact the school directly for more information. School administrators or informed
parents and students are welcome to contact us with additional
information and we will update the scorecard accordingly.
2) Scoring is based on specific dyslexic student needs, not on an absolute scale of school quality.
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