1300 Meridian Street N
By the Numbers
Mission: Partnering with parents to provide dyslexic learners with a challenging, individualized curriculum that facilitates academic progress and builds confident and competent learners by utilizing our specialized Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory program.
Vision: To assist students in managing their learning differences so they may cultivate their strengths. We are dedicated to creating a challenging curriculum in a responsive learning environment where students can build the social competence and academic skills required for future success.
Target Students: Students with specific learning differences in reading, spelling or writing. Emphasis on students with dyslexia.
Dyslexia Accommodation: The school's website does not go into detail regarding specific accommodations for dyslexic students beyond mentioning that they use the Orton-Gillingham programs. Other support mentioned on the website includes:
Teacher Training: Greengate is one of just 12 schools in the United States that is formally Orton-Gillingham accredited, putting its reading programs in an elite group. Structured, multi-sensory language teaching methods are the basis for daily individualized tutoring and language lessons.
Student Teacher Ratio: The kindergarten program reports a 6:1 ratio but for their other programs the site only notes a 'low' student teacher ratio.
Assistive Technology: The website makes suprisingly litte note of assistive tech and on the FAQ page we found this odd comment which suggests an almost anti-tech sentiment:
"We feel it is very important for dyslexic children to learn touch-typing and basic computing skills. However, real life experience and the child’s own senses remain the strongest path for language remediation and retraining."
Perhaps someone should let them know that assistive technology uses the students senses and makes for very real and valuable life experience!
Financial Support: The school is building an endowment fund and a limited amount of tuition assistance is available each year.
Target Students / Mission: 3/4
Dyslexia Accommodation: 2/4
Teacher Training: 4/4
Student Teacher Ratio: 3/4
Assistive Technology: 1/4
Financial Support: 3/4
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 available to us, the scores
may not accurately represent the school. 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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