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Westmark School transforms lives. At Westmark, we build on the strengths of students in grades 2-12 with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or other math or reading learning disabilities, often combined with ADD or ADHD. Since our students learn differently, we teach differently. Our students discover that learning differently carries its own unique rewards.
Westmark School has been transforming lives for over 30 years. At Westmark, we build on the strengths of students in grades 2-12 with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or other math or reading learning disabilities, often combined with ADD or ADHD. Westmark differentiates instruction based on student need and allows children to discover not only their personal academic style but their strengths and areas of need as well. Through the integrated use of assistive and educational technologies, we spark the imaginations of our youngest learners, as they explore their world and learn to love learning again; ignite passions in our middle school students who discover their personal learning styles and strengths, and develop new interests, character and confidence to fulfill their potential; and illuminate futures for our high school students as they become seasoned communicators, self-directed learners, responsible members of society and critical thinkers who push past old limits and reach for success. In the classroom, on the stage and on the field, these bright students have what it takes, and Westmark has what they need: a warm and stimulating environment that turns struggle to strength and challenge to opportunity.
Since its founding over 30 years ago, Westmark School has provided students with a college-preparatory curriculum and traditional independent school experience offering competitive athletic teams; performing, visual and digital arts programs; service and experiential learning; student leadership opportunities; and a variety of after school enrichment classes. Westmark is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Woodhouse Academy is an academic, therapeutic private day school designed to meet the needs of adolescents (Grades 6 – 12) with average to above average intelligence who are challenged by learning difficulties. They are youngsters who have often experienced failure and difficulties in other school settings resulting in performance levels not commensurate with their abilities.
The Woodhouse program is designed for students who have identified internalizing psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, school phobia, school refusal, school anxiety, PDD, Aspergers, PTSD, OCD. Our students often struggle with executive functioning skills, social skills, low self-esteem and learning differences. These challenges typically interfere with the students’ academic success. Woodhouse Academy provides students with a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, community based, predictable and structured. The program focuses on providing each student with a solid educational experience while developing the necessary social skills they require, while addressing each student’s IEP.
The program is non-punitive and uses collaborative problem solving as a means of addressing all school and social issues that arise. By employing small class sizes each student receives individualized and personalized attention. The program is not designed for children who are overly aggressive, violent, or sexually inappropriate.
The Woodhouse program focuses on addressing: executive functioning skills, academic competence, social communication, social skills, problem solving skills and emotional growth.
Woodhouse Academy students benefit from a program with:
• Specialization in adolescent life
• Solid educational experiences
• Small class size and meaningful community
• Individualized and personalized attention
• Special education techniques
• Psychoeducational approach
• Parent support and guidance
• Social group skills development
• A Collaborative Problem solving orientation
Winston Knolls Education Group’s educational facility, The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus is a non-public special education Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade high school approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Here we provide school-based services to children (ages 3-19) diagnosed with autism spectrum and related disorders such as emotional / behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities and other health impairments.
Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of children with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD. The mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. The Cumberland family embraces the uniqueness of every child by challenging and inspiring them to reach their full potential. Our academic and social curriculum encourages the development of life skills essential in becoming independent and self-sufficient adults.
Acacia Academy offers accredited programs for:
*The accelerated and/or gifted student to challenge his/her thinking skills within particular subject areas
*The regular education student to meet his/her academic goals and potential
*For those with Learning Disabilities, Aspergers/Autistic, Intellectually Challenged, and Attention Deficit student who would benefit from a personalized program designed to meet their individual needs.
*Instruction skills, processing abilities, speech/language, and social skills
*Transition and vocational / work study programs are available
New Path Academy is a non-profit 501(c)3 private school for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Located in Bradenton, Manatee County, we offer a differentiated education curriculum the public school system isn’t structured to provide.
We are located on 45 acres in Assonet, a small village in Southeast Massachusetts that is 45 minutes from Boston, 70 minutes from Worcester and 30 minutes from Providence. Our year-round program offers a full array of educational, therapeutic, medical, clinical and residential services that are tailored to meet each person’s unique needs and learning styles, in an environment that stresses individual strengths and relationships. Our campus-style setting features: Beautiful Residential 6-8 Person Homes; Bright and Spacious Classrooms; Accessible Playground and Basketball Court; Medical Services Building; Therapeutic Rehabilitation Center including an Indoor Heated Therapeutic Swimming Pool and state-of-the-art Sensory Room; Pre-Vocational Workshop; Spacious Gymnasium and;a Universally-Accessible Treehouse
We envision The Watson Institute as:
The region’s premier provider of special education services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, brain injuries, behavior disorder and emotional disturbance and nationally recognized for its expertise;
A provider of a comprehensive array of cost-effective, accessible services and programs that serves children with special needs from their birth through age twenty-one;
The place that parents of children with special needs turn to for information and help;
The first choice of school districts and professionals who need professional development services so that they can better serve children with special needs.
An organization that is noted for its expert, professional and compassionate staff, who do whatever needs to be done to help children with disabilities achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives.
Recognized world-wide for providing services to professionals working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and behavior disorders.
Our Mission is to help struggling students build the foundational skills and confidence they need to become successful in school and in life.Our students come to us with significant learning challenges due to learning disabilities and/or social emotional challenges that have made learning in a more traditional setting frustrating or unsuccessful.
Our program is tailored to address the unique needs of each of our students. Through specific assessments and evaluations, ongoing monitoring, specialized cognitive training, intensive educational and therapeutic interventions, family support, and positive reinforcement, the experience and services at Banyan Tree will be life-changing, for students and their families.