OUR METHOD

  • Multi-Age & Multi-Ability
    • Focus on mild to moderate
    • Staff communicates with professionals to help student achieve and maintain stability
    • Support Peer Modeling
    • Provide Low Student to Teacher Ratio (3:1)
    • Develop students’ sense of belonging & empathy for themselves and others (Social-Emotional Learning)
    • Build a community
    • Students are supportive and accepted/accepting
    • 3 Group Meetings: morning, mid-day, afternoon where Individualized goals are part of group plan for the day
    • Support the Home/School Partnership and Communication
    • Nurture a caring and compassionate environment
    • Facilitate Social Awareness
  • Credentialed and Experienced Staff
    • Recognize and leverage developmental stages
    • Flexibility and collaboration amongst staff
    • Teach via multi-sensory
    • Apply the Scientific Method to teaching and learning daily
    • Social-Emotional Learning tools
    • Provide appropriate and in-the-moment intervention
    • Incorporate strategies from various research-based programs; no two students are alike
    • Positive feedback to encourage open minds
    • Support transitioning into larger environments 
  • Individualized Teaching and Learning
    • Make the abstract concrete via Experiential Learning (field trips, role playing, hands-on activities, etc.)
    • Structure free time for success (free time choices pre-determined by staff)
    • Specifically support Executive Functioning and Social Emotional learning
    • Apply creative methodologies to teaching Common Core
    • Customize and adapt Homework to fit the child and family