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Benchmark School

Map2107 N. Providence Road
Media, PA 19063
610-565-3741
610-565-3872
    Categories:
  • Independent School

Description:

Celebrating 49 years of helping bright students who have yet to reach their academic potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners and problem solvers who meet with success in school and life.

Points of Pride: Helping bright children ages 6-14 who have not met with success in traditional school environments become self-advocates who understand their strength and challenges, are persistent and resilient, confident in their abilities, and have an expectation of success. Our gifted faculty uses the best current research and practices to create a profile that guides them in providing the most appropriate instruction for each student. Through an ongoing, ever evolving continuum of communication and care, teachers mentor students and work with their parents to develop the whole child. Benchmark School changes the trajectory of students' lives.

Profile

Benchmark provides a comprehensive academic program tailored to the way each student learns best, fostering a mastery of executive function processes and 21st-century skills. The school’s passionate, gifted faculty uses the best current research and practices to develop a detailed understanding of each student’s strengths and challenges to create a profile that guides them in providing the most appropriate instruction for each student. Through an ongoing, ever-evolving continuum of communication and care, a team of teachers and counselors mentors students and works with their parents to develop the whole child. The history of Benchmark School is rich with success stories of thousands of alumni who know who they are as learners. They creatively apply the strategies they learn at Benchmark to take charge of their learning and meet with success in high school, college, and their chosen fields. Benchmark graduates are self-advocates who understand their strengths and challenges, are persistent and resilient, confident in their abilities, and have an expectation of success. "Providing bright children who may exhibit dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, auditory processing difficulty or another learning difference with comprehensive, individualized instructional plans that create a formula for success."

Open House Dates

Oct 24, 2019: Open House for Professionals, 8:30-10:30 , Nov. 7, 2019 : Admission Open House, 9:00-11:00 , Feb. 6, 2020 - Admission Open House, 9:00-11:00 AM (snow date Feb. 13), April 15, 2020 - Admission Open House, 9:00-11:00 , May 7, 2020 - Admission Open House, 9:00-11:00

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Delaware
Grades of School: 1-8
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 185
Students per teacher: 3:1
Tuition: $36,800 (grades 1-5); $38,700 (grades 6-8, includes the use of a Macbook for each student)
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: Grades 1-5: iPads, Chromebooks; grades 6-8: MacBook Airs provided for all students; computer programming instruction; robotics
Standardized test scores: Average proficiency
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: 6-8 grades
Extracurricular Activities: Sports
Visual arts
Vocal music
Additional Information: Benchmark believes that each student is a unique individual whose potential has not been realized and that he or she is entitled to a supportive learning environment where there is respect for different motivational needs, rates of learning, and competencies.  The program is designed to build on students' strengths and help address their challenges. Benchmark students receive instruction in the strategies, skills and concepts that enhance their ability to learn and perform successfully. Along with a focus on high academic achievement, students develop the self-efficacy, confidence, social skills, and motivation for learning that enhance their ability to perform and learn throughout their school careers and in life.
School climate (what are you known for?): Unique curriculum
Warm community
Some special needs accommodated>: yes
Summer program?: yes
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