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Benchmark School

  • Independent School

Essential Information

Contact NameRobb Gaskins, Ph.D., Head of School
Address 2107 N. Providence Road
Media, PA 19063
Website URL www.benchmarkschool.org

45-year-old school helps bright children who struggle in traditional academic settings become strategic, motivated, independent students; service learning from grade 1-8.

Benchmark Open House Dates for 2015-2016 at 9-11AM are:
November 12, 2015
January 21, 2016
March 3. 2016
April 7, 2016
May 12, 2016
July 14, 2016

Additional Information

Website: http://www.benchmarkschool.org

Select State: PA

County: Delaware

Grades of School: K-8

Gender: Coed

Enrollment: 165

Students per teacher: 1:3

Tuition: Lower School $31,700; Middle School $32,200

Financial aid offered?: yes

Technology programs, what grade offered?: iPads and smartboards from grade 1

Standardized test scores: Average proficiency

World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: not provided

Extracurriculars offered:
Visual arts
Vocal music

School climate (what are you known for?):
Unique curriculum
Warm community

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.

Some special needs accommodated>: yes

Summer program?: yes

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