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Benchmark School

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Essential Information

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

Celebrating 43 years of helping bright children ages 6 to 14, become strategic, motivated, competent, and independent students. The best way to know the value of a Benchmark education is to visit!
Register for an open house to meet faculty, administration, students and parents.
Benchmark Open Houses
9-11 AM
October 16, 2014
December 11, 2014
January 22, 2015
March 5, 2015
April 16, 2015
May 21, 2015

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Additional Information

Website: http://www.benchmarkschool.org

Select State: PA

County: Delaware

Grades of School:
Middle School

Gender: Coed

Enrollment: 155

Students per teacher: Elementary: 11, Secondary: 10

Tuition: Grades 1-5 $30,600;Grades 6-8 $30,850

% Receiving financial aid: 36%

Total financial aid given: $950,000

Accommodates some students with special needs?: yes

Extended day mornings, afternoons or both?: afternoons

Offers summer camp, program or school?: yes

Does the school have a uniform or uniform dress code?: code

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

Points of distinction: Celebrating 44 years of helping bright children ages 6 to 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.

Services offered: Accommodates Some Special Needs; Extended Day PM; Summer Camp, Summer Program, Summer School; Service learning begins in grade 1

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.

Update 2015-16: yes

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