Benchmark School admits children who often arrive having been identified as having a learning difference, an auditory processing deficit, or a perceptual difficulty. Other students have been identified as dyslexic, reading disabled, learning disabled, or exhibiting ADD/ADHD. These labels provide a starting point for understanding the issues that correlate with the students' progress in school.
Extended day mornings, afternoons or both: afternoons
School's Approach: We believe every child is a unique individual whose potential has yet to be realized. To help students develop their potential, we endeavor to provide an inclusive and supportive environment that is grounded in an appreciation of who each student is as a learner and individual. Since every child is unique and constantly developing, we tailor our instruction to students' current strengths, challenges, and overall profile as we develop their confidence and competence.
Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no
Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no
Update 2015-16: yes
Update 2016-17: no
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Grades 1-5: $31,700 Grades 6-8: $32,200; financial aid grants based on need
Tuition structure: Financial aid offered
Adaptive tech used: iPads; Learning ALLY
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: help students understand how our language works, including connections between decoding, spelling, and vocabulary.
Support services/therapies offered: collaborative team of teacher-mentors and professional counseling staff, speech therapy, tutoring
Support services: Counseling School nurse Speech therapy Tutoring
Extracurriculars offered: Activities Club Art Club Board Games Girls Club Junior Golf Senior Golf Indoor Soccer Junior Soccer Math Club Outward Bound Robotics Club Sports Club Yoga Club Sports Teams (co-ed) Basketball JV Soccer Varsity Soccer Library Music
Extracurriculars offered: Art Library Music Sports Theater
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Extended hours, Summer program