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The College School at the University of Delaware

Map459 Wyoming Rd.
Newark, DE 19716
  • Education


For children in grades 1-8 with learning differences (i.e. auditory processing, written expression, dyslexia). Small class sizes; individualized, highly structured programs designed to help students return to traditional classrooms; strong academic curriculum; highly integrated technology; nurturing & supportive laboratory environment.

School's Approach

6-10 students per class

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Communication / social disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Pervasive development disorder
County: New Castle
Location (state-county): DE
Enrollment: 70
Grades or ages of school: Ages 6-14
Staff:student ratio: 1:7
Extended day mornings, afternoons or both: mornings & afternoons
Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no
Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no
Update 2015-16: no
Update 2016-17: no
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): $19, 300; 40% financial aid
Tuition structure: Financial aid offered
Private pay
Adaptive tech used: 1:1 school-wide student-computer ratio, portable iPad lab for use by all students, SMARTBoard in every classroom, home access to: First in Math, AR Home Connect, UD/LibSearch
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Multisensory Reading Tutoring (MSRT) sessions, students progress at their own rate through a sequential, systematic program that is primarily based on the Reading ASSIST and/or the Wilson Reading System curricula.; Research-based approach to learning, multisensory reading program, academic curriculum aligned with Common Core Standards, strong emphasis on technology integration
Learning strategies: Orton-Gillingham
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
Safe & Positive Approaches
Wilson Reading
Support services/therapies offered: OT, ST
Support services: Animal/dog therapy
Art therapy
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Extracurriculars offered: Each student receives mentoring during the school day with an assigned University of Delaware graduate or undergraduate student each semester.
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Extended hours, Summer program
Paid Blurb 2016: no
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