Addressing the struggles that come with dyslexia and/or ADHD, such as grasping certain aspects of the language, is the core focus of the Lower School academic program. Much of our daily schedule is devoted to language arts instruction.
Lower school faculty members receive training in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory instructional approach for reading, which enables them to target student decoding and comprehension skills while providing meaningful, progress-focused instruction. Entry-level reading groups focus exclusively on decoding skills and phonological awareness to build foundational reading skills and fluency for later learning. More advanced groups integrate sentence, paragraph, and textual comprehension strategies in addition to continued work on fluency.