Center School serves students with learning difficulties between the ages of six and fourteen. Instructional teams foster each child’s optimal development by tailoring instruction to student learning profiles. Teachers employ a diagnostic approach to help students choose appropriate learning strategies and to become empowered as self-advocates.
Center School is committed to providing a supportive educational setting for students, ages 6-14, who have a history of learning difficulties. These students have often established cycles of failure and frustration in prior educational settings and breaking these cycles is our first priority.
Every student is capable of academic, social and emotional growth, and Center School is dedicated to designing instructional programs which foster each child’s optimal development through the use of small group instruction. This involves ongoing diagnosis of the strengths and needs of each student, appropriate instructional placement and a team approach to working with the students.
Center School’s objective is to retain the excellence of an established program while integrating the best of current research and practice. Our goal is to enhance the academic, social and emotional coping skills needed for future success.
Center School’s curriculum is language-based, recognizing the role that language plays in academic success. Full curriculum instruction is offered through a structured, multi-sensory approach, based on the students’ needs, and designed to address each child’s learning needs through small group instruction.
The goals are:
- To provide an atmosphere of caring and respect for self and others
- To provide specialized instruction necessary to meet individual student needs
- To acknowledge and build on students’ strengths and affinities
- To promote students’ understanding of themselves as learners
- To provide a strong academic background and instill the tools of learning
- To create independence in learning for success in future education experiences
- To serve as an Educational Resource Center on reading and learning differences in the Greater Delaware Valley