Learning Services and Wellness
We believe that every every child represents a unique constellation of qualities including learning profile efficiencies, temperamental characteristics and affinities.
Our goal is to establish an environment that reinforces help-seeking as being a positive behavior, fostering student self-awareness and self-advocacy. We embrace diversity of all types in our school community, confident that it creates a richly-textured, growth-promoting learning and social environment.
We recognize that the continuity of care we are able to provide over the years, coupled with our small school size enables the framework for our work to happen in a meaningful way.
The Learning Services department is comprised of two school psychologists, three learning specialists, a speech and language pathologist and a school Nurse.
- School psychologists provide individual assessment, individual counseling, parent guidance, crisis intervention and referral services. They also provide educational presentations to faculty, parents and students about a variety of learning and mental health-oriented topics and assist in creating and refining curriculum, school procedures and school policies.
- Learning specialists provide supplemental Instructional Support - small-group tutorial instruction designed to address specific academic skill difficulties in literacy and/or math areas and/or to provide coaching in the area of Executive Functions (e.g. planning, organization, and attention issues).
- The speech and language pathologist screens students for articulation and language function and conducts hearing screenings. (Speech and Language therapy is available on a private fee basis).
- The school clinic nurse provides support for emergent medical situations, administers basic first aid, distributes medicine at School and maintains student health records.