School Type:

– Private, Nonprofit 501(c)(3) & NonPublic (NPS)

– Academic and Standards-based

Accreditation, Certification and Affiliations:

– Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

– California NonPublic School

– The Slingerland Institute

– International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Grade Served:

K – 5 (Elementary)

6 – 8 (Junior High)

Students Served:

Prentice students are bright, kind and creative.  They possess average to above average intelligence but struggle to learn in the traditional classroom setting.  Some of the terms used to describe the learning differences found at The Prentice School are: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, specific learning disabilities, language-based learning difficulties (reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension), language processing deficits, ADHD, executive functioning, organizational challenges, and anxiety.

Educational Approach:

The Prentice School uses research-based teaching methods and simultaneous multi-sensory instructional strategies. Our structured literacy approach is intensive, explicit, cumulative, and systematic. Our practice of leveling students into small instructional groups based on ability ensures that their academic needs are more directly and appropriately met. Our core curriculum is complimented by a robust enrichment and arts program to emphasize our commitment to educating the whole child.

School Size:

Up to 250

Student / Faculty Ratio:



– Credentialed teachers

– Slingerland trained teachers

– Credentialed School Psychologists

– Speech and Language Pathologists

– Educational Assistive Technology Specialist

– Occupational Therapist


– $21,200 (Elementary)

– $22,500 (Junior High)

– Financial assistance is available

Tuition for NPS students varies. Please contact our admissions office for more information at 714.244.4600

School Hours:

– School begins at 8:10 AM Monday – Friday

– School ends at 3:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

– School ends at 2:00 PM on Thursday

School Location:

18341 Lassen Drive, North Tustin, CA 92705 – The Prentice zip code is part of the unincorporated area of Santa Ana. Geographically the school is located in North Tustin.

School Calendar:

– Instructional Days: 180

– School Closures: Winter Break, Spring Break, National Holidays, Professional Development

– Academic Year Start: Mid-August

– Academic Year End: Mid-June

– Summer Program: 20 Instructional Days


– Individual and Small Group Speech and Language

– Occupational Therapy

– Educational Assistive Technology

– School Counseling

– Tutoring

– Comprehensive Assessments

– Parent Training Workshops

Before and Afterschool Programs:

– Before school care is offered to students from 7 AM to 7:45 AM

– Afterschool care is offered to students from 3:30 PM to 6 PM

– Various afterschool clubs are offered throughout the year.