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It's Time To Soar!

EMPOWER | GROW | SELF-ADVOCATE

At The Prentice School, we are committed to empowering your child.  Our nurturing program is designed to foster growth, both educationally and socially.

Learn about Prentice from our students!

We Know How Your Child Learns.

 

The Prentice School is an award-winning private school designed for children with language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia and co-occurring conditions, including ADHD

Our immersive small group focused program is designed to prepare and empower our students for a life of self-advocacypersonal growth and the understanding that their differences can be their strengths

Prentice is committed to being a safe space where children with language-based learning disabilities can thrive!

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Welcome from our Head of School!

Over 37 years ago, a small group of parents banded together with one goal... to create an educational institution that would give their children with dyslexia the education they deserved.  They formed what is now The Prentice School.  

Today, that small school is now a 6.6 acre campus with over 25 classrooms serving over 146 students through 8th grade.

At The Prentice School, our mission remains steadfast – to empower students with language-based learning differences and co-occurring conditions, such as ADHD, to recognize their unlimited potential. We inspire them to tap into their creativity, intelligence, and leadership skills, and help them achieve success beyond their wildest dreams.

I am so excited that you're considering becoming a member of the Prentice family and look forward to meeting you and your student soon.

Devon Green, Head of School

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Prentice vs. Traditional Education

Elementary Program (Grades 1 - 6)
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Homeroom Class Size of 12
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Orton-Gillingham Structured Literacy Groups
5 or less students | 60 minutes per day
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English Language Arts (ELA)
Amplify | 50 minutes per day
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Writing Groups
6 students | 50 minutes per day
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Math Groups
8 or less students | 50 minutes per day
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Therapist led Social Emotional Learning Class
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Common Core-Aligned Program
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Enrichment Courses
Science, PE and Art
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Orton-Gillingham Certified Instructors
12 month certification process
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On-Site Speech & Language Center
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On-Site Full-Time Therapist / MFT
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Assistive Technologies Fluency
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Inclusive Environment of Peers
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Our Mission

To provide an innovative education, a nurturing environment, and a path to success for students who learn differently.

Professional Accolades

The Prentice School has been named on a special list of "Highly Recommended" schools in the nation for students with dyslexia by Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., Co-Director, Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, in her book "Overcoming Dyslexia (Knopf, 2020).
 
Shaywitz describes The Prentice School as a school where our student's “…educational need serves as the central focus of the school’s instructional program rather than being incidental or peripheral to it.”  
 
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Best Special Needs School in Orange County Four Years in a Row!

The Prentice School has been awarded "Best Special Needs School" in Orange County in the Parenting OC Readers' Choice awards for 4 years in a row, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023!

We are proud to support children with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and co-occurring ADHD and processing disorders.

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Founding Member

The Prentice School is one of the founding members of The Association of LD Schools (ALDS), a formal community for schools that specialize in education of students with learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and executive dysfunction. Ultimately, ALDS allows this community to reach more students and change the future of education for students who learn differently.
 
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The Prentice School is a member of CAIS. The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and their rigorous accreditation process ensures schools meet and maintain high ethical and academic standards. 

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The Prentice School is WASC accredited. The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), is a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States.
 
Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement. 
 
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