THE PRENTICE SCHOOL The Prentice School

THE PRENTICE SCHOOL

 

A PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA, ADHD AND OTHER RELATED CHALLENGES. 

 

The Prentice School is designed to create an optimal learning environment for students with language-based learning differences and attentional challenges.

 

For the 2020-2021 school year, we will be offering grades 1 - 8.

The Prentice School Entrance

The Prentice School's return to campus waiver has been approved by the OCHCA and the CDPH.

 

We will be offering on-campus and a concurrent live virtual  classroom for the 2020-21 school year. 

 

All Prentice students, faculty and administration team members will be following our mandatory Safe at Prentice plan, which follows all CDC/CDHC guidelines. 

 

This plan includes:

- Students assigned to pods based on grade level
- Pod-based recess and lunch
- Mandatory on-campus Daily Health Certification and temperature check
- Mandatory masks for all students
- Mandatory mask or face shields for all staff and faculty at all times
- Redesigned classrooms with 6' radius seating arrangements
- Each classroom equipped with a sink with mandatory 20 second hand-washing when entering
- 4 student restrooms with usage limited by pod
- 6 additional outdoor wash stations
- Portable hand-sanitizing stations distributed through campus
- One-way corridors
- Multiple student drop-off and pick-up locations by pod
 
Review the Student Symptom Decision Tree here
 
 

Review Our COVID-19 plan here

SAFE AT PRENTICE PLAN

 

Families will be able to choose between Interactive Virtual Classrooms or On-Campus Learning.
WE LEARN DIFFERENTLY  AND THAT'S OK! WE LEARN DIFFERENTLY  AND THAT'S OK!

WE LEARN DIFFERENTLY
AND THAT'S OK!

 

Prentice students have a primary diagnosis or have been identified as having a learning difference such as: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, specific learning disability, language-based learning disorder, auditory or visual processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, weaknesses in working memory, processing speed or executive functioning, organizational challenges, anxiety or a combination of these.

 

Many of our students come to us with anxiety, depression and have experienced bullying and alienation in the traditional school system.

 

The Prentice School offers a holistic curriculum and a safe, inclusive environment that allows them to grow and learn at their individual pace.

 

The Prentice School is not appropriate for students on the autism spectrum or with primary social, emotional, or behavioral issues.

THIS IS PRENTICE

The Prentice School is a K- 8 grade fully WASC accredited non-profit (NPS), private school located on a 6.6 acre campus in central Orange County, California. Our school includes full size classrooms, Elementary and Junior High Science Labs & Garden, Music Room, Tech Lab, Physical Education, Library, Art, Reading Labs, Central Quad, Atrium, Sports Field, Blacktop with Basketball, Handball and more...

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A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

A MESSAGE FROM THE
HEAD OF SCHOOL

 

I am so excited that you're considering becoming a member of the Prentice family.

 

We know the struggles of learning differences and we're here to guide your student to a new future, showing them that they are exceptional!

 

We want them to know that they are our future leaders and the true champions of empathy and positive change in our world.

 

I look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Devon Green, Head of School

 

Overcoming Dyslexia 2020

 

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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EVERY STUDENT DESERVES A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM EVERY STUDENT DESERVES A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

EVERY STUDENT DESERVES A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

Students at The Prentice School receive a comprehensive educational program that eclipses traditional school offerings.

 

Our K-8 Elementary and Junior High Programs include Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Music, Educational Technology and Physical Education.

 

Additionally, The Prentice School is committed to supporting our students beyond the classroom. Families have access to robust support services program that includes speech and language, occupational therapy, a school therapist, progress monitoring, transition/reintegration counseling, educational technology, after-school tutoring, before and after school extended care, parent educational workshops, and summer school and summer camp programs.

 

We also offer a rotating selection of after-school clubs including yearbook, musical theater, soccer, gardening club, animal club and after school music programs.

SMALL CLASS SIZES WITH REAL RESULTS SMALL CLASS SIZES WITH REAL RESULTS

SMALL CLASS SIZES WITH REAL RESULTS

All Prentice School classes have a maximum class size of 12 students to 1 fully credentialed teacher. Many of our teachers have additional credentials in Special Education, as well.

 

Students are also placed into smaller learning groups including Orton-Gillingham multisensory structured literacy, OnCloud9 math, and English Language Arts (ELA).

 

This leveling system allows us to meet our students at their present level of performance to remediate foundational skills, build confidence and ultimately find success. These small groups also allow for increased engagement and more targeted intervention and instruction.

WE TEACH IN A WAY THAT YOUR STUDENT LEARNS! WE TEACH IN A WAY THAT YOUR STUDENT LEARNS!

WE TEACH IN A WAY THAT YOUR STUDENT LEARNS!

All of our teachers are intensively trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.

 

In the hands of our well-trained and experienced instructors, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.

Are you ready to see The Prentice School? Complete our online inquiry and a member of our Admissions team will contact you to discuss your student's specific details.