THE PRENTICE SCHOOL
A PRIVATE K-8 SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA, ADHD AND OTHER RELATED CHALLENGES.
The Prentice School was designed to create an optimal learning environment for students with language-based learning differences and attentional challenges.
Safe at Prentice
Our COVID-19 plan
The Prentice School will be back in session on August 19, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year following our mandatory Safe at Prentice plan.
This plan includes:
If students are required to stay at home through a formal order, we would continue daily live classes and small groups using our Prentice@Home platform.
For more information about Prentice@Home, click here.
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.
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...
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
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.
All Prentice School classes have a maximum class size of 10 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.
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.