As the Director of Program, I'm responsible to create an innovative and comprehensive educational experience for our students. By utilizing the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory teaching approach as our core instructional methodology we are able to teach your student in the way they learn.
Our program strategies are applied in small groups, whole class, and school-wide learning. This helps students generalize their skills across classrooms and attain social skills. Because it's not limited to a specific curriculum, these techniques can serve an individual for a lifetime.
Our program wouldn't work without an amazing team to implement it. All Prentice teachers are fully credentialed. Beyond that, the school requires that they receive full training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, as well as other research validated instructional approaches.
I look forward to working with you and your student personally.
Sabrina Clark, Director of Program
The Prentice School has a common core aligned K-8 program that is focused on intervention and accommodated transition. It includes push-in approaches like social learning and executive functioning. Our programs are built to grow with your student and adjust based on academic and social success.
Our elementary program is interventionally focused and based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach of multi-sensory teaching. Our standard curriculum is aligned to common core standards. Students also receive music, art, science and physical education throughout the week.
All classrooms have a maximum limit of 10 students per room.
All Orton-Gillingham reading groups have a maximum of 5 students.
A fully chaperoned and inclusive science camp is included with 6th grade tuition.
6th grade science trip - Outdoor Education
Our junior high program is focused on accommodated transition into the public setting. Our standard curriculum is aligned to common core standards. Additionally, students attend science, physical education and electives.
Students experience class switching and are taught organizational skills, self advocacy, and are assisted by The College Blueprint team to define academic and career goals and identify the best educational options for the student moving into high school and beyond.
All classrooms have a maximum limit of 12 students per room.
A fully chaperoned and inclusive science camp is included with tuition.
7th grade science trip - Catalina Oceanography
8th grade science trip - Space Camp
Our curriculum and instruction is aligned with State Standards. The Prentice School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Programming at all grade levels includes language arts, social studies, science, math, educational technology and physical education.
Creativity is a key component in the success of our students. Prentice includes an integrated music and art program in our curriculum. Students attend music classes in our music room several times a week. They also receive a weekly art class hosted by a professional artist from Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Our Educational Technology lab includes 3-D printing, green screen technology, stop motion animation and an open space that allows our students to explore their creativity and ingenuity.
The Prentice School has a separate elementary and junior high science lab teaching Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum including biology, chemistry and botany. We also have a greenhouse and a garden area for our Gardening Club.
Every student needs to get some fresh air and exercise during the day. All of our students attend daily Physical Education with our dedicated P.E. teacher.
The Prentice School has a blacktop area with basketball, gaga ball courts, tetherball, and handball. We also have grass fields with soccer and baseball.
Additionally, we offer Running as an after-school elective.