OUR METHOD

  • Multi-Age & Multi-Ability

    • Individualized academic instruction within a consistent educational environment

    • Staff communicates with professionals to help student achieve and maintain stability

    • Support Peer Modeling

    • Provide Low Student Ratio (3:1)

    • Develop students’ sense of belonging & empathy for themselves and others (Social-Emotional Learning)

    • Build a community

    • Students are supportive and accepted/accepting

    • 3 Group Meetings: morning, mid-day, afternoon where Individualized goals are part of group plan for the day

    • Integrate Social Learning in every environment.

    • Daily Social Learning class

    • Support the Home/School Partnership and Communication

    • Nurture a caring and compassionate environment

    • Facilitate Social Awareness

  • Credentialed and Experienced Staff

    • Recognize and leverage developmental stages

    • Flexibility and collaboration amongst staff

    • Teach via multi-sensory

    • Apply the Scientific Method to teaching and learning daily

    • Social-Emotional Learning tools

    • Provide appropriate and in-the-moment intervention

    • Incorporate strategies from various research-based programs; no two students are alike

    • Positive feedback to encourage open minds

    • Support transitioning into larger environments

    • Access to Certified Speech, OT and Consoluning

    • On site behavioral specialist and interventionist

    • Certified from the California Department of Education as a Non-public school

  • Individualized Teaching and Learning

    • Make the abstract concrete via Experiential Learning (field trips, role playing, hands-on activities, etc.)

    • Structure free time for success (free time choices pre-determined by staff)

    • Specifically support Executive Functioning and Social Emotional learning

    • Apply creative methodologies to teaching Common Core

    • Customize and adapt Homework to fit the child and family