Your child's program is built around their intellectual, physical, psychological, social, and moral development. A supportive and enriching curriculum helps then learn the skills and strategies necessary to return to a traditional school setting when possible.
Students develop a positive self-image, discover meaningful avenues of expression, socialize with their peers, and set realistic goals.
Our Academic Program
The program of instruction is child-centered, and they have access to three types of instruction:
small group lessons
Your child can be a child while finding their strengths and carving their educational path.
One-to-one reading and/or mathematics instruction is provided when needed. A teacher can work most effectively with the unpredictable variations in your child’s attention span, memory, processing speed, motivation, and psychological state. Perceptual disorders and language-based learning disabilities are addressed by using specialized and individualized techniques. Speech and language therapy can also be essential instruction for many of our students.
Individualized instruction serves as a bridge between one-to-one and group instruction. Subject areas such as written language, grammar, spelling, organization and handwriting are particularly responsive to this mode of instruction. The teacher strengthens your child’s basic skills, promotes self-esteem, builds independence, while still addressing their unique learning profile.
Small Group Lessons
Social studies, science, and study skills are taught in the small classroom group. The curriculum is presented on the students’ grade level and interest level, while the materials are adapted to the students’ reading level.
Physical education, visual and performing arts, media and computer instruction are also provided. Assistive technology instruction is incorporated into the program of students who need this accommodation. When students show readiness in reading and/or math, they transition to more advanced literature and math groups to prepare for their next school.
We help build character and social skills. Some children misperceive the feelings of others and are unaware of the effect their behavior has on other people. These difficulties in socialization create a distance from peers, making the child feel rejected and undermining self-image. Thus, a social curriculum is integrated throughout the day. Daily interactive experiences provide the basis of instruction about socialization and provide opportunities for the classroom teachers to observe and help develop the social skills of their students.
Our Signature Clinical Program: looking at the whole child
Over the course of more than 40 years, Park Century School has developed an environment that is sensitive to the whole child. In addition to learning needs, we help your child and family navigate through the emotional issues that might arise both in school and out, when one has a learning difference.
Anxiety and low self-esteem often accompany a learning disability. This emotional stress interferes with your child’s ability to learn. Teaching and communicating empathetically allow learning and personal development to progress more successfully. Beyond remediating academic skills, such important abilities as resilience, self-advocacy and mindfulness are continually fostered.
Where strengths are celebrated and confidence is restored.
An Individualized Approach: your child's team members
Teachers with diverse backgrounds of training and experience
School counselors to meet with students individually or in small social groups
Professionals, such as psychiatrists, neuro-psychologists and developmental pediatricians in the community provide faculty consultations regularly
Faculty with ongoing training and professional development through conferences, workshops and on-site consultations with medical professionals in the community
Parents are provided resources for support and education through frequent contact with teachers, lectures, educational workshops and twice-a-year meetings with the child's entire team.
From your child's admission to Park Century, continuing through to graduation, it is the School’s goal to prepare them for success in a traditional educational setting whenever possible.
Upon graduation from Park Century, the administration and faculty continues to work closely with your family and the new school to ensure a smooth, successful transition.