Is Greenwood Right For You ?

If a student is bright and kind, and is also having trouble finding their potential in a traditional classroom, The Greenwood School may be the right choice. With experienced caring staff and an average class size of 3-5, our 6-12 grade students with language based learning difference such as dyslexia, find they are capable of far more than ever expected. The majority of students join Greenwood in September; however, our individualized curriculum comfortably accommodates year round admissions.

Teachers are on a first name basis, forging loving relationships and strong connections with their students. We offer a customized college preparatory curriculum, ensuring students are engaged intellectually and creatively inspired. 

An embedded use of assistive technology and a school wide Executive Function skills program provides specific tools to accelerate and enhance learning. Dyslexic students receive tutoring from expert reading teachers trained in Orton-GillinghamLindamood Bell and Wilson Language, and our computer based Targeted Cognitive Intervention course strengthens the brain networks that support reading.

At Greenwood, faculty understand the power of drawing on a young students inherent curiosity and their need to move. Robust learning happens through student-driven inquiry based projects.  We know that Greenwood students excel in an environment where sequential, direct instruction is the norm, but the use of different modalities is just as important.

On and off campus opportunities provide students with the ability to connect with the community around them. One much loved program allows for students to meet with entrepreneurs. Mentors, with and without learning differences, share their challenges and triumphs, rebranding failure as the typical road toward success. This type of education liberates Greenwood students from the conventional classroom environment, and ignites a passion for learning.
To prepare for life after Greenwood, upper-level students in good standing can apply to live in an on-campus apartment for one semester. 

Coursework around transitioning beyond the Greenwood community and becoming fully independent, is at the core of our program. Our College & Career Director encourages students to explore their interests through local internships. Juniors and seniors are coached throughout their application processes, and they also have the option to earn credits at neighboring colleges.

At The Greenwood School, we see the incredible progress that is possible when young students with learning challenges are placed in the right environment and provided with:

  • Avenues for academic success that focus on their strengths
  • Research based remediation for students with language based learning differences such as dyslexia
  • A curriculum that builds on their ability to reason, critique, debate, create and enjoy a fund of general knowledge
  • Opportunities to discover and cultivate his unique talents in academics, athletics, outdoorsmanship and/or the arts
  • Support in setting personal goals and persevering to achieve them
  • An embracing community where kindness, fellowship and tolerance are valued
We believe that when confidence develops, the desire to learn is reawakened.