Is Greenwood Right For You ?

If your son is bright and kind, but he has trouble finding his potential in a traditional classroom, The Greenwood School may be right for you. With experienced caring staff and an average class size of 3-4, our 6-12 grade boys with diagnosed learning disabilities find they are capable of far more than ever expected. The majority of students join Greenwood in September; however, our individualized curriculum accommodates a few students to comfortably join mid-year. 

Teachers are on a first name basis, forging loving relationships and strong connections with their students. We offer a holistic and integrated college preparatory curriculum, ensuring students are intellectually challenged, creatively inspired, well remediated and introduced to the many possibilities of life after Greenwood. Most of our graduates go to college, while others take a gap year or enroll in a trade school tailored to a strength.

A layer of assistive technology and a school wide Executive Function skills program provides specific tools to further mitigate frustration and enhance learning. Text to speech computer programs, mind mapping and color-coding, are a few ways we help students learn how to independently organize and structure simple sentences to advanced research papers. Dyslexic students receive tutoring from expert reading teachers trained in Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood 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 man’s inherent curiosity and his need to move. Robust learning happens through student-driven inquiry based projects.  We know that Greenwood boys 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 boys from the conventional classroom environment, and ignites a passion for learning.
To prepare for life after Greenwood, upperclassmen in good standing can apply to live in an on-campus apartment for one semester. They learn how to shop, cook, clean, budget and manage their time, under an advisor’s careful watch.

Coursework around transitioning beyond the Greenwood community and becoming fully independent, is at the core of our program. Our College & Career Director encourages boys 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 men with learning challenges are placed in the right environment and provided with:

  • Avenues for academic success that do not depend on his weakest skills
  • Research based remediation for boys with diagnosed Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Executive Function, Processing Speed and Working Memory deficits
  • A curriculum that builds on his ability to reason, critique, debate, create and enjoy a fund of general knowledge
  • Opportunities to discover and cultivate his unique talents in outdoor recreation, academics 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.