Opening the Door

Opening the Door

Ben Bronz Academy: Building Active Independent Learners

By working with bright children with learning disabilities

“Ben Bronz Academy provided the educational foundation that my public school couldn’t. It is only because of my time spent at Ben Bronz Academy that I have the ability and confidence to realize my potential.” – Academy Alumnus Ben D.

Jeremiah, a bright seventh grader with a learning disability, read on a second grade level. After two years at Ben Bronz Academy he returned to the public school system reading on a 12th grade level. Today he holds a full time job as an underwriter at a Connecticut insurance company.

Jeremiah’s story is unusual. But the average student at the Academy does advance quickly and confidently in academics, maturity, and learning ability. On average, students come to Ben Bronz Academy three years behind in reading. And yet:

  • 8 of 10 students who enter the Academy below grade level in reading and math reach grade level or exceed grade level within one year
  • Students successfully return to their home school within an average of 2.4 years
  • 8 of 10 Academy alumni graduate to pursue the academic or vocational opportunity of their own choice

Discover more about our results.