Routines and structure give comfort and confidence to children with learning disabilities. Knowing what to expect reduces their anxiety about learning and school. At the Academy, every student’s schedule is the same every day.
But there are some exceptions to the standard day:
Twice a year all students participate in a Research Week
Friday school hours are 8:15am to 2:00pm (other days we are 8:15am to 3:00pm)
Our students are guided through an intensive school day that includes:
Oral language is developed and stressed in all classes. Our students learn organization, research skills, and study skills as part of every class. Through fluencies and classroom exercises, they become more efficient problem solvers. Ben Bronz Academy is a day school for bright learning disabled students, Grades 2 to 12. Our students are guided through an intensive school day that includes Meta-Learning, fluencies, remedial reading, writing, and mathematics, literature, science, and Social Studies. Oral language is developed and stressed in all classes.
Our students learn organization, research skills, and study skills as part of every class. Twice each year we go on ‘Research Weeks.’ We spend a week studying a single topic, and take learning trips to locations where we can get primary source information. Every student writes, defends, and publishes his or her research.
How effective are we? Our data tells us that students come to the Academy with a median deficit of 3 years in reading. Eight out of ten students who enter the Academy below level in reading return to or exceed normal reading growth in their first year of enrollment. Of the alumni who have responded to our information requests, 80% have gone on to the Academic or Vocational pursuit of their choosing.
My daughter attended Ben Bronz Academy for 3 years — grades 3 through 5. During this time, the intensive educational program she was afforded provided the best foundation for her continued academic success. The mediators are highly trained and competent professionals who design and deliver individualized instruction that meet students’ needs. I was impressed by their standards of excellence and commitment to using data to drive, monitor and adjust instruction. Any parent who has the opportunity to send their child to Ben Bronz should not hesitate to have him/her be part of this caring and engaging community with a laser focus on positive outcomes for all learners.
– Angella, Alumnus Parent