We believe that students with dyslexia have abilities and gifts that our society needs. While respecting these strengths and imparting the knowledge that will unlock their academic potential, we will serve both the students and our community as a whole.
Literacy is a priority. Students experience a literature-rich environment that will develop their reading and writing skills while emphasizing analysis and creativity. All students will receive Orton-Gillingham instruction.
Across the curriculum in subjects including math, science and social studies, the language used has been adapted to the reading level of the student.
We believe that students excel when they are able to organize their materials and manage their time appropriately. Thus, the school makes it a priority to ensure that our students receive close monitoring and instruction in these areas.
Our school is a demonstration school for the Orton-Gillingham Approach providing an opportunity for teachers to observe Orton-Gillingham instruction and participate in their practicum. The school is a teacher-training institute for trainees seeking to apply to the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Keeping parents and students involved in the evaluation of their child’s progress is essential to maintaining focus and motivation. Student progress will be tracked using a variety of standardized and informal evaluation tools including criterion, curriculum and norm referenced assessments.
Finally, the school welcomes parent involvement and believes a school is a community of students, teachers and parents. Close communication is key in this involvement. Through the Parent Council, The Claremont Newsletter, online Parent Page, and school events, the staff at The Claremont School seeks a close collaboration with the families of our students.
To empower students with dyslexia to become independent and successful learners.
Per Ardua Surgo
"Through Difficulties I Arise"