Letter from Head of School
For over 25 years, Center School has been changing the lives and helping to realize the potential of bright students who have language and/or math based learning differences (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), speech and language disorders, ADD or ADHD, auditory processing disorder, and executive function disorder.
Families often explore their educational options when they get to the breaking point. Feeling frustrated and confused about getting your child the help he or she needs is a common thread among the families who eventually join our Center School family, where our incredible faculty works closely with your child on our beautiful 14-acre campus in Abington, Pennsylvania.
Our success lies in our approach. Center School students are bright, capable students with personal strengths and unlimited potential. Our students learn differently, and we discover how they learn and then teach in a way best suited to their individual needs.
Our low student-teacher ratio enables us to offer personalized instruction to each student. Because many of our students have reading challenges, a large part of each day is dedicated to literacy instruction in the well-respected Orton-Gillingham or Wilson methods, reading comprehension, and writing. A majority of our students also face challenges in math, so our math curriculum emphasizes authentic mathematical situations, project based learning, and STEM principles.
Technology is used widely throughout each class to enhance the learning process, and, because we believe strongly in educating the whole child, students rotate through classes in Mindfulness and Movement, developmental guidance, art, music, and physical education. We also offer after-school drama, science clubs, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and sports teams that compete against other local private schools.
Our faculty is passionate, dedicated and experienced. The majority of Center School teachers have master’s degrees and are trained in the most effective reading curriculums, and all reading teachers are Orton-Gillingham or Wilson certified or trained, some with dual certification. Our teachers create enriching environments that foster creativity and self-advocacy, and our students go on to experience success in high school, college and beyond, enjoying satisfying lives and careers.
Explore our site and you’ll get a sense of the supportive atmosphere of Center School, but the best way to get to know us and experience our nurturing environment is to spend time here with us. We encourage you to attend an Open House or to schedule a private tour with our Admissions office.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and reassuring you that you really have come to the right place.
Head of School