The Capstone Program at Woodlynde School, a post-graduate year in partnership with Rosemont College, prepares recent high school graduates for the demands of a full-time college program.
The Capstone Program is a unique educational opportunity that affords the student a number of academic benefits before enrolling as a full-time student. For instance, the Capstone Program differs from other post-graduate programs in the following ways:
In the mornings, students take two classes per semester at Rosemont College in the areas of social sciences, non-lab sciences, and humanities, giving students the opportunity to earn 12 college credits throughout the academic year.
Structured study periods will be provided in the afternoons at Woodlynde School under the direction of an expert learning specialist.
Direct instruction in math and writing will also be provided in the afternoons at Woodlynde School. Instruction will be based upon individualized student strengths and previous coursework in high school.
Overall, mathematics and written communication are two areas where first-year college students tend to experience the most difficulty. Having an additional year to hone these skills will ensure greater academic success.
All Capstone students will have access to Woodlynde School's expert College Guidance Program in order to continue to refine and select post-secondary educational options.
In order to facilitate the social transition to college, participation in one Rosemont College extracurricular activity is required.
To provide an individualized approach, The Capstone Program at Woodlynde School will be limited to five students per year.
Students who successfully complete the Program with a 3.0 GPA will receive guaranteed admission to Rosemont College.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.