Our Lower School Division of grades 3-5 focuses on creating an environment of success for each student and on teaching a curriculum that helps students master core reading, math, and writing skills. Highlights include:
List of 8 frequently asked questions.
Strategic instruction to develop reading comprehension, math problem solving, written expression, and information processing
Effective teaching through modeling, micro-units, and clear guidelines, allowing students to achieve "big ideas" and goals one step at a time
No more than 14 students per classroom, with 2 teachers per class
Sequenced instruction that weaves adequate practice and review toward automatizing skills and freeing working memory
Evidence-based, multi-sensory instruction enhanced through technology and assistive technology tools
Instruction by teachers accredited in the Wilson Reading System® for building phonemic awareness, comprehension, decoding and encoding, and fluency
Multi-sensory math instruction based on National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards with smaller groups that focus on learning styles
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.