Woodlynde Students Experience the Beauty and Biodiversity of Costa Rica
Fifteen Upper School students spent their spring break exploring the San José, Puntarenas, and Alajuela provinces of Costa Rica.
Students enjoyed the country's richly diverse flora and fauna as they hiked through two national parks, swam in the Pacific Ocean, got up-close with crocodiles on a river tour, zip-lined through a rainforest, and whitewater rafted. Interactive activities such as a folklore performance, a cooking class, and tours of a dairy farm and a coffee plantation allowed students to learn about Costa Rica's cultural heritage, cuisine, and agricultural products. Woodlynde students had the opportunity to practice their Spanish-speaking skills as they chatted with local students, played pick-up soccer, and donated bilingual coloring books and a futsal ball to a school and a community sports complex.
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.