The Schenck School Mission
Build a solid educational foundation for students with dyslexia and develop their rich potential.
The Schenck School Vision
Be the leading educational center for dyslexia.
Students with dyslexia have great potential in school and life.
- Academic success can be achieved through research-based teaching methods including the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
- Small class size, low student-teacher ratios and multi-sensory instruction create the optimal setting.
- Faculty understand dyslexia, believe in their students and are trained to meet their educational needs.
- Students should develop high self-esteem, become self advocates and view themselves as competent and independent learners.
- Students are best served by an active community of parents, faculty, administrators, specialists and trustees.
- After a short term placement at The Schenck School, students leave with a firm foundation for continued learning.
In 1959, the School was founded by David Schenck to teach children with learning and dyslexia-related differences that cause difficulty with reading and specific language skills.
250 full-time students in grades K-6 with a five-to-one student/teacher ratio. Students admitted to The Schenck School are enrolled for an average of two to three years and then return to other schools.