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School in Virginia for Kids with Dyslexia / Learning Disabilities

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Oakland School & Camp, Albemarle County:
Oakland School is a small co-ed boarding and day school in Keswick, VA (in Albemarle County, just eleven miles east of historic Charlottesville) that enables children who have dyslexia, learning disabilities, or organizational and study skills difficulties to reach their academic and personal potential. Thanks to a success-oriented environment and time-tested methods, hundreds of Oakland students have successfully returned to mainstream education since the school's founding in 1950.

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Day & Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls Ages 6-14:
Photo of School in Virginia for Kids with Dyslexia / Learning DisabilitiesDesigned for boys and girls ages 6-14 with learning disabilities, dyslexia or organizational and study skills difficulties. A strong basic skills emphasis is essential to future school success. Each student receives at least one 30-minute period per day of one-to-one instruction.

Children with severe reading disabilities often receive additional "one-to-ones" and may spend 2 1/2 to 3 hours daily in intensive reading instruction. Because the ability to read impacts all aspects of education, teaching reading is a specialty at Oakland.

Academic Program
The Oakland School academic program has been generating outstanding results for students for more than half a century. Small classrooms and a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1 provide the specialized attention needed to ensure success. Every student is assigned to a main teacher who oversees the specifics of each child’s progress.

Each student’s academic program is tailored to address his or her academic needs and is individually prepared. The academic program places a heavy emphasis on basic skills which are instrumental to any successful remedial education. Positive reinforcement is also emphasized to build confidence and self-esteem.

Reading: An Oakland Specialty
Photos of Oakland School & Camp, Albemarle CountyEach student receives at least one 30-minute period per day of one-to-one instruction. Children with severe reading disabilities often receive additional “one-to-ones” and may spend 2 1/2 to 3 hours daily in intensive reading instruction. Because the ability to read impacts all aspects of education, teaching reading is a specialty at Oakland.

The beginning reading program is phonics based similar to the Orton-Gillingham method. Phonics and word attack skills are reinforced during one-to-one reading periods and all reading teachers are trained in this method. Many other types of reading, comprehension, and vocabulary instruction are utilized based on individual needs and learning styles. Students typically show 1 1/2 to 2 years of progress in reading each year and are moved ahead as quickly as their abilities allow. 

General Academic Outline
A strong basic skills emphasis is essential to future school success. Therefore, much time is spent on language, math, and study skills. English is taught as two separate courses, encompassing both grammar and written language. Students complete most of their writing on computers and are taught keyboarding and proofing skills as well as how to use spellcheck and grammar check.

Math instruction is individualized as necessary; however, most math classes are taught in small groups of 6 to 8 students. Children progress as quickly as they are able without sacrificing the review of basic skills.

At the blackboard, science and history are taught as study skills classes and are an integral part of the process of transitioning students into mainstream education. Most children do not intuitively learn how to skim and scan for information, outline, take notes from lectures, study for tests, or answer essay questions. These skills are taught through a variety of courses in science and history.

Academics at Oakland are not taught by grade but according to each child’s own particular ability and achievement level. Grade and course credits are provided at the ninth grade level through a curriculum based on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Standards of Learning.

Parents can actively participate in their child’s school experience and closely monitor progress via four written reports a year plus several scheduled conference times as well as extensive telephone communications with school staff as needed.

Image of School in Virginia for Kids with Dyslexia / Learning DisabilitiesStudent Profile
Oakland has an enrollment of up to 85 boarding and day students during the school year and 135 students during the seven-week summer program. Age at admission is 7 - 14, and students may remain until age 17. Although many are from Mid-Atlantic states, students come from all parts of the country as well as overseas. Girls usually make up one quarter to one third of the student body.

A typical Oakland student possesses average to above-average intelligence but has not experienced success in a prior school experience due to learning disabilities, attention deficits, organizational problems, or an inappropriate program. Academically, Oakland can accept a wide range of both abilities and achievement levels. Because of the individualized academic program, each student can be taught at an appropriate level where he or she can learn and make progress as rapidly as possible.

Successful students at Oakland learn how to be responsible for their own behavior. Children who thrive in Oakland’s supportive and family atmosphere become more self-confident and independent.

Oakland is not a therapeutic school and does not accept children with severe emotional or behavioral disorders.

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Address: Boyd Tavern, Keswick, Charlottesville, Virginia , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-06-08 were from:

Baltimore Maryland;   Norfolk;   Troy;   Apex, NC;   Jackson , Mississippi;   Bedford VA;   Leesburg, VA;   and more.
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Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1916, Virginia Episcopal School (VES) is a college preparatory, coeducational, independent boarding and day school for students in Grades 9-12 located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg, Virginia and consisting of an intimate academic community of 200 students.

At VES, your friends will be from all over the country as well as the world! Our students represent eleven different states and eight foreign countries.

Our small student body allows us to maintain a tight-knit community of familiar faces. We maintain an average class size of 10-12 students, and the overall student-to-teacher ratio is 5:1. More than two-thirds of our students live on campus.

We are accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE), National Association for Principles of Schools for Girls (NAPSG), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
Boarding and Day Programs for boys and girls Grade 9-12:

- College preparatory curriculum with seven honors courses and seventeen advanced placement courses including English, science, mathematics, fine arts, foreign languages, history, computer science and religion

- Sports Program

- Use of technology in classrooms
Oak Hill Academy
Courses / Programs
Oak Hill Academy is a non-military, Baptist-affiliated, co-educational boarding / day high school that provides college preparatory education for Grades 8-12, for both domestic and international students.

Nestled in the centre of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, we are approximately 1.5 miles from the village of Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, 80 minutes drive west of Galax and 45 minutes south of Marion, VA. We are easily accessible from interstate 77.

At Oak Hill, 95% of graduates go on to college, and we are fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. We accept year-round applications.

Since 1878, we have transformed the lives of hundreds of unmotivated students. Our safe, nurturing environment combines structure with self-reliance, and discipline with discovery. We offer challenging academics, small class sizes and attentive staff.

Our boarding school combines structure with self-reliance, discipline with discovery and a firm hand with a warm heart. Our curriculum challenges the brightest student and encourages those who are unmotivated or experiencing difficulty in their school setting.
Co-educational Boarding Program for Grades 8-12: We accept year-round applications.

- College preparatory education

- Subjects include: English, Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Business, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Non-Departmental Electives and Microsoft IT Academy.

- Oak Hill is an official SAT, ACT, and PSAT testing site (our international students go to a nearby testing site for the TOEFL several times throughout the year).

Also: SAT Preparatory course and Athletics program.
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• THINK Global School (TGS) is a private, non-profit high school that travels the world, allowing students ages 14-18 years old the chance to study in four new international cities each academic year.

• TGS offers a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience centered around travel and cultural immersion.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all regions and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing over 25 different countries of citizenship, and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School if fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS-WASC).

Upcoming & Previous School Locations around the world:
• 2021-2022: Australia, Bosnia, Botswana, Chile, China, Greece, India, Japan, Oman, Panama.
• 2019-2020: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Australia, Chile, Italy
• 2018-2019: China, Oman, Costa Rica, Greece
• 2017-2018: Botswana, India, Japan & Spain
• 2016-2017: Canada, Morocco & Peru
• 2015-2016: Sweden, Bosnia & Italy
• 2014-2015: New Zealand, Costa Rica, Greece
• 2013-2014: India, Tanzania, Japan
• 2012-2013: Argentina, Bhutan, USA
• 2011-2012: Ecuador, Thailand, Germany
• 2010-2011: Sweden, Australia, China

"The collective energy that the students at THINK Global School possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
The school year consists of four terms, each held in a different country, where students have the chance to explore the history and culture of fantastic locations worldwide.

Features:

• Taught in small classes by friendly, dedicated and experienced teachers
• Student-driven instruction
• All subjects are inspired by the location, and are designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.
House of Hope Maryland
Courses / Programs
House of Hope Maryland, located in Silver Spring, MD (just 6 miles north of Washington, D.C.), is a co-ed boarding school for troubled teens aged 13-17.

This 9-18 month program includes Bible-based spiritual counselling, a High School Diploma program, an Accelerated Christian Educational (ACE) program, and other features.

This “safe haven” will serve as an academic and spiritual refuge for teens suffering from the negative influences threatening their lives such as drugs, alcohol, the occult, gangs, as well as sexual, mental and emotional abuse.

Our mission at House of Hope Maryland is to offer hope, healing, and solutions for hurting teens by providing a safe, nurturing environment, structured education, Christian counseling and spiritual guidance.
Co-educational Boarding Program for Troubled Teens (Ages 13-17)

- 9 to 18-month program
- Bible-based, pastoral-style counseling
- High School Diploma program
- Accelerated Christian Educational (ACE) program
- Transferable credits
- Life Skills
- Non-resident Christian counseling and spiritual support
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Virginia and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham
Courses / Programs
Located in Chatham, Pittsylvania County, southern Virginia, Hargrave Military Academy is a college preparatory secondary boy’s military boarding school for Grades 7-12 and one post graduate year with college prep SAT, ACT and AP courses.

Established in 1909, Hargrave has a long history of providing quality education to our students, not only in the classroom, but in the areas of character development, leadership, socially, spiritually and athletically.

The Academy provides a safe learning and boarding environment with modern dorm facilities, dining and infirmary services. The daily structure provides a higher level of accountability and responsibility that is not present today.

Hargrave maintains no military affiliation with the U.S. Military, U.S. Reserve Officer Training Programs (ROTC), or other military organizations. Hargrave maintains its own independent military program, which permits the Academy to provide leadership training geared toward individual development and academic success.

Hargrave Military Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).
Military Boarding Programs for boys in Grades 7-12 and Postgraduate Year:

- College Preparatory Curriculum with Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT, ACT
- Enhanced Learning Through Technology Program
- English as a Second Language Program
- International Students are welcome