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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 2019-02-02 were from:

Jackson , Mississippi;   Leesburg, VA;   Bedford VA;   Troy;   Baltimore Maryland;   Apex, NC;   and more.
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Blue Ridge School
Courses / Programs
Blue Ridge School (BRS) is an all-boys, college preparatory, private boarding school for Grades 9 through 12.

We are located 1 mile north-west of Dyke in Greene County in Central Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our school is situated 20 miles north of downtown Charlottesville, and approximately a 2.5 hour drive from both Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.

We serve young men who respond well to small classes, a structured environment and a strong sense of community. Our faculty challenges each boy to reach beyond his current level of performance and expectation to discover his potential.

The average class size is 8 and the average student load per teacher is 40. This allows teachers to give personalized attention and individualize teaching materials for their classes.

Our school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Boarding School Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College preparatory curriculum.

- Subjects include: English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, SAT / ACT Prep, ESL and Outdoor Curriculum.

- We strive to make our boarding campus a "home away from home."

- Additionally: Social activities, the arts, clubs, community service and athletics programs.
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

• Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Virginia, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

• Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students (ages 14-18) in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

• During the academic year 2017-18, we are in Botswana, India, Japan & Spain, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, China, Germany, Argentina, the U.S. and more.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature UN, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS 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
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

• Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)

• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

• Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

• All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

• Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

• Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
Fishburne Military School, Waynesboro
Courses / Programs
Located in Waynesboro, an independent city located within the confines of Augusta County, Virginia, Fishburne Military School is a military boarding school for boys in Grades 7-12. For 130 years, Fishburne Military School has aided young men to reach their full potential as scholars, athletes and individuals.

Here, students develop lifelong skills in leadership and self-discipline. By virtue of our distinguished Leadership Training Program (FLTP) as part of recognized JROTC Cadet Program, FMS nominates qualified seniors to U.S. Military Service Academies.

In addition Fishburne offers students a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with college prepartion courses such as SAT and ACT as well as AP courses.

Within the barracks with modern dorm facilities, cadets learn and grow under the 24-hour supervision of the staff. Fishburne offers a structured and caring environment for young men.

Our instructors are committed to every cadet's success. FMS graduates' enjoy a 100 percent college acceptance standard, attending many of the best universities in the U.S. We are accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Military Boarding and Day Programs for Boys in Grades 7-12

- Fishburne Leadership Training Program (FLTP) as part of recognized JROTC Cadet Program with nomination to U.S. Military Service Academies

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, U.S. history and government, world history or geography, fine or practical arts, athletics

- Advanced Placement Courses

- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
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
Randolph-Macon Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Front Royal, VA, Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) is a college-prep boarding school with an Air Force JROTC program. R-MA is one of the premier military schools in the nation, and the only Virginia military school offering Air Force JROTC. Our focus is on college-prep. 100% of our students are accepted to college.

Students in Grades 6-12 discover their potential and develop better academic and organizational skills. Students receive personal attention in the classroom and in the dorm. They learn positive Christian morals and develop self-discipline through a structured program, administered by teachers and dorm counselors who care deeply about "their" kids.

As a small boarding school of 410 students, opportunities abound. Graduating classes average $4 million in college scholarships. The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program is grounded in the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.
- R-MA offers a complete college-prep curriculum (Grades 6-12, co-ed), including Advanced Placement and college-level courses.

- Students in grades 9-12 participate in Air Force JROTC. Flight lessons available for students 16 years and older.

- Sports offered at all grade levels. English as a Second Language classes available.

- Summer: ESL, flight, and courses for high school credit are available during a four-week summer program.
St. Anne's - Belfield School
Courses / Programs
St. Anne’s-Belfield School, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is an accredited, independent, day and boarding school offering Grades Pre-School - 12 (day), and Grades 9-12 (boarding).

Five-day and seven-day boarding options are available in Grades 9-12. A weekly chapel service, a competitive sports program, and a fine and performing arts program compliment the academic experience.

We at St. Anne's-Belfield School believe that the transmission of knowledge, the encouragement of curiosity, the development of rational thought, and the cultivation of responsible, honorable behavior are the great ends of education.

St. Anne’s-Belfield School is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).
Co-Educational Day & Boarding Programs for Grades Pre-K through12:
- Day Programs (Pre-school - Grade 12)
- Boarding Program (Grades 9-12)

Subject areas include:
- English
- History
- Mathematics
- Foreign Language
- Science
- Religion
- Fine Arts
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses...