The Reading Difference is Greengate School
Across a rich and challenging curriculum, students from Kindergarten through 8th grade find encouragement to pursue their talents and interests in math, science, social studies, the arts and athletics. An active, energetic learning environment fosters discovery, exploration, understanding, and the opportunity for each student to show what he or she can accomplish.
Let Me Show You What I Can Do!
Unfortunately, as children with leaning differences (LD) struggle to succeed, many deal daily with verbal abuse and humiliation from their peers. Even though many of these kids are gifted, students with learning differences can become disheartened, unsure of who they are and what they can do. Whether it’s their inability to complete class work at the same pace as others, the embarrassment they feel when asked to read aloud, or the stigma of being shuffled off to special classes, their self-esteem suffers and it becomes increasingly difficult to motivate them.
Greengate is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Low student-to-teacher ratios allow teachers to know students as individuals: to support their needs, nurture their strengths and pace their instruction appropriately. In this way, students can progress as quickly as they are able or as slowly as they need.
Multi-Sensory Teaching and Individual Tutoring
At Greengate, teachers actively engage children’s learning through all of their senses. Sight, sound, touch, and taste and smell all have a role to play in the effective acquisition of new skills and concepts and in review. Orton-Gillingham structured, multi-sensory language teaching methods form the basis of daily individualized tutoring and language lessons for beginning students. Research shows that reading instruction that is explicit, systematic, sequential and cumulative benefits children with reading difficulties (dyslexia). Daily individualized tutoring for all students provides opportunity for crucial practice and review.