Student-centered learning and research-based instruction for students with dyslexia.
Greengate School at Randolph serves students in grades 1-8 using an Orton-Gillingham approach to provide a specialized program of instruction that meets individual learning needs, while also offering students with dyslexia a full complement of co-curricular and extra-curricular school experiences. Greengate, one of 16 schools in the nation accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy and the only such school in Alabama or Tennessee, has educated children with dyslexia and related language-learning differences since 2002.
In 2018, Greengate School and Randolph School merged to allow Greengate students the wider resources and co-curricular activities of Randolph, while Randolph Students will have earlier identification of reading difficulties and earlier access to reading support.
It is estimated that 15-20% of the population has dyslexia or another language-based learning disability.
Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties. Early intervention with specialized instruction is key to a student’s continued academic growth and success. We believe that access to dyslexia support is a critical resource for students. Our school offers an accredited Orton-Gillingham approach that is an unparalleled resource for students and families in our region.
Greengate School at Randolph is accredited by SAIS and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. It is a dyslexia resource in North Alabama, offering a variety of Greengate Services that are open to the community.
"My son was diagnosed with dyslexia in 3rd grade in public school. He progressed, but homework was long and painful for everyone. In 6th grade we were rezoned to a new school and he made no progress. He was frustrated, demoralized, and becoming disinterested, and we were losing him. Greengate helped him understand what dyslexia is and how to cope with it. This focus helped him read better. Reading better helped his confidence. Greengate expected great things from him, and taught him skills to help him realize that he is a wonderful, bright child who happens to have a dyslexic brain. He now recognizes that his potential is not bounded by reading."
"Before finding Greengate, Connnor knew he was different than his peers and was really feeling defeated...Our family is now a strong advocate of the holistic approach and multi-senseory learning employed by Greengate. We have watched with joy as our son's self-worth has skyrocketed, he picks up and reads books now, and we were beyond pleased when his language test scores showed double-digit percentage increases after his first win months. Huntsville is blessed to have such a unique school...""
Dave and Sheryl Rigby