The Prentice School

18341 Lassen Drive,
Santa Ana, CA, 92705-0927
Tel: (714)538-4511
Grades: K - 12 | 164 students
The Prentice School is an independent, nonprofit, co-educational day school for grades PK - 12  that is dedicated to the needs of students with language learning differences (also known as Specific Language Disability).
Despite the many stereotypes associated with this syndrome, these children can and do learn - they simply learn differently.
In fact, children with language learning differences are bright and multi-talented.
At Prentice, we provide a supportive, multi-sensory, curriculum-spanning approach that encourages the development of academic competence, effective work habits, and self-discipline.
Prentice is dedicated to teaching the children with language learning differences  the skills they need to succeed in today's world.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based learning differences
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 164 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade The Prentice School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,000
Tuition Notes K: $13000 (Also half and full day rates for K) 1st: $13750 2nd: $15000 3rd-5th Grade: $19000 6th-8th Grade: $20300 Reduction in tuition for additional children.
Admissions Director Pam Gordon
Admissions Associate Jonathan Isorena


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Homework Club, Lego Club, Quilting Club, Science Club, Sports Club Art Club, Homework Club, Lego Club, Quilting Club, Science Club, Sports Club,

School Notes:

  • Prentice is the only school in Orange County, and one of a very few in California, with a program for children with language based learning differences.  At Prentice we model the Slingerland method of multi-sensory instruction in all curriculum.   It serves students from wide geographic areas, including Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

  • Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

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The nearest high school is The Brighten School & Arts Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Childtime Children Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childtime Children Center (0.9 miles away)
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